Friday, February 15, 2019

Where Are We Today
Sundance RV Resort
Yuma Az.
In my last post, I wrote of a model that I had started to occupy my idle hands, it is now finished. The model is of a 1991 Ford F350 pick-up truck.

This is what it is suppose to look like.

I changed the look of the model to look like our 2015 Ford F 350 pick-up truck, which you know we affectionately call "Black Beauty".
The following pictures show the progress of the build.

The chassis with engine and wheels mounted 

Painted body parts

Interior like ours

Under the hood

Left side view

Rear view

Front view

Just like with my RC planes, I like to build and consider myself a good builder. It is the small detail stuff that I wish I was better at. However, building this did occupy my time when I needed something to do besides reading or watching TV. I may have to do one next winter. This model will find its place in the "Hangar" when I finish it when we get home this spring.

The Hangar

As mentioned in my last post, there is another model purchase that has been made. I will pick it up on our way home around the end of March, stay tune for that one.
Until the next time, take care and travel safe. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment, if you wish.

Friday, January 25, 2019


Where Are We Today
Quartzsite Arizona 

Quartzsite, a must see if you are a RVer, and that's where we have been since January 14th after escaping the rain in Borrego Springs Ca.
If you have been following Pat'sblog, you know what we have been up to day to day, but she has left a few things for me to write about. So in a coconut shell, here they are.

Starting to paint

Before we left Yuma, I bought a plastic model kit to keep my hands busy. Starting with painting it, which some of that I have done along with some assembly, there is a lot more to do. And I would like to buy a couple of more colors of paint when we get back to Yuma next month. Not going to say what it is yet, you will have to wait until it is done.
One of those chores that has to be taken care of while dry camping is, the dumping of waste tanks and taking on fresh water. There are a couple of different options to do this, one being to hook up and drive to the dump and fresh water stations or two, use a blue boy for the waste and a water bladder for the fresh water, we use the second method.  
Top left - using our macerater to pump into the blue boy in the back of the truck.
Bottom Right - Rob filling our fresh water tank from his water bladder

Rob and I worked together, as I have the blue boy (honey wagon) and we each have water bladders. While emptying our waste tanks, then Rob and Pat's, he used their water bladder to fill ours and theirs, fresh water tanks.  A couple of trips each and a couple of hours and were good to go for a while again.

Our Blue Flame heater wasn't burning even, so I had to take it apart to clean it. I found that across the burner tube there are slots where the gas comes out and burns. The end slots had a high flame, while the middle slots would burn with a low flame. After using an exacto blade to clean the middle slots, the flame burns clean and even across the burner tube.

Burner with slots all cleaned

When the Blood Moon or eclipse was happening, I did try to get some pictures of it.

Some of the pics that I took.The ones with the orange glow in the sky, where looking to the east. There are shots looking across the desert towards the town of Quartzsite and two  of our trailer with the solar lights that we have out around it.

For those that follow, I have mentioned that I fly radio controlled air planes. There is a club here in Quartzsite, Quartzsite Desert Flyers, with a flying field on the edge of town, provided by the town, who put in a paved runway, fencing, porta pots and a covered shelter. I was told that I could come and fly anytime, so next year, I will have to bring one of my planes with me. They also told me, that on Thursday evenings, they fly with lights on their planes, come on out and watch. So this past Thursday, Rob, Ken ( a fellow RVer camped next to us) and I went to see what it was like. What a fun night, got some great advice on what led lights they were using and that one of my planes back home would be perfect for doing this. So, you know what I'll be doing before we come back.

Fun to watch, can't wait to try it.

There you have it, my coconut shell, thanks for taking the time to follow along. More to come on the plastic model and a hint of another model I bought and have to pick up on our way home.
Until the next time, take care, be safe and leave a comment if you like.