Getting Ready

Well, its almost time to go camping. We’ve spent most of this week loading the motorhome with all the stuff we took out of the fiver. Since most of the stuff ended up spread around the house, I also spent a lot of time looking for stuff that got “put somewhere I’ll remember it.”

I had to put together a new sewer hose. I left the 20ft one in the bumper of the fiver. The dealer provided a 10ft hose, but I know from experience that if I just go with that one, I’ll find myself about 8 inches from the dump and going “Dang! Wish I had a longer sewer hose.”  Also the motorhome doesn’t have a bumper to store the sewer hose in, so I’ve got to figure out a way to store it in one of the compartments. I stuck it in a Rubbermaid container and it fits up in the dump compartment.

One of the things that we’ve been doing this week is reading all the manuals that came with the motohome. Winnebago/Itasca get credit for doing manuals right. When we bought the fiver, we were given a pile of paper. “Here’s all your manuals.” the dealer said. Forrest River just installed stuff and passed on the paperwork. Winnebago takes all the manuals, re-prints them and GVC binds them for you. In addition, they remove all the non-English pages and the installation instructions from most of them. What you’re left with is what you need, instructions on how to use the stuff installed in the rig. Kudos to Winnebago for doing this right.

Well, we’re excited. Tomorrow’s the first camping trip. More on that when we get back.

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