Thursday, September 20, 2018

Day 6 - Sunriver, OR - TT

I guess all of my worrying about the RV was for naught. No issues at all as far as I can tell. The batteries were still about 96% charged as of 8:30 this morning and the temperature-controlled fan was still running fine. There were a ton of campsites available and even though check-in wasn't until noon, the desk clerk gave me all of the paperwork, gate codes, etc. and told me to feel free to select a site. There was a recommendation to disconnect your water hose at night due to freezing temperatures. The high is over 70°F during the day so no complaints from me.

This is our first stay at a Thousand Trails campground. After looking at the campground last June, I went ahead and purchased a two-year membership with two zones. The two zones are the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest. Essentially you can stay at their campgrounds for free but subject to some stay restrictions and time in/out of their network. We currently have almost a month of reservations all of it for no extra charge besides the membership. With each stay the average cost per night keeps dropping. There is a lot of criticism of the Thousand Trails membership but there are also a lot of people who like the system. We'll try it out and see how it goes. The solar panels are pretty shaded at this site so the converter may need to be switched on. Especially since the furnace only runs off of the batteries.

I still have a few chores to do yet. One of the window controls is broken. Both rivets from the control arms to the window frame pulled out of the frame. And I still need to put the shutoff valve on the water tank overflow hose. For some reason, the overflow isn't run to the fill spout as is the norm but just drains below the fresh water tank next to the drain. It could be that it froze sometime as you can't really blow that line out in the winter. I moved the hitch mounted carrier from the truck to the trailer and we moved the RV cover onto the carrier. I will need to move the trailer license plate and light higher up on the back of the trailer as it would be blocked by the carrier. I had thought that the license plate was mounted higher up. Fortunately, I have all of the tools to get this done. 

5 comments:

  1. Nice. Love central Oregon. Great time of year right now

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    1. It's pretty nice and relaxing here at the campground. We are probably the noisiest one around whenever I'm working on the RV. Right now it's a very pleasant 73°F.

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  2. Looking forward to your impression of Thousand Trails system.

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    1. Based on one campground, my initial impression is positive.

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  3. Glad the Rv was in good shape. I too am interested in your opinion of TT once you've experienced several campgrounds.

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