Sunday, June 11, 2017

On the road

Day 32


Fulltiming in Scampy


7:30am - It seems that only a few months ago, that living in Scampy for an extended time was kinda worrisome. And now, here we are with this morning's Blog.  The 32nd day of this present trip.

So, how is it living fulltime in Scampy? Comfortable! That's what it is!

We are Morning Camped in the business park where the 24 Hour Fitness that we use is located. I'm still in my pajamas. Blogging while in bed. Baby Boid has yet to receive his morning seeds. iPhone is playing music. 

We are thinking about going to the nearby Tom's Pancake House for breakfast. Good time!

12 noon - New trailer hitch
Yesterday we Blogged to you about replacing Little Honda's trailer hitch. The company that will do this work is Rack Attack in the City of Portland, Oregon.

We also wish to have Rack Attack install a brake controller for Scampy's brakes.


1pm - Value of Blog Readers
Do you appreciate the immense value received from Blog Readers?

In our 12 noon post, we Blogged about having a brake controller installed in Little Honda for Scampy's brakes. The reason for our decision to have that brake controller installed came from Reader Tom [LorbeerTLC] who wrote:

"Because of your unibody construction, do you have trailer brakes? I ask because if not, that also might have contributed to your spare tire wheel well cracking."


Thank you sooooo much Reader Tom! πŸ˜Ž


4:30pm - Here's the thing!
When the work that we have coming up for Little Honda is complete, both Scampy and Honda will be riding level. The forces on Little Honda's trailer hitch will be minimized.

After that, the Scampy RV Team will be lovin' life and cruising easy.

It took George a whole lot of time to get this hitch stuff understood. Now we are able to see the light at the end of this particular tunnel. 😎





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10 comments:

  1. George
    Great move on the brake controller. It will take a lot of stress off Fit's brakes, the hitch and the transmission (when decelerating or down long hills).
    Also, start changing tranny fluid every 5000 miles or so using real CVT fluid. Tranny maintenance is especially important, as the CVT Tranny can't be rebuilt - you have to buy a whole new unit if anything fails.

    Joe
    Joe

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    1. Hi Joe,

      I was lucky today when Reader Tom informed me about why trailer brakes are so important.

      My Honda is a 2013 FIT. The CVT tranny did not become Honda FIT equipment until 2014.

      George


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  2. I second Joe's advice ! A properly working brake controller will take a lot of stress off of the hitch. Also, I commonly change the Honda tranny fluid with each oil change. My Honda has no oil filter, and using genuine Honda fluid helps ensure that it keeps working well. Safe travels !

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    1. Hi John,

      I did not understand until today, why trailer brakes are so important!

      Scampy has trailer brakes. All that is needed is a brake controller installed and hooked up for Little Honda!

      I am going to find out all about Honda's transmission fluid. Also, if Honda's engine has an oil filter.

      George


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  3. Got to hand it to you George, you're tenacious!Keep on truckin'.

    Bill

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    1. Hi Bill,

      You said it! I am tenacious! 😎

      George


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  4. I'm so glad your getting everything figured out.

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    1. Hi Kathy,

      Me too! Took me sooooo long!

      George

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  5. Never too late to learn. Still figgerin' it out?
    Long may you run. (I loved your Neil Young song post)

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    1. Hi Tom,

      Thank you sooooo much! 😎

      Neil Young back in 1980s. Wow!

      George

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