Today we went thru some of the systems and checked to see if they work. Most people would do this on a "shakedown trip" but because we are driveway bound, we are doing it at home.
Craig said "we know the bed works, what more do you need?" We've slept up there several nights.
We tried the microwave.
I made popcorn.
It worked fine.
I don't have any instructions for the convection oven, but my in- house ovens are convection so I guess I can figure it out. I did run it five minutes to be sure it heated.
We located the house air filters above the cabinets over the bed, and I brought them down to vacuum them. They weren't very dirty. Either they were cleaned recently or the Alfa was never in a dusty desert environment. I asked our tech where they were, but he didn't know. I found the information in the owners manual.
We ran the hot water heater just long enough to feel the water getting warm.
We turned on the refrigerator for the first time, and let it run on LP. According to the owners manual you should test the temperature by putting a refrigerator thermometer in a glass of water, in the fridge for 24 hours. We set up one in the fridge and one in the freezer and set the temp to "4."
We were going to wait until Sunday to check them, but were up relaxing in the Alfa this evening and couldn't resist looking at them. The one in the fridge read a perfect 40* and the one in the freezer was in a frozen cup of ice reading 0* so we turned the fridge off and will be checking on the temps in the morning to see how it does holding the cold in "off."
We also plan on going up and testing the furnace in the morning. This morning the outside temperature was 48* so it should be cold enough to test run the furnace.
This evening we spent a little time just relaxing and reading our books in the Alfa.
He looks happy doesn't he?
Unfortunately our WIFI doesn't reach the Alfa up at "Camp Merikay," so I can't read blogs, but I can read with my ebook application on my laptop.
I'm writing this back down at the house. We came down so Craig could take a shower and we could have our usual evening tea. We haven't take the cups, water and tea up to the Alfa yet, and there really isn't enough water in the tank for showers.
Not everything is perfect.
We found one light that doesn't work, either because we haven't found the right switch or the bulb is burned out. There is also a terrible buzz in the radio when one of the kitchen overhead lights is on, something that baffles me. And Craig is certain that the refrigerator should run on AC when just the inverter is on. I'm not.
These are things we will have to learn about either from our good RV blog friends, the Alfa Yahoo group, or thru trial and error. They don't seem like big problems. (except for the buzz in the radio.)
So that the news from here for now.
Congratulations to Laurie and George. They may have gotten flooded out of their house, but the bought their Fiver today! Yipee.