Up On The Roof – Day 1

The motorhome is parked in Mary’s yard at her home at Murphys, California. I expect to be here until shortly after Thanksgiving cleaning and doing minor work on both the motorhome and Bronco. After our 682 day journey, they are both ready for some attention.

For most of 2013, I’ve complained about the weather…too hot and humid or too cold. Now that I’m back in Murphys the weather is finally nice….although they had a hotter than usual summer here. Extended forecast is really nice for the next several days, so it’s time to get my outdoor work done on the motorhome and Bronco.

Last Saturday I super-cleaned the motorhome and Bronco exterior glass.Using superfine steel wool to remove dead bug body residues and Invisible Glass got them really clean once again…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…



Now it’s time to get my roof work done. Most medium-sized motorhomes, like ours,  come with two dinky, about worthless, exhaust fans, one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom areas. They are very noisy and seem to have no effect…


Motorhomes have a tendency to be about 10 degrees hotter on the interior during sunny days. Unless you want to run the air conditioner all day long, you  have to live with these higher temperatures.

During the many days of hot and humid weather we’ve endured in 2013, I struggled with the options. Then I heard about a create-a-breeze fan which is supposedly quiet and really creates a breeze. So we bought one and it was waiting for me on my arrival…


Now for the installation…hence up on the roof of the motorhome I went yesterday. First step in the process was to remove the old and really hardened putty from the old fan assembly…


With all the screw holes exposed and then screws removed, finally with lots of prying the old unit broke loose…


Next step was to remove the remaining putty. What a job…my neck, arms and back were really sore last night…


Finally the base area is reasonably clean and ready for the new unit…


After careful measuring and trying the electrical hook up to make sure the fan actually works, after five hours bending over on my knees, the unit is finally in place…


I’ll complete the installation today. Hopefully it will work as advertised.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

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2 thoughts on “Up On The Roof – Day 1

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    We put a really nice big fan in our camper also. What a huge difference from that wimpy fan! Ha!

    • ramblinmanjimj

      The true test will be when it gets really warm once again. During a test yesterday, on the low position it pulled the bathroom door shut. Anything has to be better than the wimpy fan.

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