Home Is Where We Park It: Talin RV
January 9, 2021
Temperature 52 Degrees
Well, we’re going to try this again. I originally published, or so I thought, this post yesterday but for some reason it never showed up.
Early Friday morning it was time to finally take off the old patio awning and install the new one.
And this is the reason why the old one had to go. At the back end it was ripped and coming off the roller tube.
The first order of business was to remove the roller tube from the arms.
Then it was all hands on deck – Jason, Amy, Daniel, Dustin – and time to remove the guard – to which the awning is attached – with the awning from the channel rail on the rig.
It is now down and off to the shop so that the old awning can be removed from the guard and the new one installed.
Daniel on his way to the dumpster with the old awning.
The new awning attached to the guard and ready to be reinstalled.
Once again all hands on deck as the guard with the new awning is now reattached to the channel rail on the rig. Anyone who thinks that this is a simple DIY project, I would suggest giving it some more thought. It involves a lot more than I ever imagined.
Somewhere under there you’ll find Dustin and Jason.
The guard and the awning are now reattached to the channel rail. This awning is also a linen tweed which is the same color and design as the window and door awning. Like all the other awnings and slide toppers it has a 10 year warranty. Suffice to say, it will probably be around long after I have stopped living on the road.
Time now to attach the awning to the roller tube.
Finally, the roller tube with the awning is reattaced to the arms.
Our new patio awning. Once installed Dustin then sent the better part of the next hour making minor adjustments until he was competely satisfied with the fit and finish.
We had one more minor project to attend to.
We had received an email informing us that our new mattress was waiting for us back at the park. What to do with the old one? It just so happened that Dustin’s kids were in need of a spare mattress. So Daniel and I pulled it out of the rig and Dustin later took it on home.
Our new mattress. It has a coil spring foundation with several layers of different types of foam on top of that. It is oh so comfortable.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. We’re now back home and settled. Our week has definitely been a productive one. Our time at Talin/Stone Voss was a fantastic one. We were treated like family from the very beginning, going back oh so many months ago when we first placed our order. The quality of customer service and the work performed from beginning to end was over the top. Dustin, our tech was exceptional. He really was a perfectionist. We have worked with many techs over the last several years but he was definitely the best of the best. I’m going to miss him.
Thanks for checking in with us today. 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!