We are sill in the process of preparing for our five month saga across the US and Canada. We ordered an auto shield today for the Honda Fit and also a “apron” for under the tow bar. Both are meant to prevent the tow vehicle from being damaged from stones and rocks on the road. The shield will fit over the entire front of the car and the windshield. (Some Alaskan rocks have been known to fly high.) The “apron” fits from under the RV to under the tow vehicle and is like a drape, preventing rocks and debris from scattering upward. We had thought about a clear shield for the tow car, but that would not protect the windshield. We had also thought about those mud flap things that hang down in back of the RV tires, but heard that they can actually stir up the gravel throwing it into the tow vehicle. The RV itself has a clear shield protector applied on the front. If you are interested, two of the companies that sell these products are: http://www.coastlinervandoffroad.com and http://protectatow.tripod.com/
Since I am somewhat of a survivalist, I have packed some freeze dried meals, freeze dried fruit for snacks and even freeze dried ice cream. Honest, it is quite good. I know it sounds crazy, but you have to try it to believe it! These products are sold by Mountain House Freeze Dried food company. http://www.mountainhouse.com
We have a long list of things to accomplish yet, and one of those is to get a five month supply of medications and vitamins. We both take handfuls of vitamins. You just don’t know if your brand can be obtained in the wilds of Alaska or the swamps of Florida.
We are scheduled to go to RV boot camp this next weekend. We will be staying two nights and three days at Primm, NV. and will be learning how to drive the RV. Yes, I will be learning how to drive too. We will be practicing how to park and back into a RV spot and how to dry camp. It may seem a bit over the top, however, there are a lot of things as new RV people we just don’t know yet, and I am positive we will learn a lot of great information and tips. I will be posting after our Boot Camp. That is unless I have a little accident, and then I guess I will be banned from posting for awhile.
I might have to look into those freeze dried foods. It’s a great idea that both people know ALL the workings and ins and outs of the RV. I look forward to following your journey 🙂