New Logo

ofob_simpleIt seemed to be a good time to update the logo. We have gone full circle. At first we thought we would get a fifth wheel because we had one before and loved it. But then we started looking at Class A motorhomes – beautiful. Now, we are back to the fifth wheel. Hence, the update.

Merry Christmas

OFOB_Christmas

I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been trying to decide exactly how I wanted the blog to look.

We are celebrating the gift of God’s only Begotten Son this Christmas with family. I expect to do some catching up after the first of the year.

Meanwhile, Merry Christmas from the Old Folks!

Winterizing made easy

blowout valveThis blowout plug made winterizing a breeze. Drain the water heater and fresh water tank. Hook this up to the fresh water connection, set the compressor regulator to 30-40 pounds, open the taps and let the water blow out. So much easier than trying to get antifreeze in the lines. And easier to de-winterize next season. About $8 from any supplier makes it cheaper than antifreeze, too.

Still waiting for parts

I found out yesterday that the part we need for replacing the wheel well liner (also known as a wheel tub) is not an off the shelf part. Winnebago is probably digging around the back of some dusty warehouse looking for a 15 year old mold to re-manufacture the part. It will take three more weeks just to get parts. It makes me wonder if this one could have been plastic-wielded or epoxied or something faster. But the part was already ordered before I knew it. I guess that’s one more thing to keep in mind.

If we had been full-timers we could have had a temporary repair and stayed in the area. As it is, we will get the RV back sometime in the end of September. That’s okay though, that is when things start getting cool enough to go out again.

I’m also wondering if the RV would have been unusable would an insurance company pay to put us up somewhere for two months. Another thing to add to the list of questions.