RV’s need repairs too. And Monday give us the opportunity to do a couple repairs (other than remounting that TV) and to do a little more gardening. We picked up a couple more flower pots for tomatoes, a cana lily that Peggy wanted to get, and some marigolds. And she got busy planting.
I went to town on re-routing some water lines to the coach from the water supply and replacing the leaky end of the retractable filling hose. I noticed a few days ago that the handy-dandy retractable potable water hose that comes with the coach was leaking. Not just a couple drops but a small triclle. So, time to get out the tools and fix it. Finding the repair kit was easy — though making sure that we had the right size — 1/2″ Female is what we needed. The replacement only took a few minutes.
With the leak fixed that gave me a chance to run the retractable hose over to the water hydrant and to remove the 20′ hose and insulation and heat tape we had installed last fall. If we are still here this winter we’ll re-run the heat tape on top of the retractable hose; if we have left — then that’s one job that’s already done.
I also used the sunny afternoon to switch off of ‘City Water’, to fully fill our onboard tanks, (finding out where the overflill drain is so that we are ready for filling on the road whenever that happens) and to play around with our water tank compressor pump. We haven’t used it at all since buying the Ambassador and its not a bad idea to make sure everything works.
I also took the time to go through our box full of Ambassadors owners documents — something I’d not done since taking delivery. I had some to throw away — like those for the RCA tube TV’s we replace and some to replace with newer ones (LCD TV’s and a couple personal add-ons). At least now I know what documentation I have now. I do believe in reading manuals — just not necessarily first thing. 🙂
We also got out our all-U.S.A. Corps of Engineers campground map. They have not reprinted this map since 2006, so they are hard to come by, but I find it invaluable when planning new trips. And we used a good part of the morning to talk about were we actually WANT to go in the next few years.
As much as I love my wife she’s not the easiest person to get to tell you what she actually wants. So, we took a good part of the morning highlight places she doesn’t care to go. That seemed easier to do than to pick where she wanted to go. It’s not my preferred methodology; making decisions by negatives. But for the moment we need somemethodology that will get us past relearning what we’ve forgotten in the last year and get us back onto the road. That said — I think we’ve taken San Diego off the list of sooner-rather-than-later places to visit. That’s Ok — too many people there anyway! 🙂