Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Less than 20 days… Yikes!

100_4147Well I noticed today that we are winding down our working life and about to hit our retirement date. With all the unusually cold weather we haven’t been able to get a lot done.  The rig has been cleaned inside and out and is seemingly ready for her first trip. However, we have a few key things that must be done before we can leave.

I put up a punch list a few days ago and have been updating it as I get things done or as I realize something else that needs to be done. One thing not on the list that absolutely has to be done before we leave is to have the refrigerator serviced. Even though I asked the previous owner if he had taken care of the Norcold recall and he said yes… he didn’t.  I called Norcold with all the necessary info and they said it had not been serviced.  So now100_4152 we have to wait till the part arrives (sometime next week it will be shipped) and have it installed.  We decided we will need a refrigerator before we leave :)

Another key item to get done is the baseplate on our toad.  It has been ordered and should arrive next week.  I have already spoken with a mechanic who said he would install it. Also, we have started selling 100_4151our bigger items on craigslist. Our antique dining room set sold, along with an antique rocker, an antique sideboard, an outdoor wicker furniture set, my 42 inch flat screen TV :( and a few other items.  The last really big item that we must sell is our early 1900 English three piece bedroom set. Some of our keeper stuff has even been loaded into the RV.

We might make it down to the Houston RV show on Saturday since we can’t make an outing in the RV yet. We still have much to do and the clock is ticking…


  1. Our antique dining room set sold, along with an antique rocker, an antique sideboard...

    Who needs all that old crap anyhow! :-)

  2. So excited to hear about your first outing. And kudos to you to check on that recall, because we have heard there are multiple Norcold recalls. And sometimes if the first one was done, it still needs something else and needs to go back. Perhaps that is what happened with the previous owner?

    Your rig is looking mighty spiffy!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  3. Won't be long now....Good Luck!!!


  4. Don't you just love it when you trust someone's word and find out they just flat out lied. We had that same thing when we found a hydraulic leak and asked the owner to have it fixed. He said he did, showed us a repair bill that said they had tightened a whatchamacallit. BUT when we took her out for the maiden voyage, the leak was still there and our problem now.

    You seem to have everything under control and I have to say REALLY WELL DONE.


  5. Sounds like you are really getting excited. It has been almost 4 years for us out here, and we are still excited. We love it and are sure you will too.

  6. You are almost there!!! I feel your excitement!

  7. I'm still eating away at the small stuff, but get something GONE every day! (Or into the garage piles.)

    Seeing the big stuff gone and having the rig must feel so good!

  8. 18 DAYS!! That's not very long at all. You must be very excited.

  9. The weather is supposed to be GORGEOUS this weekend! That new rig is ready to roll Why don't you just come on over to Kerrville?

  10. Where are you headed first? Hope to connect before you head out of the Central Texas area. Shoot me an email ( and let's see what we can do. Maybe Johnny and I can drive over next week and say howdy!

  11. How was ten years ago when my husband retired and we went on the road..we have never looked back! What a wonderful lifestyle it is to live full time in an RV!
    Will you be going to the big FMCA rally in Perry Georgia? Its not to be missed if you have never been to one.

    Congrats and good luck!