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Monday, January 14, 2013

Teenage Temperatures!







I know I am in the center of a learning curve. This is not my first RV. It is my first 40 ft 5th wheel toy hauler. This new home of mine is huge! When I picked it up last week, I drove around the local loop and could actually see the fuel gauge move on my fuel gauge  I commented to my buddy, TR, that it took 1/4 tank. He replied,"Be glad you didn't have a head wind or it would have taken 1/2 a tank." He has a very similar Raptor and has a digital mileage gauge on his dash. "Sometimes gets 12, sometimes 4, and sometimes I just turn it off." Oh boy!

Learning the Game

It looks like I will leave at the end of this week, or maybe the start of next. I have decided to go to Livingston, Texas and check out the SKP's. My dl is about to expire and I do need a registered domain. I plan to establish my home base in South Dakota, but not this time of year. Livingston is 8 or 9 hours South, so the direction is perfect. I plan to stay a couple of weeks and hang around other full-timers and see how they do things. I really want to do some upgrades, but I want to do them the right way.

I have not finished loading my stuff. The temp want be above freezing until the end of the week.(all my junk is in an unheated barn) I have started to seperate that massive pile of junk and learn what I really need and want. Funny how your perspective changes. I am sure from reading other RV blogs that I will continue to pare down.

My little home on the plains!
Behind TR's Toy Barn

The Harley is still at the shop. I had some electrical repairs and then let them give it a good going over. Even though it is finished and I have already paid, She will have to stay there for a few more days. I have ridden in weather this cold, but it has been a long time!

I am going to clean out the truck today and replace the backseat dog blanket.(if it warms up a little)

Late afternoon is here and I didn't do anything. Except tied to keep warm, checked my propane several times, found a new bottle for a spare, cooked breakfast, walked the dogs, loaded a little bit of stuff, took a short nap etc. I saw the weather report.......in the teens again and not above freezing tomorrow. I don't like winter camping!!

Thank you so mucho for your comments. I hope you are in a warm place.

Digging the RV life,

Michael Ultra

4 comments:

  1. Just a heads up...Livingston is pretty much dry with only a few places serving drinks. Not sure if that interests you. Also, only a Walmart and small HEB. Do some shopping before you get there.

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  2. It is convenient to have removable gas tanks. My last two RVs have built in tanks. That means you have to drive the RV to the gas or get a gas truck to drive to me. You will be getting pretty close to my place in Cut & Shoot when you come to Livingston. Have fun and enjoy the freedom of full timing.

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  3. Might you be happy enough with a Livingston address, or have you already determined SD is the place for you?

    The Good Luck Duck

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  4. I am not in a warm place either. Tucson has been having freezing temps for about a week now. Leaving water dripping at night.
    I'm getting excited for you to be heading down the road.

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