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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Settling In

Our first few days are in the bag, and we are settling in nicely. We did have one small blip a couple evenings ago when we discovered that we didn’t have water. We thought something had frozen, but it turned out, (after Harry worked on the water system for hours) that something in the water appears to be causing issues with our pressure regulator. This campground runs its water at a pretty high pressure, which in the summer when the campground is full, is probably a good thing, but right now when there are only a few rigs here….well, it makes us nervous since we don’t want any blown lines. So we have decided that while we are here we will be working off the water tank.

Other than that, things are going well. We are both glad that this commuting is only for a short time. A fifty minute commute is making for some long work days. But it’s only for a little over a week more for me, and 3 and a half weeks for Harry. We are heading down the home stretch.

The really positive thing about this campground is how close we are to my sister’s place. It is so nice to be able to pop over to her house for a few minutes, and then have only a ten minute drive back to the campground. We are lovin’ it!

I have been planning our trip south. We have our route set, and campgrounds in Florida reserved for the months of February and March. Now we are just hoping that our good luck will hold out, and there will be no big snowstorms in the next 30 days!

We are SO ready to enjoy some nice sunny days down south. Weather permitting, one month from today we will be in a campground down in PA getting ready to get our wheels rolling. Open-mouthed smile


  1. Placing a pressure regulator before the hose on the water bib will stop your lines from bursting. However if the temps will dip below freezing you need to drain and store your hose and regulator.

    Maybe we'll see one another down in the Sunshine State. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. We have our hose wrapped with heat tape, as do the other rigs here, so we will continue to use it even though the temps do go below freezing. The other campers seem to use the water as is, without worrying about using a pressure regulator. We just don't feel comfortable doing that.

  2. I'd be worried about the pressure. I rarely hook up though personally, I just keep my tank full. But then, I'm solo, so works for me. I'll bet you are really looking forward to the travels!

  3. Glad you are enjoying your new lifestyle!

  4. We had a hose burst under the sink and we were using a regulator.. And it was in the summer...Of course we weren't home and water ran in the rig for over an hour..Luckily it was running out the door... Still all the stuff under the sink was ruined...took days to dry out and a new faucet... Your wise to use the regulator, even if you get only the smallest flow thru it... Rod

  5. I guess you probably know this already but since you're just out of the nest I'll say it anyway. :) You know not to leave your gray tank valve in freezing weather, right? Don't want you to learn the hard way that it will freeze . . . We commuted to our job for a couple of weeks from a campground when we first hit the road and it does make for long days, but soon you'll be hittin' the highway! Yay! Welcome to Life, as one full-timer said to us our first out!

  6. Sounds like a great place to offically start the FULL TIME RV LIFESTYLE.
    Good luck, Congrats and Happy Safe Holidays

  7. have a good week at work, must feel really good to know that the countdown is getting smaller!!