Sunday, May 5, 2013

Moving Weekend 5/5/13

The previous owner cleared out, did some clean-up and I tried to make the newly laid gravel level, unfortunately the slope is too great but at least it’s smooth.

I put the flag up on the flagpole and also put one in the back area. We don’t have a light for the flag so it comes down at dusk, not sure if I’ll get a light or not and I don’t mind the duty of raising and lowering the flag. Smile


The RV didn’t line up with the deck either, the slope is too great and the drag wheels dig into the area behind the RV.


We had to lift the RV with the jacks high enough for Ronda to place these cement blocks under the tires. I am going to be making ramps or buying ramps to raise the front 6 to 8 inches and the back 2 inches.


Launching of the space shuttle Endeavor!


The site is coming along nicely…


Inside the shed, I need to clean it up and organize.


A shot from the back, its much bigger than the picture conveys, the tree to the right blocks the view a bit.


The more disgusting side of RV’ing, the length of sewer pipe is too long to mate up with our rig so I am bringing a hack saw and 3” adaptors from Menards next weekend and it will look like it was built for our rig. There is a wooden fence against the deck that will be used to hide this stuff as well.


So, we have a bit of work to do, we want to put patio stones along this side so if grass doesn’t grow I won’t get dirty working there.

That’s it for this weekend, more to come!


Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Do you rent this for the season, or buy it or how does that work? And can you put up a dipole in the trees behind the rig.....? Sorry if you have explained this before.... Rod

Erik's RV Blog * said...

Rod - Sorry, I should explain better. We own the shed and deck but rent the site for the season.

As for an antenna we are way down in a valley, even at 40ft up it would still be way down in a valley.

I have been giving it thought though to see how it performs and I do have a spare 10m dipole I could try, we'll see.

Big Matt said...

Time to put some extra boards under the rear tires to lift your butt a bit so that the drag wheels can clear, when fabricate up a nice wooden extra stair to match your deck and you can pull the fuse on yer electric steps :).

Jackie said...

I love the respect you show our flag...speaks volumes about you, my friend.

JO said...

Looking good. Just a little more lifting in your rear and you can be good. Matt has a good idea.
I need to get some guys here to fix this patio deck. It's just about 5 in. to close to the door and can be a hazzard. All I need now is some Spring weather.

Erik's RV Blog * said...

Big Matt - Agreed, going to be buying the wood this week and also looking to extend the deck a bit. Hope to have some pictures next weekend after I complete the work..

Jackie - Thanks, I was born in Oslo Norway and transplanted here in 1964. I LOVE this country and respect the flag and everything it represents.

JO - Yeah, need to get the rear up a bit. Spring weather? Whats that, I have heard of it but never seem to experience it. :)

Shirley said...

Erik, are you still at Blackhawk?

Erik's RV Blog * said...

Shirley - Yes, we'll be there for a few more years so the purchase of the shed and deck aren't thrown away. :)

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

How about a square shaped loop... Feed it on one of the sides... They are supposed to radiate at quite a high angle...

Erik's RV Blog * said...

Rod - I have a spare 6 band OCF dipole that I'm going to bring up this weekend. We'll see how it goes! I'll see about other options including your suggestion as well.

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Erik's RV Blog * said...

Steinar - I installed a flag light last weekend. You know my thoughts regarding the flag and this country.