Another Project Completed…

The motorhome is currently parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. My current departure date is TOMORROW!.

Back in July of this year I wrote about relocating the TFI Module (thick film ignition…an early vehicle computer which would breakdown under heat and cause the vehicle to stop unexpectedly) on my Bronco II. You can read that blog entry by clicking this link…

Unfortunately that did not cure the problem and on very hot days the problem continued. Another phone call to my good friend and mechanic Kenny resulted in his further advice to add a heat sink. He indicated I should use an aluminum finned computer heat sink coupled with a high-output fan.

So during my 65-day layover at Mary’s home to get my cataract surgery on both eyes accomplished, this project also got completed. Here’s what the heat sink and fan assembly looks like measuring about 2.5″ square…


And in the installed position…


I’ve got it wired so I can plug it into the cigarette lighter and use the fan on very hot days. That little fan pushes a lot of air and combined with the aluminum heat sink SHOULD fix my problem. Hopefully, that’s what will happen!


The cataract surgery of my right eye was conducted on October 9th and my left eye on November 6th. Both eyes are now at 20/20. The only remaining item left (other than eye drops until early December) is a visit to the optometrist to be fitted for reading glasses at the VA Hospital in Livermore, California was scheduled for November 25th. I made a last-minute phone call and changed my appointment to December 2nd.

Yesterday was a mostly cloudy day with rain and 51 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy with rain showers and 55 degrees. YUK!…Time to go to the sunny southland.

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…

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

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

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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2 thoughts on “Another Project Completed…

  1. Ned BEdinger

    Boy, I was just looking at the weather report, looks like everything from San Diego to Shasta to getting drenched in rain. If you pull out on schedule, travel safe, Jim.

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Hi Ned, No rain yesterday. Showers forecasted for today when I go to the VA Hospital in Livermore 25 miles from here. What’s happening with you?

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