Sunday, February 3, 2013

WE HAVE NO HOUSE AND OUR HOME HAS WHEELS!

Well the sale of our house is completed, it is all over, Thank God! We closed this past Monday. However we are not homeless, our house has wheels and "home" is where we park it. We are officially fulltimers, although we are not leaving our jobs (excuse that bad word) immediately. I think it is prudent to sit back and take inventory of our finances and what we will need before we give up our paychecks.

In the meantime I am discovering that not having a house does not mean we will not have "house problems".  I had to make an appointment with Red Bay, Tiffin's factory service center to find out where a leak is coming from in my wet bay. It never leaks until after I have dumped the black water tank and start using the "no-fuss flush" to rinse the tanks clean. It seems the leak is clean water, which to me indicates it is coming from the flushing device before it gets inside the tank. Anyway I made the appointment, but it is not until May 29th. I am wondering if I should wait that long or try to find the leak myself.





Even though living in an RV is not without problems, we are loving it anyway. We love our home on wheels and I am sure we will love it even more when we are able to travel more. Until next time, God Bless us all.........

8 comments:

Merikay said...

Do you know about the brown paper bag trick? Years ago I was shown by a plumber how to check for tricky small leaks. He dried everything and then put down brown paper grocery bags. If even one drip dropped it showed clearly on the bag. We have used this in the house many times, even taping pieces of bag directly under a newly repaired joint to make double sure the fix was done.

If this is any help, let us know.

Even if you can't fix it, knowing where it comes from may help lower the repair time and cost.

Daryl White said...

Last winter we found a leak by putting digital camera onto video and videoing up in the area where we thought the leak was originating. We saw the leak clearly and traced the water drips up to behind the shower. You may be able to do something similar.

Mike and Terri said...

Congratulations on your house closing! Hope your water leak is easily repaired.

Tom and Marci said...

Congrats on the house closing!! What a relief to have that behind you, huh? start planning those adventures!!

Speedy said...

We will be coming through there the last part of April or the first part of May. Maybe we can get together before you take off to Red Bay...or maybe we will go to Red Bay with you...who knows.

Don and Cheryl said...

Thanks for the tips. Although the paper bag trick was not needed this time, I have made note of it for the future. The idea of using a video recorder proved to be enlightening, however I still need to remove some parts to see exactly where the leak is coming from. I did see the general location though. :)

Don and Cheryl said...

Tom and Marci... plans are in the making :)

Hope to see you out there soon.

Don and Cheryl said...

Speedy..... look for to seeing you again. Shoot we put our heads together and we will solve the problem without going to Red Bay!!