Today Joan and I started our 4th week inventorying BLM roads in Utah. And it looks as though this may be our last as well. No, it's not what you think. Rather our 'team' has done so well that we will be moving on to our next location before the end of the week. And that location is in Idaho! Yahoo!
|L-R Chuck, Claudia, Joan, Steve, Sawyer, |
Jim, Barb, Max & Dave
|State Capital Building|
We've taken some day trips into Salt Lake City for shopping and sight seeing.
|Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum|
Maxine & Dave joined us for a tour of the DUP Museum.
Some of that shopping was to get parts for a couple of RV maintenance issues that I've worked on over the last couple of weekends, including removal of the power 'take up' reel and rewiring of the 50 amp power cable from the reel to the power transfer switch. One of the days it was snowing and we were unable to work, we started to notice that we were losing power to our appliances. As the morning wore on we lost the heat pumps in the roof AC units, microwave,. satellite & TV. It appeared we had a broken inverter. But after talking to the manufacturer's tech support and performing several troubleshooting tests, we were able to determine that we were not getting shore power to the inverter. Further testing isolated the problem to the 'take up' reel. The repair itself only took about 30 minutes. It was the 4+ hours of calling dealers who couldn't schedule us an appointment for at least 2 weeks; contacting mobile techs that either didn't work in our area or couldn't work on inverters; and waiting on hold to speak with manufacturer's tech support; then 2 hours outside the RV testing this and that....all while it snowed that wore me out. Once the 'take up' reel was removed everything went back to work just like new. I also repaired some loose weather stripping on one of the slides; installed a new handle on the screen door; and removed and replaced a broken foot rest on my recliner.
Sometimes it might seem that our RV lifestyle and maybe even our jobs can be challenging, but it's days like last week when we drove up on a group of wild horses blocking the road that make it all worth while.
I think we'll keep doing this for a while longer.
Well, that's it for now. Stay Tuned. More to Come