Let There Be Water!!! And More Space!!!
Trip Start Jun 01, 2010
34Trip End Aug 23, 2010
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As you may be able to deduce from the title of this entry, today has been a very exciting day: after several hours of hard work, right at dusk Jim got not only the slide working but also the water pump replaced! So we again have running water (flushing toilets! showers!) and a larger living room. Bitsy is even loving the increased lounging capabilities!
A few notes on the slide: Our tech guy, Doug, told us to just keep trying - in 8 out of 10 cases the hydraulic hose that Jim replaced would bleed itself of air on its own, which would be way easier than the next thing he would have us try. And each time we would push the button, hear the motor try to push the room out, and yet...nothing would happen...we would get more and more discouraged. I have to admit, I finally thought, "This won't work!", right before the whole thing did. We just about danced around the new living room with glee!
Regarding the water pump, it wasn't very easy because the access area for the system is so small and hard to get to. This I had faith in though, because Jim had already gotten the old pump out once, taken it apart to see if he could make it work and then put it back. But when he did this with the new one, a mysterious leak appeared... He changed a fitting (or something, I'm just the blogger, I'm not expected to know what the heck he did!), and lo and behold, no more leak! This time we really DID dance around the motorhome.
And then we set off for Gomez's for some yummy Mexican food and a nice big margarita. :)