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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Introducing Our RV "Honu"

Aloha Everyone,

I have gotten several requests to give a more detailed description of "Honu', our faithful RV who takes us around on our adventure. Honu is the Hawaiian word for sea turtle and symbolizes longevity, peace, good luck, humility, long life and spirit within. It is said that these sea turtles guided the Polynesians to Hawaii in the first place.

Our motorhome chassis and engine are manufactured and warranted by Mercedes Benz of Germany. The motorhome body and interior are by designed by Roadtrek of Canada.

We have two layers of storage areas. In the bottom is where we store water hose, gloves sad cleaning supplies.

There is a screen is installed to keep insects from entering our vehicle.

The upper section of the storage area is where we keep our luggage.

A towing tongue gives us an option to tow another vehicle.

There are three tanks: fresh water, gray water and black water.The latter two must be emptied whenever they are full. Nearly all of the RV parks we stayed provide individual disposal area where hoses from our RV may fit and dispose directly without any mess.

The green hose indicates that it carries gray and black water.

Disposal hoses are concealed along the bottom of the vehicle of the driver's side.



Rear view camera to guide us when backing into a parking stall.

Our RV home is equipped with an easy to use power roll up awning. We can set it up to give us additional shade or for us to set up outdoor eating space. Although nearly all of the RV parks we've stayed thus far have picnic table and chairs set up for each RV spaces.

On the driver's side near the rear, there is a rectangular compartment where our outside shower is stored. We can either take hot or cold shower using our own water source.

After nearly 6 weeks of RVing , these are basic and useful tools to keep our RV home clean. Paper towels and other items are placed on top of the retractable step that is on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Aloha -- Cathi