Sunday, February 24, 2013

Washing the motorhome

Today, I washed the motorhome. 



She seriously needed a bath! 

I also had to get up on the roof, lay down on the roof, so I could reach over on the overhead cab area & clean off duct tape reminants. What a job that was! I probably should have gone to the store & got some kind of adhesive remover, but I hadn't showered & just wanted to get this job done!

So I grabbed my tube of Goop, a plastic scraper, a towel & a flat razor blade. It was a job, but I did get it all off! Too bad the RV place didn't do that. They did some, but not all. 

Then I had to wash the RV. I had black streaks, but that black streak remover stuff really didn't work well. 
So I just did the best I could & will work on those again later as the entire RV needs waxing anyhow. 

I'm just not up to that kind of work right now though. I over did it today & could barely walk once done. Foot swelled up on me, making walking painful. I took a shower & took some pain pills & took it easy afterwards. Love my TENS unit, it really helps. (it's an electrotherapy unit that uses electrodes on a stick on patch - feels good for injuries & sore muscles)

Need to get some compound tomorrow so I can get caulk, sap & scrapes from my hood. I guess, their scaffold scraped the truck part of the RV! I swear, I complained to them the last time about scratching the truck, but fortunately, the compound they used took care of it. Why are they so rough? Is it because my RV is older, so they don't care???? Well I do! I know it's not new, but I still want it in the best shape possible! The sap didn't come from there though, but I could not give the RV a good washing until that leak got fixed first. 

Supposed to rain tomorrow. I hope it won't be bad because it would be nice to get some compound & get the hood taken care of. I do push myself too hard, but these things are important to me. I've got to take care of my little house!

Speaking of houses. While on the roof, I looked over the roof on my friends house. I remembered all the maintenance that a house requires. Every so many years, you need new shingles, they need painting, etc. Nah, I'd rather just maintain Ellie instead! Even if I had some land to park her on, I'd still be happy just with RV living! I'd be happy with a nice little deck for outdoor furniture, plants & a little landscaping as a docking station. A little building for a washer & dryer would be nice too.

My puppy dogs would be happy to be let out into a lovely fenced yard each day like that too. Maybe one day....then I could always go on trips & no worries! Just come back when I'd feel like it. Hmmmm, I act like I have a retirement thing going & I don't! Ha! Once I am able to return to work, I'd like to find a job that I'd work here in Texas over the winter season & take off during the grueling summer season. That would be nice. 

I should have treated my tires today, but that's just a simple spray on treatment, so I can do that tomorrow. I debated on if this is ok for the tires or not, then read that for an RV that sits a lot, it's actually a good idea to use the treatment for protection. I also keep them covered when sitting. 

I hope maybe by Wednesday to take her in town to get the generator done. That will be one less thing to worry about then.

The Oscars are on now. I found part of it to be extremely distasteful! That boob song. How awful for those actresses! They were NOT happy with it, nor was I! Very, very distasteful in my book.

~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~

18 comments:

  1. That is awful, it shouldn't matter if your RV is brand new or 20 yrs old they should never do that! I would sure let them know how unhappy I was about it if you have to go back. Sounds like they treated you good, but if there is a next time I would mention it. But that's just me.
    Oh my gosh be careful up on that roof. You sure don't need any more problems. I too could live in an RV. I hate all the up keep a house requires. Art and I are constantly saying, "no more yard to mow, no more leaves to rake, no more driveway to coat, no more, no more..." It feels so good!!

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    1. What was I thinking I could live in and RV, we will be as of April 1st. I guess I meant I could have far sooner than then.

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  2. I'm back :) I forgot to say I too cannot stand these awards shows. It seems it is a contest who can show the most skin and wear the skimpiest dress, it is really disgusting and just getting worse each year.

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  3. Tammy, I've been back there so many times over this rebuild that it makes my head spin! I hope NOT to go back again.
    I do go on my roof often to inspect it & such. Soon, I'll do another coat of dicor for preventative maintenance. I do that each year as I want my roof to remain in good shape. I also plan on putting a strip of eternabond over the redone area-- again, preventative maintenance.

    Haha -- April 1st will be here before you know it. But really, April fools day??? heehee

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  4. I plan on giving my RV a good bath in March. I will not be going over to South Padre to visit my daughter on my days off - because of Spring Break over there - so its a good time to wash the RV. I don't want to buy a house again, I think a little piece of property with RV hookups and a utility building is a good idea, I could have a little garden if I want. Some RV'ers even build a "carport" type structure to park under for shade.

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    1. Good idea on not visiting during Spring Break. Maybe she should come see you? How's the remodel coming along?

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  5. You better quit torturing that foot. I know when we shouldn't do something we just have to do it. But pay big time later.

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    1. Hi Jo, I'll be going to surgery soon for the foot, so am taking care of the RV before surgery. I guess at this point, it doesn't matter as I can't make it any worse than it is. But if I don't tend to the RV now, it will become damaged & the paint can become destroyed.

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  6. You be careful...thats alot of hard work!

    I dont watch those award shows either!

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    1. I am. The Rv is easy to wash with one of those extended pole brushes! The roof is another story, but I didn't wash it this time.

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  7. I hope you are being careful up there on the roof. That's a long way to fall.

    I never watch award shows anymore. TV had gone so far downhill that I rarely watch anything at all.

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    1. Not to worry, I'm very careful while up there. Having a fear of heights creates more of the need to be careful ;-)

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  8. I just cannpot go onto my RV roof :( I would not feel safe. 3rd step of a ladder is as high as I go. So I have to pay the $$'s.
    Award shows???? Yuck!
    That permanent place sounds wonderful! As long as you make it so you can pull away from your deck. I could do that just fine. Even my PA plce is bigger than I need far as I am concerned. Who needs all that "stuff".
    Keep on dreaming and hoping and don't give up. I am cheering you on!!!

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    1. I still have a lot of "stuff" in storage. Your house is your storage unit, you just pay a little more...but then, your stuff gets to hang out in a much better place! ;-) Did you take those cute outdoor chairs with you?

      I can get on the roof, but I ain't gonna get up on one of those watch towers at Cooks Forest!! haha!
      Maybe if I get back to Pa this year, we should meet up there & do some camping?

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  9. I love the way you tackle all your projects but you really need to learn to pace yourself or you will keep reinjuring yourself. It is nice to see when someone really maintains an older RV to keep it looking nice and functioning well. I think the real issue is not how old the RV is but what kind of shape it is in.

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    1. You are so right about that! It's the condition of the RV rather than the age. The past when I've toured other used RV's on a sales lot, it's really sad how some of the new rigs have been abused & not maintained.

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  10. I agree with you on the difference between the maintenance of a house roof versus your mobile home roof, but only with the matter of expenses. Ellie’s getting up there in age, and travelling with her can be taxing on your roof when dealing with different weather conditions. But it sounds like you still managed to be productive with giving Ellie a good wash and fix even if you weren’t as prepared to take care of everything in one go. I hope she’s been holding up well.

    Mariam Freame

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    1. YEs, she's getting up there. However, I pay maticulous attention to my roof too. I dicor it once a year and I keep it clean. I probably spend way too much time up there ; -) and if the day comes to replace the roof, that's still cheaper than my house roof was. Thanks for stopping by :)

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