It was a beautiful day, raining and foggy, plus winds from yesterday’s tornado remaining at 20 mph gusting to 40 mph. Your perspective changes when you are retired with nothing to do but travel around the Country. Because of the high wind gusts, we decided to spend another day in Williamsburg.
We spent the day laying around, enjoying our new 5th Wheel. We did manage to spend some time organizing the things we brought with us. Making a list of items to return to Maryland and items we need to add. Like any new venture you say “Why didn’t I think to bring that” or “Why did we bring all these extra things?”
I see that the rain has stopped. Would you like a tour of the outside of our RV?
We carry two 30 pound (8 gallons) propane tanks that provide our heat, hot water, and cooking flame. We have 100 cu. ft. of basement storage space, plus a small storage area by our 5.5 KW generator:
It has hydraulic jacks and a self leveling system. Our water is either supplied by the campground, or we can draw on our 40 gallon fresh water tank.
We are powered by 50 amp campground electricity, to which we added a surge protector
When we are not hooked up to electricity, we have 4 six volt batteries. Each two sets are wired in series, to give us 12 volts, then each series is wired in parallel, which gives us the equivalent of two twelve volt batteries. Of course, we also have the above generator.
We have a 20 cu. ft. refrigerator. When we are using battery power, we have a 1000 watt inverter that converts 12 volts to 110 to run the fridge.
We have 3 holding tanks for waste (we are shitty people). Each holds 40 gallons. One for kitchen water, one for showers and bathroom sink. And one for our poop. We installed a visual attachment to our waste water hose so we can see our poop go away.