First, my apologies regarding my recent forum negligence. I have been out of town doing work stuff, busy at work, and when I have been home, we have been making final Casita
preparations for camping season.
OK, keep in mind that as of this moment Laura and I have never RVed a night in our lives. . .
Here is a quick rundown:
1. I am now on a first name basis with the folks at Harbor Freight and Camping World (Oh, and don't forget Amazon!) in an attempt to figure out what gear and tools are needed to be an RVer!
2. Interior of the Casita
3. Anode rod replaced and water heater flushed. Works on both propane
and electric. Water pump works. Cold and hot water at all designated faucets. Check!
4. Freshwater tank sanitized. A whopping 10 gallon freshwater tank is full. White hose with pressure valve and water filter are ready. City water connected to the house. I even practiced draining my gray tank into a 5 gallon bucket. Check!
5. Stove works. Check!
6. BAL Leveler is in place. Check!
7. Lubricated and deployed stabilizer jacks. Check!
8. Replaced 12 y/o RV Propane
Gas Detector, which required connectors and a crimping tool. Check!
9. Started AC. It works. Used the cube heater all winter when hanging out in the Casita
in the driveway, so I knew it worked. Check!
works on AC. Left it on all night. Fridge
was 26 degrees and freezer -5. Love the digital thermometer we bought to monitor fridge/freezer temperatures. Had it on the coldest setting, so can adjust. I don’t know if it works on 12v yet. Can’t get it work on propane
. I think the pilot is probably dirty. Will work on that later. Kinda check!
11. OK, for the really big news. . .DRUM ROLL. . .I just put 2.5 gallons of water in the black tank and dropped a deodorant packet. YES, I officially christened the Casita!
Given the above, as well as other preparations the last few weeks and months (buying the new-to-us Casita in November, the Borrego in December, installing a brake controller, reworking the hitch to match the Casita/Borrego, practicing backing up in the drive way (I need more practice), doing a 53 mile loop to see how it tows, extending the awning
(cleaning it), hitching/unhitching just for the sake of hitching/unhitching, we have decided this is the big weekend.
Laura purchased a 4″ memory foam pad to go on top of the dinette cushions along with a pillow top cover, so the bed is ready. Check! (Like most folks with the Freedom Deluxe floorplan, the 4 person dinette will be used as a “permanent” bed, while we will use our 2 person side dinette for eating & hanging out).
1. Driveway Camping TONIGHT! I am taking off work Thursday and Friday. Weather is going to be bad Thursday night, so tonight is the OFFICIAL driveway camp out.
2. Friday night we are going to the local KOA 3 miles from our house to camp!
3. Home Saturday afternoon.
4. Easter Sunday with the parents.
5. Leave for Dallas on Monday (work related, no camping).
Will try to do some other local camping before traveling to the Townsend, TN KOA in mid April for the 9th Annual Eggscursion Rally
in the Smokys!
Can ya tell we are a little excited???
I promise to catch up on forum posts soon!!!