With a beautiful weekend under my belt last weekend spent indoors doing a kitchen remodel, I had to escape to the garage to prep the PUP for this season. So, the last couple of evenings have seen:
Lowered the axle to prevent additional wheel rub against the wheel well (reference an earlier thread of mine) with custom brackets (note to self: get a welder and proper steel cutting equipment - a Dremel works, but come on), repack the bearings, put in a new WFCO 8725 to replace the dying Elixir ELX-20, discover I was completely lax about maintaining the electrolyte levels in the battery (note to self: just because it's a battery maintainer and desulfator doesn't mean it won't run a battery dry), replace a broken porch light switch and upgrade the LED in it.
Still to do:
Find a better method of securing the Popup Gizmos under the eve of the roof. I had some velcro attached that worked for a couple of seasons, but it's giving in to the strain.
Also, time to sanitize the water system and do a water pressure check - I wasn't able to winterize in time but we didn't get too cold here. Shame on me anyway.
Try to find a deal on a good deep cycle that's idiot proof - yeah, I know...
Then, the usual restocking of goodies.
And why the rush? My DW tells me, after I sat down exhausted Sunday night, that she wants to go camping this next weekend. Still, I can't complain. At least I won't be installing cabinets.
Weather person says hi 60's to lower 70's this Sunday,Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday. I have Sunday-Monday off from work, may take vac. day Tuesday and go camping. Camper is all loaded up and ready to go. Need only food and a cooler of beer. DW says she is staying home, sounds like a plan to me.
Yes, but being in the Collegiates is worth it! All of my in-laws live in Divide and the Springs, so I get that way almost enough. Beautiful part of creation.
I did an "off the grid" a few years ago at Taylor Park and loved it, but was so very glad for propane during the night.
The east side of the Collegiates, in the Arkansas River valley does tend to have a bit milder climate than the West side. Taylor Park, being on the West catches more of the brunt of the storms it seems. I'm in zip 81236 up there.
Still just a bit cool overnight for the DW & Kids, but I'd be OK with those temps! Our first trip of the season will be the end of March. Heading up to Fort Robinson, NE for the annual Boy Scout Tree Plant there.