Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tránsito's Axle

8:15 am:
We have an appointment for tomorrow morning to replace Tránsito's leaking left front axle. We Blogged a pic of that axle in yesterday's 8:20 am Blog post. We are re-Blogging that pic below.

The estimate to do this work at the local Ford dealer was about $400. At Six Star Automotive in Sandpoint Idaho, the cost is $200! Six Star has great reviews!






11:46 am:
Sandpoint City Beach Park
The Scampy Team had a meeting this morning. At the meeting, Little iPhone made a motion that the team would have a picnic! Señor Tránsito seconded the motion.

A call for a vote was made by George [Of all people!].

The vote was unanimous! After a brief discussion, we decided to have our picnic at Sandpoint City Beach Park.


Our picnic at Sandpoint Park!


12:30 pm:
Breakfast Picnic
Would you believe that our picnic meal was breakfast?


Two-egg omelet with cheese, sausage, white 

onion, a touch of garlic, slice of rye toast.



What a great picnic!


3:45 pm:
A Terrible Thing Happens!
We had gone to a Chevron station where we had filled our fresh water tank several times before. When I fill the tank, I watch from the inside of Scampy in order to know when the tank is full.

After filling the tank, I put the water hose back in its place and the freshwater cap too. Then I just drove away!!!!!

I forgot that Scampy's door was open!! When I exited the station the open door bottomed out on the curb!!!

A man on the sidewalk signaled me about the open door which was now hanging by only one hinge. The man helped me move the door into a closed position with the door latch holding the door closed.

What To Do?
I drove to a nearby lot and looked things over. I figured that if the now hanging door hinge could be secured to the door again, I could manage the badly broken Scampy for awhile.

Hinge detached from door View #1

Hinge detached from door View #2

 Door jacked up.


The backplate clamped to door 
for securing the hinge to the door.


Screws to secure the door.


7:30 pm:
Had To Stop
After the "Screws to secure the door" pic above, the battery of our Ryobi cordless drill motor went dead. I could not do more work until the Ryobi was charged up.

So, while waiting for the charge to complete I took this opportunity to I Blog to you about The Terrible Thing!



10:33 pm:
It Opens & Closes & Latches & Locks
What more can one ask of a door?

However, it's not a thing of beauty and a joy forever!

This Dear Readers is what a very abused door looks like.

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24 comments:

  1. Is this Transito's axle or Scampy's?

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    1. Hi Peter,

      Thank you sooooo much for pointing out that error to me! 😎

      It's Tránsito's axle. I've corrected my Blog.

      George

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  2. Looks like a great place for a picnic!

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    1. Hi Kent,

      Yes! It is a great place for a picnic!

      And..... I am having the best time of my life. 😎

      George

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  3. Hello George, looks like a Boid is enjoying himself also !!
    happy trails.
    Ray
    Annapolis Md

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    1. Hi Ray,

      Boid is the funnest little thing. Always happy and chirping!

      He plays sooooo hard that all of a sudden his head goes down and his eyes close. He naps for 5-minutes or so, and then he wakes up chirping again.

      I love that little guy! 😎

      George

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  4. Nothing like having breakfast outside....or lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Even with Scampy's messed up door, I'm having the time of my life!

      That park is a fun place!

      George

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  5. Replies
    1. Hi Rita,

      Yes! Oh No!!

      My sentiments exactly.

      On the other hand, it's not that bad a thing either. For example, it's not like what happened to MsTioga. 😎

      George

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  6. Ever since my airplane days I like to do a "walk around" before "take off." It's the same with the rv.

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    1. Hi David,

      Me too! But I forgot!

      George


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  7. Well now you have something to fix! You love that!

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    1. Hi Joan,

      You remembered that about me?

      My friends have told me that it may be that I break things on purpose just so that I have something to fix! 😎

      Breaker George

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  8. As I see on bumper stickers a lot, "Sh@t Happens." So simple, yet so profound! God gave us a brain to figure out what to do next. You might try and get the outer fiberglass repaired as soon as possible because in rainy weather you don't need wet or moisture to get underneath the hanging fiberglass and progress to other areas of Scampy's skin and cause mildew or mold or delamination.

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    1. That was Dee commenting not Joan :-)

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    2. Hi Rita,

      I will correct that right now!

      George

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    3. Thank you so much, Dee!

      Your comment is valuable advice for me!

      George

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  9. Can't blame it on "old age" as you have been screwing up since the beginning of you blog adventures all those years ago, LOL

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  10. This is what you need to fix Transito's traction problem. Not the truck camper! But the rack and toolbox on the front. Put some of your heavy tools and equipment in there. Also put some in the footwell of the passenger seat, with a cargo net to they don't turn into missiles in a crash.

    If you can get some weight on the front wheels, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to drive on dirt and gravel roads with a front wheel drive vehicle.

    https://i.imgur.com/J8h1sERl.jpg

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    1. Hi Nameless,

      Señor Tránsito has some. traction problems when he is NOT towing Scampy.

      George

      PS: Get yourself a Google name. Everybody else has one. Only you don't have one. Is this some kind of rudeness issue?

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  11. It is your paranoia George

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    1. Eddie,

      Are you still hanging around my Blog?

      George

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