Needless to say, there are lots of preparations to be made in conjunction with planning one’s escape from civilization. This page will be a feeble attempt to chronicle our efforts.
Although the “Roo” (the Bounder logo is a bouncing Kangaroo) is in great shape, there are certain things in need of attention before we can get on the road full-time. Off the top of my head, these things include…
THE IN-DASH A/C NEEDS A RE-CHARGE –
ONE OF THE ROOF VENTS NEEDS REPLACING – Some time ago, I ordered a new replacement vent off of Ebay. Although only the plastic lid was all that was damaged, it was easier and cheaper to just replace the whole vent. It even came with the interior trim piece. Of course, it’s been sitting on the couch of the motorhome waiting for me to have the time. Fact is, we never have the time. We have to make the time. So, I have started working on this. Because the rig is in a building next to our business, it allows me to get this project underway, even if only a little time here, a little time there. A job that probably could be done in an hour or two will probably be spread out over a week or so. Oh well.
Update: I completed the installation of the roof vent. It looks great. But did I take any picture for the archives? Heck no.
THE FURNACE FAILED TO IGNITE WHEN LAST TRIED –
NEW STORAGE BATTERIES ARE NEEDED –
I am awaiting the arrival of a Bogart Trimetric 2030RV battery monitor that I ordered. This will be the first piece of equipment relating to our battery bank and eventual on-board solar re-charging system. I cannot believe we have had this coach for so many years without a panel for monitoring what’s going on with the batteries.