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.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Battery wows

It was time to check the batteries so yesterday I set out for some battery maintenance. I found one of the two chassis batteries wet on the top. Right a way I figured I had a problem. I popped the caps and found no water showing so I grabbed my bottle of distilled water. After cleaning the batteries with baking soda I started adding water. Oh No, about a quart of water needed in one battery. Not good, I thought. Today I decided to check to see if all was well. No joy, I heard the battery boiling and it was hot to the touch. So I disconnected it and just left the other one hooked up. I checked the voltage on the suspected bad battery and it was around 9 volts. Huh, shorted cell. Well tomorrow I will be taking it back to Walmart for a new one. Since it is just a few months over 2 years old I think I will be getting a free exchange. I kind of wish the other one was bad also since I would like to replace both at the same time.

Today Susan’s parents came out from California to visit for a while. Our neighbors are so cool they said her parents could stay in their motorhome since they will be gone for a few days. While here they are going to look at some lots here in the resort and give some thought to relocating. They think we have a pretty good thing going here and I can’t disagree.

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