Saturday, 24 February
Lisa’s Brother asked her when we were going to post another blog. Here you go John.
On 14 February we arrived at Foothills West RV Park in Casa Grande to meet up with our friend and solar guy Marvin, owner of Precision RV. If you go to precisionrv.com you will find a picture of our Newmar Dutch Star with a roof full (2000 watts Lithium Ion/Hybrid inverter setup) of solar panels Marvin installed last year.
Last week we had a company listed on the Winegard Trav’ler Satellite web page come to replace the turret. What a job. Of course there is a long story to go along with this.
I’ll try to make this short. When we wrote our last blog we were boondocking South of Ajo. We packed everything up and pushed the button to stow the antenna and we got this message – SKP Motor Stall. That didn’t sound good. Now we have a giant dish and antenna sticking up on the roof on travel day. I’m sure every RV’er is afraid they will forget to stow the antenna and here we are not knowing what to do.
After many attempts to stow it I went up on the roof and decided the satellite dish was too heavy to fly off the RV but the antenna might flop up and down.
So what to do. Ta Da, bungee cord is the answer to many RV situations. Bungee cord the antenna to the dish. It wasn’t perfect but it would have to do. So with Lisa driving the truck behind me, hazard lights flashing, we both drove 22 miles down Highway 85 at 45 MPH.
We made it to Hickiwan Trails RV Park where Lisa researched and discovered how to lower the dish manually. Many more trips up and down the ladder, 14 feet on top of the beast, we had it stowed. I had my exercise for the day, OK then, safe to move on to Casa Grande.
Many things happen to our RV home but the way I look at it we only have the Dutch Star and Truck to maintain. Plus it keeps us young and our minds flexible moving around to new places and solving situations that come up. What else do we have to do after all. One of the best things – I no longer have a big yard to maintain. Yeah!!!
Today my Sister and my Brother-in-Law arrive in Phoenix and we are going to a Dine-in Theater with them tonight. Lisa and I had this experience with her Sisters and Niece last year. We really enjoyed the theater dining and the good company. So we are looking forward to this evening.
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