As October began, our numbers grew by one as Joe joined us to help prep the cabins for Cabin Work Week. With so much of the cabins painting done, he was able to focus his attention on siding repairs. Some of these repairs involve replacing the siding above a metal drip edge midway down the cabin side. Often the metal piece needs replacing and it has a custom shape. In the past, he has made these using his own ingenuity and some wood. However, the park made a break available to him that made the job much easier this year.
While staying at the park, we have a site with water and electric, but no sewer hook up. We avoid pulling out the RV each week by having the use of a portable waste tank. However, this 36 gallon tank is carrying a lot of weight as it is towed to the dump station. Recently, it became apparent that the rear wheels were not going to survive many (any?) more runs. The bearings were shot and the wheels wobbled badly, even starting to wear on the side of the tank. This could become a crisis quickly.
Amazingly, a call to Camco yielded a simple solution. New rear wheels were en route the next day, free of charge. Although we sent pictures of the damaged wheels, we didn’t have to prove our date of purchase or produce receipts. A couple of days later, the repair kit arrived. Once we managed to pop the end caps off, the rest of the re-assembly was easy, and we are less worried about a messy disaster looming around the corner.
We were treated to a week of visits from family. Adam arrived in his converted school bus for a couple of days camping in the park. We did some hiking and got to enjoy some time together during his visit. Bonnie, Troy and the kids arrived that weekend for their first camping trip in a couple of years. We had plenty of campfire time, ghost stories, hikes, good food and laughs. Lots of fun!
This guy literally fell on Troy’s head. Not sure what he is, but the colors are brilliant.