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We pull out tomorrow…

We pull out tomorrow…

The truck is pretty much loaded and we are just trying to get through the night of sleeping on the floor with practically nothing in the house. We pull out tomorrow at about 11:30am -12 pm, directly after our landlord inspects the house.

We have had a hay day packing the truck and installing the tow bar on our vehicle. We also had some drama with the propane tanks on the RV today.

We have reworked and reloaded the moving truck at least 20 times just trying to find the absolute best fit for everything we have. It’s been lots of lifting but I am happy to say we have successfully loaded all our stuff in 13 feet of trailer space. We had to go up to 13 feet instead of the 12 feet we booked because the load bar tracks were not spaced 1 foot apart, they were spaced every 2 feet.

That meant we could load the truck up to the 11 foot mark or the 13 foot mark. We surely could not come in under 12 feet so we just loaded it to 13 feet. We’ll see if they charge us the extra $130 for filling the trailer an extra foot. We put a call in to the company to discuss this.

The trailer hitch thing was also interesting. We actually had grown men standing on the pipe wrench trying to loosen the ball nut thingy and it would not budge. We tried using WD-40 and a whole slew of other things but nothing moved the nut. We had to take it back to home depot and get a new one, it works fine.

The last drama was our propane tanks. Our mechanic initially told us that they had outdated valves and would need to be replaced. Then we took it in for the work and he informed us they were actually not outdated and did not need to be replaced after all.

Today when we tried to fill them we were informed that filling those was against the law and were refused a refill. We ended up buying a new tank and dropping $50.00 on that.

All the little issues weren’t really all that bad, they were the source of some heated moments but those are behind us now and we are ready to get the show on the road tomorrow afternoon!

Here are some photos of the progress:

 

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  • There always are some annoying little things to deal with before a big trip or project – it never fails! Sheesh. Well, I’m glad yours weren’t worse. I hope you have a safe and fun trip! Let us know you made it there safely as soon as you can. Hugs and all my best wishes to you!

    August 31, 2008 at 10:53 pm
  • Why sleep on the floor? Why not in the motor home? Wouldn’t that be more comfy? And what a freakin hassle about the propane tanks. I’m glad you got it fixed though. Be safe and have a happy trip.

    Karens last blog post..Counting Cactus, or The Day I Was An Environmental Consultant

    August 31, 2008 at 11:40 pm
  • T & N~ I am proud that I got to meet you TWICE and meet your mother and brother. I wish you all a very safe, uneventful and VERY FUN trip to your new home! And I look forward to reading about all of your new adventures 🙂

    maiden53s last blog post..Hello There Nice Person

    September 1, 2008 at 1:59 am
  • I wondered why you didn’t just bunk in the RV too.
    You will be on the road, won’t you?

    witchypoos last blog post..Blunk Drogging

    September 1, 2008 at 6:56 am
  • Have a safe trip and I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures:)

    Beckys last blog post..The.End.

    September 1, 2008 at 9:47 am
  • According to my calculations, you have been on the road a couple of hours. I hope it’s going wonderfully and is TONS of fun. Can’t wait to see the pictures.

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    September 1, 2008 at 4:05 pm

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