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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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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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Interior Trips

NEW SUNSHADES FOR OUR E-TREK

 This post was inspired  by a reader question regarding how to install the privacy curtains that come with the E-trek. We will answer his question and also an explain a possible alternative: SunShades. If you have been following our blog, you know that we typically head out after dinner and arrive at our first destination sometime between […]

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OUR E-TREK HOME OFFICE

Ordinarily we try to give our E-trek a run at least every other weekend, but ever since the massive snow storm of January 23rd, we haven’t been able to do so. We were all set to take it out this past weekend, but when we looked at the remaining ice patches on our narrow steep […]

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Interior Maintenance

E-TREK WINTERIZING–AN ADDENDUM

We recently (January 5th)  celebrated our one-year anniversary of being E-trek owners. We had been having a mild winter so far, so we were considering de-winterizing the E-trek and using the E-trek to drive our son, Ryan, back to college in mid-January and stopping over in Connecticut on the way home. We were even going to […]

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Interior Maintenance Trips Troubleshooting

WELCOME HOME, E-TREK!

Exactly four weeks after our E-trek was picked up for service at the Roadtrek factory, it was delivered back to us. We were very excited to see our old friend, and it was the one bright spot on this rainy first weekend in October. We had actually been expecting the delivery since Wednesday, since it was […]

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Interior Maintenance Troubleshooting

OUR 2015 ROADTREK E-TREK IS HOMEWARD BOUND!

Yesterday we confirmed that all of the work has been completed on our 2015 Roadtrek E-trek. After installing the battery balancer, replacing the secondary alternator, and correcting the solar control setting to allow the solar panels to charge the batteries, the service technician advised that the batteries are now functioning properly. Our E-trek is now on […]

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Interior Quilts and Sewing

ROADTREK E-TREK ARMREST CUSHION COVERS

More Custom Cushion Covers A few months ago I made custom cushion covers for the bench seat cushions in our 2015 Roadtrek E-trek (see my custom cushion covers page). What I had failed to do was to make covers for the small, oddly-shaped armrest cushions. I decided to get out of the heat this week and work […]

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Interior Trips Troubleshooting

TRIP #6—PART I

Finally it was time to pick up Ryan from Boston University for the summer. Originally Karl had planned to drive up and back in the same day, but since Ryan had to be out of the dorm by noon on Sunday, we thought he might be cutting it too close, and I convinced him that […]

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Interior Navigation

The Long, Cold Winter Part 2

The next project was to improve the navigation situation. Recall from our trip to Boston that the factory-installed navigation system in the eTrek offered little help when we needed it most. Furthermore, we had always found the navigation in our Honda Ridgeline deficient (i.e., “make a u-turn if possible” was the only re-routing the system […]