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!
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… Continue reading WEBASTO AND WINTERIZING WOES
TRIP #10–E-TREK OR TREAT–THE FINAL REPORT
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
TRIP #10–E-TREK OR TREAT!
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!
TRIP #9–BOSTON AND OUR E-TREK
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
Traveling with Dogs
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
TRIP #8–GETTYSBURG AND OUR E-TREK
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
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… Continue reading WELCOME HOME, E-TREK!
THE LARGEST RV SHOW IN AMERICA
Yesterday we attended the RV Show in Hershey, PA. We were very excited to attend the show after listening to all the hype on the Roadtreking Podcast for the past few weeks. After dropping the dogs at doggy day care, we arrived at the show by 10:30 AM. The highlight of our visit was meeting Jim… Continue reading THE LARGEST RV SHOW IN AMERICA
TRIP #7–BOSTON DEJA VU
If you have been following our blog, you may recall that our 2015 Roadtrek E-trek nearly broke down when we picked up our son from college in Boston in May. Since then we have had the secondary alternator (under-hood generator) repaired twice--due to the serpentine belt coming off--at Mercedes-Benz as discussed in our posts Finally Some… Continue reading TRIP #7–BOSTON DEJA VU