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Author:  rgmacdonald [ Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  My Trip to Washington and Points East

Hello T@B Owners,
I have returned form my trip into Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alberta and home to BC - over 4000 km in 2 1/2 weeks. Too much driving; not enough staying, although I saw some interesting places! I'll make some changes to the schedule for my next trip. The T@B pulled beautifully up and down and through the mountains, and over the plains, whether on an expressway or a windy country highway. It was easy to set up and get ready for the road, and comfortable to live in. I averaged 18 - 20 mpg (Imperial gallon that is) with my Camry V6.
There were only two maintenance issues with the T@B. First the coach battery completely discharged as the fridge was on it, and it wasn't being recharged. This was traced to a faulty (loose) connection in the red wire from the converter to the battery. This blew both fuses as well. Once the proper connection was made and the fuses replaced the battery charged up completely and remained so. The other problem involved the "fancy" plastic faucet which had a single lever with two positions - one for city water hookup and the other for the onboard water through the pump. First it was very difficult to control the flow; it was either off, or full on. One day this faucet completely failed spewing water all over the place. I managed to caulk the begeezes out of it to get me home and then with the help of some expert advice from Arbutus RV on Vancouver Island selected a beautiful brushed nickel finished single lever Moen type faucet as a replacement. Installation was a challenge but once accomplished, It looks great and works beautifully. Push the lever to one side for city water the other for the on board supply.
I am already planning the next trip, hopefully south to warm sunny climates when the grey drizzle sets in here on the "Wet Coast" during the winter.
Russ Macdonald

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