Pages

Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, July 07, 2014

FORD = Fix or Repair Daily and we have been doing a lot of that lately.

Where are we today ?
       Back here in Plattsville again and have stuff to do. Ok our Motorhome is on a Ford chassis and everybody knows FORD stand for Fix Or Repair Daily right?  Well thats what we have be doing lately. And no we are not buying a new coach, love this one!  It's just getting old, like us.
        Friday night we came home and our door lock did not work. Had to get my ladder out and climb in through the window (not a pretty site). Key would not turn in the lock. Suzie turned on the kitchen tap and the whole base turned on the counter, broken bracket. Hmm. 
       So this morning in search of a locksmith in Kitchener and after locating one that actually had a shop instead of mobile service stopped into G and A lock service. 15 minutes later all fixed up , broken tumbler removed and continued on. Stopped at Canadian Tire and picked up a new set of Moen Kitchen taps for our coach.
       Back home I took the time to repaint our entry latch before installing it, make it like new again.
cleaned up pretty nice
looks and works better  now
      While waiting for the paint to dry I looked at Suzie's table/footrest, really in sad shape. So took off the old material and found a piece in indoor outdoor carpet I had saved , cut it to size and now she is happy too! ( Happy Wife = Happy Life)
running out of duck tape
looks better now
yep she happy
        Now Suzie had spent the whole day with her sister and mom, doing stuff, shopping or whatever woman do. And at 3 pm her mom and dad drove her back to Plattsville for a nice visit. They ended up staying for supper so I grilled up a couple huge bone in chicken breasts, some fresh asparagus, my pasta salad and coleslaw we had, for a nice tasty supper.
our Weber Q at work
sure hit the spot
       Everybody satisfied then they headed on home and relaxed outside to read as long as the sunshine would let us, around 9 pm.
       Tomorrow's project, replace our kitchen faucets, secure our coach and head on down the road a ways to Rock Glen resort in Arkona for a couple weeks (I think ?).
        We did have a good productive day and enjoyed more of this great summer weather.
        Thanks for stopping in for a visit. See ya'll again soon.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Summer.
View Summer 2014 in a larger map

26 comments:

  1. For sure parts wear out, just like us. The older we get the more parts wear out. Looks like you did some nice repairs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We4 gotta do what we gotta do, even in a house there is lots repairs.

      Delete
  2. Um, I don't think the door latch & taps are Ford parts:))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Al you are so right, but it just seemed to fit my mindset today.
      The chassis is Ford and holding its own so far.

      Delete
  3. I wonder if life-time parts will ever really be life-time parts. Hopefully, you've seen the end of the repairs and everything else will be smooth sailing for you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Whose life time? Maybe just the lifetime of the parts.
      There will be more repairs down the road, no doubt, but that is expected, no matter what kind of house we live in.

      Delete
  4. When you own, you fix! It is a condition of life, isn't it? Good work on the door lock.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I fix what I can and leave the rest to the pros.

      Delete
  5. We had trouble with our lock last week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hope you got it fixed, no propblem.

      Delete
  6. Um ya, I have to pipe up here too. I'm not (by any stretch) a Ford fan, but all that stuff wut broke had nothing to do with Ford. Actually, our RV was (and still is, I presume) on a Ford chassis, and as painful as it is to admit, it ran just tickety-boo for the ten years that we owned it.
    Odd thing too, we would sometimes have issues with our door latch. I used to keep a spare key hidden for the driver's door, just in case we'd get accidentally locked out. Loved that driver's door.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Actually the Ford part does work quite well, I was just trying to come up with a title for my posting and it was stuck in my head.
      My driver's door has an inside secure latch to stop the wind noise, so cannot enter it unless it is unlatched.

      Delete
  7. Gee, what did you do in all your spare time?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I enjoy reading and walking in my spare time.

      Delete
  8. The good news is - you were able to fix and repair those items. Always something to go wrong.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All easy fixes That I enjoy puttering around with.

      Delete
  9. Oh my, you have had your challenges and handled them well. I award you a gold star. I think you are good to go for w avery long time, fingers crossed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There will be more repair issues I am sure just not for a while I hope.

      Delete
  10. FORD also = Found On Road Dead, lol!

    ReplyDelete
  11. A few years before we bought an RV, I was advised by a full timer that I should not get one unless I enjoyed working on it and he seems to have been right. Your chix looks nice and moist.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I enjoy fixing the things I can, I do have the time.
      The chix cooks perfect on our Weber Q.

      Delete
  12. It pays to be handy when owning an RV. ;c)

    ReplyDelete
  13. In their defense, the problems weren't in the chassis per se, so they're safe on this one. That being said, you must be wary of the actual chassis' inevitable repair in the future. Stocking up on parts could help when you're traveling to unfamiliar places. Anyway, great job with the repairs!

    Kathryn Weber @ Global Parts, Inc

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We travel everywhere, and usually no problem getting parts.

      Delete

We love it when you take the time to drop us a line.