Merry Christmas all! I hope you're having wonderful food & fun with your families. Thank you for all the cameraderie over the years. I thought I'd give a quick update on my travels. The RV made it about 50 miles from home, and then short circuited frying a battery that was brand new a few hours prior. It's a shame, as it hadn't given me a lick of trouble carving through the LA hills on the way home, or picking it up for AAA inspection, or picking up @Mossman - but the morning we were loading the battery died, and then later the car wouldn't start for a brief second. Ed may have seen the anxiety grow on my face as we were chatting in front of his place, because although I felt great that morning now the trip had an omenous feel. But, it died at a gas station. And I DIDNT just spend $100 to fill it up, which is how my Trans Am died so hey I saved $100 there. And I got to camp in the RV for Christmas Eve night, and wake up in it Christmas day. I entertained myself with a solar powered radio and ate peanuts I'd packed. I had propane for heat and stovetop cooking, and I had a bigger solar generator for laptops and cell phones. I mean, I really could have survived right there by the gas station. But, my goal was to get to Oregon. So ahead I plowed, after a good night's sleep (and anxiousness). First thing in the AM, I called U-haul who hooked me up in 10 mins...and was literally across the street from where I broke down. It took me just under an hour to move all my belongings from the RV to the Uhaul myself. Left at 10am sharp and arrived in Williams 430pm for my rest stop. Here I got a hotel for one night, and plan to leave no later than 8am. This'll put me through the icey path to Oregon at high noon (warm as it's gonna get, 36F...then colder for several days). Once I arrive, I'll throw my stuff in a storage place for a month while I figure things out. I'll stay with Mom, and call down to see if someone can repair the RV. If not or if it's too expensive, I'm just gonna buy a new one up north. So here's the shot of the RV that got me through one night, and the view from where I slept: Last, here's a pic I took for @Mossman to explain the difference between a highway and a freeway. To my Los Angeles vernacular, a highway is small (1-3 lanes) and usually surrounded by dirt. Whereas a freeway is large (4-10 lanes) and usually surrounded by dense city. It's a significant difference, to me. Because they're significantly different driving experiences. Cheers all.