Change of Plans…

Given that there is now snow falling in Denver and more on the mountains we’ve decided to change course and head south through Oklahoma and Texas to get back to Vegas.

Our plan is to get back to Vegas sometime in the middle of next week, do maintenance, and hit the road bound for Phoenix, Palm Springs, Fresno, Delano, and maybe some travel to Portland, OR…

Back on the road!

Or on the road again…

Today we left the Airstream Campus and made our way south to King’s Island for a day of roller coasters, fried food, and fun!

It was all of that and more.

After that it was time to hit the road, leave Ohio, and make camp just outside of Indianapolis. The KOA is amazingly nice!

Now to cook dinner and relax!

Airstream Factory Day One – Warranty Repair

So today we pulled into the Airstream Factory to have some fit and finish warranty work done. They did everything I asked them except for one vent and one window. We’ll have the local dealership tend to those when we get back.

The factory is huge!

We are staying in B2 – the red dot!

Tomorrow we are taking the Factor Tour to see what goes into building one of these units. I’m looking forward to it!

Current Progress by Map

Back on the road!

After a lovely time with my mother we are back on the road. As of today we have visited 21 states (see map below) and still have a few more to go along the route home.

Tomorrow we are pushing towards the Airstream Factory to not only take a factory tour (as we did at The Rouge where our F150 was built) but to make an appointment for some warranty repair work. We are dipping down so that we cross into Virginia and West Virginia before entering Ohio.

After our appointment and tour we’ll be heading over to King’s Dominion to visit the third Cedar Fair park of the trip (fifth of the year, that Season Pass is getting it’s workout this year). Then it’s onto visit a friend in Saint Louis, another in the greater Kansas City, MO are, then off to the biggest ball of Twine in the country.

After twine ball number two, we’ll either visit friends in Denver, or cut down directly to Santa Fe, it’s still up in the air…

First real disaster… and you thought the Cross Bronx Expressway as bad…

After visiting the world famous Iggy’s Chowder and Clam Cake house down in Warwick, Rhode Island with Jay and Pat, we made our way to Wawaloam Campground in southern RI, just a few miles away from my Mother’s place. It’s a nice campground.

Unfortunately, our hitch jack has malfunctioned and is no longer operational. My assumption is the worm gear is stripped… We couldn’t separate the camper from the tow vehicle…

A quick change to location within the camp ground and we were able to disconnect, acquire a jack, tools, and leveled for the night.

Today, after lunch at my Mother’s, we will be heading back to Massachusetts to get a new hitch lifting jack…

Cleaning Day – This time it’s personal

Today I cleaned the outside of our Airstream. Yesterday was all about the inside, today was all about the outside. I started from the top and worked my way down.

While I was tending to the detailing, Sean doubled our stored power by changing out the lead acid batteries with lithium ion batteries.

We should have the ability to go five to seven days on battery alone for basic needs (lighting, fridge low volt system, inverter to charge computers, and television).