Tuesday, November 17, 2020

A good idea while it lasted.

 Yeah, Covid sort of derailed a lot of things this year, didn't it.

And among them, me keeping up with the blog. Well, that and work and....... well, frankly I just sort of fell of that wagon.

But we're back, and hope to do better going forward. Don't forget to cehck out our YouTube Channel..we're working well there on a weekly uploads, and may add another "series" to our schedule. It's in the "concept stage" at the moment. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/c/AsWeGoRV

So, one more time I'll take pen, er, keyboard, in hand...and stay tuned for more!

Safe Travels to you, and who knows...As We Go, maybe one day, we'll see you on the road!




Saturday, June 13, 2020

RV Checklists

RV Check lists can be a real lifesaver. 

I know when we've sat in one place for a while, they help us remember everything we need to do to get ready to leave. For fun, we created a little "musical" video about lists, based on "A Little List" from Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado" You can check it out here: (and yes, we extend our apologies to G&S)



But seriously, they do help. And the biggest advice we can give you one a list, is find a template, and edit it to fit your needs. here's what we have on our departure list:

Exterior:
  • Disconnect Utilities 
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Sewer
  • Propane Off
  • Steps up
  • Awnings stowed
  • Leveling Mats stowed
  • Baggage doors locked
  • Check fluids
  • Check air in tires

Interior:
  • Galley Cabinet doors and contents secured
  • Refriferator doors secured
  • Refrigerator turned off
  • Medicine Cabnet Door secured
  • Shower door locked
  • Pocket Door secured
  • Bedroom doors and drawers all secured
  • Curtains down
  • Wideshield curtain oopened and secured
  • Co-pilot window blinds open
  • Hotspot off and antenna stowed

Towing:
  • Connect tow bar to Jeep
  • Connect Safety Chains and Light cable
  • Set-up brake system
  • Check all lights and tow connections
As you can see, ours is customized to better fit our needs. For example, we don't list slides, because we don't have any. So have fun creating a checklist that works for you!

By the way, here's a couple other sites that may help you develop your check lists:

Mark Polk (RV Education 101 and RV University)
By the way...a huge shout out to Mark Polk and @RVEducation101. We learned A LOT from his channel!!!!

Campanda-They have a few different checklists

Hope this was helpful for you. Safe travels and who knows...As We Go, maybe someday we'll see you on the road!




Thursday, April 23, 2020

Month in Review-Feb-Apr-2020

Month in Review - February-April 2020

Well, we wrapped up a few more months in our 3rd your of full-time RVing.

Covid-19 has sure slowed down our plans, as it has for several others in the RV community. As a result, our costs haven't really changed, so I won't put those in here this time...just refer back to January for how it looks now. Just roll our entertainment and repairs into shopping 😉 and cut gas for the Jeep in half.

But we have learned a few things and got some video editing caught up on. You can check out our YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/c/AsWeGoRV 

And during the whole "shutdown" season, I even got desperate enough to cut my own hair. You can see how that turned out by watching this:



We also did a coouple videos on DIY masks, things I never thought we'd need in order to shop or go to the bank. In fact, who thought it would be okay to wear a mask when talking to a cashier?



We're  doing more research on solar for our rig so we can do some boondocking (that's using the RV without any "shoreside" connections, such as water and electric. ) We hope to have it installed later this year.

And our regular life goes on. This video was shot before the Covid-19 shit downs hit Galveston, but it does give you a glimpse at our "pre-Covid" errand day. They are simpler, low key, and masked currently. And we do a bit more shopping, heading over to Galveston every few weeks for some of the dietary items we can't get at the local stores.



So, that's about all the news that's fit at the moment. Thanks for joining us on our journey! Safe travels to you and who knows, "As We Go", maybe one day we'll see you on the road!