It’s been a very busy week so far. Monday morning started very early because we had to be at the hospital one day surgery center with Mom. She had an appointment at 7:00 am for an EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy). We didn’t get out of there until well after noon.
The next stop was to settle up our bill at Lazy Days and move the motor home from the free delivery site over to the campground.
We were pleasantly surprised that our bill for the chassis lube and Transynd service was $200 less than we expected. They gave us a nice discount. I think Jason knew he messed up and didn’t want us to leave a bad review! No charge for the s-cams or the few other things we had them check out. We feel good to have gotten two important maintenance items done.
We decided to just go over to the Lazy Days campground for a few days, since it’s just right across the street from the service and sales area. We still had some things to do before we could leave Tampa. It’s very nice campground, with all the amenities, nice level sites. It’s a little pricey at $33 a night, but you do get free breakfast and lunch, and a free newspaper delivered to your site, so I guess it evens out. The main reason for staying there was it is so close and we were both exhausted by that time we got the motor home ready to be moved.
Before we went to the campground we decided to fuel up and get the motor home weighed.
There is a Flying J and a T/A truck stop right across the street, along with a Cat Scale truck weighing station. We had never weighed this motor home fully loaded, and we needed this information to determine correct tire inflation pressures. It cost $9.50 to get weighed and we were in and out in just minutes.
Underinflated tires are the major cause of blowouts!
We weren’t worried we would be overloaded since we have over 6,000 pounds of carrying capacity, but it’s important to know the weight of each axle to determine the correct tire pressure for your tires. A four corner weight is even better but they don’t have that option many places.
The Cat scale only weighs each axle. You divide that weight by the number of tires on that axle to get a good guess on the weight on each tire. There is a chart in our manual, and on many tire websites that tell you what psi to inflate the tires to depending on the weight on that tire. A four corner weight is the best so that you can know for sure how much weight is on each tire. There are places where you can get a 4 corner weight and many rallies have someone that can do it for you. I think it’s about $60. Money well spent in my opinion.
Check out this link to Howard and Linda’s website for some very good information on tire pressure and weights. We hope to get ours weighed correctly sometime this winter at one of the local rally’s, but for now, this is the best we can do.
So after we got fuel and weighed, we settled in our campsite….loving our full hook-ups and the fact that no one was needing to do something to our home!
We have finally decided on a name for the new kitty. His name is Baxter Fuzz-Butt. We call him Baxter. He has gotten to be a holy terror! When we first got him I was a little worried because he slept so much. Now I wish he would sleep more. He has discovered every square inch of the motor home, including the dash. He now thinks he can sleep up on the dash like the big guys and he’s pretty proud of himself. He attacks your ankles every time you take a step, or even if you’re just sitting down. We have a fully loaded pistil grip water sprayer ready and he gets spritzed pretty regularly. He’s learning though. We had forgotten how energetic (and cute) a kitten could be.
We’re leaving Tampa today, but our plans have changed…again! More on that later.