TOUR AMERICA, 2020: MADISONVILLE, LOUISIANA, THE BAYOU STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:  Fairview Riverside State Park, Louisiana

August 14, 2020

Temperature 78 Degrees With Humidity Feels Like 85

Repairs Made, Ready to Move Out

Park Is Filling Up

Well, I tried to sleep in but no go.  I guess I just have too much on my mind.

Time to get up on the roof and caulk the vents in the area that is leaking.  But wait, were is my caulking?  Ugh, I used the last tube and forgot to replace it.  Time to visit Camping World which was a ride of about thirty minutes each way.

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Oh yes, while there I bought two tubes of self leveling sealer.  The first tube I used to caulk around the two vent tubes in the area that was leaking.  Yes, I used the whole tube.

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I’m so confident that I solved the problem I optimistically put the light back up.   Hey, either the leak has been plugged or we’re going to have to do a leak test to find it.  Either way the light needed to go back up.

On the way back from Camping World the park office called to let us know we had received a package from UPS.  Oh happy, happy, joy, joy that meant the mirror arm had arrived.

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It is an electric mirror which I didn’t see as much of a problem.  Cut and splice and that would be that.  Until they threw me a curve.  There are two orange wires and I’m not sure which one gets spliced to which.  For now, therefore, the mirror is up and usable but has to be adjusted manually.  But that’s OK, once adjusted it will probably never be moved again.  I’ll get the wiring diagram sometime in the future and then I’ll hook everything up.

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The bottom line, we’re ready to move again.  So tomorrow we will and guess who has a big smile on her face because we are.

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Slowly but surely the park is beginning to fill up.  This is probably the first park that we’ve been in that has more sites filled than empty.  Maybe there are really a bunch of new RV’ers out there after all.

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Remember this from yesterday?  This is an actual road worthy (?) rig.  The owner comes every year for a 14 day stay and then he is on his way.  I would not want to be within a mile of this thing when it is out on the road.  Let’s be honest here, this is an accident waiting to happen.  This is an excellent reason why a lot of parks have a ten year old rule.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  I’m taking the half glass view of things and believing it can only get better from this point on.  We’ll start, as usual, packing up tonight and finish up tomorrow.  Our trip is another short hop so we won’t leave here until around 9:30/10 am.

Thanks for your company.  We always appreciate when you stop by and we so enjoy your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!

 

5 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: MADISONVILLE, LOUISIANA, THE BAYOU STATE

  1. You’ve made lots of progress on your repairs. Things sound so much better today than yesterday! The park looks nice with all those tall trees. Safe travels tomorrow. That RV does not look so good, but I don’t think I’d throw out all 10+ year RVs. I think there are many people who take good care of their rigs – even if a bit older. Just my 2 cents. Have a good day tomorrow!

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    1. Agreed. I wouldn’t want to throw out all 10 year or older rigs. Ours is 15 years old. But I’m only saying as RV owners I believe we have a responsibility to keep our rigs in true “road worthy” condition. This is the second time I’ve come across a rig that I believe should not be on the road. What happens to others if something falls off, or a tire blows. Just today on our trip we had to jam on the brakes because a truck in front of us lost a piece of paneling off the back. Almost got the car in front of us as well as us. Thankfully, we were able to dodge it. Just saying.

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      1. I totally agree. We all have a responsibility to stay “road worthy.” The 10 year rule though seems arbitrary and a bit snobby to me. It is difficult though, I think, for RV parks to come up with a “in good repair” clause which would be understood by everyone to the same degree. But please know – I agree – I want to be safe – top priority. I don’t want to be by a junky site either. Let’s both stay safe and happy!

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  2. I disagree with the 10 year rule. Ours is 16 years old, excellent shape, but that rule would keep us out. I think the concern should be the junk people let lay around their unit. Just my opinion. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Agreed. Ours is 15 years old. But both our rigs have been and continue to be well maintained. This is the second time, though, that I’ve seen a rig which definitely should not be on the road. I believe we have an obligation to others to keep our rigs in true “road worthy” condition. I can only imagine if something fell off of this rig, or a tire blew what damage could be done to innocent others. Just my humble opinion.

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