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On Track Publishers The Etrek Blog

THE BLOG IS BACK!

After taking a break from blogging about our adventures (and misadventures) with our 2015 Roadtrek E-trek, I decided to reinvent my blog with a focus on my other interests, which include sewing, quilting, and scrapbooking,  I have included the old blog posts, since RV travel remains very popular (although not for us)  and people may still […]

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Purchasing Trips

WE SOLD OUR E-TREK!

In my last post, more than six months ago, we had just returned from our Halloween weekend trip to Shepherdstown, WV. At the end of that post, I mentioned our grandiose plans to drive 1200 miles to Florida for a December wedding; however, we never made that trip. In all honesty, the idea of driving […]

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Trips

GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN

Long before we owned our E-trek, one of our favorite destinations through the years has been Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD. Located across the Potomac River is the town of Shepherdstown, WV, the location for the series “Ghosts of Shepherdstown,” which premiered earlier this year. Karl is a fan of the show, so when we […]

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Maintenance Technology Troubleshooting

TO BE OR NOX TO BE

In my previous post I mentioned that we had a recurrence of the “Check Diesel Exhaust Fluid” message we had experienced during our May 2016 trip to Boston. Last week our E-trek was serviced by Mercedes-Benz, and both NOX sensors (upper/lower) were replaced; however, replacing the sensors required Mercedes-Benz to remove and reinstall the black and gray tanks […]

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Interior Maintenance Navigation Quilts and Sewing Trips

E IS FOR ELECTRIC BICYCLE

Happy Anniversary! On September 28th we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Rather than traditional jewelry–of which I have enough to open my own store after two dozen previous anniversaries, not to mention birthdays, Christmas, and Mother’s Day–Karl decided I needed an electric bicycle, so I can keep up with him on our battlefield rides (which sometimes become an actual […]

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Purchasing Trips

THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE SHOW

On Wednesday, September 14th we attended the Hershey RV Show. Last year we were unable to take our E-trek, since it was being serviced at the Roadtrek factory, so we were very excited to take it this time. We packed our lunch, filled up the fresh water tank, and dropped off the dogs at a […]

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Technology Trips

ORGANIZING TIPS: BUJO AND TRELLO

In my previous post I mentioned that I have been using a new app called Trello to organize my trip planning. Trello is actually one of two methods I have been experimenting with to stay organized and feel like I am accomplishing something.  Over the summer, my son noticed I am always making to-do lists, and he […]

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Interior Navigation Technology Trips

SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER

Tunnels and Traffic and Bins, oh my! We were in no particular hurry to leave on Thursday, September 1st. Ryan’s off-campus housing was being professionally cleaned, so he didn’t want to start moving his stuff in until late in the afternoon. We took our time packing up Thursday morning, and were on the road at […]

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Maintenance Navigation Troubleshooting

AUGUST ANGST

Updated 9/17/16 Other than a few local errands, our E-trek was parked for nearly the entire month of August; however, we did have a few issues to resolve with our unit before the end of August, since we were planning several trips for September, including driving to Boston on September 1st. We also hope to […]

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Trips Troubleshooting

THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR

We have been experiencing classic summertime weather throughout the month–hot, hot days, broken up by occasional rain and thunderstorms. We have not taken any trips to speak of, other than a few day trips. On July 3rd, we drove to Princeton Battlefield, about an hour from our home. To call it a day trip is an […]