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Awning Cleaning Day…

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s second home at Wimer, Oregon. I’ll depart from here tomorrow.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Awning Cleaning Day…

 

I like to do things when they are convenient to do…it just lessens the effort associated with the job. For instance, if it’s too hot or too cold…the job can wait for another day. Fortunately most of my cleaning and maintenance associated with the motorhome fall in that category.

I tend not to use  the awning when Mary is not with me. Over time dust, dirt, tree sap, bird poop, etc… tends to accumulate. Rain or just hosing the awning does not remove these items.

Yesterday was just right for cleaning the awning. The motorhome was far enough from Mary’s home that I did not need to move it, the awning was in the shade as preferred by the cleaner instructions, the hose was right there and the temperature was a delightful 72 degrees. Time to do the deed!

 

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…

Just enough room to open the awning…
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Fortunately, Mary had a brand new sprayer in her storage shed was greatly eased the application of the awning cleaner…
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I sprayed the awning cleaning solution on the underside first, then the topside…
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After both sides were thoroughly dampened with the cleaning solution, I rolled the awning up into its stored position for an hour to let the cleaning solution “cook”…
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Then a thorough hosing to remove the cleaning solution. The awning looks noticeably cleaner for my efforts…
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Then I let the awning completely dry for about four hours before rolling it back into its stored position…
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I’ll soon be at Mary’s home in central California for about six weeks. On the way there I’ll stop at a truck/RV wash place for good outside cleaning. During my time at Mary’s, the interior will get a thorough cleaning. Then, after Thanksgiving…back on the road once again!

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 80 degrees.

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

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

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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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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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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

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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

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http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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Working On The Bronco – 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.

The sunny, mid-to-high 70’s weather continues. Forecast remains the same through October 30th.

Yesterday was a work-on-the-Bronco day. The bug shield had loosened up and was threatening to fall off. I drilled some new holes, replaced all the old screws with new ones and it is now firmly attached 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…

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In addition I topped off the coolant and windshield washer fluid, replaced a couple of burnt-out light bulbs and fixed a binding, squeaking door. I’ll do more work on the Bronco today.

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…

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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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682 Days And 12,678.9 Miles Later…

and I’m back at Mary’s home in Murphys, California from which I departed on November 29, 2011 on a planned (almost) two-year circumnavigation of the United States. It was my sixth and Mary’s second such journey. Other than our near fatal accident on Memorial Day of 2012, it was a fine trip. We saw many interesting things and meet some really neat people.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the 113 miles from Nicolaus to Murphys, California.

Along the way, I stopped at a truck wash just north of Sacramento and got the motorhome and Bronco a bath…which they really needed after more than 4,000 miles since leaving Connecticut about two months ago…

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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Leaving California Highway 99 soon found me on California Highway 12 heading up into the Sierra Nevada foothills (Note: for the next two photos, I had accidentally moved the control on my camera to watercolor)…

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Then on to California Highway 49 (commemorative for the 1849 gold rush) which is really narrow with no shoulders. I really should not have been messing with my camera on this road…

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Then on to California Highway 4 which at least has some shoulders…

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Leaving Highway 4 the road really starts to narrow. Note that I’m driving well left of the center line…

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Then the road really narrows to one lane with no center stripe…

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And then Mary’s really narrow driveway…

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And finally into her yard…

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I’m glad Mary does not live one more house up the road as it gets really narrow and climbs a sharp grade!

I’ll be here until after Thanksgiving during which time both vehicles will get a through cleaning and some minor modifications and repairs.

During all of 2013, I’ve been complaining about the weather…either too hot or too cold. I had to come to California to find some nice weather! Yesterday was 70 degrees and sunny. Extended forecast for the next two weeks is sunny and in the mid-70’s. Yeah!

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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