I’ve been dreading each trip to the dump station over the last year or so. Each time I pull the cap to hook up the long flex hose, about a 1/2 quart of tinted water greeted me. To add insult to injury, one handle is broken and both have become hard to pull and close! As much as I dreaded trips to the dump station, … Continue reading a river ran through it…
When I found out my old generator had not seized up I had high hopes of getting it running and selling it for $450-$500 to offset some of the cost of the new one. My brother Mike helped me set up a test stand, we cleaned up some parts and fixed various electrical connections. But it wasn’t meant to be, the fuel pump was shot and the … Continue reading recycle, regift, tis the season!
Back in April I noticed black streaks coming down from the roof along the sides of the RV. I got up on the roof and to my surprise the sun had burned through some of the white layer exposing the black rubber. I had been checking it pretty close and knew I better get prepared to put some new coating on the roof, but wow … Continue reading roof helping rack up some repair bills…
T’is the season for knocking out the list of maintenance and repairs. I heard it never ends with an RV and our RV must be listening really well! In addition to the 5,000 mile oil change, it was time for a coolant flush, recharge the A/C due to a leaky valve, replace a broken A/C vent and some extra’s I thought I’d share. Continue reading routine is not so routine when maintaining an RV!
Back in early 2013, our generator froze up even though the oil was clean and at the right level. It had been running fine so figured it probably got hot and the piston must have seized up. I began shopping for another new or used unit. The best prices I found on new Onans was about $3100-$3200 for the 4000 watt model. I started shopping other brands, thought … Continue reading snap, I’ve got the power!
On our way home, we had a breakdown on the road and tested out our roadside assistance. We were cruising along California 58 heading for Barstow to catch I-40. We were just west of Boron (home of the 20 mule team). just after passing Kramer Station Rd the highway made a wierd jog to the right to cross over to the south side of the … Continue reading uh ohh, breakdown!
With all of the mechanical issues causing us to get out of Florida so late, we had to hustle home after Poche’s RV Park. After Louisianna, we only stopped at highway rest stops to catch some sleep on the last leg of the trip. When we got home, I managed to get the emission test done so I can get the title and registration done on … Continue reading All fun trips must come to a close!