I just woke up for the first time in my new 26BH. The stock Jayco short queen bed didn't sleep too bad... kind of firm, but OK. Yesterday morning I loaded up the trailer with everything I thought I might need, and then some. Pulled it 230 miles, from Hutchinson KS to Clinton Lake State Park, near Lawrence, KS.
I pulled in the campsite about 7PM, found a nice, level spot and proceeded to set up. Unhitched, leveled, stabilized with the jackstands, hooked up electric (then started up the AC), and water (used my new inline charcoal filter).
Before I turned on the water spigot, I made sure all the faucets were shut off. But when I opened up the spigot, water started running out from under the TT. I realized that the low point drains were both open. Closed those, and made sure the water heater bypass was closed. Turned the water on again and all was well. Made sure the water heater was full, then tested it with gas, then switched it to electric. The water was nice and hot by the time I took a shower before bed.
I checked out the water heater and fridge to make sure they both operated correctly with gas or electric, and they did. Set them both to electric to save my gas.
Checked out the furnace, and it seemed to work. Only problem I found was that in "Fan" mode, the low and high settings don't seem to work. It just runs one speed. No biggy, but I'll put it on my warranty repair list.
The pics below show my TT and TV, just before sunrise. Behind my camp were a few whitetails running around. When I went around to the utilities side of the TT, I realized that I parked next to an apple tree. Might try to make a pie while I'm here!
It might take a little while getting used to the small living space. It's not bad, but a lot different from being in a house. I set the heater on 60 last night and it never came on. I adjusted it up to 75 for a while this morning, and it warmed things up quickly.
If I make a pie, I'll post a pic. Oh yeah. I had the bright idea of getting some instant coffee to make things easier. Never again! I'm getting some real coffee today, and a little coffee pot. Any suggestions? Electric or stovetop?
The installed sound system is pretty lame, but it's better than nothing. I tried out a CD last night and that worked. It was Ted Nugent Free for All
, if you're interested. Found it new at a garage sale last weekend for 25 cents.
I still have a lot to figure out. Biggest thing is organization inside the TT. I guess over time I'll figure out just what I need, and where to put it all. I did think to put non-slip liner in the cabinets before I shoved stuff in, so things didn't shift too much from the drive.
Have a good one,