Originally Posted by somewhereinusa
I'm surprised Obama didn't come over and personally ask for all of your money.
Me too. Lol. I saw a bumper sticker on the road today and had to sadly laugh. It said "Don't tell Obama what comes after a Trillion".
We have made it to Myrtle Beach!!! I am working on uploading photos and video from our visit to Washington D.C. as I write this post so they should be up on my site shortly. We boondocked at a Walmart just outside of Washington D.C. the first night, nice location. I called the Walmart the day we arrived and they said overnight parking wasn't a problem. The next morning we went in and did some shopping and then talked to the manager. He said he didn't have a problem with it but the owner of the lot did so we couldn't leave the bus there while we visited D.C. So we decided to go to Greenbelt National Park. Very nice campground. There were no water or electric hookups but it had nice bathrooms and showers as well as a dump station with a drinking water faucet as well as a hose to clean out your dump hose. The cost was only $16.00 per night and we stayed for two nights.
Last fill up we got 11.3 miles to the gallon and I ran 65mph for almost the whole tank. During the tank full I idled for about two hours and spent about an hour or two in heavy traffic speeds between 10-25 mph just outside of DC. I couldn't ask for a better rig. We had a couple water leaks that I had to fix but nothing serious. Everything is working very well. This is our fourth night in a row boondocking. I had about 4 hours of travel time today which recharged by batteries nicely. I have been leaving the bus batteries connected to the battery banks for the inverter for additional power and after three nights without travel had no problem starting the bus. Voltage at its lowest was around 11.6 but then the solar panels raised it to 11.9 and the bus fired fine. My father has been traveling along with us in his van so I wasn't too worried about the batteries not firing the bus as he could have jumped us if needed.
I have been muddying up this thread enough with information about our trip so if you want to follow along please visit my travel website (link below).
I promise I will get pics of the bunks tomorrow and put them on here for those that want to see it. From this post forward I will only be posting information relevant to Farold's conversion and additions.