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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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