Shake & Ed-Gee-Kate, part 2

Well, the RVSEF conference was excellent.  It’s hard to believe how much information they packed into five days.  Perfect for someone new to RVing like me, but people with five or more years full time had similar reactions.  The presenters, definitely an RV celebrity lineup, included Walter Cannon (RVSEF), Gary Bunzer (the RV Doctor), Jim & Chris Guld (Geeks on Tour), Mac McCoy (the fire guy), Howard and Linda Payne ( and many more.

Of course, like any RV gathering, I met a lot of great people I hope to see again, on the road.

Shake Down

So the trip was supposed to expose issues with the rig when off the grid with 9 days of dry camping, and it did.

First, the fresh water pump fuse blew 6 times during the trip.  Remarkably I actually had that many 15 amp fuses with me.  Could be the pump is going out, an intermittent wiring short, or the batteries.

Speaking of batteries, the house batteries were not holding their charge a normal amount of time.  I wound up using the generator every day.  The starter batteries were also almost drained after being parked only 5 days in Colorado Springs (and I have a solar charger for them).

Finally, on the way home, the alarm on the hydraulic jacks was going off when I’d make a right turn. An internet search says that’s just low hydraulic fluid.

So, a bit of work now that I’m back … can’t wait to get on the road again.

Author: Murray Lisook

I'm the author of the Roamward Bound blog. In January 2013 I retired to travel full time in my motorhome which I've named Roamward Bound also. Before retiring I lived in Phoenix, working in information technology as VP of IT for Televerde, CTO at J.J. Croney & Assoc., and Director of IT at Del Webb Corp.

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