Monday, April 25, 2011

The First Years RV Circle is Tee Total Complete...

Just Parked the rig this afternoon at a friends farm east of Fort Collins, so, the circle of the first year has been closed... and the year only took us seven months! :)

One lil' note concerning the suspension/shock work Josh helped me with the past week... I do think it was a successful project... Coming up I-25 from Denver, I hit a few pavement breaks on expansion joints, heaved pavement and such... and, today... they seemed a lot less harsh then they'd been the last many thousands of miles...

So... again I say... Flipping the axles gave me clearances I needed both on the tail of the fiver and where the trailer meets the truck (especially if you're running a regular bed) ... but... a major part of flipping your axles I've discovered ... is making Gol Darn Sure... the outfit doing the Flip... has reset those shock absorbers properly! allowing them the space to do their job... Today told me... it Really makes a difference! :) Not checking closer when I had the job done was My Bad! :)

We're gonna sit here for outside of Fort Collins for a bit, before we crack out on Circle #2... do some more tinkering on the rig... some store business... try to cut down some more on what we've got in storage... a few other odds and ends...

... and try to get some more work done on Novel number 2...

I guess it's to be expected, but after rolling nigh on to 14,000 miles, and... more like 23,000 in the last 8 or 9 months, if you count my run to Alaska... we've seen a few things in the Rig we'd like to change, even after hauling it as long as we have...

Some... can't be changed until the assets in the bank change... and so, the need to finish Novel 2! :) but some are really just a matter of culling out some more stuff, and making choices...

We're still carrying stuff we didn't use since we loaded it.

One thing, that is kind of a surprise to me has been the desk I put in... One of it's main purposes was to allow me to keep my leather carving hand tools close to hand... so I could do some carving along the way... Truth is, that hasn't really happened. The only leather I've carved was mostly sitting at my daughters kitchen counter back at Christmas time...

... so... one more time it looks like I'm gonna rework that corner...

Now... I never liked the original dinette... but... truth be known, to do my writing... which is all I do when we're IN the rig... all I need is a place to sit my butt. and a place to park the Laptop... I'm scheming again and working on an urge to simplify even more...

But... there's another Idea... percolatin' in the back of my head... that's takin' into account all the realities of life on the road... the cost of fuel, friends left behind, Rig and Motorcycle Projects, and several more pieces and parts...

I intend to maintain my Open Road Freedom... Going down the road is a joy I won't lose... and  I'll resist the entanglements of High So-sigh-uh-tee as best I can... but some folks might be surprised at how I'm thinkin' I might best do that...

But... ya'll aint' gonna find out what I'm conjuring up just now... unless and until I pull the trigger on my latest "Idea"... I'm gonna keep ya'll wonderin' what it might could be! :)..... hmmmmm... what could that Ol' fool be schemin' up now? .... hmmmm :)

Take Good Care!
Brian

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2 comments:

Jorge and Evielynne's RV Road Adventures said...

A year? Congrats... Sounds like some future changes in your rig coming soon.

Evielynne

Gaelyn said...

I always like to "customize" my RVs, after all they are home. Good luck with the novel. I'm sure we'll hear what you're cooking up next.