I read somewhere that building an RV is like building a house but it has to be mobile... It actually requires a lot more than that. When building a house, usually you get to hook into a sewer system and power grid. With an RV you have to build those systems into the vehicle as well. The last part needed for the tanks to be connected arrived yesterday late afternoon - the valve for emptying the tanks. I got that installed this morning and also completed and turned on the electrical power system. Everything seems to be working nicely. I could have used a bit more slope on the drain pipes under Redford, but I think it will be completely functional.
One "oops" that I discovered today was that I did not realize there are two different types of 30A receptacles (arrrgh!) I thought if I ordered a 30A RV shore power outlet, it would fit with a 30A RV extension cord. Go figure that the outlet I installed has an outlet like those found on generators. The extension cord is different. Now I have to figure out which is the most universally accepted.
Update - after some research I discovered that marine outlets and RV outlets are different. The good news is that they sell adaptors that will make them compatible. The marine outlet is better in that it is waterproof and more secure. Go figure that an outlet that is called "Parkpower" is for a boat...
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Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.