Before selling the E-trek I had removed the custom covers I made to protect the leather from the dogs. They had just been sitting in a drawer and I thought there was enough fabric to make something else. I had recently made a chair cover for my husband’s favorite leather chair, using the following instructions.… Continue reading Custom Cushion Covers Repurposed
Although we were relieved to have sold our E-trek in February when there was still snow on the ground, we have definitely missed our E-trek over the past few months, especially now, since many of our most successful trips were in the fall: visiting our son at college in Boston, Hershey RV show, and Halloween (Antietam). After… Continue reading Sellers’ Remorse
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… Continue reading E is for Electric Bicycle
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… Continue reading SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER
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… Continue reading NEW SUNSHADES FOR OUR E-TREK
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… Continue reading OUR E-TREK HOME OFFICE
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… Continue reading E-TREK WINTERIZING–AN ADDENDUM
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… Continue reading WELCOME HOME, E-TREK!
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… Continue reading OUR 2015 ROADTREK E-TREK IS HOMEWARD BOUND!
From time to time we see a great feature on another RV that we would some day like to have for current RV or a future unit. Our plan is to keep the E-trek until our son finishes college, since we are able to drive it easily into Boston, as well as park it. Once… Continue reading RV Feature Wish List