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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Overhaul Update...

Bill & Victor have been moving right along.... despite the (very) cold temperatures.  So cold, in fact, that Victor bought one of those outdoor propane heaters to help a little.

The windows are out...  so are all the various doors to bays, batteries, water etc...  as well as the fender over the real wheel.
They started this job last weekend and since Lazy Daze (manufacturer of our rig) isn't open on weekends it was Monday before Bill could call Vince and ask some questions.  Most of what they were doing was just fine, but they should have started at the bottom and worked up to the roof.  Not a big problem but will require some additional work later.

These photos make the damage look really bad, but actually, there are only 2 places that need repaired.  It looks like the water damage was caused at the window frame.  The molding that goes around the frame before the window is inserted had about a quarter to half inch gap on either side.  Just enough for allow water in and over time run down inside the frame and rot the wood.  Keep in mind we've lived in our rig 13 years full-time and it's never been in a garage or out of the elements.  


This better shows the damage at the lower corners of the window.  You can see how dark the wood is at either side.  (and at Victor's feet is the outdoor heater he bought to ward off the cold).   Now they have to put in new wood framing around the window, replace the insulation and replace a section of paneling on the inside.  Bill called Lazy Daze yesterday and ordered the materials to make new window gaskets and some other items like the 2-sided tape they use to hold things together.  That should arrive here next week.   

Meanwhile...
We are staying in our daughter's vacation rental next door.  
It's quite a lovely place...  I may not want to move back into the rig.
Okay, it's very nice, but...really, there's no place like home.

That's All For Today!




10 comments:

  1. Wow..are you two ever blessed to be able to stay in such a beautiful place while work is getting done in your home.

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  2. Yikes. That's all I got. Just, Yikes. And, annoyingly, when I click on a picture, it gets smaller. Hard to really see what's going on.

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  3. Amazing how much damage a small water leak can cause, but you are going about it the right way, no cutting corners (pun). Good luck, and nice that you have a nice place to stay in while it;s being done.
    Like you said "no place like home" and we really miss ours too.

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  4. Cold weather is not vey conducive to doing repairs. Brrrr, I get a chill just looking at the pictures. Just make sure that when you come to Texas the next time, leave that white stuff at home. . .

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  5. Looks like a really nice place to camp while your rig is being fixed!

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  6. Your temp quarters look beautiful! I'd stay there, forget the rig. At least for awhile, til your feet itch to go.

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  7. Not all the pictures came through on my connection. I shudder with your repairs. Hope I never need that kind of work.

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  8. Looks like a lot of work but they seem to have a handle on it. Just think how nice it will be to be all cozy and repaired!! Nice digs for your temporary home.

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  9. We too had a leak this past summer, I discovered it in Montana--there was a MUSHROOM growing out of our carpet along the edge of the wall!!! When Michael removed the carpet and the piece of wood covering wires and hoses, the wood was rotted it had been leaking so long--water was coming in through some screw holes which attach our pneumatic/electric awning to the motorhome. Guess we never know what is hiding in those walls--good luck with those repairs--looks like you have two well qualified repairmen! :)

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  10. We get paranoid about water leaks. The spouse is frequently climbing up a ladder to survey the roof and all the vents on the RV. On the other hand, we've needed a new roof on our house for two years and haven't gotten around to calling a contractor.

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