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Old 04-11-2016, 01:54 PM   #85
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Thanks, guys. I did call my service guy in Ft Worth. He walked me thru some more stuff, some of which I vaguely recollected, as he went over it again. I had left the main disconnect switch on, and he said that will drain power as well.

He reminded me that if I start the vehicle, I can then get charge to the generator...which I did, and it turned right over. He told me to let it run about 2 hrs, then check it, and call him back. There is also a battery assist (boost) button that you can access if the vehicle does not start right up. I WILL REMEMBER that one. I was thinking the generator was always available to charge the batteries...and that is true,but, there has to be some battery power to start the gen. Little by little, it is starting to sink in!
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:21 PM   #86
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:24 PM   #87
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Yep, doing it does make it sink in! Methods of learning....reading hearing, seeing, doing! So, gen is still charging, and service guy says he wants me to see a ' float' charge that is stable. I do to. He said if the battery is not good they will respond.
Most certainly, there is a lot of info to learn, but, I think breaking it down into smaller portions, focusing on each system, dealing with one at a time.....may just help it to click in.
So, the learning continues. (You can teach an old gal new stuff)! LOL!
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:15 PM   #88
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Well, Evelyn, sounds like you have had a tiring trip but glad you are home. Hope you got all of the kinks worked out of Goliath. I have had some issues with Boomer, but the folks in the camps have been very nice to help me out. I went through the books that came with the trailer more than once and still have some surprises. They have been minor, sort of, but maybe I have the kinks worked out. I am sure after a few false starts, you will have everything worked out. Sounds like the people in Ft. Worth have been good to work with.
Still having a great time out here. Hit something in the road and blew a tire on Vinny but rather that than on Boomer. Everything went fine in changing it and have purchased a new tire. Glad I put the tire in the pickup bed before I left so I did not have to get it from under the pickup.
I have met some really nice people and only one or two "cranks". For some reason, they do not think someone my age should be on the road. Told me I should have a job and doing something productive. Was not worth an argument. I wanted to ask them why they did not have a job, but let it go. Was afraid I would ended up having to shoot them.
Will go for now. I am so hopeful that you are starting on a new journey that will place many additions in your memory book. All the best, Ashley.
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Ashley, sorry to hear of your negative experience with "the cranks"! I don't know what some idiots think gives them the right to 'rain on your parade'. Probably jealousy! Ignore those types....not worth your time. Most campers are nice and supportive, but, I guess there are a few rotten apples in every barrel.

I'm glad you were prepared to deal with the blown tire. I would need to call AAA.

You are smart in not announcing where you are going, or where you are currently. It would be interesting to know where you have been. I would love to hear of your travel experiences and of places you have been, what sort of campsites you have found along the way.

Do you have a dog yet? I still encourage you to get a big one for a companion as well as for your protection. They can be a terrific travel buddy and companion. Let me know how you're doing. Evelyn.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:14 PM   #90
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Evelyn, we need an update on you and Goliath!

How is it, having fun, taken the grands for a ride yet?

Inquiring minds have been wondering where you are and what's happening.


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Hi Maggie,
No worries here. No, Deb has not asked for a ride, and the grands have not called. (Maybe they're a bit peeved that I'm spending their inheritance! LOL!)

I continued with charging the batteries up with the gen till the sun took over the charge. It seems to be OK @ 12.75 .

As for me, I'm still sort of pampering my aching shoulders and knees, and they do seem to be improving gradually.

I went on line to the container store last night and ordered a complete set of China storage containers...for "Goliath's" Lenox porcelain dishes, (butterfly pattern) and also for Waterford wine and cognac/ brandy crystal. No, I won't take these on my boondocking trip, but, will on others that are not so rough travel.

I do have a supply of paper plates and bowls and plastic ware for those more austere trips.

For now, am in planning process...of what and what not to pack and leave in "Goliath".
I am thinking to keep some canned soups, chicken breast, tuna, salmon,etc. in it. Maybe a bucket of Wise prepped food as well., bottled water, bottled zero fruit waters.

I'm open for ideas. Evelyn.
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Sounds like you will be traveling in style, Evelyn.

I always carry dried pasta of some sort....garlic, olive oil, cheese is a hearty meal if you're really hungry.

Maybe a couple of cans of a favorite soup, tea, etc.

I try for a fully functioning kitchen, on a small scale, when I am traveling.

You are planning and putting things together...that is always so much fun.

Keep us posted, we are interested and rooting for you.


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Well, the dreaded 'first ding' has occurred! Apparently, a rock threw into my windshield while on trip home, on passenger side. It is small, (Nicole to quarter size), star shape, so I think Safelite can bond repair it. I hope so, as my deductible is $500.00. He'll be here this afternoon.

It seems, I spent a good portion of last night....planning, thinking of what to put in "Goliath"......instead of sleeping. I could not turn it off! To be expected I guess.

There are some items that will go in .... Or out....depending on the type of trip.,and whether I plan on RV PARKS or dry camping. I think I will take a gas grill on boondocking trips, along with a gas fired "little red campfire". I think they will tuck in the storage area behind the sofa/bed. I probably will bring them on our trip this fall.

I will pack the porcelain and crystal in individual storage containers, put in the china cabinet, then take with, as the trip indicates. When I plan RV hookups, I'll use induction plate to cook on....outside grill for nice days outdoors. I guess I'll end up with too much stuff! Time and experience will pare down the list, I'm sure.

I like to cook frozen veggies, and take frozen fruits and meats, fish...when I can. It will, of course, depend on power management / needs. I like the dual fridge/freezer, but,it does pull a lot of power. We'll see soon enough.
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Hi Evelyn:

Glad you made it safe and sound and are preparing for the "big adventure". We had another brand 38' MoHo with generator etc. In case no one mentioned to you the generators run off the same fuel you are using to run the Interstate. The one you have probably burns about 1/3 - 3/4 a gallon of Diesel and hour, not sure of the gen size. In any case when the fuel tank in the Interstate reaches a per-programed set point, usually 20-25% of tank capacity, the generator will no longer be able to pull fuel. With that in mind we always kept the tank on our MoHo at about 1/2 full or more before we stopped for the evening, so in the event we needed the generator for an extended period it would not shut down.

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The Interstate generator runs on propane, the engine runs on diesel.
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Gen on LP, Auto on Diesel....that was a good selling point for me. I like that I won't need to try and balance between the two systems.
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HI Evelyn
Been reading your thread & am enjoying your enthisiasum on your new purchase! I'd love to see pictures!!

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