Does anyone want to read about my RV frustrations? I doubt it, but I must write, the only slightly unusual thing about my scribbles is that I am a young 75 year old single woman doing what I can to have a good life on my own in a 27 year old class C RV called GG which provides plenty of frustrations for me.
It’s just that things don’t work as they should, or did, either in the RV…… or in me.
I try to remain respectful of our mutual aged-ness.
I set my foot carefully on the top of the couch back, I leap up and hoist myself up to my loft, (over the cab) I can sit crouched low or prone because I have no head room to sit upright, but it’s a comfy place to read just lying there, flat with the ceiling 10 inches over me.
The temperature between the loft and downstairs is not the same as heat flows up and at night I set the heater at 68 so it doesn’t overheat the loft where I sleep, until I need a bathroom break and climb back down, (I’ve only slide down abruptly a few times, (no damage, a few more scuff marks on my thin skin) and its darn chilly downstairs and cold in the bathroom…….
oh, the bathroom, that is a frustration. It is so small, it should be an easy place to maintain and decorate but it is a tiny room mess. I had the big heavy broken mirrored useless shelf system removed and it left a pock marked cardboard-like wall that I’ve tried to fix. I sprayed the wall and got a mist of paint over everything, not a good idea.
I wanted to add my art tiles on the wall similar to those I put around my bathroom door but some of the tiles had resin drips on the back so they didn’t lay flat and the wall was not flat either, probably never was flat or smooth. The adhesive I used was great around the door and is the same I used for the floor tiles but what a mess they made on this wall. Everything was sticky everything that I touched was sticky and the tiles just kept falling down.
I tried again and again to keep those tiles hanging but finally gave up and hung a painting beside the few tiles that remained. Some tiles were place holders for new images, the other tiles were such a sticky mess I had to toss them out… and they were very pretty tiles. Now I’m thinking to put up some wall coverings or even plaster the wall. Days later and the wall is still sticky.
Then my fridge stopped working. It hadn’t worked on electric power for me at all but was working perfectly on propane, until yesterday.
Called an expert, he said it had 27 good years.
RV fridges are very expensive as they run on both electric and propane, they run about $$1700. It was suggested that I just get a regular fridge one that only works on electric , less expensive but it would tether me to RV camps, unable to camp without amenities on public lands.
I did not start this life’s chapter to live in a campground where you are one of hundreds of rv’s parked close together. NO
So I started looking for used RV fridges, RV parts, and finally went to ebay and found a slightly damaged new RV fridge at half price, it will cost me about $1000 to get it, have it shipped from Waco TX and installed but I think I found a good deal. OJALA ! (which I exclaim in a most ungodly manner)
Have I mentioned that my hot water heater is down again?
But my oven works
And my smoke alarm works again and again and again.