Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Home Camp

MsTioga and the Tioga RV Team are staying at what we call, Home Camp. This is a hillside place with a lovely view of the planted fields below and the mountains in the distance.

MsTioga has been going to nearby Panchito's Body Shop for minor repairs and alterations. MsTioga is in remarkable shape especially considering that she is a 1991 model, and has 22 years on the road. 147,820 miles on the odometer. We just completed repairs at Panchito's that fixed our last two remaining leaks. One from our recent bedroom vent installation. A leaking vent seal was replaced.

The other leak came from bad factory installation of the rear window. The hole for that window had corners that were cut too large, allowing rain to leak inside. These corners were rebuilt with fiberglass. Also, the window was rebuilt too! The window used to have three sections. Now that window has one piece of glass. Really nice for viewing!
George and Tioga at Home Camp

New rear view

25 comments:

  1. Home camp is looking much greener now. That one-piece view is nice! Good to see you made it back safely. Grace (in Tucson)

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    1. Yeah, the new green-ness is beautiful! Welcome back, have been missing the posts.

      Cheers

      Eric

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  2. Good job -- maintenance is the key to keep these things in shape! Glad you are blogging again.

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  3. Whether it's mobile or stationary, it seems we all have to work on 'the house' from time to time. No reason why Ms. Tioga couldn't last another 20 years.

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  4. So happy to see you back showing us Ms. Tioga's new rear window. Wow how nice.
    I hope you keep us updated, even if it's not every day George.

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  5. Welcome back friend. It's been a long time. We missed you !
    acheapguy

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  6. I drive a 2002 Dodge Dakota Sport that now has 138,000 miles on it. I can't believe your 1991 home has 10,000 approx. more miles than my Dakota and Ms. Tioga is almost twice as old. That means I drove approx. 1045 miles per month. Maybe my Dakota has traveled more miles in 11 years than Ms. Tioga. Hmmmmm.

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  7. It's amazing your motor home looks so good at that age, but you've taken good care of her and made necessary repairs. That window is a beauty! :)

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  8. Ahhh. George is back. Thank goodness! Now the world is right again!! Good news.

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  9. Glad you're back! Yes, we missed you!

    Ann M

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  10. Great fix on the window - looks good.

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  11. Sure looks green, and short pants weather..

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  12. So glad you made it home safely from your California trip. I'm not surprised that Ms. Tioga is in such good shape, you have always taken such good care of her. It's good to hear from you old friend. Texas Sue

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  13. Great looking home camp, Jorge!!! Good to hear from you :) :) :)

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  14. Hi George, Glad to know you are back with Ms. Tioga and looking as good as ever... you and Ms Tioga.

    Happy Independence Day

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  15. George,
    It's good to see you back in the saddle again. You have made a lot of people happy by making a post to you blog. John

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  16. George we once had a motor home that was VERY similar to Ms Tioga ... right down to the twin beds and the upholstery. Our back window was also an egress window to use as an exit in case of an emergency. Are you able to get out one of your side windows in case of a fire? It looks as if you could easily fit through one of the side windows if they open wide enough. Our side windows were a jalouise type. That type are great to leave open in a rain shower but not good as an exit. I'm glad to see you posting now and again.

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  17. Hola Jorge!
    How are you finding the weather now that you are back home? Are your hummers back? It is good to know that you made it back safely!

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  18. Hi Jorge. Great to hear from you again. Will you occasionally update us here so we know you are OK?

    Doug & Juanita
    Santa Rosa

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  19. Well George I hope you are doing well, I started reading your blog after finding out my sister had cancer. I read of all the things you seen and did and it seemed to help me open my eyes when you said things like "How neat is that". My sister passed away on Sunday 7/14 at the age of 43. Do not take any day for granted, we do run out of them.
    I wish you well.

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  20. Yikes! It's been so long since we hav e heard anything from you. I feel like I am in withdrawal. Btw, we have a ten year old truck that we have had to put $1500 into this month for electrical and other motor problems. That is like paying three months payments on a new truck. The mechanic took us aside a nd told us that probably we are better off with this truck, since the new trucks have so much mandatory safety equipment on them now. They are prone to expensive problems. Look at the private ratings. Most are not recommended.

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