Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Little RV has a Very Busy Day

This morning we were in Lamar, CO, a very small town, at the tire shop by 8:30 and had 5 brand spanking new tires on and were rolling down the highway by 10:30.  We are very hopeful that our chronic tire problems are behind us.  The tires we got were a special order for someone else and when they came in the tires were too wide for the vehicle.  Apparently they had just arrived within the last couple of days.  These are the exact tires we have been looking for but nobody had them in stock.  Guess it was meant to be.  Don't you love it when things like that happen?

Our destination today was Cheyenne Mountain State Park near Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The trip was just under 150 miles.  We got a back in site because we didn't have a reservation and I had been asking Rob to let me park the Little (HUGE) RV next time we had to back in.  Today was the day.  Armed with our walki talkies the fun began.  It took a while and a bit of back and forth but we're parked!  



We have to move across the street tomorrow but it's a pull through so it should be fairly easy.  The site across the street is available for 10 days so we can stay as long as we like.  

As we were driving up from the Pueblo area I realized I was looking at the Rocky Mountains and the snow covered peak of Pike's Peak.  The view made me feel so at home and so excited.  I'm just a mountain girl at heart.  Rob says he's feeling at home too. 

Tomorrow I've got to clean the Little RV from stem to stern.  The dust storms and driving through such dry country really allowed the dust to sift in.  I could write "Dust Me" in the layer of dust on the cabinets.  Hopefully I'll have some pictures of this beautiful area for our next blog post. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Little RV is Getting New Shoes Tomorrow!

This morning Rob called Camping World in Colorado Springs and was told they don't carry tires.  On to plan B.  On an off chance, Rob called a tire store in the closest town, Lamar, CO population 8,000, and they actually have 20 of the tires we have decided on in stock.  Tomorrow we will hitch up and head for Lamar for new shoes.  I hope these hold up better than the last set.  To make an awesome find even better, they are considerably less than we found them for in Arkansas.  Bonus!

We changed the flat tire this morning and spent some time sitting outside enjoying the lake.  It was much calmer outside this morning. 
Grant snooping and Rob lounging
Hasty Lake Dam
We went for a drive today to check out the surrounding area and on the way back we ran into another dust storm.  
That's all dust in about 50 mile an hour winds.  It was not raining.  I do not enjoy the weather here! It just comes up out of nowhere and you have to take cover and wait it out. 


Another One Bites the Dust, and Speaking of Dust...

Progress - we are in the Mountain time zone!  This morning we are in South East Colorado at John Martin Reservoir State Park.  








 
We are parked in a lovely and very large site backed right up to Lake Hasty.  The sites are fairly level but are all dirt/sand and gravel.  All of the sites have a covered picnic table.  Of the 109 sites in the campground only about a dozen other campsites that are occupied.


We had an uneventful drive from our previous camp in Kansas until we pulled into the park.  The tire pressure monitoring system alarm went off.  Ugh, not again!  We watched the monitor closely as we drove into the park.  This park has electric only sites and we needed to fill the water tank before we parked the Little RV because it had been emptied when our repairs were done and the water at the campgrounds where we stayed tasted like soap.  Pass, thanks.

By the time we got parked in our site and got the weight off of the tire it was at 22 psi. down from 75 psi.  Fortunately we did not have to get it fixed or replaced immediately. We set up our campsite with our chairs and satellite Tailgater.   

Around 5pm the wind came up and continued to get stronger as the evening went on.  Grant refused to go outside.  There was dirt and dust flying and the RV was rocking like crazy.  I am amazed that there is no damage to the RV but the amount of dust inside the Little RV this morning is astounding.  Grant was a trooper through the wind storm.  

We have to replace all four tires on the RV.  It's as simple as that.  The tires that were on the Little RV when we purchased her are simply not sufficient for this large and heavy of a 5th wheel.  We have already replaced two of the tires and now a third is shot.  I estimate we have about 8-10k miles on the original (remaining) tires. 

We have decided to stay with a 16" tire but will be getting a much more heavy duty tire with more treads and a stronger sidewall.  We have not found them in stock so they will have to be ordered.  So far Camping World seems to have the best prices and their closest store is in Colorado Springs which is about 150 miles from here.  

I refuse to buy another new tire just to go 150 miles so we may just put the spare on and take our chances.  We have AAA+RV so if we run into trouble again we can call for help.   

We will be leaving here bright and early tomorrow morning as our site is reserved for someone else starting Thursday afternoon. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Is it Time for The Little RV to Get Out Of Dodge City?

Today's weather forecast looks daunting at best.




















The rest of the week, starting tomorrow, calls for severe storms.  

Not my cup of tea!  Time to move on.  Colorado or Wyoming?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Little RV Visits Dodge City, Kansas

Today's drive was about 200 miles across Kansas.  As we traveled west the weather heated up.  It is currently 94 degrees,  Kansas is very green with rolling hills and very strong winds.   When we checked into the RV park the lady at the desk mentioned that Kansans consider this a breeze.  Wow, I can't imagine what a Kansas wind feels like.  

About 35 miles east of Dodge City along the highway there was a 1/2 mile long display of someone's artistic efforts.  Rob pulled over and I walked along the fence line and took some photos.  








We are going to go and check out Dodge City tomorrow and head for Colorado on Tuesday. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Water Woes in the Little RV

I found the awful smell!  

The other day when we picked up the Little RV after the repairs were finished there was an awful smell in here.  Well there were actually two awful smells.  If you missed that post you can read it here.  It's the carpet!  To be more specific, it is about a square foot area in the living room.  Apparently it has gotten wet from the slide leaking more times than we ever knew.  It smells like a moldy, wet dog.  It was pouring rain when we took the RV to the shop on Tuesday.  I'm thinking that is when it got wet and stayed wet enough to mildew. 

We had the RV washed right before we left Arkansas.  In fact he was washing it while I was inside putting things away.  We stayed Thursday night in Tulsa.  When we got set-up in Tulsa I noticed the carpet was wet in two places again.  The living room where the slide edge sits when it is in and the bedroom in the same place.   Both were at the end of the slide toward the back end of the RV.  It had not rained when we were traveling during the day.  Somehow water is still getting in. 

That night it rained hard and the next morning when we put the slides in a tremendous amount of rain water ran off the slides on both sides.  I'm not sure how that much water could collect on the slide roofs, but it did.  After we arrived here in Kansas yesterday I noticed the living room wet spot was larger and even more wet.  I called Wheels RV and explained the situation.  They told me it was normal.  I'm not buying it.  The saga continues.


We were up at 5am today.  Why? you ask.  Rob got up to visit the little boy's room and there was no water.  Lights started to come on and being the incredibly light sleeper that I am, I was awake and asking what was going on.  

I said, "just flip the switch and use the fresh tank".  Rob said, "no, I want to see what's going on".  He got dressed and went outside.  Of course Grant went along to assist.  

I laid in bed for a long time.  I heard him open the bay door under our bed so I got up and opened the window to see what was going on.  Apparently sometime after we went to bed last night our water hose blew out.  


I learned later this morning, when the camp host was making his round last night about midnight he discovered that we were flooding the place so he turned our water off.  The hose broke at a spot where it had been repeatedly kinked and was weak.

We have a spare hose (or two) so we changed the hose and came back inside.  Since we were awake we watched the news and had some coffee.  At around 7am Rob went back to bed and I showered and headed to the closest town, Arkansas City, KS, which is about 20 miles away.  We were getting low on groceries and I also needed to fill up the truck for our departure tomorrow.  

I have a love, hate relationship with Walmart.  How can you not love a place that has EVERYTHING?  The prices are certainly good and often they are the only store to be found in some of these rural places we visit.  But, when I go there alone I end up spending 2 hours browsing every isle in the store. Today I was alone.  

There are things I have needed to pick up for months, like an oven thermometer, a nail set, some filters to keep the dirt and grass out of our heating vents.  You know what I mean.  I never seem to remember those things when I'm at the store.  

After my marathon at Walmart, I loaded up the truck and started for home, stopping for diesel along the way.  Diesel is less than regular gas in Kansas.  That is the first time I have seen it lower for years.  

It was after 11 am when I got back and it was nearly 2pm when I finished putting it all away, cutting up melons, doing dishes and making meatballs to cook in the slow cooker all afternoon.  I was a bit cranky by then so I decided I needed a time out.  

I'm doing a bit of laundry and generally getting things ready to go for tomorrow.  Just wish I knew where we are going.  It will be north, west or northwest.  That's the best I can do.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Little RV Visits the Saddest Campground EVER!

This morning we got up early and were parked in our new campsite in Kansas before noon.  

I'm warning you now, I'm going to make fun of this place but I actually love it for several reasons.  I love that nobody else is parked in our row, a big class A came in after I took the photos but they are in the next row over.  I love the grasslands all around us.

The sites are all pull-through sites and they are huge.  

Grant loves the place because I keep letting him off the leash.













All of this solitude comes with a price.  The place needs some love!  There are 4 permanently placed travel trailers here with large propane tanks sitting outside.  This one is seems to have been rejected entirely.
 This is one of the permanent residents.
The landscaping could use some imagination and a lot of work.
Ah, the price of solitude!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

What is That Awful Smell in the Little RV?

We got her back!  This morning we went to Wheels RV to pick up the Little RV.  All of the repairs have been made plus a couple of maintenance items we requested. 

The first time I went into the RV I noticed a terrible smell and remembered I left some towels in the washer and they were pretty sour smelling.  I figured when we got parked this evening I'd run the load with bleach and kill the smell.   So, we unloaded all of the stuff we had at the hotel and put most of it away, hooked up and away we went. Three weeks in Arkansas was too long for me. 

This evening we are in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  We are just stopping for the night so we didn't even unhitch the truck. Tomorrow we are going just over the Oklahoma boarder into Kansas and will stay there for a couple of nights.  

I'm working on three loads of laundry right now.  The sour towel smell is gone but another smell remains.  
 
I can't figure out what it is or where it is coming from.  It kind of smells like a wet dog and it might be coming from the heating vents.  I'll have to investigate further when we stop next time.  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Storm Damage, Starkey COE Campground and The Little RV's Repairs are Complete

Today we went for a drive to another of the Beaver Lake COE campgrounds.  This time we wanted to check out Starkey.  It was a beautiful day and a drive.  Unfortunately we arrived at the campground only to find the gates closed.  There were quite a few trees down in the area and the roads were littered with debris from the trees.  We are assuming the campground was closed due to storm damage but I haven't been able to confirm that. 

We decided to check out the Dam Site Campground that is just a few miles away.  It was absolutely beautiful and right on the shores of Beaver Lake.  I'd love to stay there but it's all booked for the holiday weekend.  I did take quite a few photos today but they are stuck in the camera until I can get the cable which is back in the Little RV.  I snagged this photo of Beaver Dam off the interwebs.
 

Late this afternoon we got a call from Wheels RV letting us know we can have the Little RV back tomorrow by noon!  Mark spent a long time on the phone with me explaining what they found and what they did to fix the problems.  

I am hopeful that they have fixed the black tank leak once and for all.   The fitting that attaches the black tank to the pipe that runs from the toilet was cross-threaded when it was installed at the factory and was not water tight.  All of that has been replaced and tested and no longer leaks.    

The leaking slides were found to be improperly installed seals which have been fixed.  The cabinet door was replaced, cabinet hinges were replaced, molding damaged by water from the leaking slides were replaced, the lights above the island were replaced with a different style, the tank indicator panel and tank sensor wiring harnesses were replaced.  There is more but this is getting long so I'll spare you.  

We haven't figured out where we are camping tomorrow night but we hope to get somewhere and hunker down for the holiday weekend.  I'm sure campsites will be hard to come by starting tomorrow.  I guess you'll have to wait and see just like we will.
  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Little RV has been Dropped Off and Tornadoes

Please keep Oklahoma in your hearts and prayers while they attempt to recover from the awful storms they have suffered.  


Yesterday evening around 7:10 I got an emergency alert on my cell phone stating "Tornado warning, take cover immediately."  Exactly where does one take cover in an RV.  We do have a basement but I don't think that would work.

We decided that if the worst appeared, we'd run for the truck and drive like the devil was chasing us.  

Within a few minutes our satellite went out and the wind really kicked up.  We rode out Super-storm Sandy in Connecticut in the Little RV and these winds were just as strong but they were straight line winds and really rocked the Little RV.  Then came some serious rain and hail.  

While all of this was happening I was watching the skyline out the window just in case.  I did see funnels forming several times but they broke apart before anything ugly happened.  The warning was lifted at 7:45 and we relaxed a little but there was a watch until 3am. 
 
This morning we were up at 6 am because we had to pack and get ready to drop off the Little RV.  Unfortunately, the weather was awful this morning as well.  Poor Rob had to do all of the tank flushing and putting things away in a driving rain with some pretty loud thunder to accompany him.  I hauled our hotel stuff to the truck and we got hitched up and headed for the RV Service center.  We were both soaked and really cold.  I'm not sure how we managed it but we were 30 minutes early for our 9 am appointment time.   

Long story short, we are now checked into our hotel, the Little RV is inside getting her belly opened up and her parts replaced.  It's basically a black tank transplant with all of the associated parts being replaced as well.  We are hopeful we will only be in the hotel one or two nights.  


Grant has repeatedly voiced his displeasure at the situation.  Every noise causes him to bark.  Hopefully they won't throw us out on our ears!

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Little RV and the Weather

Meet of some of our animal neighborsMr. and Mrs. Canadian Goose and family on the golf course pond

Swimming in formation.
And now, the weather; 
When my daughter was little she came home from kindergarten and sang The Weather Song to me.  It starts out "The weather, the weather, the weEEether...".  It still goes through my head when I think about the weather.  

Yesterday there were forecasts of severe thunder storms, hair, heavy rain, and tornadoes.  When they showed the map of the areas that were on alert the area we are in was right smack in the middle.  This is apparently a three day event.  Oh joy! 

We did have a little bit of thunder and a very short lived rain squall but other than causing Grant to come unglued there were no ill effects here in the Little RV.  

Who hangs out in tornado alley in the springtime?   This is today's forecast. 
  • Monday - North Texas and Oklahoma northeastward through northwest Arkansas, southeast Kansas and Missouri into parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes. Tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts are all possible.
Our hearts go out to those in the three other states who weren't so lucky yesterday.  

On a happier note, the Little RV goes in for repairs tomorrow!  We are checking into a hotel for a night or two (fingers crossed).  We find things tend to take much longer than planned when it comes to this lifestyle.  Perhaps we will be pleasantly surprised.  

Yesterday we thought we were going to have to add another repair to the list.  Our downstairs air conditioning unit stopped working about mid afternoon.  When it got really hot in the living room we noticed it has stopped working.  I checked the breakers and fuses and the breaker had flipped.  It was labeled hot water heater but it reset the AC unit. go figure!  Now the question is, why did it blow the breaker?  This is the newer AC unit that was installed in October in Rapid City, SD after our roof incident.  I'd like to have them check it just to be sure it's ok.  

I have a list of things to accomplish today to get ready to move out.  It is not as easy as just pack a bag.  We have medication, medical equipment, dog items, special foods and a bag to pack. First on the list is a telephone visit with one of Rob's doctors. 

It'll be a busy day around the Little RV.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Little RV's Neighborhood Creatures

Good news!  Most of our parts are in.  Apparently the light fixture has not arrived yet but all of the other parts are at the repair shop so we'll begin repairs on Tuesday.  We know we will have to spend at least one night in a hotel but hopefully no more than that. 
 
The last few times I have walked down the street to the dumpster I have noticed a couple of birds who get quite alarmed and animated when I approach.  Today Grant and I went for a walk and took the garbage out and I noticed the birds again so I went back in and got my camera.  

According to Audubon Arkansas the bird is called a Killdeer. 



This is what they are protecting.  They lay their eggs in gravel and they blend in really well.  This shot is close enough that you can see them pretty well.

This is the bird's broken wing act.  Apparently they try to lead prey away from the nest by acting like they have a broken wing and when they get far enough away they fly to safety. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Little RV Waits...Again

If I had a dollar for every time I have typed delayed on this blog I'd be able to buy a whole tank of diesel for the truck.  But here we are again, waiting.  I guess if you're waiting this isn't a bad way to do it. 

I haven't had an update on the shipping or potential arrival of the parts we are waiting for so that our repairs can begin.  Later this morning I'll call Wheels RV to get an update on those parts and the new couch.  

In the mean time we have been keeping ourselves busy.  I spent a day sorting through our belongings and weeding out things we just don't need in order to lighten the load.  My theory is, if we haven't used it in 8 months we probably won't need it.  

While I was sorting Rob was shopping for tires.  Being stuck here for a while is good in some ways.  It has given us time to do some research about tires and decide what to do.  

Yesterday we found a branch of one of the banks we use and drove to Missouri to deposit some checks we have been carting around for a while.  It was about 32 miles to the bank.  Along the way we stopped at Goodwill to drop off the items I purged from the Little RV.  

The weather here is all over the place.  One day it is hot and sunny and the next we have thunder storms.  Grant wants you all to know he does not approve of the thunder storms.  He sticks close to us and if we are in bed he gets under the blanket and hides.  

This morning on the news I see there were some very severe and deadly tornadoes in Texas.  That is certainly a reminder to listen for warnings as we are in prime tornado territory in prime tornado season.  Seems we are always in the wrong part of the country at the wrong times.  Might I remind you of our attendance to Hurricane Sandy's show back in October.  

I've also been crocheting like a mad woman.  I have tons of yarn (good thing it is light weight) and 4.5 grandchildren so I can come up with lots of projects.  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day from the Little RV

Meet my Mom, Sylvia;

 Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mom's out there.  I hope you had a wonderful day.  I had a very nice, quiet day today.  I had the pleasure of a long chat with my daughter this morning and my Mother (and Dad too) this evening.  I was wished Happy Mother's Day by my brother, my son-in-law,  my step-daughter and my dear friend Shari.  Rob took me out for ice cream this afternoon too!  

Even though I was a little sad that I couldn't spend time with my mom and daughter today it was a good day.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

News from the Little RV

These last few days have really had some ups and downs.  The repairs on the Little RV were supposed to be started on May 7th.  We started out on Monday being told our repairs were being postponed for another week due to a delay in getting the parts from DRV.   Roll with the punches right?  We were given a new repair date of Monday, May 13th. 

Tuesday we found out DRV will be replacing our couch BUT, we will have to wait several weeks for it to arrive.  

Wednesday we got another call from Rob's doctor's nurse telling us that the medication refill we requested was only going to be a 30 day supply.  This is the same doctor who had her nurse call on our anniversary to tell Rob he had to come in and get labs done and have a visit before she would refill his other medications.  We have a telephone visit scheduled with this new doctor to discuss how difficult she is making things for us.  Of course she thinks we'll be discussing the refill situation.  HA!

Today Wheels RV, our repair shop, sent an email letting us know that the parts had not been shipped by DRV on Monday as he thought and in fact have not been shipped as I write this.  Apparently the black tank has not arrived there yet.  We are now shooting for May 21st for repairs to begin. 

A few minutes ago I got an email asking what color couch I'd like. I was given four swatches to choose from.  They are all in the brown family.  I'm thrilled to get to choose because I absolutely loathe the baby poop brown we have now.  I'm going for chocolate! 
Christina and babygirl

Camden and Ryan

My daughter Christina and her husband Ryan are expecting their second child on October 1st.  Their first child is Camden who is 4 1/2 years old is very excited and really wanted a little brother or sister.  We got great news last Friday when Christina had an ultrasound and found out they are having a little girl.  We are thrilled to welcome another grandchild and so glad they are having a girl.  That will make three grandsons and two granddaughters.  I have a lot of sewing and crocheting to do.  
Christina and Camden

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions in the Little RV

It's a beautiful day here in Arkansas.  We have sun and about 75 degree temperatures.  For some reason I woke up at about 3:45 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep.  Don't you love that?  I finally rolled out of bed around 6 am and took Grant out for his morning business.  Then it was latte' time.  Ahhhh

I did take a few photos of the park and our view last night near sunset. 
  
The park is two long rows of 30 sites each with full hook-ups.  Nothing fancy but the spaces are fairly generous and have cement pads.
  



Here we are in site 43

There are about a dozen turtles lined up along the bank of the pond. 

 



This is the view from our rear window.


Later this morning I decided to wander down a few sites and take Sally, from Where RV Going, up on her invitation to stop by.  Sally and Leonard are great folks just getting started in their RV adventure with their gorgeous new Mobile Suites. Their pup Sprocket is adorable and very sweet.  I'm pretty sure I talked their legs offSorry guys!

I mentioned yesterday that our couch is peeling.  Here are a couple of photos to show you what I mean. 


arm damage
cushion damage

Wheels RV called this afternoon with the news that DRV has approved the replacement of our couch.  That's great news!  I did ask that they replace it with a fabric one and from the sounds of it, they will but I'm not at all sure what we are getting.  I asked that I be given the opportunity to at least see it first.  After all, I have to look at it daily so I'd like it to be somewhat attractive, no?

So here's the decision I mentioned in the title of this post.  They tell me it could take "several weeks" for the couch to arrive.  That means we have to either stay here or come back in "several weeks".  Alternatively, I think we can have it shipped to another dealer but I'm not sure.  And exactly how long is "several weeks"?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Good News and Bad News in the Little RV

Over the past few months we have learned that RV repairs are not something you can rush (or count on for that matter).  A couple of weeks ago we spoke to DRV and were referred to Wheels RV here in Arkansas for our repairs.  We scheduled an appointment for tomorrow to begin the extensive list of repairs.  I was asked for and sent a long list of the issues along with several photos so Wheels could order any necessary parts, which they did.   

We arrived here yesterday and this morning we got up and drove over the Wheels RV to go over the issues and ask a few additional questions.  Just as we arrived they called us to let us know that the parts they ordered for our repairs had not arrived and were in fact just being shipped today. It's looking like next Monday the repairs begin. Fingers crossed.

Now for the good news.  Wheels RV actually ordered an entirely new set of parts for our black tank and tank level woes.  We get a brand spankin' new black tank with sensors, new wiring harness, and a new readout panel.  Wheels RV said that with all problems we have had and all of the attempts made to fix the problems they are just going to start from scratch.  I have to say, that makes me very happy.  We also learned that they are building my new cabinet door at DRV and will ship it to Wheels RV when it is finished.  Wonder when that will come in?  

Another warranty problem we are working on is our couch.  The leather or plastic or Naugahyde or pleather or whatever it's upholstered with is peeling on the arm and one cushion.  I'm hoping they will replace it with a fabric couch instead.  If not, I worry that it will start peeling too. 

After stopping by Wheels RV we went in search of a grocery store.  Turns out we are very close to a lot of shopping.  We are always saying, "When we get to a bigger city we need to find a _______"  Fill in the blank with Best Buy, Camping World, decent grocery store, Target, Cabella's, Starbucks, etc.  Today we found ALL of these stores and more.  Looks like a chance to pick up some of those things we have been looking for so we can add more weight to the Little RV.  

We also stopped in the office to pay for a week here in the RV park.  I'll take some photos of our views of the golf course and the pond behind us for our next post.  It's very pretty.   

So there you have it, the good and bad news.  It's a very good thing we aren't on a schedule, isn't it?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Busy Travel Day in the Little RV

We were up pretty early this morning, out of the Texas campground by 8:45 and in Oklahoma by 9am.  We drove on a fairly small two lane highway most of the way to Arkansas.  The countryside was absolutely beautiful, lush and green with a gorgeous blue sky.  It was a 250 mile day.  This evening we are parked in a small campground in Arkansas.  The campground is part of a golf course.  It's pretty quiet but also rather full.  

I have a confession.  We had never weighed the RV to see if we were within our weight maximum.  I just never happened.  Today we stopped at a CAT certified scale to see just how pudgy the Little RV truly is.  
This weight is for both the truck and the 5th wheel, fully loaded including the three live bodies who inhabit it.  Yes folks, we weigh nearly 26,000 lbs.  Yow!  However, as far as I can tell we are not overweight.  I'm still researching that and it is very confusing when I read about it online.  I'll report back with more information if I can get this figured out.  

One thing I was worried about was whether there was too much cargo weight in the RV itself.  I found this sticker on the door.  
From what I can figure out we are very close to that number.  We need to get weighed using RV scales so we can get more accurate weights and see how well the weight is distributed.

I updated our visited states map today!  Yay!