I made a trip to Chico today because I wanted to get some things there for the camping trip plus to take to Lassen. I bought so much meat that I don’t know if I can fit it into the freezer. I bought a family pack of boneless pork chops – 9 chops in the pkg – but they were much thicker than I like to cook and I just finished slicing them in half. If I had a good sharp knife and wasn’t afraid I’d cut myself and bleed to death, I could easily have gotten 3 chops each out of a couple of them. Then I got a family pack of ground beef and also repackaged them into 1# and 1-1/2# packages. I haven’t gotten around to doing the chicken yet. After a few times of opening the freezer to put the meat in, the gasket fell loose – AGAIN! I have had service twice on the gaskets and they still fail. I have a call in for the repair man, but will buy some superglue in case it happens again at Lassen. I would never recommend a Dometic fridge, although I have heard that Norcold is just about the same.
I didn’t have a tarp, so bought a pack of two at Costco. They are large ones and I hope I never have to use one, but of course I’m looking at the worst case scenario.
Thanks for the many kind words on my post yesterday. One thing I forgot to mention is the awning. It is so wide that I wouldn’t dare try to lower it myself, plus it looks like there are a couple of steps to it rather than just pulling down on the hook. I envy anyone who can just press a button and lower & raise the awning, because it would be nice to use. Mine is going to stay rolled up until it falls off, I’m afraid.
Coming out of Costco I looked to the left and didn’t I see two Lance truck campers on display! One was rather small and compact, maybe suitable for weekend trips for one person or a couple. The other was gorgeous! It had a sink with decent size bowl plus a narrower space for rinsing; a slide out for the kitchen range and storage cabinets; a comfortable booth dinette across from the kitchen, and a wet bath with large rectangular shower pan. The bedroom was spacious with room to stand on either side of the bed, (so making the bed would be easy); sliding mirrored closet doors, and some other cabinets & drawers. I couldn’t live in it with the two dogs, but I think it would be enough space for me by myself. I don’t know a thing about getting one on or off the truck (or the truck under the camper as the case might be), but it sure looked nice. I would miss a couch or recliner for nap time, although a good padded outdoor lounge chair might suffice. Believe it or not, there are lots of folks who full time in a TC, and I read their posts on the Woodall’s forum, which has become one of my favorite forums.
And speaking of a nap………………zzz!