Where Are We Today
Pilot Knob RV Park
I thought I should write something, before my blog disappears off the bottom of all my followers side bar.
We have been here at Pilot Knob for a month, tomorrow we are pulling up stakes and moving on. So today, I spent the better part of it, getting ready to go.
First thing was to dump our holding tanks and give them a good back flush. In the morning we will have showers and do a quick dump to make sure they are empty, as we will be boon docking for the next three weeks.
|Dumping the black tank and back flushing|
Next on the list was to check the tire pressure and torque the lug nuts on the trailer and the truck.
|Using my Viair air compressor that I got in Quartzsite last year.|
|Checking the trailer lug nuts torque. All good!|
Two of the trailer wheels needed a little
air added and one of the truck tires needed some. The truck tire was the inside dual wheel on the driver's side. The last time the wheels were off, the outside wheel was put on without lining up the whole in the rims, so I couldn't get the pressure gauge or the air nozzle on the valve stem. To solve that problem, I had to get the never used jack out to jack up the truck, remove the outer wheel, add air and then replace the outer wheel, lining it up so the inner valve stem is accessible.
|When done, all tires were at 65 psi.|
|Outer wheel removed.|
With those big jobs out of the way, I still had the weather station to get off the roof, put away the satellite dish, fold up our mat, fold up Pat's bike and stow it in the back of the truck and take down the flag pole.
|Pat's bike folded down and in it's bag|
|Both bikes put away in the back of the truck|
A couple of weeks ago in a strong wind, the flag pole snap at the top bracket that holds it up. The other day I bought a piece of 1 3/8 dowel to repair it with, so I got that done also. Cutting the dowel to length, mixing up some 30 minute epoxy, I slipped the dowel in both ends and let dry. We will see at our next destination how it holds up.
|Epoxied and slid together|
|Wrapped with masking tape until dried|
One last thing, just after I started to write this, I remembered that I hadn't filled the fresh water tank. A quick trip outside to get that started and now it is done.
That's it for now, thanks for not giving up on me. Until the next time, take care and travel safe. Comment if you wish, always like to read them.
|Good night from Pilot Knob. Borrowed the picture from Patsy.|