The magnificent Oak tree lower down in the outside lane. The little dog is guarding it from all and sundry.
I took the dogs out for their morning walk around the park and ran into Daniel. He asked if I could be ready in 15 minutes to go and pick up the new to me, RV. I hustled the dogs back and gave them each a treat and stepped out of the door foregoing both breakfast and coffee.
Daniel, accompanied by Malinda and myself, drove the 15 or so miles to Sunset RV Park where the RV was located. Between the three of us, we got it hooked up to Daniels truck and made the way back to Henly.
I moved Quatro out of the way further down the road and parked the Jeep in the Washroom driveway and Daniel, expertly backed in the new RV into the spot just vacated by Quatro. After some juggling around, we were all finally happy with the RV’s location and then we spent time leveling the thing. It does not have power jacks as it is designed to be put in one place for any length of time, but it did not take too long to get it level.
I then backed Quatro, so it was almost touching the new unit, and off the road for the few days I needed transferring some of the stuff. Then it will be put in the storage area until we hit the road again. Essentially, I will almost need a couple of sets of everything like plates, cups etc. One in each unit.
Daniel and Malinda worked on several different things with one big item, the bedroom slide, not extending. Everything else is in good working order. James, the Traveling Repair Man is coming out tomorrow to work on it.
By the time they finished, it was getting late, and Daniel suddenly remembered that he had Propane Tanks to fill, and they both rushed off. Me and the dogs went out to stroll around the park. Somehow, I covered 3.4 miles for the day.
When we got back, I spent time moving some stuff to the new RV. Things like the contents of the refrigerator in Quatro which was beeping at me to tell me it was not working. Quatro was no longer hooked to shore power and running off the batteries. The plan is to have enough of all the necessary items in both units except for those we can transfer on moving day when we hit the road.
I was going to spend the night in Quatro but remembered we had no power and turned my attention to the new RV, yet to be named. I had enough food in the fridge for an evening meal, making sure that the dogs had their usual food. Making the bed was a bit of a challenge as the slide not working, made it difficult to walk around it. In fact, I couldn’t and had to climb over it to get to the other side.
It had already been a long day and by the time we went to bed, it was already 11:00 pm.
Altogether, a very exciting day.
Written 01/26/2023 Read my other blog at https://pondblog2011.com
The Diary of an Old Man and an RV. Henly RV Park, Dripping Springs, TX Day 58, Friday 01/27/2023
The new RV. Notice Quatro parked temporarily behind it as I load out my stuff.
Our first night in our new RV was uneventful although I did wake up early, for me. We wandered around the park for a bit before returning to the RV for breakfast. This time, with no interruptions and I actually did eat some, shared with the dogs, of course.
Daniel was away on business and Malinda stopped by to see if she could get the bedroom slide, working. We were expecting James, the RV technician, to show up and sure enough, he rolled in about 10:30 or so. With Malinda as his helper, he crawled under the RV and between them, they got the slide extended. Turns out, the motor is bad and needs a new one which has to be ordered. Incidentally, none of these repairs cost me any money as they were transferred to the original owner, who had passed away. In this case, we were dealing with the son of the original owner who was making the sale. At least the bedroom slide is fully extended, and I was able to make the bed by putting on a clean set of covers. I took the mattress topper off of the bed in Quatro to soften the new mattress up a bit.
Malinda stopped by again and said the Park Owner was complaining about the two RV’s parked on one site and suggested that I move Quatro somewhere else, like in the storage area at the bottom of the field. I think Malinda must have put up a bit of a fight as I was able to move it to an empty site right next door although I need to have everything moved to the storage area by Sunday. I quickly hopped into Quatro and parked it in the new site.
I spent the rest of the day transferring items between both RV’s and putting them away in the new one before deciding that I should do laundry. I gathered up my “stuff’ and wandered over to the laundry room. I had the place to myself with the choice of washing machines and chose the one next to the window and then the second one over. The App worked fine on No 1 but not on No 2. After a couple of attempts, I gave up on that machine and as I was still alone, transferred the laundry into number No 3, which worked just fine with the App.
An hour later, the laundry was ready for the dryers, and I went back over and transferred the clothes into one machine. This time, the App worked perfectly, and I walked back to Quatro.
Another hour after that, the laundry was dry, at least, that is what the App told me, and I wandered back over, folding the clothes and putting them in my bag. I had the place to myself, which was nice as that way, I did not feel rushed to free up a machine for the next waiting person. I found a couple of odd socks that were not mine and left them on the counter.
Back in the new RV, I put the clothes away and settled down to play catch up with the day’s events. I had trouble with the house heaters and had to resort to my portable ones. We may be out of gas which I will check tomorrow. I have a full 30 gallon bottle waiting to be lifted into position and then hooked up. Nothing like being prepared.
The rest of the evening was spent in the usual way except that I had to watch the English Premier League on my computer as I have not got the TV to work off my Roku stick, yet.
Written 01/2/2023 Read my other blog at https://pondblog2011.com