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, September 13, 2010

It’s never easy

Why are things never as easy as they seem? Today I decided to tackle the toilet job. We have been putting up with a leaky toilet for quite some time now. I ordered the parts a few weeks back and they arrived right away. Since Susan was off doing grocery shopping I figured this would be a good time. I have a tendency to turn a 5 minute job into a 5 hour job and this was no exception. After pulling everything apart I thoroughly cleaned everything before reassembling. Everything went well. 3 hours later I was ready for the installation. They sure don’t give you much room to work with these things. I did my best to attach the water line after mounting the toilet but of course it kept leaking. After several attempts I decided it was time to pull the damn thing out again and figure out what deal is. Turns out the rubber seal got catawampus. This time I connected the water line before mounting the toilet. This is not the correct procedure and was more difficult to do. Anyway, it’s in and we now have a brand new toilet…at least the innards.

Now on to the clock since the parts arrived while I was rebuilding the toilet. Everything went fairly well with that project except the hands from the old clock (which I wanted to reuse) didn’t fit the new one…Go Figure! No biggy, since the new hands are the same style as the old, except I ordered the clock with brass hands thinking I might like them better than the original black ones. So the new hands are on. If we don’t like the brass, I got some black spray paint. The real trick is to sync the chime with the time on the new clock. The old one was easy, there are buttons on the back to set the chimes hour and minutes. Not so on this one, and of course it didn’t come with instructions. I searched the internet and finally found instructions.


  1. Dan if it was easy everyone would be a plumber.

    Great Pictures of your adventure. What's next?

  2. I don’t think I have ever done a plumbing job without a leak so I wasn’t too bummed.

    I think around Christmas time we will be taking Landen up to the mountains to play in the snow. He has never been in the snow.