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.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

If it aint on the internet

…It doesn’t exist, right? Wrong. I scoured the internet for a new original Dometic refrigerator roof vent. I found only one. Every were else either did not list one or stated it was no longer available. So I ordered the only one I could find. I promptly got an email that it was also no longer available. After a long search I figured I would give my local RV parts placed a try thinking one might have one left over in a storage room or something. Well it only took 3 stores and there it was, on the shelf. So I snatched it up. So much for the internet.

I have been also scoring the internet for a replacement clock movement for our pendulum/chime clock that gave up the ghost. The chime and pendulum still work but the hands don’t move. I discovered that the gears inside the movement are very light and fragile and years of bouncing down the road just took a toll on them. After days I finally found a suitable replacement and ordered it this morning. At least I hope it will work…we will see when it arrives. I think I can make it work no matter what.

The next internet search is for a new camera since mine doesn’t seem to want to recover after the drowning. I may have narrowed it down to 2 models but have to do more research before I order. It’s funny that I can get twice the camera now-a-days at about one third the price as the last one I bought.

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