Our first road test was great! It was the first time I had ever driven anything bigger than a pickup. It really wasn't difficult but then again I didn't hit any traffic. I was nervous initially, but that went away fast. Although I kind of nervous about bringing it on the highway tomorrow. I figure I'll try to time the drive for a low traffic time.
We brought it to Ace Hardware to pick up some stuff. The employees there loved it. We then went to a small bar to have lunch. The waitress comes up to us halfway through and says "Did you guys drive a bus here?" I laughed and said "No, we drove a hot tub bus here." She was beyond excited so I drove the bus up in front of the bar (I parked off in the back) and the whole group of 8-10 people that were in there came out, had a look, and took some pictures.
Last stop was the lumber yard to pick up some last bit of wood.
Got back and I finished the enclosure for the heater core and finished putting a rubber lining around the decking of the tub. We also bought the plexi and will install the window tomorrow morning. The terminal posts on the 8D battery are larger than what I have in there now, so I need to pick up some adapters or something. I would like to get that done tomorrow as well as putting an inverter in and wiring all that, but I don't know if we will. We might just have to rely on the generator the whole time for Saturday.
Assuming they actually let me into the tailgate area at the college and that no one complains about the noise from the generator, I'm going to get some good videos. I have a Contour sports helmet camera that I am gonna mount in the back looking to the front and set on a time lapse of one picture every 10 seconds.
And yes, water was splashing everywhere as I was driving
. We had the tub emptied pretty far too. I don't have a cover for the tub so I may just have to suck it up for saturday until I can think of something