I hope all is well with everyone here.
So yesterday, the rains came. And came. And came. And I thought I'd take a look at my overhead bed area. Uh oh. Not good! Oh Blast it anyhow! (actually, I said much stronger words)
Oh No! Water is dripping on my bed! Yep, from the upper part of the overhead cab front window. Waaaahhhh!! So I jump to work. Again. Dammit.
Half soaked body pillow.
Containers collecting the drips...drips...drips...
Fortunately, the body pillow took the brunt of the leak before I discovered it. All things could have been way worse! Not that any of this is good. I'm so upset! Another night spent on the RV couch. This time I did not even inflate the air bed. Ironically, earlier that day, I wondered if I should take the airbed out of the RV or just keep it in here. After all, did I really need it anymore? Well, yes. I guess I do.
Body pillow went to the dryer. It's lucky for me that I'm where I have access to a washer & dryer.
All bedding was stripped off the bed (boohoo, again, boohoo). Folded & placed on my drivers & passenger seats. Cept the wet sheets, those went into the washer. Fortunately again, the pillow saved the comforter & the rest of the bedding from getting soaked too. (oh great, the news is on now & they say more storms on the way - NOT music to my ears!)
It was pouring down rain, I rolled up the memory foam pad (folded it actually) & moved it out of the way. Whew, it didn't get wet. Plus I keep a plastic zip bag over it since I tried to drown it once by forgetting to close my vent over it. oops. So after that, I bought a plastic cover for it. Much safer for it that way. I might forget to close the vent again someday. I like to open the vent at night & look up at the stars. Otherwise, I'd put a vent cover thing on it, but that would block any views, so I don't have one for that reason.
So I grabbed any plastic garbage bag I could find in the RV & put them to use. Then used plastic food containers to grab the drips that were coming off of the window's upper ledge. What a mess! I don't need this. I thought things were good & they told me they tested it. It didn't show any signs of leaks when I washed it, but then, I don't use a whole lot of water when I wash the rig either. No power washer hits my rig! Ever. (I think you might understand why huh?) I use a long pole auto brush to wash Ellie with, even behind her ears. Yes, they have ears. What do you think those things are on the sides of your motorhomes? Side mirrors? Nah, they are ears silly!
So anyhow, as time progresses & I get a break in the rains, I grab the tarps out of my van & put them to use. Today, had a nice long break in the rain & took the memory foam pad into the house & propped it up in one of the spare bedrooms of my friend's house. Then got to prep that area better. Monday morning, it's a call to the RV place. Bummer, and another night on the sofa.
Here's a couple of vids I did of the water leaks. One is a short video just to show what was happening. The other is a detailed documentation of the leak. I wanted to keep a very detailed documentation of it for future use if needed.
I was going to share what I had for dinner tonight, but I'll save that for a later post. This blog is getting long enough. But it was comfort food & yummy!
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~