2 On The Road Blog

On October 9, 2004 we moved into our Hitchhiker fifth-wheel trailer and hit the road as full-time RVers. Email us at wowpegasus@hotmail.com if you would like to contact us.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Scorpion

Guy at Sunscape found this on his driveway.  Got a Tupperware and got it to walk right into it.  He is showing it off to people in the park.

It's about 4 inches long.  Pretty cool because we have spent 6 seasons here in the desert and have never seen one before. 

The Tale of two Faucets

 Kitchen faucet is called Price Pfister.   It replaced one that came with the trailer a few years back.  Cold water just a small amount coming out. Contacted faucet manufacturer, they sent a free cartridge. Wasn't the problem when I dug into it

Had some calcium pieces. I tried to remove it but they fell apart. When JoAnn was home for lunch she put a towel over the opening of the faucet and I went outside and turn on the water for a second. Lots of pieces of calcium on the towel. Did it again and only two pieces.


Put the faucet back together and good to go.

  

 Second faucet. Bathroom. Have had it since we have owned the trailer. Huntington Brass. After a couple of years the faucet was leaking at the base. Contacted the company and they sent out a free cartridge. Was good to go. This fall it started leaking around the base again. Huntington Brass sent out another free cartridge. Didn't do anything. Called the company. They asked for my email address and sent out pictures of three faucets. Was told to pick the one we like the best and they would send it to us free of charge.
As you can see I have plenty of room which to work in on taking out the old faucet and installing the new faucet in our 5th wheel trailer. 

I had to remove the door and drawers. 

One of the many nice things about living at Sunscape is being able to use some of the tools.  Like this trouble light. 

A lot of the work was by feel only. 

Had to run to Home Depot to get the flex lines and some connections to make it work.  I used 12 inch flex lines but maybe 16 inch would have been better. 

New bath faucet installed.  Not bad for free.  Other then the flex hose and connections.  But still was a pain to take out the old one and put in this one. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cal Expo RV Show

We got two Complimentary tickets to see the RV show from the campground.  Saw this sign on the way thought this was a good idea.

But it would cost $10. for parking so we walked the 4 mile round trip. 

This is a 2014 Montana.  At least it had the TV in the right place.  Across from the recliners.  Not many do.

Thought this was an interesting closet. 

But not made for anyone over 6 ft.  Would have to duck to get into the bathroom and to get into the shower.  Also a lot of RVs have a non opening skylight in the shower.

Different Montana floor plan.  Check out where JoAnn's feet are.  Would be a pain cooking not being able to get closer.

I'm sitting in the recliner to watch the TV.

Different unit.  Sitting in the recliner to watch the TV.  Check out the skylight.

Different unit.  Sorry didn't write down all the names.  The TV goes down into the cabinet.  We noticed a lot of RVs don't have a desk for the computer and printer like ours has.

Dishwasher.  Lots of RVs with them.   Same goes for fire places.   

This 5th wheel had the bedroom in the back and the living in the front.   


It also had dual sinks in the bathroom area that was a walk through to the bedroom.


This is a 2013 Allegro Bus.  45 ft long.  Price is $355,000.  

Here I am in the driver's seat.  Has 450 HP.
The driver and passenger seat really isn't all that comfortable on the back.  Needs lumber support.  Our 13 year old truck's seats are more comfortable.
Had to be careful coming in not to hit the corner of the TV over the driver and passenger seat. 
Looking back to the bedroom.
JoAnn called this the guest bathroom since it was located just past the kitchen but before going into the bedroom.
Bedroom and into the next room is another bathroom with shower and a garden tub.
The shower door would hit the toilet.  In time would scratch it unless one would put some soft protection on the shower door.  JoAnn didn't like that you had to step into the shower and didn't like the garden tub.   This was the biggest shower we saw. 
Onto another room.  It was the laundry room.  See washer/dry to the left and was also the closet.  Had a safe in the wall. 
This was a 5th wheel trailer.  Columbus by Palomino.

Had the bedroom in the back and living room up front.  Nice other then instead of this opening, cabinets would be nicer.  The trailer needed more of them.

I liked the recliners and that the TV was across from me.

Looking down into the kitchen/dining room.  Has a residential   refrigerator.

We thought we had a small oven.  This one was even smaller then ours.

Was fun looking at the RVs.  But didn't see anything we liked over the one we have.  Check out the colors.  Red, white and blue. 







Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Redding, CA Sightseeing











Walk-thru Tree

We found this walk-thru Redwood stump at Mystic Forest RV Park by Klamath, CA.  It was in the tent section.  There's a drive-thru tree just down that road that you pay $5 to drive through or $1 to walk through.

It's tall enough for Nolan to walk through.

It's actually a very tall stump.  If you go in it and look up, you can see the trees leaved out over it.