Sunday, January 09, 2011

9 Days Left

The little Argosy had a great adventure. She spent a few days at R&D Family RV for installation of one 150-something Watt Solar Panel and a spiffy control panel. Now her one little battery stays all charged up from the free rays of the sun. I haven't taken a picture of the panel yet, but I will soon. We removed the unneeded TV antenna to make room for the panel.

Ron, at R&D, also installed a gas line for a catalytic heater, a few new light fixtures, hooked up the three existing 12 volt sockets correctly, and installed a brand new water heater. Also, to my great delight, the Argosy now has a brand new hand crank jack. The old one was so hard to crank even when there was no weight or resistance. The new hand crank is so easy compared to the old one that it's almost like having an electric jack. ALMOST!!

Hand Crank Jack

The bathroom is coming along. Hopefully this coming Tuesday and Wednesday our carpenter, Jim, will be finishing up the bathroom and refrigerator. Time is getting short and we still plan to set sail for Quartzsite, AZ on the 17th.

The Argosy has three stabilizing jacks. She used to have four but she lost one sometime during her life. One of the "feet" was terribly bent. I removed it and tried to pound it back into proper shape but I was unsuccessful. So, I stopped by my friendly neighborhood RV dealer and purchased one new "foot." Now she has one shiny new "foot" and two old, rusty looking ones. Maybe someday she will have three more shiny new "feet" along with a forth stabilizer jack. In the meantime, we will use one of those portable jacks. Also, the three jacks got, probably their first ever, a lubricating dose of WD-40. They are working much better now, with less squeaking.

Portable stabilizer jack.

In the meantime, I'm working on the porch light. I finally got the whole assembly unscrewed, un-caulked and removed. I removed the old 12 volt light bulb socket and now I'm trying to figure out how to install a new socket so we can have a lighted porch area.


At 7:07 AM, Blogger Diana said...

Looking forward to seeing all of you at Quartzsite.

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Ted and Mary Ellen said...

WOW! I can't wait to see it! Is the Argosy coming up here this summer????

At 4:10 PM, Blogger sally said...

Yes!! The plan is to take the Argosy to the mountains for the summer.

At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You continue to amaze me with your repairs! I love it when old is made new again! Keep it up! Lisa

At 7:01 PM, Blogger Barbara and Ron said...

Looking good! We'll see you there too. If all goes as planned, we'll be there on the 16th.

At 7:05 PM, Blogger Karen said...

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