Shirts and Shower Curtains . . .

Today turned out to be pretty much a stay-at-home day. Something that it seems we don’t do often enough.

I think Jan pretty much read most of the day. It looks like I’ve got her hooked on one of my favorite authors (besides Nick, of course), Saxon Andrew. Saxon has 5 different science fiction series, with anywhere from 4 to 7 books in each series for a total of 20 books, all of them excellent.

Nick turned me on to Saxon, who I guess you could say writes in the Golden Age style, with rousing space battles and amazing inventions that save the day at the last moment.

I, on the other hand, worked on some projects, some around the rig, and some website stuff.

I never heard back from the Blue Ox people about getting my Aventa tow bar serviced, so I guess I’ll have to try and catch them at another rally, or maybe visit their factory in Pender, NE later this year.

About 4:30 this afternoon we lost power again. And just like yesterday, our 30 amp breaker wasn’t popped. And resetting it just in case did nothing. The outlet was just dead.

I think today we probably were drawing too much power. Jan had just taken a shower, so the water heater was running, plus she was using the microwave for supper and the AC was running.

I had called the RV office this morning and reported yesterday’s problem, but no one ever came out to fix it. So today I was still using the outlet for the empty site behind us. And now that one was dead too.

So I pulled a little more power cord out and connected us to the outlet of the site beside us. I told Jan that I had enough cord length to reach 5 other outlets before we would no longer have power to the rig. So she can blow the breaker a few more times before we’re out of luck.

I now think that the problem is that there is another circuit breaker in the line somewhere, which is blowing before the 30 amp breaker in the outlet box at the site. And having two breakers in series like this is against every electrical code I’ve seen.

I’ve got to go down to the RV office tomorrow and re-up for another week, so I’ll ask them then.

Finishing up, for you Big Bang Theory fans, I came across this website called It tells you where you can buy pretty much all the shirts that the characters wear on the show, and even things like Sheldon’s Clothing Folding Board that he used to fold his laundry, and of course Sheldon and Leonard’s Periodic Table shower curtain.


Thought for the Day:

When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving.


11 Responses

  1. Thanks for the science fiction link–Mike’s 91 year old dad loves to read science fiction.

  2. Greg: Can you give me the name of the software or program that you used to plot your campgrounds on the North American Map? I enjoy reading your blog every day. Very interesting. Don’t see how you can eat food that hot. I love spicy food but not past jalapenos. Harold Angerer


    Hope y’all are having a great day!!!!!!!!!


  4. The sites across from you are 50amp and you should have better power source there. Ask the campground manager if they have a 50amp site open that you can move to. They are a little narrow, but at least you will have a better power source.

  5. Sometimes I will use a 12 ga drop cord and plug into a different outlet or pedestal and run it into the coach thru a slide.. That way I can get another 20 amps for portable stuff….. We had a roll around AC last summer that we ran that way and the rigs power cord new nothing about it .. LOL

  6. I know you and Jan will be getting this T for sure from thinkgeek…

  7. Harold,

    I use Delorme’s Street Atlas 2013 program, not only to plot our trip, but as our GPS mapping program when we’re on the road.

    Don’t know about the peppers. I just always liked hot foods, the hotter the better.

    Thanks for reading our blog.

  8. Butterbean,

    The park closes for the summer next Sunday and more people are leaving every day.

    So we’ve got 4 or 5 empty spaces on either side of us.

  9. Larry,

    We parked over there the last two years, backed up against the oleander bushes.

    And both time got a mouse infestation. So Jan says we can’t park over there anymore. LOL

  10. Rod,

    I actually already have that wired up. I can break out the rear AC and run it off a separate outlet.

    But that won’t make any difference here since we’re not even trying to run the rear AC.

    Jan just needs to remember that when we’re on 30 amps, she can’t run the front AC, the microwave, the dryer, and the water heater all at the same time. LOL

  11. I don’t know.

    $20 will buy a lot of Naga Viper chilies.

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