We have just completed our first (4000 mile) journey in the Burro
. Here are a few notes and observations
1. The first three days on the road you WILL go to the hardware store every morning!!
Things added - dish towel rack, bath towel rack, pasta strainer, fresh water hose, metal spikes for the pop-up screen room, more and more hooks for everything.
2. Even if your tires look
like they have a lot of tread, if they are of unknown age - you WILL leave all the tread from at least one tire on the highway. Luckily, we were at a filling station when we noticed we were riding on that flat grey, inner tube looking thing!!
3. If you unscrew all the odds and ends that don't work and take them to the RV store closest to your first night"s stop, they can replace all those little parts and they will ALL FIT!! We replaced the hosecap on the sink drain, the cover for the land plug, the drain for the fresh water tank and did not
have to replace the hand pump for the sink - just the tube that had a slit in it!!
4. You WILL learn to back into a parking spot as a team without screaming unless you want to be the evening entertainment for all the neighbors enjoying drinks on their patios.
5. You can fill your automobile tank with gas, go to the bathroom, buy lunch, take the dogs on a potty break while the guy next to you in the big rig is still filling his gas tank .
6. If you can snake back there, you can fill the little cubbys under the bed and behind the wheel wells with every valuable treasure you found. It's like Ft. Knox, no one will ever get to them.
7. This is your lucky number - last but definitely not least, you will have the most delightful trip of your life and never have to lug one single suitcase up one flight of stairs - and your own pillow is always there waiting. You can cook a lot of your own food and eat healthy - we lost five # in three weeks!!
Thank everyone for all their help getting on the road. Anyone can feel free to add to this list if they can remember their first trip. YeeHaw -