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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Update on the rv fire, and a few more issues here for us to deal with.

Where are we today ?
       Another wonderful day here in the desert we are having. My usual desert walkabouts for a couple miles at sunrise sure gets the blood flowing, Makes ya feel so good.
        Then Suzie has a chiropractor appointment in town for 9:50 this morning. So I dropped her off and down the road to the Laundromat get some laundry done. Nice to use this huge one here in town, commercial machines and 3 loads completely done in an hour. Laundry was done by the time she was done=bonus! 
         One nice thing about where we are parked the rv's come into the dump station pass us by and we see some very interesting rigs come in. The picture below shows you a very unique rig.  It's a small house!
how is that for an RV?
         At the laundry  right across from the Roadrunner Market got things all taken care of in no time.
Roadrunner Market
Laundry and restaurant
       Next to the laundry is LaMesa RV bringing in Rvs for the winter months and the big Rv show here in January.
La mesa Rv
         Our furnace in the coach is having an issue. Major squealing noise when I fire it up. Research on line tells me the bearings in the fan are just about done. (hey its 16 years old). So needs a new fan motor. I could probably do it myself BUT dealing with the propane line and the RV fire the other day was kinda leary. If you missed the Rv fire posting click here. Let the pros do it. So checked Rv lifestyles dealer in town. They can get the motor in late tomorrow and install on Monday for us.
        By the way the rv fire was caused by an electrical short in the engine compartment on a gas powered coach and one of his cats perished in the fire his other cat has not been seen since.
cool hotrod
      Home for a light lunch, putter around for a while and get some more quality reading time done here in the warm Arizona sunshine. Temps in the high 60's f but feel much warmer.
love the clear blue skies
and sunshine
sunsetting at 5:20pm
     Some reading time outside under our belts and time for supper. Tonight a couple salmon fillets on the grill and our usual salad worked for us.
salmon on the grill
was very tasty
       Supper done and getting dark. Friends of ours from Ontario pulled in (in the dark). So outside to chat with them for a bit then we both retired inside. They had not had supper yet. Will see them tomorrow.
       That was another fun desert day we had and many more to come.
       Thanks for stopping by, hope y'all had a great one too!


Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Fall and Winter..

26 comments:

  1. Dinner looks great. So sad about the kitties, and the fire. As you said when you wrote it, an RV'rs worst nightmare.

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    1. Thanks Sue , it is a shame about the kitties, would not want to wish this on anyone..

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  2. Even with an electrical fire due to the materials used in an RV it does not take long for a unit to be totally engulfed.
    If you are not used to working with propane it is wise to leave it to the professionals.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. I have done quite a bit with propane, but just don't feel comfortable doing this job.

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  3. Sounds like the way to live you guys. I love that little house rv and the fire...awe so sad,:( take care guys:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by again Karen. As you know we love this lifestyle.
      All the best to you and the family.

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  4. We've parked close to where you are in the past. It is interesting to watch all the RVs come and go. It's also nice to know when the dump line is short and when it's not.

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    1. Its great for people watching here.No many lineups at this time of year, but they will come in the new year, really long too.

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  5. The main thing is to make sure your rig is safe. A fire in an RV not only ruins your trip, it is very dangerous. Be safe, George.

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    1. Thanks Dizzy thats our plan to be as safe as possible.

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  6. Wonder how that RV house is put together, hope they used screws instead of nails. The way things shake going down the road, if they used nails, they might be finding less of a house when that arrive than when they started out with. Just sayin'. ;c)

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    1. It appears to be very well put together at least I would hope so.

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  7. Trod luck with the fan motor fix. Like you,I believe some LP related repairs are best left to those with better experience.

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  8. I think you're making a wise choice on the repair. Sad that the coach owners lost not only their RV but their pets as well.

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  9. I feel so bad for those people that lost their coach but then to find out that they lost their cats as well, is really sad. Not a good Christmas for them.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Not a good Christmas for sure.
      Really makes you stop and think.

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  10. Sad to read about someone losing not only their RV but their pets also.

    Sounds like you two are having a wonderful time in Quartzsite and are parked in a great place for people watching. We are still deciding if we want to try and park during the "big show" or just drive over. For sure we are looking forward to parking there in February when it quiets down. Take care and be safe.

    Celebrating the Dance.

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    1. Very sad indeed.
      We prefer to camp right close by so that we can walk to everything, sure beats battling the traffic congestion.

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  11. You guys sure eat well! We do too when we make the effort but are a bit lazier than you!

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    1. We both love eating and I enjoy cooking, can have some great meals for very little money, compared to eating out.
      Making supper is actually part on my day that I enjoy.

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  12. Is that small house really an RV? It looks so tall. Wonder how it goes under a bridge.

    I knew you were a smart man letting the professionals take care of that problem. Good thinking.

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    1. Not sure how tall it is, but they have been into the dump station here a couple times.

      I just feel more comfortable having the pros do the job on the furnace.

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  13. Would love to see more photos of that house on wheels.

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    1. That's all I took sorry... was kinda cool though.

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