Tuesday, August 29, 2017

In the Shop

This morning, I dropped the trailer off at an RV shop to have them replace all three of the cable operated tank valves. The back of the shop faces a gravel pit so there would be a nice view from the back window if we were actually camped there. The rig looks high in the front as I had adjusted the pin box to its lowest position which maximizes the distance from the trailer overhang to the top of the truck bed rails. No problem with them touching as I pulled out of the driveway. Towing nose-high is not recommended as it puts more of the trailer weight on the rear wheels of the trailer. But since the shop was only about six miles away, I figured that it should be fine.

The repair time estimate they gave me is really dependent  on how quickly they could get replacements for the cable operated valves. Due to the different cable lengths, it isn’t something that they carry in stock.

On a side note, Bridget has been asking me about the GoPro video that she shot in Colorado. Here is a small sampling of the video of the ride up Pike Peak.


8 comments:

  1. WOW, thanks, Richard! I will be your monkey anytime with a camera. Thanks for making this video. I only wish I had Dom and Martha more in the video. Thanks so much, Redleg or Charlie, or whoever you are, for the use of the Ural. I've been talking to the kids for 2 weeks now about my trip up to Pike's Peak. I showed a still picture today to my students. One boy was curious about the snow. I told him we have snow on mountains here in AK, it just doesn't melt quickly at that height. Also, I googled on how Katherine Lee Bates got to the top in 1893. She rode a prairie wagon to a certain spot, then rode a mule. She had gone with a group of teachers.

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  2. Oh, what a ride! And a dedicated spouse, too. You guys make a great team.

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  3. Cool video. Now the you are home, I bet that feels like a long time ago even though it wasn't really.

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    1. It does seem like a long time ago. It must be time for another trip...

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  4. Good video with good music choice! Bridget either has very steady hands or you used some great image stabilization software or did you get one of those steadicam holders? 99% of the snow in the video is now gone by the way.

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    1. No steady cam device or image stabilization. The GoPro has such a wide angle lens that it doesn’t show much movement.

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