Packing took much longer than I expected for my maiden voyage. How many last minute trips back in the house does it take before the wheels meet the road? Should have put on a pedometer since it was an hour and a half later than I set for my departure. I tried to get the propane
tank off, but couldn't get the screws loosened. A friend sprayed them with WD 40 a few days prior. That didn't work and I was already behind my schedule.
My brother said he would help me when I got to the campsite. I thought it was empty because I couldn't get the pilot light
on for the hot water heater. Because I thought it was empty, I didn't check out things before hand. If anyone has an older brother, and smart nieces and nephews who are very seasoned campers, it was a given they willingly wanted to help me out and they did.
As it turned out, It wasn't empty. The stove worked. We got the hot water pilot light
on. However, we couldn't get the pilot light
to work for the refrigerator
. We heard the click, but no light. AND the furnace
wouldn't kick on. I did have enough bedding and a dog to keep me warm at night, but getting out of bed was not pleasant. I looked at the manuals online before hand, but they do not seem to be much help. I was not prepared for below freezing nights and only slightly warm days. Granted it was beautiful at Diamond Lake, Oregon, but too chilly for my thin blood without heat.
is a 13' 2011. The previous owner never used the hot water heater or the shower. The refrig works on A/C.
I happily look forward to hear any suggestions on what I should be looking to check.