Sunday, June 12, 2011

Long drive home.

Well the first few nights in the trailer sure went fast, we packed in a lot of fun too, but it was time to break camp and head home. It was going to be a long drive at about 375 miles. Lucky for use we had a stop to make  in NY on the way home to show my parents the trailer.

Breaking camp for the first time was interesting and a little stressful, you don't want to screw up and break anything. We diligently packed everything up in the trailer and made sure to disconnect everything, and set to lining up the hitch and ball on the truck to reconnect the trailer. This like driving also turned out to be pretty easy, we remembered how to reconnect the load balancing hits and were ready for our next adventure.

Although we had only stayed in the trailer for 3 nights we did um use the facilities. That meant we had to dump our waste for the first time. For many non-RV's I think this sounds pretty disgusting, actually up until I actually did it I thought it would be too.  Really is isn't too bad there is hardly any smell and it was over pretty quickly (although again only 3 nights in the trailer meant there wasn't all that much to dump).

Anyway more on that later, we have 175 miles to drive to my parents house in New City, NY.

Here is a nice shot of the trailer and the truck parked at a rest area of New Jersey Turnpike.

We stopped for a bathroom and snack break, normally we would have been able to use the bathroom in the trailer but we had already dumped and had no plans to hit another dump-site on the way home.

The drive went pretty well, it was twice as long as our previous drive, and a lot more congested. Specially up near the NJ / NY border. There were some portions of the road I was pretty sure didn't allow trailers in tow and so ended up in some heavy traffic on Route 17. Don't even get me started on how it took 20 minutes go get back into the bumper to bumper traffic on Route 17 after stopping for gas.

Without any problems we pulled up onto my parents front lawn with the trailer, I had no choice but to pull directly across the front lawn, the driveway is way too small and there was no way I was going to back in or out of it. Spent the night at my parents, they were excited to see the trailer and a little worried I think.

Airstream Log:  This trip 262 miles and 3 nights.  Lifetime 262 miles and 3 nights

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