Boy are we green part 3 . . . our first camping weekend
We had our first camping weekend, and a test of ALL systems in our rv.
The weekend started well . . . van pulling 3000 pound trailer. Towed well, the equaliser hitch is great, no concerns.
First day camping . . . all systems go, learning to set up, this is how we learn.
Second day camping . . . starts raining, and raining, and raining. Turns into record rain fall . . . then the power fails in the whole vicinity. Now we get to see how the back up systems work . . .
-had to figure out how to use an inverter for my husbands cpak machine for snoring. Ran it off the 12 volt tv hook up. (battery lasted all night, this was good news)
-realised there is no water, or other electric when power is out! Need to buy a folding water jug, and a back up of bottled water so we can still warm up water on the stove.
-happy that the furnace still worked (on propane i think), but we turned it down because we were concerned it might be draining battery, which we needed for cpak machine.
-one small leak through the skylight (need to figure out repair), no other
leaks. This was good news, as it can't rain any worse than this.
-had to pack up in the rain, but since our last trailer was a tent trailer . . . this seemed like a breeze.
So this first weekend was a big learning curve . . . but overall . . . WE LOVED IT!
2003 21 ft Forrest River Shamrock