We left at 6am on the 19th and hit nothing but construction on 395 till we hit Nevada. Put us 3 hours behind schedule, I mad eup 1 og them but we got to Goose Lake at dusk. WHAT A HORRIBLE NIGHT...I have never seen that many Mosquitoes in my life. We had planned to stay another day and unwind a little, but the bugs were just to much, and we left at 8am for Enterprise. That part of the trip was uneventful and the Ranger averaged 19.5 mpg at 75-80 mph.
We were saddened to say the least at the condition of the rig. It has sat for the last 2 years unattended and is in poor condition, nothing devastating, but ALOT of cleaning, painting,and repairs need to be done. I'm presently in the middle of accessing system conditions and operation. I got Red up and running again and moved the S&S to a better spot and dropped it off the truck. Red needs a bath badly and I will try to tackle that in the next few days and go fuel him up. The chassis battery was DOA and the sticker was 2/05, so I guess I got my moneys worth from it. Aired the tires to 80 psi and he fired right off and seems to run just fine with all systems functioning. The S&S had a 100 watt solar panel added poorly and cause a leak to the ceiling of the kitchen that wasn't caught till spring. Because of that there is no ceiling from the AC to the bed, probably 6-7 feet or so. Our son did dry it out and fixed the problem, then treated the wood and sealed it, so it just need the ceiling replaced. We've decided to replace the whole ceiling in it and move and rewire the speakers while adding more lights to the kitchen area. I had to move it to be able to hookup to service and get the systems back on line. The electrical and battery systems are all in good working order, and tomorrow I will start going through the water/sewer system, but first I have to replace a shutoff in the bathroom that broke.
That's all for now...and I will get pics up eventually, we're still settling in, but enjoying our S&S again!