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… Continue reading E-TREK WINTERIZING–THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES!
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… Continue reading WEBASTO AND WINTERIZING WOES
This post is a follow-up to our previous post, "Trip #10--E-trek or Treat!" Our Halloween trip was a huge success! We actually left on time (almost), without the usual delays of rain or some unexpected malfunction. We listened to an episode of "The Profit," which we had downloaded to our iPad using DirecTV's GenieGo app (for details, see… Continue reading TRIP #10–E-TREK OR TREAT–THE FINAL REPORT
We are very excited about our upcoming trip this weekend! We are taking our E-trek to one of our favorite destinations: Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Pictured above is the North Carolina Memorial which had just been installed during our 2012 trip. The crew was still on site when we arrived at South Mountain, a few… Continue reading TRIP #10–E-TREK OR TREAT!
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… Continue reading ROADTREK STANDS BY THEIR WARRANTY
Our previous trips to Boston had been plagued by the serpentine belt coming off, which not only prevented the batteries from charging via the under-hood generator/secondary alternator, but also resulted in the engine fan failure and subsequent overheating. This situation occurred when we picked up our son in May (see Trip #6--Part II) and when we brought him… Continue reading TRIP #9–BOSTON AND OUR E-TREK
Like many RVers, one of the motivating factors for purchasing an RV was to be able to bring our pets along on our trips. We have a 3-year old, 60-pound Goldendoodle, Topper, and a 1-year old, 10-pound Maltipoo, Daisy. Although traveling with dogs is sometimes challenging, it is worth having them with us to share our adventures!… Continue reading Traveling with Dogs
After two failed services at Mercedes-Benz, and a month at the Roadtrek factory, it was finally time to put our newly-repaired E-trek to the test. We are happy to report that we actually made it through two nights without any catastrophes. As on previous trips to Gettysburg, we drove 80% of the way there after dinner… Continue reading TRIP #8–GETTYSBURG AND OUR 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… 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!