Friday, October 19, 2012

At Leisure Resort- Good News/Bad News

GN ///////  Just checking in.  I decided to get a tire monitor system installed and was finished at Camping World before noon and headed to the new job  in Fentress TX.  Got set  up and am sitting comfortably in my home on wheels.  It’s Friday night and the campers are coming in, building their campfires.  I like to smell the campfires, but I don’t miss the smoke in my eyes.  After I was set up I went to the office to let Sheila know that I was here and to find out what my schedule would be.  Well, I’m not on the schedule, because she wants me to do the decorating for the Halloween weekend.  Then within two weeks there will be the Pecan Festival.  Somewhere in between I will learn the reservation system.  I should be able to go up to Potter’s Creek for one day while the Pink Flamingos are there for their rally.

BN ///////  I did it again, this time when making a turn I took a fellow Workamper’s jeep with me.  Fortunately his fender is all that was damaged and easily replaced, however “My Spot” didn’t fare to well.  I will be taking it back to fix the left rear panel, right where all the connections are.  I was able to get the back jacks down and the electrical connected.  This time I was almost to tears.  I’m tired of spending so much time fixing my rig. 

I’ll post pictures later.   It’s time for bed.

Thanks for visiting

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Susan And Angel

11 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear of the problems you are having with your rig.

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  2. Sounds like you need a spotter...your 5th wheel is so long.

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  3. Uf-Dah! Some days are just hard on a person's resolve.

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  4. Well, nuts to the BN. Perhaps looking for someone to spot you when making tight turns (if this was the case) in and out of situations might be a good idea. I've done that more than once when towing our travel trailer solo in previous years; there's also some man out there who is willing to lend a hand to a damsel in distress . . . Teehee! Even though that's not "distress," still, you know we as RVers are always ready to help one another. Hope you have a peaceful weekend and that your rig repairs go swiftly and smoothly.

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    1. I haad a spotter,but he wasn't in the back.

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  5. I agree with Susan, you need a spotter. Don't be afraid to ask the campground to help you get backed in. I know that George and I are very careful to watch each others movements when backing in to our spots.

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  6. I think you have gotten some good advice here about spotter's or at least getting out and checking. Corners are just as important as backing in. Take a deep breath.

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  7. I agree with the others, a spotter is really essential and others are always more than willing to help out. I know when we first started out and I was useless to Jim (because I was in the wheelchair with my busted ankle) he asked anyone who was close by to help him. Not just getting into the site but maneuvering through the campground. Maybe a smaller rig? Some days it never seems to end. But you're settled now for awhile and get to use your creativity of which you have an abundance. Asking me to decorate would bring me to tears.

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  8. Oh, gosh, Susan - I'm so sorry about your accident. They are expensive and a real pain. Spotters are a good idea, but I did my "ding" when pulling out of a gas station and thought I was doing just fine. Then the crunch. :(

    Have you thought about going to one of those classes that help RVers? they say the classes are really good for newer drivers, and also the experienced RVers learn new things, too. In the long run, that would be easier and cheaper than repairs and you'll have more confidence.

    Any time I'm turning, I go really slow and check back and forth constantly with my mirrors so I can make a correction if necessary. Just take your time and watch your mirrors. I think most of us have crunched a time or two, so you're definitely not alone.

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  9. I talked with her and she did have a spotter. The only thing was he was in front and not looking at the side clearance. She knew she was close and should have had him back there keeping an eye on the Jeep. I know it's hard Mom, but when in doubt double check.

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    1. Bubba.... I offered to let her "HOME SCHOOL" my son so that she would have a "full time spotter" LOL

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