Friday, April 19, 2019

Winter Mileage

Where Are We Today
"The Ridge"
Priceville Ontario 
Winter Mileage

Leaving "The Ridge"

At the end of each winter, I like to report our distance traveled and fuel mileage from the time we leave "The Ridge" until the time we return to "The Ridge". It should also be stated that it is not always a direct drive to and from the border crossing, as we may stop for one or more days between "The Ridge " and the border.
The following numbers are taken from the truck's  instrument panel computer.
Mileage: 9654.5 mi./15537.4 km.
Fuel/: 10.4 mpg avg./22.6 l/100 km.
Amount Used: 927.9 U.S. gal./ 772.64 Imp. gal./ 3512.5 l.
It should also be noted that these averages are for both towing and normal driving. This being our third winter away, thinking back, these numbers have been close each year.

Changing the subject, I was asked awhile back, by Dave from, about my step ladder hung underneath the trailer and about hanging 50 lbs on the ladder at the back.

Arriving back at "The Ridge"

To answer Dave, you should have no problem hanging your blue boy on the ladder, it is rated for somewhere in the 200 lb. vicinity to allow you to climb up it.
To see the step ladder hanger install, you can go to this link here,
I got the idea from someone we met in a park in Huachuca City AZ. He had his in this location on a Mobilesuite.
Thanks for taking time to stop by and hope you are having a Happy Easter where ever you are. Until the next time, take care and stay safe. Comment are always welcome.

15 Ft. Telemaster

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Home - Not Quite

Where Are We Today
CanAm RV, London, Ontario
We are back in Canada, but not quite home yet. Staying at CanAm for the week until we can get into "The Ridge", while here we will get the slide cables looked at, I will work for two days and visit our kids.

Putting 6 large boxes in the trailer

The real reason for this post is an update on my next RC project. Over the winter, I  purchased a kit to build from a company in Arden NC. With plans to pick it up on our way home so as to avoid shipping costs, duty, taxes and brokerage fees,  we arrived there March 28th as per-arranged, the owner was not there, he had been called away to a family emergency. Once we contacted him, he said he would be home the next week and he would ship it to us free of charge. I said I would contact him when he was home.

Boxes in and closed back up.

Here comes the twist, when I spoke to him again, he asked if I would like the proto-type that he had built and flown. I decided to go with that option if he could get to my U.S. mailing address in Port Huron no later than Friday April 6th, so I could pick it up on the 7th before we crossed the border. After checking with FedEx, that it could be there, he packed it up and shipped it.

The picture doesn't show how big it really is.

We arrived at Blue Water shipping Saturday morning at 9:30 and picked up 6 huge boxes, a little taken back at the number and size, I know it is a big plane but still. We managed to get them in the trailer and then headed for the border where we were across in about 5 minutes.
Once setup at CanAm, I opened the boxes and without removing the bubble wrap, checked each piece for damage. Once we are home I will unwrap and post pictures of its size.
Thanks for the reading along, until the next time stay safe and take care.