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Hillsboro, Oregon To Woodland, Washington

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 49 miles from Hillsboro, Oregon to Woodland, Washington.

 

In yesterday’s blog I was still in the shop in Hillsboro, Oregon getting repair work done. I described running into a problem with burnt spark plug wires.

 

Here’s what they (all eight to some degree) looked like…

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A c;loser view of the damaged area…

 

 

 

 

I had bought them off of Ebay and as luck would have it, they had been shipped from Scapoose, Oregon, only 25 miles away. I contacted the seller and they agreed to honor the warranty and rep;laced the wires for free and only charge me $25 for the thermal socks. A quick trip in the Bronco and I returned with my new wires…

 

After the wires were installed and my paying a final total bill of $655, I was on my way. I hate going to dealerships because they are so expensive. But if this finally cures my low intermittent power problem, I’ll be a happy camper!  🙂

 

 

 

 

Passing through Portland, I stopped to get motorhome washed. The bay was so huge I was able to fit behind a fire truck with my motorhome and Bronco attached…

 

 

 

 

There was a sign saying all drivers must exit the vehicle before washing, but the next thing I knew washing commenced with me inside…

 

After paying my $32 wash fee, I was once again on my way.

 

45 minutes later,I arrived in Woodland, Woodland where I’m parked behind Moose Club #2394. I’ve stayed here in the past…

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and the usual the dinette window view. Here it’s along side of the Lewis River…

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Another club full of friendly people.

 

I expect to depart here tomorrow.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Forecast for today is cloudy and 64 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 Washington. 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 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

 

 

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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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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No More Sag…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon. I’ve been here a number of times before, so I’ve thoroughly seen all of the local tourist attractions. So, now I’m just hanging out enjoying the nice weather.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues delay plagued. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

Today’s subject…No more sag…

While at Mary’s home a couple of months ago, I tended to some minor repairs. This was my first attempt at re-stringing a four-cord day-night shade and it was definitely a learning process. The first below photo shows the condition before I started…

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…
It took me a least one hour just trying to remove the valance so I could remove the shade…
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Once the shade was removed, I moved to Mary’s dining room table where I had lots of room to work. After cutting all the cords off, it now involved trying to follow the below instructions…
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The pros charge two hours time once the shade is on their work table. The entire project of re-stringing and re-mounting ran me about six hours. It proved to be quite the learning process…next time will go a lot faster.

The below photo shows the shade back in place with no more sag!

 

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One more project completed!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 65 degrees. Today’s forecast is cloudy/sunny and 64 degrees.

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 Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

united-states-mapSEA

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

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/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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