Friends of mine from British Columbia already have a 5th Wheel and would love to get on the road. I think ‘fear of the unknown’ is perhaps one of the things that is stopping them. One said “I’m afraid I might get bored.” Who has time to get bored !! At least when you encounter as many (mis) adventures as I do !! LOL
Damn LP Detector woke me up in the middle of the night last night SCREEEEECHING again !! I’ve been checking it regularly since it SCREEEEECHED on me while driving through torrential rains on the Interstate the other day. Sometimes it’s GREEN (good); sometimes it’s ORANGE (not good); and sometimes it’s RED (bad).
I hauled the damn thing out today !! Unhooked the wires and that’s the way it will stay until I can determine exactly what the problem is !! I will check the Manufacturer’s website and post my problem on the RV Website I frequent. Hopefully I’ll get an answer – or have to buy a new one. It is a mystery why it can be fine (GREEN) for days and then SCREEEEEECH !
Spent another hour today trying to pry open that jammed compartment door == NO LUCK. That sucka’ is sure stuck. I also sent off an e-mail to the Mayor of the City of Slidell, LA with all my pics attached asking for the repair of that dangerous ditch AND re-imbursement for my damages. We’ll see…………
Next up was getting that Mud Flap put on….. Got my creepie, crawlie thing out….
And the Mud Flap holes drilled and the screws put in place…..
And crawled under the rig, behind the steps, pushing myself up to the tire and struggled and stretched and hurt my neck ---- only to have a DUH moment. I could reach the screws simply from the outside with minimal stretching, no crawling under the rig and NO hurting of my neck !! Ya, Go ahead – laugh at me !! OH, NOTE TO SELF – Take your shower AFTER you tackle those dirty jobs not BEFORE !!
THEN I went into another compartment to get something and noticed it was WET – actually it was SOAKING WET !! I checked a few others and same thing – although the further to the rear of the Coach I went the less wet the compartments were. This was on the same side where the ‘incident’ happened.
So I had to haul everything out of them to dry the items out and left the doors open all day to dry the compartments out.
Why are the compartments wet ?
How did they get wet ?
Did I do damage to the water tank during the ‘incident’ ?
Was it because there was no Mud Flap on that side and I did just drive through very heavy rains ?
Then I noticed the water tank was bulging ? On the side and also on the front.
Was it always bulging ?
Or is this recent ?
Why is it bulging ?
Seein’ as I already had my creepie, crawlie thing out I got under the rig (again) and checked things out. No obvious leak anywhere. Everything looked fine. Not even a scratch on the bottom of the tank. The compartments doors had taken all the hit from the ditch. Another mystery to solve !!
Next up was hauling the hose out to clean off the front step. Because of no Mud Flap it was very muddy.
Then I put up my new HD sign – Byron is happy now !
And a sticker I had also bought recently.
And where to put all these mini stickers ? I love the sayings on some of them.
This one had to go on the back of my helmet !! This one is especially for my Buddy, Gerard, in NL. Yes, There’s a story behind that !! LOL
WHEW ! Time for a nap. When I woke up I heard his sound – a hissing like sound. WTF now !!! I followed the sound to discover my (fairly new) 50’ hose had sprung a leak.
YUP, As a Reader just said recently “if you didn't have bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all”. Hope that turns around soon. !!
Oh, Another thing – I lost another hour – not sure when I lost it but I did ! LOL