I feel it is necessary to post a few more of my truisms. These truisms fall under my Rules for Owning a Motor Coach: Part 4.
Owning a Motor Coach is a Never-ending Learning Experience.
I have learned that a clear sewer connection is a good thing to have … that way, you will see the juice box the grand kids dumped in the toilet as it makes its final journey.
My wife still will not let me stop at South of the Border and buy anything.
My wife will not let me stop at JRs, either.
I have learned that I hate repairing plumbing problems … in the house or in the coach -- it makes no difference to me. I always end up wet and angry.
The folks at Cracker Barrel are just as friendly as they claim to be.
A motor coach parked in the driveway makes a great place for family to stay when visiting, especially when the occasion is a wedding.
A motor coach roof makes a great place to collect snow.
A snow-covered motor coach roof heat pump produces a gosh-awful smell while operating.
Did you know that snow can burn when it melts due to high heat?
A snow-covered motorhome can produce a manmade mini blizzard while traveling down the road.
Driving a motor coach on snow and ice can be a nerve-damaging experience.
During a panic stop, an agile cocker spaniel can surf the bathroom rug from the back end of the coach all the way to the dash and look good doing it.
Slideouts produce a gosh-awful sound while being retracted if the toppers have ice on them.
Slideouts do not retract all the way if they have ice on them. So a trip to the roof may become necessary.
It is a lot easier to climb onto a snow-covered motorhome roof than it is to climb off of one. So I suggest you just forget it!
Things in a motor coach tend to break when you need them the most. Like a bay heater failing during a blizzard.
My favorite place to be in January is camping at Fort Wilderness.
Carry a couple of ceramic heaters in your coach. You might just save a water pump and/or water filter from freezing to death.
A trip to Camping World can cost me at least a hundred bucks, even when I have no plans to buy anything. If I have plans to purchase something, I will end up spending ... well, you don't want to know.
Why do I need to have three different dominoes games stored in my coach?
A trip to Wal-Mart can cost me at least fifty bucks even when I am planning only to purchase a six-pack of beer.
At some point a motor coacher can own too many DVDs.
It is a lot harder to get something wrong with your coach repaired than it is to break it.
My wife says I sound like the dad from A Christmas Story working on his furnace when I am in the wet bay trying to replace a frozen water pump.
Looking out a motorhome window at snow-covered trees and frozen rivers flying by is quite a wonderful sight.
Just take a deep breath and enjoy the view.
I have learned that a motor coach will improve your life, even in the wintertime, if you let it.