Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Test Drive
I hadn't visited my daughter in Ottawa in awhile and we were itching to test out the bus. There is still a lot of work to be done but it's now a legal motorhome and we wanted to see just how roadworthy it really was. It rides like a dream! I couldn't believe how easy it was to maneuver and there are no blind spots on this thing! I was so comfortable with it that I had to constantly remind myself to take it easy on the corners. Michael did a great job mounting everything, there were no rattles from any of the work he had done but there is a wire hitting metal somewhere behind the electrical box that needs to be taped down. Right off the bat we filled up the tank and by the time we reached Ottawe (500km later) we were almost on empty and needed to refill. I had been hoping it would do a little better on gas than it did and will see what adjustments we can make to improve the gas milage. Overall the first trip was a huge success. We bought rare earth magnets to secure the drawers and overhead cupboards and since our return Michael has already installed them. We only have a few days before we leave for Haliburton and there is still a huge to do list. It would have been nice if we had the bus was completely finished before we took it anywhere but I gues the advantage to this is that we can adapt our plans as we see how we use it. Melkie like it!