Friday, November 2, 2012


Friday, November 2 – Well, we're all packed up and ready to go. Marsha was so excited that we successfully hooked-up the trailer on the first try. Guess she thought Paul would miss the pin box while backing the truck under the fifth wheel....ha ha! We successfully towed the 5th wheel about ten feet with no mishaps!

First time backing up.bcking up

Marsha's responsibility for this first time was to be sure the pin aligned with the hitch.
pulling back

almost there

successful hook up

Ready to roll.
Ready to roll

Paul did check the tire pressure on the trailer and discovered only 65 pounds of air pressure in all the tires instead of the 80 pounds marked on the tires. So he dug out his air compressor that he had stored in the basement of the 5th wheel and increased the pressure to the recommended amount. Wonder why the RV dealer delivered the 5th wheel with low air pressure?

With everything completed, we settled into the house for the last night in Ohio. Interestingly enough, there were a few snow flakes in the air as we closed-up shop.

Here are just a few photos of the inside.


Living area




We are ready to roll!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Good job on getting that kingpin aligned! Before you know it you'll be old hats at that. It sure looks like you have a beautiful new winter home. Only great times ahead ....

  2. Wagons ho!!! Safe travels to the two of you. Still no snow in the valley.

  3. What a lovely new home...and congrats on the hitch up. Safe travels as you head south!

  4. What a team! Your new fifth-wheel is beautiful and looks comfortable, too. Safe travels!

  5. Good job you guys. Always nice when it lines up on the first try. You have a beautiful rig and I think you're really going to enjoy it. Be safe out on the road and get away from those snowflakes.

  6. Congrats on that first hook up it can be a little scary the first time but you will soon be doing it without that awful feeling in your stomach. Good luck and see you down the road.


  7. Safe travels and have fun ... we'll be rolling this weekend too, but it will be to drive the moving truck and unload it at the storage facility.

  8. safe travels to you as you begin your 2012 snowbird adventure!!

  9. Looks like a professional job of hooking up the 5th wheel.
    That 5th wheel is nice and roomy. Will be curious to read about the pros and cons after you have had it a while, especially since coming from your Class A.

  10. Just want to say congrats on the new rig. It looks fabulous!!!


  11. Good to see you back on the road again. Be safe but have fun.

  12. Great looking rig inside and out.

    You're all set to roll now it will be quite different, I suppose, compared to your MH.

    Snow? Time to move on!

  13. Beautiful inside and out. Good job hooking up Paul. Have fun and be safe.

  14. Lookin' good! Glad you are getting away before too much snow is in the air. Safe travels. :)

  15. I really like it. :) It looks like you guys did make a nice choice. Great looking truck as well! :)


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