Getting Ready for the 2014 Camping Season

We’re chomping at the bit to get out for a camping trip. We’ve reserved a site at St. Vrain next weekend as our first trip of the season. The overnight in the driveway, tonight, doesn’t count, does it?

This week, I installed some seat covers, transferred the brake controller from Twuck, and tested the wiring harness. I also installed and adjusted a new shank for the Eaz-Lift hitch as the hitch needed to be lowered about three inches.

This morning, we took the trailer for a little drive to see how it behaves behind UPGRAYEDD, then decided to take it for a little longer drive up the interstate and ended up stopping for lunch while we were out.

When we got home, I did a few more tweaks to the Eaz-Lift and put the WD bars on. I really prefer to have the weight shifted a bit further forward than where it was. I’m sure it’ll take a few adjustments to get it the way I like it.

Next on the list was to prep the trailer for the season. Typically, that’s just a matter of opening everything up, sanitizing the potable system, running the appliances, and checking and repairing anything that was left from last season.

I’ll also need to remove the old bumper sticker that I had made for the trailer as it doesn’t really seem fitting anymore because UPGRAYEDD is two feet longer than the trailer.

So, what’s the sticker?

At the time, the tow vehicle was a 15 year-old Nissan Pathfinder behind a full-height, full-width travel trailer.

Of course, when we upgrade to the Heritage Glen T300BH that we like, we’ll need to come up with another humorous sticker.