OurHous to storage. Shopping.

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OurHous behind bars. Well, only in storage as it turns out.

We moved OurHous into storage today. I had done enough with it on an RV space to get it ready and it was time to make the move. It took me about 15 minutes to get it done! I decided that this time I would store it with the rear facing south to limit sunlight on the windshield side. All I had to do was disconnect the water and electric lines, stow them, and bring in the slides. Once in the storage spot I brought down all the night shades, opened the refrigerator and freezer doors, and opened two of our roof vents to relieve heat buildup. Those two vents have covers over them to prevent rain from coming in. Continue reading OurHous to storage. Shopping.

On the road. Into Kanab. Fuel flow.

I wish problem-solving was always this easy! We headed out from Phoenix about 9:45 this morning and as we started the climb up the Mogollon Rim I noticed a fast reduction in power; our motorhome was not performing as usual. We made the climb, though at a reduced speed, but once on top we went back to normal speeds fine. Then a little later I got a “Check Engine” message on the instrument panel and we had similar performance reduction. So I pulled off at Cordes Junction and into a truck stop area where we could park safely. Freightliner Custom Chassis offers 24/7 Direct service – a phone number direct to support at Freightliner. The support tech had me do some operations in the instrument panel that reached Engine Diagnostics and then displayed the error code. He said it was a fuel flow issue. Continue reading On the road. Into Kanab. Fuel flow.

Fuel points. OurHous. Samsung tablet.

I pulled up to the pump at Fry’s yesterday and found we had no fuel points available to use. That was a surprise to me, since we regularly shop at Fry’s on purpose to get those fuel points. Then, when checking out inside I saw that we had 250 fuel points showing on the receipt. I stopped at customer service in the store to try to figure that out, but got nowhere with the staff there who treated me like I was stupid. So this morning I did some digging and finally figured out what happened. And then I got on the phone and made further changes to get it all straightened out. Continue reading Fuel points. OurHous. Samsung tablet.

Passport renewal. Motorhome to LaMesa.

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If you see them coming, better run away! Our latest passport photos.

It was time to renew our passports. They were set to expire in February 2017, but you can’t go into places such as Mexico if your passport will expire in less than six months, so it was time. I filled in our application forms online and this morning we went to the Walgreens at 19th Ave and Northern to¬† get our photos taken. Then it was just a matter of writing the checks ($140 each) and getting it all in the mail. I opted to get both the passport book and the passport card; the latter is all you need to go to Canada or Mexico if you are not flying, and is a lot easier to carry. I expect it will take a month or so to get our new ones. Continue reading Passport renewal. Motorhome to LaMesa.