Tuesday, January 10, 2006

More Bounder Maintenance Today

I have to do more Bounder maintenance today in preparation for our camping trip this coming weekend.  I have to replace the leveling jack relay I just replaced. If you remember, when I replaced it my leveler problem was solved, but the new relay sticks and I have to tap on it to make it quit working.

Next I have to get underneath the coach and lubricate the steps.  They work fine if I keep then lubed, but stick after a while.  All of that is because of moving the coach with the door open and the steps extended.  If you were reading the blog back then you know I bent them and had to remove, straight and reinstall the lower step.  Since then I have periodic problems.

All in all I am very pleased with this 1988 Bounder 34’ motorhome.  It cost us $10,000 from a dealer and has cost, maybe, $5000 including the headers I had installed.  Even with all the incidental, I really don’t think it has gone much over $3500.  I don’t have a log of expenses, so I’m not sure.  I have all the receipts in a box.   Maybe one day I will enter them all in a column and total them up (being lazy I’d use a spreadsheet).

Today I will pack up large plastic bags with firewood.  We have heavy duty plastic bags we like to use when loading firewood inside the coach.  Since we will be camping with other people, we don’t need to take as much firewood as we normally would.  Others will be bringing some too.

I hope many of you are still able to camp at this time of year.  It is so nice to be able to use the Bounder 12 months out of the year.  It also makes me understand why “Snow Birds” follow the good weather.


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