Since we clocked up our 1,000th mile today, and I’m now clearly an expert RV driver, I thought I’d outline what I’ve learned so far about driving in the USA:
1. DON’T pull out of a gas station on the wrong side of the road when there’s a large lorry approaching from the opposite direction (fortunately travelling slowly!)
2. DON’T run a red light 10 minutes after collecting the RV, it does nothing for your credibility, not least with your fellow passengers!
3. DO read up on different state laws before you let your child travel in the front seat as the rules seems to vary from state to state;
4. DO be patient and avoid the temptation to “self fill” your car at a gas station in Oregon as its illegal, and can result in a $1,000 fine – this lesson was given to me by an irate attendant, no doubt concerned about losing his job!
5. DO always watch your rear end, especially when turning corners, because it has a tendency to “swing out”.
The photo has nothing to do with the above except for the fact that Crater Lake is the place that we reached this significant mileage “milestone”.