Sunday, October 09, 2011

Went to Costco on our way to Pismo Beach

The last two stops were "dry camping", this just means there were no hook-ups. Some places have an electric, water, and a place to empty the tanks at the site, some only one or two of the three. But I digress, the last few times the motor home was started. it wasn't!

The motor home had to be jump started, this is fairly easy with this motor home, there is a switch on the dash that uses the house batteries to jump the chassis batteries. Now here comes the tricky part, we didn't have enough 'juice' left in the house batteries to do the jump. So, we wait until 10 A.M. to start the generator. Let the generator run for 15 to 30 minutes to boost the house battery set, then continue to run the gen set while 'jump' starting the MH. Needless to say, this becomes a stressful situation.

Thus the trip to Costco, spent $182.39 for a pair of starter batteries. Changed them out in the parking lot.

Now the engine fires up like, well like it has new batteries.      : )

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Boy did we have fun today,

 drove from New Brighton SB to San Simeon SP on Highway 1. Now this is a beautiful scenic drive in an automobile, but in a 37 foot motor home towing a Jeep is a slightly different proposition. Together the MH, towbar, and Jeep are nearly 59 feet long. Some of the switchbacks were so tight that the the inside rear tire would go over the 'curb' and give us all a bit of a fright.

Oh, I now have a great deal of respect for those caution signs telling us to slow for the curves, this old house bus wouldn't do 1 mph over the caution speed. Well we made it here safely.