Sunday, July 22, 2018

First Trip completed.

Our first Trip down many more to go.
That right we completed our first trip about 2 hours aways and everything went pretty good. We got packed up and ready to leave on Sat about noon.
Friday evening we loaded up some groceries, and did our internal checklist. We did end up leaving a few items not marked complete (like leave the AC on since it was over 90F).
Saturday morning we started our external checklist reinstalling the hitch, checking awning, torquing lug nuts and adding air to the tires. By noon everything in side and outside were checked off.

We had about a 3 hour drive and arrived at Cedar key about 3pm. We grabbed our paperwork ( the office called just before 1pm to let us know they would close at 1 and we should grab our paperwork and pull into our site.) We did just that having checked out the campground layout before hand we knew exactly where to go. The spots were well marked and we pulled right in. Our first time we had to level(but really think we would have been fine without it).
What is wrong witht the AC, its hot out here.
We slowly got set up checking each step on our checklist. After connecting power we got set up and turned on the AC as the temps about 96 and it was hot out. But after the AC was on for about 1 hour it stopped. Oh crap it was way to hot to not have AC for a week or even the night. The control panel in the airstream had an error code and the surge protector had a P7 error. We quickly worked to figure out how to reset the AC ( FYI it will reset after about 2 minutes on its own) but we were trying several button configurations. to no avail. Then after giving up to regroup and look up more info the AC rest on its own. After a few hours the AirStrream cooled off and we were able to get inside and start our first camping trip. The AC and actually all the power went out several times that day and throughout the week in the hot afternoons the power would go out. (we eventually figured out the surge protector was doing its job since the Hertz were going over 60.

The rest of the trip was un eventful as we used everything, showers, toilet, stove, sink, AC, water pump and city water, hot water heater, everything we could. It all worked as it should and our first trip was amazing. MaryAnn was even heard saying this wasnt camping it was staying in fancy hotel room outside in nature.
The truck did great getting 14.7 MPG pulling the trailer even through stop and go traffic for 2 hours.

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