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Old 02-27-2008, 07:13 PM   #381
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They all leak, part 2

Sunday I went on the roof to seal up a couple of spots that were leaking water. One was leaking onto my bed, another was leaking through some wires into a light fixture in the kitchen, and a drop or two at the corner of the center Fantastic Fan.
I found and fixed the leak over the bed (yay, no more bed wetting), and removed the Fantastic fan and resealed it. I also resealed around the galley sink vent, and everything looked good. We went ahead and redeployed the main awning, and life was good again.
Silly me...
Yesterday evening, I barely beat a severe thunderstorm back to the rv park, and started fixing supper, while the rains came. The good news is, the area over the bed no longer leaks.
The bad news is, it still leaks everywhere else it did before, and then some. Now there is a huge leak in the center ceiling between the two Fantastic Fans, and extending across the right side of the ceiling, and down the wall between the main door and window, dripping out from between the aluminum panels and running onto the floor.
I guess I know what I'm going to be doing this weekend. Again.
Maybe my new signature line should be "all leak repairs are temporary"....
More good news, the freezer is -7, and the fridge is 27. I've turned the fridge up a notch, as things are starting to freeze in the fridge. Not that I'm complaining.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:57 PM   #382
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So Terry, you are saying you are the new Leak Geek? No leak to small to make bigger?

I know all about that kind of problem. There is no captured nut that I can't break loose, no piece of wood or metal I can't cut six inches too short after multiple measurements and check, check again. No hole just right that I can't slip and make it just a bit too big, and, well, you get the drift.

You actually just like being up there on the roof enhancing your tan, we know.

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TERRY!!! We recognize that leak!!!!! Whoooeeee! Tho't we were the only ones! It seems our A/S went to Alaska without us... before we found it... and it came home with a couple of "cosmetic" dentlets and some suspicious water stains! One came from between the FFan and AC/HP area and ran down the wall between the door and window! It took a lot of pulling out and repairing and putting back and sealing but it now is as good as new! I even got the stains off the "rabbit fur" as TwoAir calls it.

Hope you aren't freezing getting the leaks fixed... Phil has used silver colored stuff all over ours and now ... there's not a drop... even in heavy rain!! It's a wonderful feeling!

BTW... Phil just flew back up to Minnesota for youngest grandsons 1st communion ... just talked to him... son had picked him up at the airport an hour or so late... and they still were stuck in the snowstorm having stopped for dinner miles from home... sigh... things could be worse than for us down here in the sunny south!


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BTW... Phil just flew back up to Minnesota for youngest grandsons 1st communion ... just talked to him... son had picked him up at the airport an hour or so late... and they still were stuck in the snowstorm having stopped for dinner miles from home... sigh... things could be worse than for us down here in the sunny south!
It's not a bleepin' snowstorm. C'mon! There's only an inch or two. The road surfaces are cold but air temps are warm around 25 so it's melty and slippery.
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It's not a bleepin' snowstorm. C'mon! There's only an inch or two. The road surfaces are cold but air temps are warm around 25 so it's melty and slippery.
Bob,

An inch or two of snow in this place would wreak havoc. People would be abandoning their cars, both sanding trucks would be out of commission for some reason, they'd have to declare a state of emergency. And 25 degrees Fahrenheit? I think my refer in the trailer MIGHT get that cold .....

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It's not a bleepin' snowstorm. C'mon! There's only an inch or two. The road surfaces are cold but air temps are warm around 25 so it's melty and slippery.
I believe "slippery" is the key word here!! ^_^ "air temps are warm around 25 or so" .... Hey!!! that is NOT balmy! It's 44 down here and you can see your breath!! A snow storm is a snow storm.... right????

Glad it's going to be 71 degrees tomorrow!!!!!!!


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Edee, you and I have had a nearly equal winter as far as snowfall -- not much. Just speak softly so we don't get the folks in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and SE Wisconsin riled up... Now that has been a heavy winter.

[us -- about 24" all winter long; Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago area -- closer to 90" of snow]
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I know.... daughter #2 & family live in Muskego, WI and we've been hearing about it! ha Sure am glad I'm old enough to winter in Florida!!!!!!
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I believe "slippery" is the key word here!! ^_^ "air temps are warm around 25 or so" .... Hey!!! that is NOT balmy! It's 44 down here and you can see your breath!! A snow storm is a snow storm.... right????

Glad it's going to be 71 degrees tomorrow!!!!!!!


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Until they invent warm snow, I'm staying in wamr climes 'till Spring!...
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the Strawberry Festival

One of the great things about moving around, and living in your Airstream (not that we've done a lot of moving lately), is that you can hang around for a while, and see some of the things you wouldn't be able to if you just spent a couple of weeks of vacation time. One of the things we went to see and do this weekend, is the Plant City Strawberry Festival in Plant City Florida. It is kind of like a local fair, with a strong strawberry twist. There is a midway, rides, games, food carts and tents, all like a fair, but everything involves strawberries. In our walk around the area, I saw:
Strawberry salad
Strawberry pie
Strawberry soup
Strawberry ice cream
Strawberry milkshakes
Strawberry cake
Strawberry shortcake
chocolate dipped strawberries
white chocolate dipped strawberries
Strawberry fudge
Strawberry syrup
deep-fried strawberries
Strawberry bread
Strawberry wine
Strawberry blossom honey

And that was just the edible stuff.
I was afraid to look in the bathrooms...
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One of the great things about moving around, and living in your Airstream (not that we've done a lot of moving lately), is that you can hang around for a while, and see some of the things you wouldn't be able to if you just spent a couple of weeks of vacation time. One of the things we went to see and do this weekend, is the Plant City Strawberry Festival in Plant City Florida. It is kind of like a local fair, with a strong strawberry twist. There is a midway, rides, games, food carts and tents, all like a fair, but everything involves strawberries. In our walk around the area, I saw:
Strawberry salad
Strawberry pie
Strawberry soup
Strawberry ice cream
Strawberry milkshakes
Strawberry cake
Strawberry shortcake
chocolate dipped strawberries
white chocolate dipped strawberries
Strawberry fudge
Strawberry syrup
deep-fried strawberries
Strawberry bread
Strawberry wine
Strawberry blossom honey

And that was just the edible stuff.
I was afraid to look in the bathrooms...
Wow Terry, you "jam'ed" a lot into one day.

(I just couldn't help myself after reading all the s'berry stuff)
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Hmmmm... so who ate the extra salad and the extra shortcake????

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Was it kinda like this?

The Shortcake

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The Lebanon Strawberry Festival was originated in 1909...The first recipe called for: 28 pounds of sugar, 12 pounds of shortening, 32 pounds of flour, 2 pounds of baking powder, 10 dozen eggs, 5 gallons of milk, 12 ounces of salt and 8 ounces of vanilla. Whipped cream topped strawberries on shortcake...

The recipe now calls for 350 pounds of flour, 27 pounds of baking powder, 325 pounds of sugar, 225 pounds of milk, 125 pounds of shortening, 4 quarts of flavoring, 3 pounds of salt and 196 pounds of eggs. Also 300 gallons of soft ice cream and 3,000 pounds of strawberries. Known as "the world's largest shortcake", it heads the Saturday grand parade and serves 16,000 to 17,000 persons who line up after the parade. The Strawberry Festival is the first full weekend in June.
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Hmmmm... so who ate the extra salad and the extra shortcake????

Edee & Phil
Marie and I each ate a full shortcake in your honor, our friends shared a single shortcake.
And yes, there was also Strawberry jam, strawberry jelly, and Strawberry preserves in evidence...
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Aw man....

First year we've missed for quite a while!!! and this one would have been special.. Sure glad you helped out and ate the extra... How was the salad? ^_^

Sure missed seeing y'all!

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First year we've missed for quite a while!!! and this one would have been special.. Sure glad you helped out and ate the extra... How was the salad? ^_^

Sure missed seeing y'all!

E & P
Salad was...interesting. Sort of a berry salad on a bed of lettuce. Yogurt dressing, with sesame seeds. Tasted okay, but I'm not sure exactly what it was. Appetiser? Dessert?
Maybe we can get together later, we are planning on a trip to Bob's in High Springs, maybe y'all can tag along, or meet a couple of us there.
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This weekend's repair...

If nothing else, Bertha is keeping me busy, and off the streets an out of trouble...
This weekend's installment of "fix my Airstream" concerns regasketing the main door. During one of my conversations with Inland Andy, I mentioned the main door gasket on Bertha was dried out, and leaking both air and rain. A few days later, a small box appeared on our doorstep from Corona (the town, not the beer). Inside the box was a tube of weatherstrip adhesive (black) and enough gasket material to replace the original (!) door gasket with new stuff. It was a pretty straightforward process, consisting of scraping the old gasket off, cleaning up the area a bit, laying down a bead of cement, peeling off the sticky tape, and pressing the gasket to the door.
We ate dinner (strawberry shortcake for dessert ), and after determining the glue was dry, closed the door. I guess we will find out in the morning if the glue was really dry or not, if it wasn't, you'll see us on CNN getting cut out of our trailer with a big can opener...
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Close, it was a lot of smaller shortcakes in several areas of the grounds. All equally good, all equally rich and chock full of sugar...
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Terry,

Does your door fit squarly? Did you have to make any adjustments to get it to seal better with the new gasket?

BTW, I went back and picked up the thread on the last 12 months or so and all I can say is WoW you two have been through a lot and still going strong. Our best wishes and prayers.

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The door fits square, but does require more effort to close now that the gasket actually seals.
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