It has been almost six months since we last moved the motorhome. Six months!
Today after I got off work we decided to take it out for a spin and fill our propane tank. I have been worried about running out for the past month, joking with everyone that I would soon be begging to shower at their house. So today, we did it. We filled the tank.
Why is this a big deal? We thought it was a neat idea to put a 9 foot pool table right in front of our RV. A heavy, slate, 9 foot pool table.
So before moving our RV, we had to find a way to move the pool table first. Without messing up how level it is.
The boys fashioned a fancy bracket system that allowed us to wheel it out of the way — making way for the RV.
Since we have been stationary for so long, we had a lot of stuff to move out of the way.
Even inside the RV, we did not have things set up for a quick escape. Luckily, we have packing in the RV down to an art form and since we were not driving far, this part did not take us too long.
Bringing the slide in was, as always, a bit of a shock. It always makes me thankful that we did not choose an RV without a slide.
It’s just a very tight space without the slide. I think too tight for me.
We luckily remembered to reattach the cover for our A/C unit before driving away.
We went through our normal pre-drive checklist. Everything secure: check. Step is up: check. Jacks are up: check. All unplugged: check.
And away we went.
I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous. But Andy is such a pro at driving this thing by now that I don’t know why I was so worried.
Not every place in town that sells propane will fill a motorhome tank so we made a few calls in advance before heading out. Even the ones that will fill them do not always have somebody available to do it.
Luckily, the gas station down the street was ready for us — not even the propane supplier in town had someone who could help us! When I called them, the woman asked if we could come tomorrow instead. No way, we were all packed in and ready to go. With rain on its way, we did not want to wait any longer.
Now we are back, parked, and safe and sound. We have a full propane tank and are working on deep cleaning the inside of the RV as we put it all back together.
Propane was our first utility bill in nearly six months and we came in at only $32.43. Man, I love this life.
Well, I had better get back to setting up our home again! Some of our roommates are getting a little impatient.