Monday, April 05, 2010
MacGregor Point. Easter weekend
Our weekend at MacGregor Point was very successful It was the first time we had towed the car behind the motor home. Back last year we bought a used Saturn for next to nothing as the dealership was going out of business and Saturn has been discontinued. The we bought Blue Ox tow set up , also used from a guy who was selling his motor home. All we had to do was get the base plate welded onto the Saturn.
The Blue Ox tow bar attaches into the receiver on the motorhome and then onto the baseplate on Saturn. The Saturn is towed with the ACC on, hand brake off and a fuse removed so that the battery does not go dead. We have a brake Buddy, also bought from the guy along with the Blue Ox. This very nifty gadget is a brake accessory that applied the brakes in the car as soon as you apply the brakes in the motorhome.
The motorhome did not even know that there was a car back there! We did make one big mistake in that we went on a dirt road. The car engine was covered in dust! We'll know better next time.
The weather was fantastic, feeling quite summerlike for most of the weekend. We enjoyed walks, cycling and a few trips into the nearby town of Port Huron. Great fish and chips at the Lord Elgin restaurant. Highly recommended.