Thursday, June 6, 2013

Party's Over - Back To Work...RV Work That Is

    Procrastination. We all do it. Some, more than others. I'm in the majority that puts off today what I can do tomorrow. Many of my projects are long term, but some I could finish in an afternoon. I just don't. Summers are supposed to be lazy, right? After last week's crazy two day 90th Birthday party for my Dad, I'm ready to tackle a few odds and ends that I've been putting off. Like a simple cleaning of the RV, both inside and out. Seems like a no-brainer, right?


Finished Skylight NOT Leaking
As usual there are forces at work which I am at a loss to explain. Perhaps it was because the rain and bad weather held off for the party or perhaps mother nature likes a cruel joke, but the rain came from the heavens in buckets Sunday afternoon. So I wasn't going to be washing and waxing ANYTHING. OK, so I did manage to vacuum the inside and verify that the new shower skylight wasn't leaking.(!) I know, I'm amazed myself. Monday was back to work. I wish I was one of the lucky ones who travel the highways and byways of this great country with no set schedule, but that ain't gonna happen unless I work hard until then.
I just checked, it's supposed to rain Friday and Saturday this weekend. Crazy. Past life Karma perhaps? I don't know. Global warming? Thanks Al Gore!

Two Breakers, Only One Connected!
What now? I have this long list of projects that I add to when I think (or notice) something that would be a good idea to get done. Sometimes, I even get to cross something off of it!. There are a few projects that have been on that list for quite a while. For example, the generator in my RV is a 5200 Watt (about 43.3 Amps) unit. It came wired into the 30 amp main circuit breaker box. Seemed odd that I only had the ability to draw 30 Amps from a 45-ish Amp generator. Weird, huh? Turns out there are two outputs (one on a 30 amp breaker and the other on a 20 amp breaker, both mounted on the generator box itself. The 20 amp one isn't connected to anything! I bought all the parts, even began writing an article about the project. I just haven't DONE it yet. Yes, I know working with electricity in the rain isn't the smartest idea in the world, so yet another week will go by without that project getting completed.

Many folks say that owning an RV is like owning a house; lots of things to fix and change all the time. I partially agree, but when was the last time you drove your stick built house and foundation down the highway at 65 MPH? I mean, can you imagine shaking and bouncing everything in your home for hours at a time? How many things would be destroyed and/or broken that would require fixing? Pretty miraculous just how little goes wrong with an RV over YEARS of use!

Ah well, enough procrastinating. I better get back to work.

Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"


  1. Im giving my mom a 90 party next week. But fortunate enough to be in that group travelling full time. Keep up the good posts.

    1. Anon,
      Happy Birthday to your Mom!
      Maybe some day I'll get to join the ranks of fulltimers...

      Thanks for paraphrase a crunchy tortilla chip manufacturer, "Read all you want, we'll write more!"

      Rich "The Wanderman"


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