Our New House

It was brought to my attention that we haven’t updated our Blog since 2013. Since we have become stagnant and haven’t really traveled for a while I didn’t have much of interest to post. Not that our life isn’t interesting, there just isn’t much RV Travel going on.

Well recently we have turned another page in our lives. We decided since we like our lifestyle so much that buying a house wasn’t in our plans. However we have pretty much outgrown the RV so…

We bought a Park Model home in the same resort where we have lived for the last 11 years in the motor home. If you are not familiar with a Park Model, it is a small 400 square foot manufactured home. Ours however is a bit more than a simple park model. First off ours is set in the ground so it is ground level, then a 200 square foot addition was added making it 600 square foot overall and the whole thing is stuccoed and the roof is tiled. There is also a 117 square foot building on the property, which serves as a laundry room and a shop. This building is attached to the house by a covered patio with outdoor kitchen. Along with the real residential appliances they topped it off with an air conditioner that can turn the house into a meat locker in the 120-degree Arizona summers. You can see more photos by clicking on the link in the left column.

I have added a link to the photos of our house HERE.

So, although we are keeping the motor home, it looks like we are not Fulltimers anymore.

Best wishes to all our readers and I hope your travels are as enjoyable as ours.

I will leave the Blog up because I know others enjoy reading about our travels.

Monday, March 30, 2009

New items should work

What happened to Quality Control? Our “New” water heater was defective right out of the box. I got a 30 gallon water heater for our casita because of the bathtub. When filling the tub for the first time the water went cold after about a couple of gallons. Not even enough for a good bath. This is why I bought a 30 gallon. After a bit of troubleshooting I found the lower thermostat to be defective. Rather than returning the water heater I called the service number on the side of the unit. Sure enough I called India. The guy called himself Rocky although he sounded more like Rogish. Anyway I told him I believed the lower thermostat was defective. After a few questions he told me to head over to Lowes and pick up a new thermostat and Whirlpool will reimburse me. Huh…I have to fix it myself? Rocky said it’s either that or he will send me the part and I can call someone to install it. Let’s see…Wait weeks for the part and hope he sends the right one or head for Lowes and get the right part and have it up and running in less than an hour. No brainer, off to lowes. Water heater fixed.

This morning I called the body shop to let them know they installed a defective windshield. They were very nice about it and referred me to the glass shop that did the work. The glass shop sent a guy out and confirmed the defect and said he will order a new windshield and should be able to install it Thursday. He also said he is going to order it from a different company. Good enough for me.

After cleaning up the car a bit today I noticed what I thought was dirt but turned out to be paint over spray. What used to be a smooth surface is now more like fine sandpaper. I tried waxing it out and also tried using a cleaner/wax. The over spray didn’t budge. Looks like I will be giving the body shop another visit.

The wind came up again last night and has not stopped. It was a little after 10:00p when suddenly it went from a gentle breeze to a full on blast. I jumped up and started rolling in awnings and securing everything. Hopefully it will mellow out a bit but is supposed to blow all week.

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