After leaving Love’s Saturday morning, 10 Jan. ’15, I went to the grocery store to purchase a couple of items: soda and snacks. after loading the purchases into the camper down the Interstate I went … but first, just after getting up to highway speed, i notice the rear door of the camper has come open.
I quickly pull over and check the door. It is locked. I can only figure I didn’t take steps to assure the latch had caught when closing and locking the door in the grocery store parking lot. This wouldn’t have happened if the dead bolt was working. I close the door and really check that it is latched and then locked.
Back on the road there are only a few miles to drive. I will be staying in a KOA east of Denver. In this location I will be able to use the camper’s water system, 110V and sewer hookup.
After checking into the campground I set up the camper. The 110V systems work: 110V outlet, battery charger and the fridge switched over to AC. After filling the fresh water holding tank with a few gallons the sink faucet draws water. The only issue is that the camper doesn’t have a sink drain vent which results in slow draining if the hose has any coils. After getting the sewer hose to lay flat the sink drains OK.
I settle down to enjoy the afternoon. I read for a while and then watch a couple of movies on Netflix. Unusual for a ‘free’ wifi service to work well – it being both cold and off-season weekend the speed is great.
As the sun begins to set, about 4:45PM, it quickly gets chilly and I turn on my portable electric heater. The Vornado does a great job in keeping the camper pleasantly warm and I don’t need to turn on the Atwood furnace. I cook supper at about 6PM. I clean up the dishes and then drain the fresh water tank of any water to assure nothing freezes overnight. With the chores completed I settle down into an evening of reading.
At about 9PM I change into PJs and get into bed. I read for about another hour and then turn out the lights.