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Working On The Motorhome – Day 7

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 cool 57 degrees and cloudy most of the day. Sunny skies return today with a high of 64. Then sunny through November 7th 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 was clean the refrigerator day. The day after I arrived around four weeks ago we unloaded the items from the refrigerator brought them into Mary’s house. I then installed the supplied plastic clips on the doors to allow for air flow while the refrigerator is in the shut-off mode…

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…

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The cleaning took about an hour. The refrigerator is a 6.3 cubic foot. This photo was taken before the cleaning was accomplished…

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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…

USA1MU

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

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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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 http://wp.me/pDCku-1x

I completed the installation of the 26″ flat screen TV on October 30th, 2011 http://wp.me/pDCku-2FA

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…

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

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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…

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

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Behind which are lots of wires…

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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…

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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…

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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…

USA1MU

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

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Working On The Motorhome – Day 5

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.

A brief preview of coming winter weather today…temperature 55 degrees with a couple of thunderstorms. Through November 15th, forecast is sunny with cooler temps.

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.

If you remember yesterday, I decided to clean under Mary’s dinette seat that started like this…

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…

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Most of the stuff under there is printed materials that I brought from my previous motorhome and been hauling around for years. Such as maps and guide books for every state, Mexico and Central America which all are now available online. The under the seat area now looks like this…

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I’m betting Mary will find a way to fill that empty space soon… :)

I also cleaned out the rat’s nest in my compartment above the driver’s seat…

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Here are the outgoing items. The metal detector which we never used will go to Mary’s grand-kids. The two tripods will go to Mary’s kids. All the stuff in the large box Mary will go through to decide their ultimate fate…recycle center, Good will, etc…

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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…

USA1MU

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Working On The Motorhome – Day 4

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.

The sunny, mid-to-high 70’s weather continues…for today. The weather forecast changed dramatically overnight. Tomorrow is now 56, cloudy with showers.

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…start the interior cleaning.

First activity yesterday was to fix the cosmetic cover piece on the dinette seat where Mary normally sits…

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…

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Since the wood had striped from the screws, I had to move all three brackets about one inch to the left and re-insert the screws. All fixed now…

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As long as I had the seat area opened, I decided that area needed cleaning. We have used this area to store seldom used items…

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So out everything came. After I took the next photo, Mary decided she wanted to keep our scanner in her home office, so the area is now empty…

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As I took the stuff out, I kinda sorta evaluated why I need to keep it. Most of it came from my previous motorhome which I sold in 2009. I’ve been hauling this stuff around for years. Today I’ll more closely evaluate the items. I believe most of the printed matter is now available online and I expect it will end up in the recycle bin…

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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…

USA1MU

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Working On the Motorhome – Day 3

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.

The sunny, mid-to-high 70’s weather continues. Forecast remains the same through November 4th.

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…start the interior cleaning.

Yesterday’s activities had a little deviation. Since cooler temperatures are in the forecast in the next few days, first thing yesterday we spent about an hour moving dried firewood next to Mary’s house where it soon will be needed. Shortly after Mary took the first photo, I traded the barrow in for one twice as large with a larger, wider front tire…

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…

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Now back to the motorhome. Our lower sliding window on the dinette window was not running in its rubber track properly. We played with it for a while, but could not get it where it should be without damaging the rubber. So, I hit it hard with the WD40 and it now slides fairly freely…

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Then I changed a burned-out rear backup light on the Bronco…

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The lower rear running light on the motorhome was out. Close examination showed the plastic lens case was cracked and water had gotten inside and corroded the bulb connection and shorted it out. It took a while to clean out the corrosion and the bulb now lights…

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Re-installing the plastic lens case, I put some adhesive on the crack which ran from the left screw to the top of the lens. All is well now…

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Finally, moving the outer hanger bracket on the motorhome exhaust pipe about two inches eliminated an annoying rattle…

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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!

In other news…

Five years ago today, Mary and I had our first face-to-face meeting…a five hour brunch. Like they say, the rest is history! It’s been a fun and interesting five years!  :)

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…

USA1MU

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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Working On the Motorhome – 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.

The sunny, mid-to-high 70’s weather continues. Forecast remains the same through November 7th.

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…start the interior cleaning. The day before yesterday I described the shower bath for the screen door and window screens. Yesterday it was time to re-install them. The screen door went back on with no problems.

Prior to installing the window screens, the window guide slots needed to be cleaned of dirt and dust. First I used a vacuum brush and then wiped the window frame with a damp hand towel. The next step I used a flat-blade screwdriver with a cloth and made a number of passes to clean down inside the window guide slot…

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…

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Followed by a Q-tip cleaning…

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After an application of a light oil inside the window guide slot, I cleaned the window interior glass…the outside be done a few days ago. Then re-installed the screens…

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Mary came in a few minutes later and exclaimed…wow, just like a new motorhome!

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.

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…

USA1MU

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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