Number 4, Owing a motor coach is a never ending learning experience.
Well, I had so much fun coming up with a list of things that I have learned over the ten years that my wife and I have been motor-homing, I figured why not write down a few more? So here goes:
I have learned that men need a precise set of directions when parking the coach.
And women know just how to give them. For example:
"I SAID STOP! STOP! DON'T YOU KNOW WHAT STOP MEANS?"
"DON'T BACK UP, YOU WILL HIT IT AGAIN!"
"NO, NO, YOUR OTHER RIGHT!"
"JUST LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE NOW!"
It's always the other person's fault when you miss your exit or hit a tree.
The people camping next to you will find out first that you forgot to shut your black tank valve.
My grandkids think the term "stinky slinky" is really funny.
My wife doesn't like the way our all-in-one washer-dryer ties HER underwear into knots.
A small speed bump can throw dishes around the coach. A big speed bump throws the dog around the coach.
Old tube socks make great bottle savers; just make sure they are clean. I'm talking about the socks.
Don't drive on the zipper, it's scary and you may lose a lug nut cap.
While going down the road, I don't like hearing, "What the heck was that noise!?". even when I am the one saying it.
If Wal-Mart doesn't have it, I must not need it.
It burns me when the RV spots at Cracker Barrel have a car parked in them.
It burns me even more when the RV spots at Camping World have a car parked in them.
Sometimes when driving under an overpass, I get the urge to duck!
My wife will not let me stop at South of the Border and buy anything.
It's been almost seven years since we purchased our coach and I am still finding loose screws floating around inside.
If you don't pack up your patio the night before you leave, it will rain.
Quick disconnects are great on the water hoses except when you forget to turn off the water before disconnecting.
I have learned that:
Before pulling out of a campground, if your generator is off and your roof air is running, you may have forgotten to do something.
I have a very tough shore power surge protector. How do I know? Because I dragged it down the road once and it still works great!
I believe that some interiors of motor coaches were designed by people who smoke something more than just tobacco.
At some point during a long trip I will bang my head on a slideout. It's going to happen, I might as well get used to it.
The dash AC is always too cold for the pilot and not cold enough for the copilot, or vice versa.
Most coaches have the dash radio positioned where no one can easily read it or adjust it (without falling out of your seat).
I would rather be out in my coach than take a cruise or a trip to Europe. That's good, because I own a motorhome and can't afford to take a cruise or a trip to Europe.
A bad day motorhoming beats a day at home in bed with a kidney stone (believe me I know!)
Fuel is always too expensive no matter what the price per gallon.
A Ham and cheese sandwich in my motor coach at a rest stop on the way to somewhere tastes better than it does at home.
I have learned that when I am home (in the stick house) I am always counting the days until I am on the road again with my beautiful wife and the pup.
Feel free to comment and add to this list of "learned" things.
Oh, Remember Rule Number 1!