I’ve been hanging out at the VFW with MUDDER & JAMIE for the past week or so. They have a new rig this year and holy smokes is it ever GORGEOUS inside. I haven’t taken any pics of the inside (yet) but here are two pics of the outside – 45’ of all living space !
The VFW is NOT one of my favourite places to stay. Far too much noise from the 95 – the trains – and yes, of course those awful generators !! LOL I’ve become a solar snob. Who woulda’ thought !! hehehe
But actually I haven’t minded it as bad this time. Go figure !! I got myself tucked into a nice little spot…..
There haven’t been a whole lot of rigs here until just the last few days. Now it’s packed here ! Apparently the WIN Group have pulled in to spend Christmas here.
Mudder & Jamie are going to that Fancy Smanchy RV Park this Saturday and will be there until the end of January. Would love to go there with them but it’s WAY ABOVE any budget I (don’t) have !!
The temps have dropped significantly here making the nights and mornings COLD !! My poor little Bennie shakes so bad ‘cause he’s cold I have to wrap him up in his blanket and put the Mr. Heater right next to him.
Thankfully, As soon as the front curtains are open letting all that beautiful Arizona sun in, it doesn’t take long to warm things up.
He’s an old guy now – will be 13 years old in February and the last year or so his breath is smelling bad due to his bad teeth. I noticed just recently he seems to have some kind of infection around his bottom teeth and off to the Vet we went. He will be having surgery on the 28th to remove at least two teeth – over $600 will be that little bill !!
I have had a lot on my mind lately and when that happens I don’t Blog and I suppose just go into my shell.
I’ve been very frustrated with a number (too many !) things that have broken around this rig. Currently the door closing off the bedroom from the living area is off its track and there’s no way I (or others who have looked at it) can figure out how to get it put back on.
The Generator is leaking oil - big time – and has been since last year. This pic was taken January of last year.
Don’t know why I didn’t deal with it then ???? At that time, it would have still been under warranty and the cost covered. It’s simply a frikkin’ gasket – BUT, the gasket is located such that the whole generator has to come out in order to get to it and repair it. Since I have Solar I very seldom use my Generator, however, I do want it fixed. One estimate I have received is $1,300 to repair it !! I’m working with ONAN now and they ‘indicated’ they might cover ‘some’ of the cost. We’ll see.
And of course I’m still trying to get the RAMP DOOR fixed ! I did bring the rig into a repair facility and the cost is going to be almost $1,000. Naturally it is no longer under warranty and (so far) Newmar has declined to pay for the repair. I’m still dealing with them though because it is such crappy workmanship and I think they should pay for it !! That is on hold now also until I can convince them. The last e-mail I sent was several days ago so because I’ve yet to get another ‘decline’ reply I’m being hopeful that at least they are considering it !!
Oh, I got a laugh out of this sign while I was in the RV repair place…..
There is a screen that you can put down in the toy hauler area.
Not only is the screen out of it’s channel (don’t know what else to call it) but the whole screen is out of it’s track !! And again, I cannot see a way to get it back in ???
There’s more stuff gone wrong but these are the things I can think of now !! I bought a ‘Newmar’ because of its ‘quality’ rating. Well, my experience is that this is NOT a quality built rig. On the upside though, I will say that their Customer Service is very good and I am still hopeful that they will take care of the costs regarding the Ramp Door coming apart.
And last but far from least is the fact that my Condo has now been deemed WORTHLESS !! The IDIOTS that run the place finally hired a Structural Engineering Study on the Building my Unit is in and the report was BAD – REALLY BAD ! The whole structure and foundation is beyond repair – despite cost to fix. How would you like to find out at this stage in your life that your investment(s) are now deemed WORTHLESS. Actually in my case it’s even beyond that because I still have a very large mortgage on the Unit. Stressful, yes very stressful. I’m doing everything I can to keep it out of my mind because there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it. The IDIOTS are now trying to sell just the land and best case scenario each Owner ‘might’ receive about $20,000 from that. Needless to say that amount would not even come in the ball park of covering my mortgage.
So needless to say I have not been in the best frame of mind lately. I am working very hard on “trusting the process” and believing “everything happens for a reason” and “things will work out” etc. etc. etc.
OH, And I’m not even going to talk about the damage “I” did just recently to the rig…..
Or the ladder hinge “I” broke….
I’ll save those little incidents for another Blog Post !!
HEY, At least I’m not shovelling SNOW !! LOL