Learning all about the RV
There’s so much to learn about running a house on wheels…but the first and most important thing to learn is….hand all of this over to Cary.
The second most important thing to learn is how to scale back…on everything!! Those of you who know me know there’s not a kitchen appliance or cooking utensil I don’t have or want. But guess what? It turns out I can be pretty creative with just a few kitchen tools..but don’t let Cary know!
We started moving into the RV early Tuesday morning and once we were all ready to drive off, it only took us 4 hours to go 2 miles! Yes your read correctly! Between learning how to start the engine…yup, releasing the parking brake…yup, and navigating around Dallas for additional supplies it was dark before we got on the highway. I don’t know about you, but when an alert on the dash says “to start the car, place the key in the ‘special place,'” it really makes ya think.
There are soooo many systems on a RV! Propane runs the generator, refrigerator, air conditioning, gas burner stovetop, and hot water heater. When you don’t have shore power or the generator running, the inverter converts the DC battery power to A/C power to run the refrigerator, lights, outlets, ventilation fans, water pump and toilet macerator pump. But shore power with the generator also runs all of above. Now…at 6am, the using the microwave to make a cup of coffee is of paramount importance. Simple enough. Or so I thought. It seems the inverter can run the microwave but only if the house batteries are full and if everything else is mostly turned off.
Using the in-dash entertainment and information system is pretty straight forward….enroll in an advance degree computer programming course and you’re well on your way to using it.