Scooter racing

Scooter racing
After parking for the night, we'll still have time for a little racing

Friday, 4 May 2012

Banging and Rattling Down the Road

I think the most exhausting thing about driving the Beast is the NOISE everything inside makes!  Banging, rattling, shifting around.  I'm beginning to suspect I'm doing something wrong.  Maybe I shouldn't drive with 2 wheels in the ditch.

I don't have a lot of stuff, since everything I own for camping is stored in my trailer in Northern Ontario.  Maybe once the cupboards are stocked, things won't rattle around so much. 

With 27 days to go, there is still so much to learn:  how to work the Satellite dish; figure out what the inverter does and how to use it; figure out how to open the awning; fix the TV antenna; figure out the water purifier unit; and, best of all, learn how to tow a car when the biggest thing I've ever towed is a semi-full honey wagon.  All part of the experience.  By the time we get to Wenatchee, I expect to be an expert. 

Prince may want to get some prescription tranquilizers in the meantime, though :-)


  1. One thing to do is put clips of some sort on your steering wheel if you are parked, have the antenna up or are plugged in. Those clips serve to remind you NOT to take off without rolling the antenna down or unplugging the rig! Not much rattles in's too stuffed! ;-)

  2. Like TexCyn, I don't have rattles - cupboards are full, or the contents held back with a rod, and I don't have anything out when I'm on the road. Once when I didn't do my "check list" one of my cupboards flew open and (luckily) paper plates flew out. Always remember to double check your doors and drawers - that they are closed tight. I have little Velcro strips that I use to hold my overhead cupboards closed.

    But trust me, I've been doing this for a year, and I'm nowhere NEAR being an expert. I learn something new all the time. Sometimes they are things I don't want to learn, but there you go...

  3. hahaaa yeah not having two wheels in a ditch would prolly make a difference ...

    I'm in a van and still have stuff flying about! backscratchers mainly