We wanted our trip to be memorable so we came up with all kinds of decorations and accessories. We made up t-shirts that said
One evening we stopped at a beautiful camp ground and had a lovely dinner and peaceful rest. The next morning when we were ready to take off, the engine wouldn't start. My spouse is a guy who can fix absolutely anything and he deduced that the RV had blown a fuse. We replaced the fuse and it blew again. Aunt Laura and I decided to hike to the park ranger station for help. We must have walked over a mile (in flip flops) before we found anyone. Luckily he took pity on us and gave us a ride back to the RV. He looked at the motor with Mr. Fix It and they deduced that a fuse was indeed the culprit. We finally managed to get the thing running and hightailed it to the nearest town that had an auto parts store and purchased dozens of fuses.
The rest of our trip went pretty well. We had a good time at our destination and enjoyed living in a 28 foot tin can. We even made popcorn while barreling down the road at 75 mph.
This trip was to become one of 3 such RV road trips. Each motor home had it's own quirks that we dealt with. One of the RVs was horribly rattly. You couldn't converse without yelling to hear over all of the rattles. Another one was pretty nice but that time there were 5 adults (one of whom was 8 months pregnant (me)) and a 5 year old kid all crammed inside. That trip was pretty crowded but we still had fun.
It's been a few years since I've rented an RV and gone somewhere but I hope to do it again soon. When I do, I'm sure I'll wind up getting a rattly, fuse popping, mirror swinging coach and I won't care a bit. That's just part of the fun. It's what makes the memories even better. Try it some time, I'm sure you'll have a blast.