It's about time.

Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It Must Be Spring!

Our Location Today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

It must be spring! When I got up at 7:00 am the sun was still behind the clouds but the temperature was comfortable above the freezing point. As the sun finally started making it's appearance the temp continued to increase but so did the wind. Our high for the day actually hit 66 F (19 C) with 50 mph (80kmh) wind gust making it comfortable to be out with only a Hoodie on even this evening.

Since the start of our blog post I have been trying to find a way of getting our blog into one of the more popular RV forums without success. Strangely while reading Travel with the Bayfield Bunch last night Al mentioned how he managed to get in the Hitchitch forum. So this morning after closely looking around the forum I found an E-mail address and wrote to it. Just before leaving the apartment late this afternoon I noticed that I had a reply. The reply states that our site is being reviewed. Which means that hopefully soon we may join most of you in the Hitchitch forum. We're keeping our fingers crossed!

We made a stop at the trailer in the storage yard to measure the pinbox. We've made an appointment with MorRyde Industries this summer to install their new Safety Escape Ladder on our Fifth Wheel and to replace our stock pinbox for one from them. Our new trailer is heavier than our old one and on washboard road surfaces causes what is called chucking to occur to the truck basically amplifying the washboard effect. We choose the MorRyde pinbox because they use a rubber absorbtion system that does not need to be constantly adjusted like the ones with the airbags built in.

The MorSafe Escape Ladder attaches permenately under the front overhang of the trailer. It only takes 30 seconds to set up, and another 30 seconds to secure for travel. Many people say we'll never need to use it but if we didn't have it and did need it then we'd have a real problem. People don't realize that if you have a fire and you are in the upper section of the trailer you only have 22 seconds to escape and falling from that upper window could cause you to break a leg a hip or an arm.

Once we had our measurements from the trailer we headed over to Kevin and Melissa's in Amherstburg early for our Wednesday Night visit as we had been invited over for Supper. We brought a bottle of wine to go with the meal. The kids had worked hard making Spinach Salad with Pomagranite Vinegarette Dressing, Twice Baked Potatoes, Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Chicken Stir Fry and a Custard Trifle. The Meal was Delicious and the Conversation was priceless.

The forecast for tomorrow is cooler with rain. Cooler on Friday. Then the temperatures are to start slowly climbing. Now Spring officially arrives in 13 days but it truly looks like it is already here. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.


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  1. Thanks for coming into the RV-Dreams chatroom last night. I have added your blog to my blog list.

  2. Rick, that escape ladder looks like something that should be standard equipment on a 5er. Good choice on your part.