Monday, July 26, 2010

Shopping, Washer & Dryer

Saturday

It rained through the night and we woke to more rain. We had a lazy morning. Took quick showers and headed out. We thought this was a good day for a trip to the market.  We headed back to Shipshewana.  First stop was for lunch at the Blue Gate Restaurant. What a neat place. Now, I know we seem to be around alot of food lately but I am trying to go light. I had soup and half a sandwich and opted out of dessert. We then did some shopping.  It’s a good thing I no longer have a stick and bricks or I would be in trouble. Such beautiful handcrafted work the Amish do.  We went on to our next stop for meat. So much, of just about any kind of meat you can imagine. With meat, fresh bread, veggies  and of course a pie in hand we headed home.   Sorry, no pictures of our outing today, forgot the camera.

Dinner tonight was a slice of pie!  So delicious…

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Sunday….

It rained through the night but the sun was shining when we got up. Not much planned for today.  I did make a Walmart run.  We have been craving italian food, so I made a sauce, cooked up some cutlets and eggplant and boiled up some spaghetti.  It was very tasty.  Now we have leftovers.  The rest of the day, just watching our Red Sox, and computering.

Monday…

Today we had errands to run.  First stop was down the road a bit to the RV Surplus store, to purchase our washer and dryer… I am so excited about this.   We were then off to find a place to do the laundry. Hopefully it will be the last time for that.   Back at the lovely parking lot campground, they were working on our RV. They took the gray water tank out and indeed it is bad. When we were in Rockport, Ron Hoover patched it and that only lasted 2 weeks. We have been told by several dealers that doesn’t work. Why do dealerships do this. They get paid for a job that won’t last. So today the new tank gets ordered. It is going to take 7-10 days to arrive.  Hmmm, no showers for 10 days..That won’t work.  Well, the good news is.. they just connected a pipe, so we can take showers and let the water run out the pipe on the ground. Whew!! They redid all the slide seals. They said the seals that were on there were done with tape that cracks. Not good.  They were replaced at the dealership where we purchased in Knoxville, 2 days after we bought it.  They used the good stuff today. At least we hope so.. They also installed new day/night shades on the two that were broken.  So now the waiting game continues. Waiting on Lippert to send over two new rear stabilizers, ignitor parts for the stove, the holding  tank and then installing the washer & dryer… We have no idea when we will get out of here.  We have reservations in Illinois Aug 6th but not sure we’ll make it by then.

This is a picture of the holding tank. The front black pipe has cracks all around it.  The last dealer just put gunk on it to try to seal it…

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9 comments:

Gypsy said...

You will have practically a new RV when they get finished!

Debbie and Rod said...

That's a lot of work to have done. Hopefully you'll be back out on the road soon. Good Luck!

Deb & Rod

Mark and Dortha said...

Glad that got you fixed up so you can use your shower.

I know you must be excited about the washer/dryer. I still can't convince myself to give up the storage space.

I can't wait to get to Elkhart/Goshen. I love looking at all the craft items. It is in my blood! You will know all the good spots to shop by the time we get there.

Hugs to you both.

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

We sat at the factory for about two weeks this spring, and it felt like we were wasting our time. We got lots of work done, but the hanging around is the time wasting part.

Darrell said...

Congratulations on a new washer and dryer. We wouldn't "leave home without it". I know some people won't have them in their rig but, we hate laundromats!

Sounds like you're making the best of this experience; soon it will be behind you and, hopefully, everything will be functioning properly for you.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Wow... sounds like you are getting the full treatment there! At least they seem to fixing things *right*!!!

A hint for the washer/dryer. Even though it can run right from the wash cycle into the dry cycle in one fell swoop, it's best to set it to only wash first. then let it shut off. Take out the wet clothes and give them all a good shake before tossing em back in for the dry cycle.

Seems these little wonders spin so fast and so hard that the clothes are plastered tight to the drum. If you start drying them in that position, they get creased and it takes longer to dry them too because they are wedged tight to the drum for most of the cycle.

By shaking them loose in between the wash and dry, they get a better start at drying and being fluffier.

Enjoy yours, we sure love ours!

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Leno said...

Good tip Karen, however we got the stackable so will be taking them out of washer and putting them into the dryer....
Yes, they are getting things done little by little as parts arrive.. The holding tank is the big one.

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