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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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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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Maintenance Trips

LET THE E-TREK DE-WINTERIZING BEGIN!

Note: This post was started in mid-March and completed today, April 18th Even though we are trying to sell our E-trek, we still plan to take some trips to our usual spots over the next two months, probably two to Boston and at least one to Gettysburg. Our son, Ryan, was home for Spring Break […]

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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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Maintenance Troubleshooting

E-TREK WINTERIZING–THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES!

More than two weeks after we started the winterizing process, we were still working through the steps in the E-trek Owner’s Manual. Although we had watched several videos, E-trek winterizing has specific requirements that are not often covered in videos. For example, the E-trek uses a different type of hot water system, and also includes an […]

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Maintenance Trips Troubleshooting

WEBASTO AND WINTERIZING WOES

Our goal for this week is to winterize our E-trek. We started by watching various YouTube videos last month and in anticipation had purchased the recommended antifreeze as well as a pump adapter so that Karl could use his bicycle tire pump to flush out the lines after draining the tanks. Most videos indicate that the […]

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Maintenance Troubleshooting

ROADTREK STANDS BY THEIR WARRANTY

We would like to thank Roadtrek for standing by their warranty and addressing the problems we experienced with our 2015 E-trek. When we made the tagline for our blog “The adventures of new RVers–what could possibly go wrong?” we had no idea of the challenges we would face; however, we are very satisfied with the […]

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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 […]