Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans

     The good news is that the 5th Wheel has arrived at the dealer and they are preparing it for delivery to us. We went to the dealership, saw and touched it. The dealer left it out in the rain, and it grew in size.

     The plan is to do the inspection and orientation today and actually pick it up Saturday morning. The reason is that I have never driven a tandem or trailer vehicle. Although I have driven may types of firetrucks, none have been a hook and ladder, since there are no buildings needing that reach in Fallston. We will be taking our new truck and 5th wheel to the Fallston High School parking lot Saturday morning and practice driving and backing up. I need to back it into our driveway. I had a 50 amp electric outlet installed in our garage so I can get power to the 5th wheel. If you want to have some laughs, you can meet us at the High School.

     The bad news is that a winter storm is approaching and will be dumping 2 feet of snow. Not thinking it wise to take these vehicles out for the first time in a snow storm, we have postponed the pickup until January 30th.

     The plan now is to practice on Saturday, and hopefully be able to back it in our driveway. Sleep in it Saturday night, and fully stock it on Sunday, sleep in it Sunday night and leave Monday morning for our 5 year journey.

     I will post on Monday, if we are still alive.

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5 thoughts on “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans

  1. If a guy named Moses tells you to drive into the water and have faith that it will part, don’t do it. Just my opinion. Seriously, have fun. I tried to learn to backup a trailer attached to my lawn tractor. I jackknifed it everytime. Try to find locations where all you have to do is pull forward. Good luck.

  2. Steve, A pumper man can easily handle any type of vehicle, including the 5th wheel. I await the beginning of your adventures.

    Bob Ahlstrom

  3. You put your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel & move it to the left if you want the rear of the trailer to move to the left. Straight line backing is always easiest. (I’ve got a Class A CDL). Man, I sure envy you!

    Have a great adventure. You’ve earned it.

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