Folks it has been a long few weeks. I know we aren’t the only ones going crazy with this ever present “Pandemic” but we are fortunate enough to have a place to stay and a job that is still open and signing paychecks. Enough about that though, it is time to catch up from the last post.
Prior to the stay at home recommendations, we were camping at our favorite local COE park. I had worked extra hard to book us for the riverfront spot we love for all of spring and early summer. We were going to spend 2 weeks at the home and 2 weeks in the bus alternating. Then for the second time in 2 years they closed all the Vicksburg district COE campgrounds. At the same time, Arkansas closed all the state parks. Suddenly, we were home bound like everyone else. I decided to do a little work on the bus since we couldn’t use it.
First up was replacing one of our vent fans with a Max Air fan. The old Fantastic Fan worked ok but having to reach up and turn it on was tiring and it was loud, we needed a remote. I did the same install on the fifth wheel and the instructional post there is basically the same so I didn’t take pictures. I do have another one to change out so when it is done I’ll get a final shot.
This project also is the beginning of a roof reseal using Eternabond tape and Dicor. The sealant that is on there is something weird and rubbery and nothing will adhere to it. It isn’t leaking but eventually it will. If you ever decide to do this the trick is to use a heat gun. It makes removing the old sealant so much easier.
While admiring the new fan install I noticed how ugly the antique satellite dome was and decided it was time for it to go. The old SD technology doesn’t work anymore anyway. Removal was easy but they really didn’t want that thing to go anywhere. Twenty four bolts later it was gone and the holes sealed. It took 2” off our max height and made more room for future solar panels.
We were really missing camping so I dug deep and found an open RV resort. A water front site was needed and Catherines Landing in Hot Springs, Arkansas was perfect. Since business was slow I got permission to take a week of unscheduled vacation. We used contactless check in and check out for a beautiful site and probably one of the cleanest parks we have been to.
They even had great WiFi throughout the park that allow HD streaming with no issues.
Good thing because cell service was iffy and although the ATT hotspot worked ok the Verizon was dead in the water. I will be looking into a booster to address this in the future. I did try a couple of internet tricks and surprisingly it worked to some degree lol.
You know nothing on a trip ever goes perfect. This was our first longer trip pulling the new car. Everything went well and there were no problems. As soon as we hit the freeway …
Bye bye mirror. Replacement was easy enough but couldn’t do it till we got back home so had to be very careful of the blind spot. Also in this paper product shortage era I couldn’t find our paper towels. I did locate some at the store and of course ….
I had simply hidden them from myself.
It was overall a well needed break and a great stay. I highly recommend this park. It is a little pricey but worth it. Hopefully things will start getting back to normal soon. Hope to see you out there !!