Working On The Motorhome – Day 6

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.

Yesterday was a cold 52 degrees with early morning rain and cloudy most of the day. Sunny skies return later today with a high of 57. Then sunny through November 6th with temps in low 70’s to high 60’s.

Now that all my outside work is done on the motorhome and Bronco,  I’ve shifted my attention to the inside of the motorhome, meaning…interior cleaning.

Yesterday, instead of cleaning, I chose another task. We bought the motorhome in 2009. I completed the installation of the six-channel surround sound system on October 2, 2009

I completed the installation of the 26″ flat screen TV on October 30th, 2011

When I installed the new flat screen TV, I did so in a manner that did not provide for the connection of our 19″ TV in the bedroom…hence it has not worked since that time. Time to fix that and that is what I did yesterday. It took some doing, but I finally got it working.

It all revolves around the control box with the eight brass button which sits atop the VCR/DVD player over the passenger seat. By pushing the right combinations of buttons it routes the video signal to where you want it…

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…


This is the 19″ TV in the bedroom area where I was trying to get the signal to go…


The process started by taking out the VCR from the compartment and setting it in a manner where I could still run a VHS tape. The control box is still in the compartment because the wires going to it are very short…


The six-channel surround sound and DVD player is in the compartment to the left of the TV screen over the driver’s seat…


Behind which are lots of wires…


I have no manual for the control box. But I do for the 26″ TV, the 19″ TV, the six channel surround sound box and the VHS/DVD player. The problem I faced was how to wire the system properly so that the six channel surround sound would work properly in all modes…


After puzzling over this mess for a couple of hours and trying a number of combinations, I finally got things working properly and the bedroom TV now works…


One more item to remove from my to do list.

Slowly but surely, I’m chipping away at my to do list. More cleaning today.

Since our accident about 1.5 years ago, I now suffer from diminished energy/stamina. I can now work only 2-3 hours a day before I get tired and have to quit. I know that these current Blog entries are not particularly exciting reading, but they do reflect the daily activities of a full-time RVer. Gotta stop and clean and work on the vehicles once in a while!

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…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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