Places We Have Called Home In 2020


December 18, 2020

Temperature 58 Degrees

Never Doubt The Power Of A Wife Who Can’t Use Her Washer

What a wonderful surprise we received this morning.

But let me back up a bit.

Last night Ms. Barbara went to Lazydays Facebook site.  She posted a comment concerning her displeasure with not only the fact that we still had a leak; but, that they really couldn’t guarantee a date for waranty work.

Come now to this morning.  Ms Barbara’s phone rang and it was the head of the service department for Lazydays.  He listened and asked several questions and then said I’m sending a tech out to you today to get this corrected.  Now that in my book is customer service!  Kudos to Lazydays for standing behind their work.  A little Facebook time can sometimes go a long way.

Just about thirty minutes later our tech – Eric – called to let us know he was on his way.


Once here the decision was made to pull the machine out.  Time to find  out what was leaking.  With the machine out and sitting on the floor Eric ran the machine through two complete wash cycles and would you believe not a drop of water under or along side the machine.  So what gives?

The only thing left has to be something to do with the plumbing that the drain hose goes into.  So tomorrow I’m going to pull a hose in through the bathroom window, stick it in the drain pipe and see if I can find a leak.

Eric – with my permission – cut a larger access hole in the side wall.  When he returns and reinstalls the machine on Monday we’ll be able to now watch what happens in the back behind the machine.  The water has got to be coming from somewhere, the question is where?  And why?


Once out it was obvious why the pan was leaking.  All the original caulking along the seam was gone. Why?  Eric wasn’t sure.   He believes that when they reinstalled the machine the original cauling wasn’t quite dry.  Pushing the machine back in place pulled it out.

The pan is really a silly design.  It has three sides molded in, the fourth side has to be installed and caulked once the pan is in place.  I tried to get a pan with four solid sides but all were too big for this space.  So, the black bead is the line of new caulking.  We agreed to give it the weekend to dry after which the machine will go back in.

While the unit was out I also cleaned the dryer vent hose and the whole general area.

As for our OTA Eric stated while at Lazydays he had numerous channels. I have no reson to doubt him. The net of it is, we are in a dead area.  That is why I’m sure the park offers free cable with each site.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  We were totally blown away by what transpired today.  But just as equally happy.  I now know proof positive that there is nothing wrong with the machine.  I’ll run it through several more cycles this weekend just to confirm that it is not leaking.  My bet is still on something in the drain pipe in our rig.  I’ll let you know.

Thanks for everyones concern.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

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!







  1. Oh, I am so glad things are on the upswing with this situation! Kudos to Miss Barbara! I will keep my fingers crossed you’ll soon be kicking this problem to the curb. Enjoy your day tomorrow!


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