And no winds ! A slight breeze and it was warm with temps in the low 70’s.
AND NO THUDS !!
I had a leisurely morning and didn’t even get on the road until 1:00PM – knowing I was only going about 40 Miles today. I ended up going a whopping 48.6 Miles – and that’s only because I missed my Exit and had to drive several miles to get turned around.
Lots of great comments/suggestions from yesterday’s post. I knew the problem was not coming from my awning.
The THUD noise was coming from the other side of the rig.
PLUS, my first year on the road, while in Q, I saw a mobile Awning Repair Guy driving around. That was when I had the Class C and I don’t even remember now what was wrong with my awning. What he told me at the time was to secure my awning with Velcro straps. He said you wouldn’t believe how many service calls he makes to people on the Highway stranded because their awning came apart while driving.
Ever since then I secure BOTH awning arms with THREE Velcro straps.
I also knew it wasn’t one of my compartment doors banging because I had checked them also.
I know a lot of rigs have ‘awnings’ over their windows but mine doesn’t. But it does have a ‘topper’ over the slide-out. Maybe some people call that an awning ??
And that’s exactly where the THUD was coming from. I think when the slide is in and rolled up in that ‘metal cover’ thing the wind was getting in there and flapping it ??
I sure hope it doesn’t happen again because it frightened ‘da beee jazuss outta me !!
As soon as I pulled in today I unhooked Ms. Daisy and went scouting around. I had found two boondocking spots within 10 Miles of here and I wanted to check them out. The reviews online were mixed.
I did find both of them and they were both quite nice – City Parks on a Lake – BUT there wasn’t a soul around so I knew I would not be comfortable staying there.
Look what I saw while driving today….
YIKES ! Makes me wonder how on earth something like that could happen !!
Tomorrow is going to be a totally NON DRIVING DAY and I will take the opportunity to do some errands ie. Laundry; get Ms. Daisy’s tire pressure checked – according to my TPMS there’s quite a variation in the PSI’s; and if I’m feeling energetic enough I might even clean some of the bugs off my windshield.
Oh I miss my Brother for that. Every single night when we pulled in he would clean the windshield.
I will also get up on the roof to secure that A/C cover better.
The temperature is going to a high of the low 80’s – LOVE IT !!
Oh and there just happens to be a Harley Davidson in this little Town. GASP ! Perhaps I might swing by and check that out ???
I might even find something there to cover those stains on the dash !!