First 3 Days with Our Sea View RV
Ok, we brought our new-to-us 2001 National RV Sea View RV home to Mariposa on Tuesday, October 5th.
We’ve been very busy getting it ready for next year as we plan to travel back to Wisconsin in Spring.
Though winters in Mariposa are nowhere as bad as Wisconsin winters, it still gets cold here which making working outside problematic. So we’re rushing to get as much done as we can.
Here’s what we’ve been up to . . .
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 6
Inspected the major systems: water, electrical, and HVAC as much as possible. For example, tested both AC to see how much they cooled. Very much in fact. Then tested the propane heater. Fine also. Turned the refrigerator on and tracked the freezer and fridge temperatures. Both were very much in spec – freezer < 10 degrees F and fridge < 40 degrees F.
The hot water heater works, but the relief valve leaks so ordered a replacement. Found out that our water heater runs only on propane, not electricity.
Discovered that our Sea View does not have a transfer switch that switched between external (“shore”) power and our RV generator. To use the generator, you have to physically attach the shore power cable the generator’s outlet. Since both our other RVs had an automatic transfer switch, we’ll be installing one on the Sea View (more on that later).
Day 1 Photos
Day 2 – Thursday, October 7
Because the couch was not long enough to lay on comfortably, we decided to remove it and eventually replace it with one to two recliner chairs.
The bedroom mattress went the way of the dumpster too.
Day 2 Photos
Day 3 – Thursday, October 7
Just one item on the agenda . . . Dumping the RV’s waste tanks at the nearby Mariposa Fairgrounds . . .