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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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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 […]

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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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Trips Troubleshooting

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 […]

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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 […]

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Trips Troubleshooting

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 […]

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Trips Troubleshooting

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 […]

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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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Maintenance Purchasing Trips

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 […]

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Maintenance Trips Troubleshooting

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 […]