Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mac Lives!

Day 97


Rise From The Dead!
6:04am:
Just past midnite this morning, our Mac Air computer turned itself off! Nothing that I did restarted the Mac! For example [shift + control + option + power key] supposedly, the ultimate Mac restarter.

Our beloved Mac seemed to have died!

I Blogged to you the following from Little iPhone:
"I'm making this blog post using Little iPhone! Tomorrow I'll try going to an Apple store to see what may be done.

Living in the computer age without a computer is the pits!"



6:42am:
Just a little while ago, Mac Air  opened his large rectangular eye,
peaked out, and murmured  "What happened?"


7:57am:
Projects Day
Earlier this morning, while we were still mourning the passing of Mac,
Old George got sooooo sleepy. He had to go to bed.

George fell asleep. Then he had the most spectacular dream about how
to do stuff:
★ Remount Scampy's power station
★ Relocate our Samlex inverter

Wow! Don't cha just love it when this happens to you?


2:45pm:
Resistance
An ancient proverb reads:
When a hardworking, honest and faithful soul receives resistance, let that soul proceed in a new direction! 

But take care and have caution! Never let your master in on what is what!

Tioga George had been searching for hours for one:
Brass Flare Elbow, 3/8 Female, 3/8 Male

Once he got close, but the shipping address refused to show the correct state! California instead of Oregon.

We came upon an image of what was wanted! Close, but good enough!


Hale to the resistance!


3:07pm:
New direction
We are going to run a rubber hose for propane thru one of Scampy's cabinet doors. The hose shall become the 90° elbow that fate denied us!

BTW! The scope of this project is to mount Mr. Wave3, our catalytic heater, on to MsScampy's cabinet door [to the left of Mr. Dometic].

When this move is complete, Wave3 will no longer be lugged out of the shower basin in order to make warmth!


8:35pm:
12 volt power outage
Since around 6pm, we have been working steadily to resolve a 12 volt power outage.

Just a few moments ago, success. In the nick of time too! Because it is getting pretty dark, pretty fast!

If we were not able to resolve this outage, a backup would be to use Tránsito's jump starter.



Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 198 feet
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23 comments:

  1. Not to worry.
    You have a complete backup of everything on the Mac.👍
    Right? 🤢

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    1. Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog,

      Yes, there is a backup made yesterday. 😀

      George

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  2. I had the same problem last week George. The system did an update and then it wouldn't start. I was worried because I rebooted it several times and nothing. After giving up on it, I left it shut off for several hours and then magically when I tried it there it went. Worked fine ever since. - Katie

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    1. The Rogue Less Travelled,

      Pretty much what happened to your computer, happened to my Mac!

      I tried tons of stuff [ie; shift + control + option + power key]. And nothing worked!

      Came back a half hour later, my Mac sprang to life! ♥️

      George

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  3. Oh no a bad apple is not good. Hopefully you have used the time machine for back ups just in case.

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    1. Our awesome travels,

      A little while later, my Mac turned itself around and sprang to life again! ♥️

      George


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    2. Wow that is amazing, good for Mac.

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  4. George,
    You might want to look into buying an iPad for a backup. If you've never used one, you might be surprised how nice they are.

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    1. RV Bond,

      My iPad is back inside Twayler, at Lone Wolf RV Park in Apple Valley!

      I mislaid it several months ago.

      George

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  5. If you used Microsoft products you would NEVER have that problem again!


    Wink, Wink ..

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  6. George,
    A quick search turned up more than a dozen RV dealers in the Salem/Portland area. Surely one of them could get you in right away to fix your brake problem. I feel it is something simple...most likely a broken return spring or a brake shoe hold down spring. It should be a quick 45 minute or less fix. I don't claim to be an expert, but I have many years experience repairing/refurbishing/restoring/rebuilding travel trailers. Trailer brakes are one of the simpler and easier to repair systems on our trailers. Good luck.

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    1. Truthsayer,

      Good search! Nice of you to do that for the Scampy Team!

      Here's the skinny on getting one of those RV dealers to do the work. All that I spoke with had their schedules out to near the end of September!

      Also, it's not a biggy for Tránsito to do all the stopping himself for a short time. Tránsito is NOT like Little Honda. He is a truck with with strong chassis rails! Little Honda had a wimpy unibody [maybe 1/16" thick!].

      George


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    2. Im honestly surprised something as light as scampy even has brakes installed. I would have ZERO concerns towing scampy with transito's brakes

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    3. Andrew,

      I am far from an expert here:

      With that said, I do have some experience driving a tow vehicle [Honda FIT]. I learned first hand what may happen when a trailer is towed and that trailer has no brakes.

      My Scampy has brakes. Just that something went wrong inside the left-side brake.

      I plan to get that brake fixed quickly!

      George


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  7. You should not move the trailer until you fix the brakes.

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    1. Any Mouse,

      What is your reasoning behind your comment?

      George

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    2. The brakes were put on the trailer to reduce the stopping distance for safety. Depending on the weight of the trailer and the laws of the state, it may be illegal to tow it without functoning brakes.

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  8. Exactly how I had my Wave 3 mounted in my 1970 Lazy Daze.

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  9. George, you probably already know this, but I'll throw it in anyway. RV businesses are not the only places that can repair Scampy's brakes. Businesses such as U-Haul and like businesses can repair those brakes. When people are moving to a new location and rent larger than average moving trailers to haul their "stuff," those particular trailers have electric brakes to hook up to their, for example, F-150 Ford pickup. What say you!

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  10. P.S. Also, you probably have noticed all those huge and heavy boats being transported on the road from marina businesses. Because of the size and weight of those boats, the transport trailers require electric brakes on the trailers. Get my drift!

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  11. Winks Hardware or Park Rose Hardware in Portland will have the 3/8"male flare by 3/8" female flare fitting.

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  12. George, you said "We are going to run a rubber hose for propane thru one of Scampy's cabinet doors"

    Is rubber appropriate and or safe in a propane application?

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