I am home in the mountains enjoying a PUBLIX sub sandwich and a cold DOS EQUIS beer. Though the closest PUBLIX is close to 100 miles away, I have been traveling in a vehicle with it’s own refrigerator. It is the perfect homecoming lunch.
One of my friends has been busting my chops for not finding parks and such to “camp” in on my delivery journey. I figured that by visiting friends along the way we could catch up and at the same time, I could check out the RV in a controlled environment with “support” (tools, transportation, etc.) close by. We’ve dubbed it “Driveway Camping”.
I’m in another friend’s driveway just outside Ichetucknee Springs today.
And, I may stop at one more friend’s driveway on the last leg of the journey home.
The drive from Tampa to Fort White yesterday was uneventful. Everything operated and handled as designed. This was the longest stretch we’ve traveled in the Rialta so far.
I do have one concern however. Matt sent me this photo of his driveway.
Apparently something has run off or dripped from the RV. We had no low fluids at yesterday’s oil change in Brandon and I just checked levels with all being ok. I will be vigilant the rest of the way home, checking fluid levels often.
There is one fluid I can’t check. VW decided the transmission is not “user serviceable” and they sealed it with no dipstick. When I get home, I will change the automatic transmission fluid just to be safe.
I considered doing it yesterday in Brandon during the oil change but my old quick oil change place has changed hands and everyone there was complaining about being ripped off. Heck, I chose the budged $39.95 oil change and they tried to hit me with a $129.00 change using exotic oil. I said just stick with the program. 15 minutes and $48.00 later I was on my way.
We should be home in Blairsville in a couple days where I’ll begin an inch by inch check of the whole rig.
Peace out, Y’all.