Scampy Getting A Propane Line
On our return from the 2-day camping trip, we stopped at Kelly's RV in Apple Valley to arrange to have a propane line installed inside Scampy. This line will terminate just inside the cabinet below the kitchen sink.
The end of this propane line will have a quick disconnect which contains a shut-off valve. This shut-off valve gives extra protection against any leak from the quick disconnect.
The purpose for the installation of this propane line is to have a connection for the Wave 3 catalytic heater. We erred in having a propane tank inside Scampy. This new line corrects that error.
Just before arriving back in Apple Valley, a clunking sound began in the area of the trailer hitch. We returned to A&B Hitch to have the clunking checked out. Owner Mark went for a test drive in order to find out what was going on.
It was determined that the hitch was working inside the receiver. And that working created the clunking sound. The hitch was altered so that it now enters the receiver an additional 3-inches.
This change should prevent this problem from occurring again.
Honda FIT as a tow vehicle
There have been comments from readers about whether the Honda should be towing Scampy. The reason for the doubt is that Honda states that the FIT should not be used as a tow vehicle.
However, Honda does allow the use of their Honda Jazz as a tow vehicle. The Jazz is what Honda named the FIT when sold in Europe.
We now have personal experience towing Scampy with our Honda FIT. There is more than enough power from our Honda FIT to tow Scampy. Also, braking is extremely good.
Scampy weighs in at 1,500 lbs, loaded with our stuff. Hitch weight is 100 lbs.
6:30pm - Baby Boid and George
During our 2-day camping trip with Scampy, Baby Boid began showing signs that he liked being close to me. While we were driving together, Boid positioned himself close as possible to me. This was a clear indication of his socializing with me.
Boid is not afraid of my hand. I'm able to place my hand in the cage, reach over and touch Boid's foot. Or touch his chest. And he does not fly about frightened when my hand is in his cage.
It will not be long before Boid will begin to eat his food from my hand.
Boid is very relaxed in this pic. His head is fluffy. When Boid is
nervous or frightened, his head feathers make a small head.
PS: Weight check tomorrow. I've signed up at Kaiser for my new primary care doctor. Part of the checking-in process is a weight check.
I'm very interested in what my body weight is now. From the way that my pants fit, I must have lost a lot of weight. I'm eating much, much less now. Only eating when I'm hungry!