I want to roll out of Osoyoos on Monday, January 31st, so today I began to prepare the rig for pulling out. The weather is perfect; we’re looking at a long stretch of above zero. Monday’s number has fluctuated and is presently at -1, but I’m not concerned since there’s still time for that to improve and the sunny forecast has been promised for a week.
First thing I did was removing the rig skirting. What a mess! The silver tape everyone told me to use left a nasty residue all the way around:
It’s going off with a scrubby pad and vinegar water but it’s going to take A LOT of elbow grease. I think I’m going to go splurge on a bottle of degunking stuff and see if that helps.
While I was working on that, I trickle charged the truck battery and then started the engine. Miranda came to life with no problem and idled at drive, but the check engine light is still on. I’m honestly not concerned at this point about the upcoming drive since I got her here from Kelowna without a problem. Just to stretch her legs, though, I want to take her down to the office tomorrow or Sunday to fill the on board propane tank.
I have to pause here to say that instead of having my usual pre-trip jitters, I’m giddy about leaving! It is just so exciting to be heading to an RV show to give a seminar and promote my new ebook and not have any real idea what I’m doing after!
Once the skirting was off, labeled, and crammed into the front pass-through compartment I topped up the battery water and the windshield wiper fluid on both vehicles.
The next thing I did really improved my mood: I moved my tools and reno stuff back into the basement!!!!!!!!
Now, I’m going to do a vacuum and dusting blitz to through the rig so that I can do a library and kitchen reveal. Heck, I might go all out and do the study, too!