Friday, July 1, 2011

Things We're Not Gonna Do Again

Our trailer is finally back with us safe and sound! We picked up the new-and-improved (now with working air conditioning!) RV this week. The only problem? We decided to do this around 8:30 p.m., and the dealership is 45 minutes away. By the time we arrived there it was dark, which made for a "fun" experience:

Ah, there she is!
I was thankfully able to locate the flashlight pretty quickly, but Steve still had a tough time. I think that for obvious reasons, hitching up in the dark is always going to be harder. The process seems to go relatively smoothly when 1) there's daylight, and 2) we're in good spirits, aka not tired and grumpy. Steve eventually sent me off to attach the towing side mirrors, which I'd never tackled before. His reasoning? I could figure it out myself and then take it over as my own little job for future trips. Well, I didn't figure it out myself and needed him to attach the first one properly before doing the second one. But now I can safely say I know how to do it, so that will always be my area of expertise from now on.

It was a total relief to drop the RV off at the storage facility, at after 11 p.m. no less. Lesson learned: Next time (hopefully there won't be a next time anytime soon, but just in case), we're going to do everything in our power to hook up while it's still light out!

This weekend we're taking a trip to Steve's family's cabin in the Allegheny National Forest. Sadly, the trailer won't be joining us. We figured that since we already have a place to stay, we wouldn't need to bring the trailer along for the ride. Also, since the "camp" (as we call it) is six hours away, we aren't able to get up there much. This will be a nice treat for us, before we get back into the *real* camping lifestyle.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!


  1. Nice to have your RV back but you're exactly light is better for hooking things up! Have fun at the cabin.

  2. Great tip! I'm a newbie too, so let me write that one down. (I just realized I really enjoy learning from other people's mistakes).

    Glad to know all is well with your trailer.

    Happy 4th!

  3. Ooh..have fun out west. Happy fourth! We're staying close to home..away from traffic :)

  4. have a great weekend!!! is all a learning curve!..