It’s Day 360 of 15 Days to Flatten the Curve. Deb and I are fine.
Wednesday was a day for tying up loose ends. We had groceries delivered directly to Ernie — produce and other perishables, along with plenty of beverages and miscellaneous items. The refrigerator is now stocked and cooled to the proper temperature.
Optimistically, perhaps, I tried running the generator again. I thought maybe on a warmer day (mid-60s) it might run longer than five minutes. It didn’t — same error code. We’ll get it to a Cummins shop.
One neat feature of this bus is the built-in air supply. The same system that supports brakes and suspension also feeds a 150psi auxiliary line located in the generator bay. I connected a 50-foot hose, started the big diesel and aired-up all six tires.
These are monster meats running high pressures — the rear duals take 100psi, while the fronts call for 115psi. Bringing the rears up was no problem. To fill the fronts, however, a few times I had to “trick” the air circuit into boosting pressure to the auxiliary supply. It was a simple matter of bleeding off about 20psi from the tank, essentially goosing the system.
I have to say, it’s great to be able to do my tire service without trusting some sketchy truck-stop hose.
While the coach was at “travel height,” and since we’d finished stowing the last of our gear and supplies, we brought all three slides in. That moment comes with mixed feelings — it shrinks the living space but promises a journey.
There’s little left to do now. On the day we roll out we’ll detour southeast to top-off diesel and LP. That’ll be it — then, like the song says, “the road rolls out like a welcome mat.”
Rain today at Second Chance Ranch. The next three nights will be below freezing.
I believe we have enough propane to get through that.
Take care of yourselves, Patriots. Stay calm. Stay sharp. Stay free.