Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I have finally cleaned the inside of my motorhome! I have been considering selling her, but before doing so, I wanted to look at her condition and really think about it. Recently, I had her tuned up, oil changed and an overall check up. Mechanic said she's in good shape for such an old RV, 1977. She has absolutely no power and is extremely slow!...lol! I don't think I would trust her to make that trip from San Diego to San Francisco again....then again, she might be fine. Still thinking bout that one.

I spent time cleaning the inside and making minor repairs. I will need about $700 to get her fulling up to operation. She needs a muffler, shocks, one new tire and two vents replaced. The thing about the tire is, my rims are old and the tires are hard to find unless I order them at like $170 per tire. So, I found 3 mildly used. I just need one more. I do have a place who has 4, but he doesn't want to break up the set. At $35 per tire, I think I will do well to buy all of them and just hold on to the others as spares. The vents are fairly expensive to have installed at$120 per hour. So, I will purchase them. My son offered to try to put them in. If not, then my mechanic said he would do it. That should save me a few dollars even if the mechanic charges me something :-D

This weekend, I took of both friday and monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Boy was it worth it! I got a lot of things done that I had been putting off for a while. I finally took my son shopping for clothes which he needed very badly. My kids really came together and got up with my grandson so that I could sleep in a little bit. I did learn that, if I sleep beyond 7:30am that I become extremely tired and stiff.

Overall, it was an awesome weekend

Positive thoughts and prayers

4 comments:

Linda and her Twaddle said...

Glad to hear that you got a couple of days off and some things done.

You might get a couple more trips out of the motor home. But it is hard with the older ones when they go slow. Bit frustrating. Still, nice to use and saves money on staying in a hotel. Well done getting it cleaned up.

presious said...

Thanks Linda, I'm really excited. I haven't used her in so long, I thought she was gone to waste, but she is still in pretty good condition. :-D

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Sounds like you had a PERFECT weekend!! I'm so glad!! You deserve that...and it sounds like you have a lovely RV...That's wonderful...hope you'll get to enjoy it a few more times before you sell! And glad to hear that you aren't as uncomfortable right now...You are in my thoughts! Love, Janine XO

presious said...

Sniffles,

Yes, I am very excited! It's like my little project just for me :-D