Monday, June 8, 2015

Test Run

June 8, 2015-- We have not RVed for more than a year. Time just sort of slipped away without our being able to enjoy our RV. Some of that time was not pleasant, including several medical issues and death in the family. And some were pragmatic: We had to equip our “new” Ford Edge with the proper equipment to allow it to be towed.

Since we had new equipment (the car and its towing harness and hitch), we needed to do a test run before we head out for a long vacation later this summer. The purpose of a test run, of course, is to find out if all systems are “go.”

Naturally, they weren’t.

We discovered that the wiring to the lights on toad (our SUV) did not match the wiring on the RV. Only tail lights lit up. We drove anyway. When we got to the campsite, we also had a dead battery. Actually we were aware that the battery might die (Ford lies when it says this model is towable), but Jim thought he had solved it when he wired the car. However, since the wiring was not correct, the battery trickle charge did not work along with the brake lights.

The campsite host helped us jumpstart the car, and tomorrow, even before we think about fishing, Jim has to fix the wiring.

I won’t be able to post this (or other blogs) for a while. Although I can get email on my phone (thanks to the AT&T network Cricket uses), my T-Mobile hotspot does not work here in the woods, along the banks of Lake Seminole at Three Rivers State Park near Marianna, Fla.

So, until later,

Your Reluctant RoVer,


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