So yesterday morning I started up Sherman and took him for a drive.
He had been sitting since April 30, and so I was a little nervous about turning the key and having everything happen the way it should. But his good old Chevy 454 engine turned over three times and fired right up. I let him warm up for a bit, and checked underneath for any leakes or anything abnormal, but he was ready to go!
I stopped at the garage near the entrance of the campground and filled up the tires...they were all down between 5 and 10 pounds, which is not bad I suppose after sitting for 5 months. The rear tires need replacing, and we'll do that when going through the States next month.
It looked like it was going to rain, but I was really hoping it wouldn't. I had worked on Shermans wheelhouses last Sunday to seal those leaks but still have some work to do on one, so I didn't want it getting wet under there. However the propane was more important so I carried on.
It's about a 8 km (5 mile) drive to the propane place. Sherman was so happy to be back on the road. He wanted to keep going, and if Ruth and Whiskey had been with me I think we could have been talked into that idea! We got to the propane place and they had the truck out ready to fill me up so I wasn't there very long. Sherman has a fairly large 80 lb tank, and it was pretty much empty. The bill was $55.84.
The rain started coming down just as I was backing into our site, so I was very lucky! Sherman is all parked up again, with a full propane tank. Won't likely need to fill up again until we're in Texas!