Day 260: Homeless, Day 2

Once again we dropped off the new RV at Camping World’s service department and headed over to my parent’s house.  Zayde realized that B is the Engineer in the family, so here he is showing B how to etch a PCB:


Last night I discovered that Camping World had destroyed our inverter by plugging in the RV and turning on the main breaker before turning off the inverter breaker.  Hopefully they will pay for the damage they’ve done.  We’re once again overnighting in their lot as they have a third day of repairs to do on the new RV.

Day 259: Cleaning out the old RV

The last two days of Passover were nice and thankfully not as hot as the beginning of Passover. Last night we said goodbye to MKT’s parking lot and headed back to BLM land.

This morning we dropped off our new RV for the day at Camping World for warranty repair for components that were DOA when we purchased the new RV.  We packed what we needed for the day and headed over to my parent’s house.

Today we retrieved the old RV from storage and scrubbed it inside and out and posted it as for sale to Craig’s List and RV Trader.  She cleans up pretty good:







Toinight we’re camped in the Camping World parking lot.  We will be here for at least another day for repairs on the new RV.

Day 256: Chol Hamoed, Day 4

Note: this post was written after the conclusion of Passover.

Shabbos on BLM land was a bit warm but nice.  We would have preferred to be in-town for Shabbos Chol Hamoed, but the new RV is too heavy to legally be parked curbside on public streets, and we didn’t want to overstay our welcome at MKT.

To keep the RV cool, I had installed awning track on the two sunward slides to accept the two halves of the sunshade we bought in Quartzsite.  Here they are in their tracks, but after the stakes that hold them away from the RV have been removed:


This afternoon, we headed back to MKT for the last two days of Passover.

Day 254: Chol Hamoed, Day 2

Note: this post was written after the conclusion of Passover.

Once again we spent the day tidying up after last week’s whirlwind of activity.  There was a good bit of goofing off to be done as well:


Before Passover, I moved one of the precharged pressure tanks over from the old RV and managed to squeeze it in the new RV between the water heater and the underside of the stairs up to the bedroom:


That same day Trish installed bedside shelves to hold our alarm clock, etc.:


Once again, good Shabbos from BLM land just South of Las Vegas!

Day 253: Chol Hamoed, Day 1

Note: this post was written after the conclusion of Passover.

Hello again!  The first two days of Passover were wonderful.  We had my parents over the Passover Seder on both nights.  I suspect ours was one of the few RV seders in the world.  Before Passover, I built an extra leaf for the RV table to we could seat six at the table, which worked pretty well.

Last night, we moved the RV back to BLM land.  Chol Hamoed, the intermediate days of Passover, has a quasi-holiday status, so we didn’t engage in any modifications today.  Below is a photo of our 5th wheel hitch lock which arrived in the last few days.  It prevents the RV from being hitched up and driven off while we’re gone:


A few days ago I moved over our electric meter (the white unit in the upper left corner of the photo), which we’re using to track how much of MKT’s power we consumed:


Because this new RV has so much more interior airspace than the old RV, it comes with two air conditioners.  Only the smaller of the two can run on a typical household outlet, so Passover did get a bit warm in the RV, even with the one air conditioner running fulltime during the day.

Today my parents took us up to Bonnie Springs, an old west theme park (I’m being generous here) outside of Las Vegas.  Here Dad gets driving directions from the characters:


They put on an 1830s-style melodrama.  Like in the mining camps of yore, all the parts were played by men:


We then went to the simulated hangin’:





They had a gold stamp mill on site:



Put a dollar in this fellow and he’ll sing a song for you:


There was also a small zoo onsite:


Most of the targets in the shooting gallery didn’t work:


There was also a little train that went down to the lower parking area and back:



One visit is enough for Bonnie Springs.