Patricia’s been doing the heavy lifting on blogging our adventures but I thought it was high time I contribute. Being the more retired of the two of us, I’ve been doing a lot of the mechanical work on Bojack…and besides, it’s the kind of work I enjoy. I’ve been learning as many of the systems as I can in hopes of being a more informed RVer. In FAA ground school I learned all about my airplane’s systems so that I was more prepared for what could happen in the air, so I figured the same principle applies. Well…yeah, kinda…and not really! Continue reading “Maiden Voyage Lessons Learned…Getting to Know the Water Systems.”
Camping Trip Review: Chatfield State Park near Denver, CO
Name of Campground: Chatfield State Park, C Loop
Location: Littleton, Colorado (southwest of Denver)
Dates Stayed: Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18 (2 nights)
Miles Traveled: 50 each way
Site #: C Loop #132 (pull-thru)
Hookups at the Site: 20/30/50 amp electrical only (no water or sewer)
Amenities: Minimal water availability mid-April through mid-April // Numerous toilets nearby // Full bath facilities w/ coin-operated showers // coin-operated laundry // playgrounds, volleyball, horseshoes, and multi-use trails in walking distance // boat ramp if you want to bring your boat // large dog park in driving distance (for additional fee)
Cell Service/WiFi: Our Verizon cell service worked well, and we had strong WiFi at our site, with enough signal to stream television.
Who Came on This Trip?: Dave, Patricia, and Ranger (our dog) Continue reading “Camping Trip Review: Chatfield State Park near Denver, CO”
Camper Markings: What’s Up with the ‘Swooshes’?
I have to start by saying that I’m not talking about the Nike logo.
Apparently Nike commandeered the word “swoosh”, trademarked it, and claimed the URL for the company’s Internet-based retail shop.
No, not that swoosh. Since this is an RV blog, of course I’m talking about the “RV Swoosh.” Continue reading “Camper Markings: What’s Up with the ‘Swooshes’?”
How Are We Going to Remember All of This? The Art of the Checklist
Next weekend we’re taking Bojack out on his maiden (Wait…is there another adjective I should be using instead if Bojack is a “boy” camper? Does it matter?) camping trip!
Our plan is to head somewhere local, and we primarily plan to spend the time figuring out systems. We got a campsite at Chatfield State Park, which is about an hour northwest of us, near Littleton, Colorado. You can see it on the map to the right. We lucked out, too, when we learned that the water would be turned off in the park right after the weekend we’ll be there.
So one of the things we want to figure out is a “to do list” of tasks and things to be checked before you hit the road. This will be a pretty long list, right? Continue reading “How Are We Going to Remember All of This? The Art of the Checklist”
Did I Mention We’re New to This? Fun With the Electrical Panel
While my last post had summed up our adventure in getting Bojack to his new home at the Air Force Academy RV storage lot, in the midst of all of that, Dave was fighting with the electrical system.
On Sunday, we brought Bojack over to our house for the afternoon. I gave it a good cleaning inside and out, and Dave worked on some small projects, including replacing the battery and installing a disconnect switch. Continue reading “Did I Mention We’re New to This? Fun With the Electrical Panel”
Welcome Home Bojack! The Adventures of Finding RV Storage in Southern CO
With this boom in RV purchases across the country comes a boom in the need for RV parking. Continue reading “Welcome Home Bojack! The Adventures of Finding RV Storage in Southern CO”
The Terminology is…Different
I had mentioned earlier that we were trying to wrap our heads around some of the new terminology we’re seeing in the RV communities. Dave and I are learning what we can, but lately we’ve been seeing new terms at every turn in the forums and community groups we’ve joined.
Rather than try to provide you a glossary of our own, I will link you to some of the glossaries we’ve relied upon in our searches for definitions. After all, so many RV websites have glossary pages, and I think among them all, one can always find the definitions one is seeking. Continue reading “The Terminology is…Different”
We made a map! I’m attempting to include documenting our travels via map.
Feel free to look around! I have this here for some troubleshooting. Trying to get the text colors on the pop-ups more readable. Continue reading “Our Map!”
What Kind of Name is “Bojack?”
Many folks give nicknames to their campers. We decided to do that right away. We know many people who give names to their automobiles, but we’ve never done that. So this naming this is kind of a first for us. Continue reading “What Kind of Name is “Bojack?””
We Have No Clue What We’re Doing
We have no visions of this blog being authoritative in any way. Maybe we will end up with some “lessons learned” (as the military likes to call it) or “best practices” once we figure something out.
But for now, this is ALL new to us. Continue reading “We Have No Clue What We’re Doing”