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RE: Yes!! I found a way to RV during this awful Covid isolation!

Hello again, RVers - Thanks for all the kind words and comments. It's good to see a lot of others taking trips, too. Getting a few miles aboard our RVs to scratch that travel itch really feels good, eh?! I just got home this afternoon from the grocery run. I dumped the coach, tended the bug collection on the front cap, and put her away 'til - probably - the next grocery run in two weeks. All went well, and I sure moved a lot of groceries! And...! The gas station that I mentioned was now selling Diesel 2 for $2.00 was down to $1.96 this morning when I filled up. I had room for only 30 gallons, but at least I got that much. I don't know how or why they sell so cheap when the average Diesel 2 price in Kalifornistan is presently $3.26 according to AAA. But I won't question it, I'll just pump it when I can! Thanks again for the kind comments.
CoachPotato 05/01/20 04:00pm General RVing Issues
Yes!! I found a way to RV during this awful Covid isolation!

Yes... as a matter of fact, I am very afraid of this coronavirus! At 76 years and lots of heart history, I cannot get exposed to this dreaded plague. But I was going stir-crazy at home. Then it dawned on me... I am at home, and alone, aboard the coach! The one thing we absolutely do have to do, regardless, is eat. As I've done for three years, I pick up our groceries via Walmart's grocery pickup program without having to go into the store. I could easily order groceries at a Walmart far from home - and use the coach! So, I ordered two weeks of groceries at the Marysville, CA Walmart, about 100 miles north of my home near Stockton, CA. And with my twin sis and hubby living only 25 miles north of that store, I'd spend the night there aboard the coach as we always do when we visit them. I'd make the grocery trip a two day trip aboard the coach! Four weeks ago I did just that, and greatly enjoyed myself although my dear Wifey chose not to join me. She doesn't need an RV adventure nearly as often as I do, so she stays home when I make these grocery runs, as she often does on my long, multi-week adventures, too. Choice is a good thing in a marriage! I made the same trip again two weeks ago (except to the Yuba City Walmart as it's a bit more on my route. Yuba City and Marysville are twin cities separated only by the Feather River.) That second trip, I also picked up my sister's grocery order. She's disabled with Parkinson's Disease, and her hubby cares for her full time. During my visit the first time, I asked if they'd like to order online, too, and I'd pick up their order at the same time - and they loved the idea! So that second trip, two weeks ago, I did just that - and they were delighted! I'm heading out for the third RV grocery run tomorrow! I'll get to spend another night aboard the coach, deliver my sis and hubby's grocery order, and arrive home the next day with two weeks worth of groceries for Wifey and me. We're lovin' it! And a bonus... somehow, a station in their town of Gridley, CA sold Diesel 2 for just $2.20 two weeks ago. At that price I filled up although I had room for only 33 gallons in my 90 gallon tank. This week they're selling the stuff for just $2.06 - and I'll stuff on all I can again! I cannot understand how they can sell so cheaply when 25 miles away it sells for $2.90 to $3.70. In my town, the best price is $3.10! As usual, those trips are recorded on my personal website. If you're easily entertained, you might find them a bit interesting. Nearly every RV trip we've ever taken is recorded there, and that includes 46 states over about 15 years Here's a link to my first post about this C-virus, about a month ago. At the bottom of that page, in very small type, is a link to the prior and next trip, if you're so inclined.
CoachPotato 04/29/20 01:22pm General RVing Issues
RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

(I did several searches here for this topic, and found none. If this has already been discussed, please point me to the thread.) Here in Kalifornistan, the power is purposely being turned off to thousands of homes in large areas for up to five days to prevent electrically caused wildfires during dry, high wind conditions. They're not just planned, but power outages have already been inflicted upon thousands of people, causing incredible problems. Imagine power being off up to five days - no gas or propane pumped, groceries rotting, markets losing tons of frozen/refrigerated food, signal lights out, etc. It causes pure chaos. The longer outages would even cause water shortages. My dear Wifey and I are mid 70s, and our son suggested recently that he would be willing to help install a generator for us in the event we may be one of those thousands left powerless. It was a pleasure to remind him that we have the motor home to live in - and even to escape the entire chaotic area if we wanted! With the outage threat we face here, I now keep the propane tank full, the diesel tank full, the fresh water tank full, ready to move into and live comfortably for the duration. We know of one neighbor who has paid thousands to have a generator installed outside his home that runs on natural gas, a very good choice since gasoline would likely be hard to come by in an extended outage. Other neighbors (we're in a senior gated community) continue to discuss their options, of which there seem to be few. I wonder if any other RVers in threatened areas have planned to do the same as we have. It seems an interesting topic for discussion as we RVers really do have a solution - especially those with RVs equipped with generators and larger tank capacities that many Class A owners have. Any thoughts?
CoachPotato 10/09/19 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
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