I thought the fill pipe on my fresh water tank was leaking, so I did the JB Weld but it turned out the hose will just not clamp down on the pipe. (3 drops per minute). Gonna wrap rescue tape, clamp it, and call it a day.We had to cancel our trip to Grand Canyon next week, because my friend is needing surgery ASAP. So, first trip of the year canceled due to my surgery and this. Hoping things settle down. We're sure someone will be happy to find a cancellation spot at Grand Canyon.
Now to undo the packing, etc. I've done for the girls' trip, and prep for a 2-week trip in 2-1/2 weeks - at least I won't be doing the 5-day changeover between trips. We'll need to take the trailer to the KOA before we leave, to dump the tanks after de-winterizing and sanitizing/flushing, that was planned for my first night out next week.
The JB Water Weld and my LP hose to connect the gallon tank to the single burner stove arrived, so we can work with those this weekend.
I haven't opened my awning yet. It's gonna be a science experiment.3) rinsed the awning with a car wash brush to remove some dirt and reapplied Wet & Forget Outdoors (I had applied some about 4 years ago after i got tired of having a lot of mold on that white underside - it has really made a difference and i figured it now should get a fresh application though that first post winter roll out of the awning yesterday still did not have mold, just some dirt)
Ours is always "interesting". The rain and snow melt works its way in from the ends, so we can have dripping water when we open it. We had one day that was calm enough to open it earlier this spring, after our 3 or 4 snowstorms in a row. Last one was extremely heavy, wet snow. (Alas, we're right back into drought, with bad wildfires all over the place.)I haven't opened my awning yet. It's gonna be a science experiment.
ours is always dripping wet when we open it. rain wicks all the way through the entire length of the awning and never dries. If I remember i caution people to stand back as it drips upon deployment (for some reason people don't like getting dripped on ??).Ours is always "interesting". The rain and snow melt works its way in from the ends, so we can have dripping water when we open it. We had one day that was calm enough to open it earlier this spring, after our 3 or 4 snowstorms in a row. Last one was extremely heavy, wet snow. (Alas, we're right back into drought, with bad wildfires all over the place.)
If we lived somewhere more humid, rainy, etc. I wouldn't be surprised to see moss grow on that awning.
We've given up trying to keep it white and shiny. We settle for scrubbing off active mildew, leaving the stains behind. It's far less useful than the one on our popup was, so is used far less that we expected.
So do we. Right now, it's the waiting game to see when surgery will happen.
I had minor pinky finger surgery yesterday, to remove a cyst and 2 bone spurs. (I happened into a cancellation for scheduling it, or it would have been a couple of months later.) I thought the doctorr said no restrictions, but I have a 5# limit on my dominant hand for two weeks, and can't get that finger wet. It would have been interesting to camp with all that, but I would have done it. My friend is taking comfort in the fact that "maybe we whouldn't have gone with those restrictions", so I'm not telling her I would have done it anyway.
Yes, gloves, which I use a lot anyway. I'm using my husband's large size nitrile gloves, but even those are too tight on my wrapping to go all the way over that finger. Thankfully, I have plenty of the one-size-fits all plastic ones, since I accidentally ordered another package of 4 boxes a while back.Sneaky, it must be very difficult to not get it wet! Gloves?