Decided to make a few modifications to the RV. Everyone knows RV stairs are just Ok at most, you pull them out and open them up. There not that wide or deep. So I decided to upgrade. They now make folding stairs which go into the door way. Plus they are like real stairs, with an actual tread. Plus the top step is deeper so you do not have to fall off the stairs to open the door. I purchased a set of the new Lippert Components 30″ wide stairs. The first set arrived damaged so I had to have them sent back for a new set. The second set arrived and within 15 minutes we had a new set of stairs in. They are nice and feel solid as a rock. The other thing I did was remove the original fold up stairs and put in a Morhride tool box. It took a little while to get the old set out, but the box went right in. I think I will store all my road safety stuff in there. Very happy with both installations. Pictures are below of the new stairs and tool box.rvfoldupstairs1rvfoldupstairs2rvtoolbox1


Went to Red Rocks Pond for the second time this year. We stayed from  Friday the 13th to Tuesday the 16th. It was sunny and hot the whole time, but that is fine with us. We got there around noonish and checked in. Went to our spot which was #7 a backin OH Boy. got all set up and lined up to back in Melissa guided me a little and just like that I got in the first try, lined up with the spot and I was in. I was a little surprised. We leveled up and within 5 minutes we were all set up. We had a good learning experience this trip, things felt a little more at ease.

Friday afternoon we relaxed a little, and for dinner they had a food truck there, so we had chicken wraps. Then it was off to the town of Holly, for the concert on the canal. The “Old Hippies” were playing, we had a great time. Saturday they had free donuts and coffee, so of course I was there. We went to the Cobblestone museum that day, it was almost 90, so I was a little worried about Cooper, but it all worked out. The museum and the cobblestone buildings were very interesting. It took more than 2 years to build a house that ornate with the washed stones. I have no idea how they did it back then. Sunday we went out and about to Oak Orchard marina and lighthouse by the lake, again it was hot but we walked on the beach at lake Ontario, even Cooper had his feet in. We also went to Lakeside State campground to check it out for next year when we get back, we like it so we will for sure stay there. Monday morning was interesting, the power went out at 7:30 in the morning, not just the park , but the whole area was out of power. I could not make coffee so I was a little off that day. We decide to just pack up and get ready to go, earlier than expected but that’s OK. Got back to home base around noon, and backed into the spot we have there and wouldn’t you know it, I backed right into there too. I guess I am learning from all my practicing. All in all it was a good trip to get under our belt. Below is a few pictures of our spot there.



Well, more practice, this time I took the Rv out on the Thruway. Went about 44 miles to the exit that has the Flying J truck stop. So I pulled in there and got gas and headed back home. Was driving 60 the whole time. It is for sure a little more fast paced on the highway, I did pretty good, my brother in law was with me so he kept talking to me to keep me from being really nervous. All in all it was 88 miles and I can say I felt pretty good. I could not do this for 6 to 7 hours though. Next up will be our second trip to Red Rocks Pond campground in Holly. Let you know how that goes soon.


Friday was such a nice day decided to take a joy ride with the Rv. Really it was more practice driving . I hooked up the Rv to the truck and me and Cooper were off. We went a total of 21 miles, up and down different roads around the area. Made left turns, right turns a couple of them tight and did good ,and felt pretty comfortable. got back and pulled into Steve’s from the back way, so I could back in to the new spot I made for the Rv in Steve’s back yard. Got the Rv in position and backed her in, I did pretty good, had to pull forward a few times to make some adjustments but got it in the first time. unhitched and got it all leveled up. It looks pretty darn good where it is back kind of in the woods Pictures below give you an idea. Now we can open the awning and sit there looking to the back woods, instead of looking at the neighbors house. If you listen really quiet, you can hear the blue jays, and cardinals that are around. also deer and fox come around later at night. rv setup1

This is the view from the woods area, with the Rv and the shed I built for storage.

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This is the view from the Rv looking into the back woods.