It is very easy then, to become Double Minded. And then begin to doubt all decisions!
However, we of the Scampy RV Team are made from sterner stuff. Little Honda, Little Scampy, George and the rest will tough it thru this hitch crisis.
We have setup our Day Camp with a view of the Battery Point Lighthouse. We made a Camp here yesterday and have returned for another look at the beauty to be found here.
We have some "this-and-that" chores to do! Gotta love it.
|Scampy Team at Crescent Harbor|
2pm - Two Guys Welding
Our time for repairing Little Honda's hitch is a 3pm appointment. We feel that early is a good thing! So, we headed over there an hour before.
After looking closely at the challenge here [how the trunk well was cracked, etc.] I figured that welding up the cracked trunk well was NOT the way to go.
Instead, the hitch would be remounted so that new and longer connecting bolts would extend up passed the damaged trunk well. There is an undamaged section that is right above.
Two new longer bolts are now coming down thru this undamaged section and supported by two 1/4" thick washers. These new bolts extend thru the hitch's mount and are secured with two lock nuts torqued to 150 lbs.
One other thing. The front of the cracked well was bent 90 degrees toward the rear of the well. Now, the front and rear of the damaged well form a solid base for the hitch to be mounted.
|Showing crack in tire well|
|Hitch before securing with lock nuts|
[The crack visible in the upper left was welded closed]
|Hitch remounted. All cracks welded closed|
4pm - Heading out to Brookings
I have not let you know before right now, what we are going to do in Oregon!
Do you remember my friend Weng? I first met her when I began camping in Aticama, Mexico in 2009. Weng is having a birthday in a couple of days. And I've invited her out for supper to celebrate! The main dish of this birthday supper, is lumpia. Click [Here] to read about lumpia.
By the way. Weng is a nickname. Not her real name. Her real name is "Rowena." So, from now on in our Blog, it is Rowena.
Rowena has asked me to check out the Town of Brookings in Oregon. She has read that Brookings is known for having mild and consistent weather. In comparison to the rest of Oregon where the weather may change in an instant from a gorgeous day to a storm!
Right after passing the California/Oregon border, we passed an interesting store. About a 1/4 mile after this store, we turned back so that Little iPhone would capture a pic!
|Look at that!|
|Hey Rowena! This is the beach at Brookings! You like?|
8:30pm - Hills
Here's a pic for you Rowena. The pic shows the hills to the north of Brookings. Little iPhone captured this pic less than 20 minutes before Sunset.
|The hills of Brookings|
Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 114 feet