Our First Weigh-In

Above: Kathie standing next to a raw 24,000 lb. rated chassis. Just like humans (and dogs), RVs need to stay a healthy weight. In fact, if your RV is overweight, the consequences can be costly (chassis or axle damage) or deadly (decreased braking ability). Rover’s front axle is rated to carry a maximum of 9,000 lbs, his rear...
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Replacing our kitchen faucet

Overall I’m very happy with Rover and all his amenities. We’ve been in our coach for a little over 2 months now and we’ve adjusted very well to living in an RV; however the kitchen faucet continued to drive me bonkers! The factory faucet is something out of the 80s, it’s short, close to the...
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Just a pit stop, then home

We wanted to get back to the DC area within six week of purchasing Rover so we could pick up the rest of our things. Since we took a side trip back to Tampa (to fix a few things) and then to the Space Coast, we were running a little behind. We decided to make...
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What Day Is It?

We’ve been having such a blast with our new, rebooted lifestyle, that we sometimes forget we’re still just in Phase 1 of our journey (read The Final Countdown for background on our phases). When we sold our house in Virginia and took off for Florida to pick up Rover, we took only what we could fit in (or on)...
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Best dog park ever!

Since we no longer have a backyard for Opie to run free, we’ve been trying to take the boys to local dog parks if the campground doesn’t have a dog run to play in. St. Augustine/Jacksonville was no exception. Jacksonville is home to Dog Wood Park and looked incredible so we decided to give it...
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Historic St Augustine

After Space Coast, we decided to head to St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Driving Rover continues to get easier and easier, thank goodness! St. Augustine is a great historic city. Its official title is the “oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental United States”. Basically it’s the oldest constantly occupied city in the...
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Rockets and Beaches

We arrived at the Space Coast RV Resort in the early afternoon and got ourselves set up for the week. The Delta IV rocket carrying a next-generation GPS satellite into orbit was scheduled to launch at around 8:15pm, but the weather was taking a turn for the worse. After some torrential rains and heavy winds,...
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St. Augustine, no wait…Space Coast

After Mom’s house, we had to head back to Tampa to get a few things fixed on Rover. Most were minor but since one involved a loose slide topper bracket pulling away from the coach, we wanted to get it fixed asap. Since our first drive on I-75 from Tampa to Port Charlotte was a bit...
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