First, I gotta say I'm having a hoot of a time so far. (about 48 hours of being an RV'er)
Although I've still got work to do for setting up the "permanent" homespot for this little Tiny-house on wheels, I couldn't resist leveling it all up and hooking into shore power and utilities just to put it through its paces.
First thing I did was go fetch one of those 3 point hitch trailer dollies for the tractor. Man does that make it quick and easy. I shoulda had one of these years ago for repositioning my trailers.
Maneuvering the Aerolite around tree branches and various other potential snags to get it where I could temporarily play with it was far less risky.
Anyways, plugged everything in and the first real test was seeing if that AC could actually do its job in coastal Texas summer heat. Unlike at the RV dealership where it was demo'd under a roof, this time that thin-skinned little dwelling was in direct sunlight, 90's F, and 100% humidity.
It took it a few minutes, but set at 72, it hit it, cycled, and had a nice steady drip going from the gutter spout. Very pleased! And by dusk, it was coasting at keeping it nice and chilly inside. And I love the option of dumping cold air or using the ducting instead.
So with TEST #1 accomplished, I moved in.
Slept great. Read all my manuals. Peaked in and under everything. Pushed every button. Short of hot water or showering, I "used" every feature. All has worked as expected.
I really am enjoying it and feeling like some silly kid.
My son stopped by and found me in the RV instead of the house and just shook his head. "Dad, what are you doing?"
I didn't even look up and said "what ya think I'm doing son at 9PM? What your dad is always doing at 9PM. Reading my book, listening to a little music, fixing to climb in bed"
He stared at me for a second, I hid my grin, and he backed back down the stairs and said "Alright. Well night dad. Guess I'll see ya at church in the morning".
I watched his taillights on his Cummins head on down the drive.
Life is good. Even a bit better now since I can take that boy fishing and not have to live out of the truck all night.