If you are a fulltime RVer today is the start of a great time of year for you. Labor Day ended the busy summer camping season, the kids are all back in school, and life starts moving at a slower pace at your local RV park. You’ve got about nine months to enjoy it, so make the most of it.
After reading yesterday’s blog about the gentleman whose generator keeps stalling when he closes the doors to the storage bay in his bus conversion where it is installed, a couple of people contacted me to suggest that the problem might be that not only is the generator not getting enough air to breathe, but also it’s getting very hot inside that bay, which could be causing the generator to overheat and shut down. That’s a very good point and I passed it on to the fellow who contacted me originally about the problem. I didn’t get a response from him and didn’t really expect one.
If you’re anywhere on the Gulf Coast, batten down the hatches because bad weather is headed your way. Better yet, get the hell out of Dodge and move inland until the storm passes. That’s the great thing about having wheels under your house, you can take it with you and go someplace safe when something like this is threatening.
We got some rain from Tropical Storm Gordon yesterday here on the east coast of Florida, but nothing like they’re expecting in the Alabama/Mississippi/Louisiana area. So far we have dodged any major storms here this year, but there are some systems way out in the Atlantic that may prove problematic. We have to keep in mind that Hurricane Matthew hit this area in October of 2016 and Irma slammed us in September last year.
Hopefully we’ll get a break this time around, but if not, we are well-stocked with nonperishable food, bottled water, our Honda EU2200i generators, and gasoline to run them if we lose power. So if we get anything manageable we will sit tight and ride it out. But if things start to look too nasty, all you are going to see are my taillights headed in the opposite direction of the storm.
We’ve got about another six weeks of the hot humid weather and then things will start to cool down and we can get back out on the water. I really want to do some fishing. Hopefully by then my back will have recovered enough that I can paddle my kayak. But if not, it’s pretty easy to drive my pontoon boat!
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we saw in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – I would like to die a heroic death, but it’s more likely I will trip over my shoelace and choke to death on a spoonful of chunky peanut butter.