Friday, November 19, 2021

On The Road Nov. 2021

Where Are We Today 
Glen Rose, Texas

Here we are almost two weeks on the road since we left home and it has been a good trip so far with only one minor hiccough. When we arrived at Eagles Landing RV Resort in Grove Oklahoma, we had a problem with our front landing gear. When I put them down, they went as far as touching the ground but would not raise the trailer off the hitch. When I tried to raise them back up, they wouldn’t move, hmm!

Opening up the compartment where the pump and valves are located, I couldn’t see anything out of place. Not sure what we were going to do, Pat suggested that I put a call into our RV dealer, CanAM, back home. After connecting with Peggy, our service rep and explaining the problem, she connected me with Andy, one of the owners. He told me of two possibilities that could cause the problem and the solution to fix it.

You can see the wire that came off. The tape was wrapped around both, that's why I couldn't see it at first.


On a side note, CanAm has been awarded 2021 Canadian RV Dealer of The Year by Life Style Magazine, we are proud to be associated  with this dealership. Here

After the call, I started to investigate the switch and then the valve that operates the front jacks. Eliminating the switch, I turned my attention to the valve. Removing some electrical tape that covered the two electrical wires that supply power to the valve, I discovered one was off. Could it be that simple, sure enough, when I put the wire back on, the jacks worked as should, thanks Andy.

When we reached Tres Rios RV Resort in Glen Rose Texas, I needed to clean the burner of our BBQ, one of the jobs that should have been done before we left home. Using a tool bit from my Dremel tool, I was able to open up the clog with grease holes in the burner. Now with even blue flame all around the burner it cooks so much better.

Holes filled with grease


All cleaned out

Before we left home, I had purchased a weather station, which needed to be put together. Here was a great place to do that and set it up. My old one gave inside and out temperature, wind speed and humidity, the new one will do all of that plus wind direction, rainfall and barometric pressure. So far, I have had it sitting on the picnic table but will do a more permanent mounting when we reach our destination.

New Weather S

Station


Monitor
All together sitting outside

In a couple of more days, we will be at our first stop in Arizona for a week, then eventually onto Pilot Knob RV Resort in Winterhaven California. As of January 7th, 2022, we will be in Quartzsite, LTVA La Posa South, until the end of the month. Here we hope to meet up with our RV friends who we haven’t seen in a couple of years, and anyone else who wants to join in. We will be back passed the dump and water stations, where we were last time. Looking forward to meeting up here with Nancy K, Tom & Deb, Doug, Ken & Shirley and anyone that wants to join our circle. Of course, if we meet before, that would be great also. After that we will be moving into a camp ground in Quartzsite for the month of February.

Wrapping up for now, thanks for stopping by. Until the next time, take care and stay safe.

 

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