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… Continue reading THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR
Category: The Etrek Blog
Listed below are links to Excel spreadsheets we have created to organize our research and findings. We created RV Analysis to weigh the pros and cons of the different RVs we were considering, as discussed in our first post, Making the decision to purchase the RV. To keep track of the battery strength we created Etrek Battery… Continue reading Our Analysis
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… Continue reading NEW SUNSHADES FOR OUR E-TREK
BOSTON DEF OR DIE
Mother's Day came late this year. We were supposed to pick-up our son from college on Mother's Day, just as we had in 2015, on the hottest day of the year. This year, however, Ryan wanted to stay an extra week to spend time with some of his friends who were graduating on May 15th. Originally… Continue reading BOSTON DEF OR DIE
NATIONAL PARK WEEK AT ANTIETAM
It was the anniversary of our first overnight trip and the weather forecast was good. Coincidentally, it was National Park Week, so we decided it was the perfect weekend for our first trip of the season. We actually left ahead of schedule Friday night--last year our plans were delayed due to the Webasto hot water heater auto-draining in… Continue reading NATIONAL PARK WEEK AT ANTIETAM
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… Continue reading LET THE E-TREK DE-WINTERIZING BEGIN!
2015 ROADTREK E-TREK FOR SALE–PRICE REDUCED
Price reduced to $120,000 We have decided to sell our 2015 Roadtrek E-trek. We have simply decided that we don't like traveling enough to justify the monthly payments. We are homebodies at heart, which is why we thought we would enjoy a little home on wheels; however, whenever we drive off for one of our… Continue reading 2015 ROADTREK E-TREK FOR SALE–PRICE REDUCED
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… Continue reading OUR E-TREK HOME OFFICE
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… Continue reading E-TREK WINTERIZING–AN ADDENDUM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Even though our E-trek has been parked for more than a month, we try to give it a run about once a week. After reading Mike Wendland's suggestion about using the Roadtrek as a moving van, we decided to use ours to pick up a bedroom set from my parents' house. They had recently downsized to a condo, and had… Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR!