Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | September 1, 2009

RV Transition Day #1

On this day, nothing got physically transferred. First impediment was the 93 degree heat.

The real reason though is that Mary is not a technical person and so this burden becomes mine. Being an ex-engineer, I tend to be a mostly organized person (not a perfectionist like I used to be!). So before I begin any project I need to study it.

First, about a one-hour physical inspection on the new motorhome. I need to know and understand how all this stuff works!

Behind all this stuff is the radiator and the largest gas engine made.

Then it was time to attack the operators manuals. So I spent the better part of the day (in the air-conditioned house!) reading manuals. Isn’t that exciting? Like I’ve said so many times about the RVing life…”It’s a lousy job and someone has to do it!”

The manual stack is 5″ high and about 500 pages.

Forecast for today is 93 degrees and 96 degrees tomorrow. At this rate it’s going to be a long transition since I have to retreat indoors at about 10:30 AM. Long range forecast for next week is supposed to be in the upper 80’s. Perhaps I can work until noon? For the last 15 years, I’ve stayed 99% of the time in 65 to 80 degree temperatures, I grown quite sensitive to extreme hot or cold temperatures. When it gets over 80, I really start feeling sluggish and sleepy. Oh well, enough of this. I’ve got to get back to my operators manual(s) reading!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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  1. Like you said it’s a tough job and somebody has to do it!

    Have Fun & Travel Safe

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