YAY! I survived the first night in the rental Redhawk (29XK)!
Not without problems, though. Of course!
Forgot the water heater also runs off the city power, so water was ice cold in the AM. Flipped the switch and decided to cook breakfast while waiting for the water to heat up.
Blew a circuit as the portable heater was on and I turned on the waffle maker. Took FOREVER to figure out where the breaker panel was. The owners manual needs a few pictures in there! My neighbor tried helping, but we couldn't find it. Finally had to call the guy at the rental place and he told me where it was.
Kind of a silly place to put it, if you ask me. At the end of the bed. Where, of course, my blankets were covering it, so we never saw it.
Okay, got that fixed and my breakfast fixed. Yeah, I'm now in a good mood.
Shower worked wonderfully! I added on a shower head from Ecocamel as it's supposed to give you more water pressure feeling than the standard one in the rig. Plus, the one in the rig doesn't have an on/off button. Shower was wonderful and nice and hot.
Then I discovered I was running off the tank of water and not the hook up to city water. I didn't move the levers on the water system to the proper locations. I did figure that out via the owner's manual, so I guess it is doing some good.
Levers are switched and the tank is now filling up.
The manual does say to flip the "water heater bypass value" to "normal" position. Heck if I know where that is! Any info in that regard would be helpful. Thanks
Right now I've got a view of the Columbia River at a campground just north of Portland. Very nice view and very quiet. Wind is really whipping along, though.
I hadn't planned on staying here, but I got the rig all loaded up on Wed and decided to leave Seattle early. The drive down did get me a bit used to driving. Holy Cow - I had no idea how noisy the thing would be while driving!!!
I also stopped at Camping World on the way down to purchase a vent cover foam thingie to block light coming through the vent in the bedroom. Holy Cow - that's a lot of light when you want to sleep in. I usually sleep in a very dark room. Last night was much better than the previous night (tested it out at home).
The rental place forgot to give me a cable to hookup for TV and I didn't realize that until yesterday afternoon when I pulled in. And, of course, we have 'em at home. Oh well, guess I get to purchase one somewhere.
Other than that, I hope I enjoy my home away from home for the next almost 4 weeks. Heading to places south of here.