Up On The Roof – Day 2

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.

Yesterday’s chore was to finish the installation of the create-a-breeze fan started the day before. First thing was to install the vent holding pads and then thoroughly seal the  fan unit from leaks…

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…


Then I installed the vent hood which allows the vent to be in the open position and the fan to operate during the rain…


Then moving inside, I completed the wiring hookup and trimmed the garnish plate to fit…


Installation is now complete and the fan works fine. Total installation time was about eight hours. I’m slow…but I do good work!  🙂

You can read all about this fan by clicking this link… http://www.amazon.com/Fan-Tastic-Vent-8000-ABS-LID/dp/B0027XAN78/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381928530&sr=8-1&keywords=fan+tastic+vent

Mary wanted me to tell you that both the fan assembly and the vent hood are made in the USA!

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!

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2 thoughts on “Up On The Roof – Day 2

  1. smokeycamping

    I would like to say something ( I am sure I will be flamed for it) I like the fact for you go through your steps as some people do need to help in doing some work or upgrades to there coach, but 8 hours to do this job and the sealing job is horrible, you used the wrong product and with it done the way you did it if you did not have the vent cover on it it will be leaking soon done the road. As for being slow 8 hrs is very slow when you take into account the quality of the work, and I say this as I am disabled also so I fully understand how things take longer to do. I was a mechanic or some thing in the auto industry for 25 yrs so I do say these things like I am a rv tech pro, but I was a senior certified tech for a long time.

    • ramblinmanjimj

      I always thank people for their comments, and I thank you. However, you rather long and rambling comment left me if nothing else, confused. I’ll simply say, I’m an ex-engineer and that I followed the enclosed instructions precisely. If you are not aware, about 1.5 years ago we were both injured in a terrible accident. I’m not disabled, but no longer have the strength and energy I had before the accident. http://wp.me/pDCku-4Eh
      PS: I’ll let you know if I have any leak problems. 🙂

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