Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Day 71, 72, 73 - Chehalis, WA - TT

Monday (71) - The task of the day is to defrost the freezer to get ready for storage. There isn't much food left in the freezer at this point so it was a good time to defrost. Since the RV isn't very level, the ice maker has been overflowing and there is now a glacier at the bottom of the freezer. This may take a while to defrost. Fortunately, it's only 46°F outside. For now, I have the space heater in front of the open freezer door with a fan blowing into the freezer. Usually, I use the heat gun.

Here is a shot of the glacier. There is a drain behind all of that ice but when we had those cold nights, I think the drain hose froze right at the back of the freezer.

Later -  I ended up digging the heat gun out to blow hot air around the drain in the back of the freezer to allow the water to run out to the ground. Otherwise, it was running onto the floor in front of the refrigerator. Not ideal.

I'm running the heat pump right now but I think the front A/C unit is going to need replacing soon. The current draw rises the longer it runs and it eventually trips the breaker.

Tuesday (72) - Today project was cleaning the cabinets and sorting what goes and what stays. I topped up the RV batteries with distilled water. They were thirsty and I added about ½ gallon of  distilled water. The plates were still covered with liquid. 

Wednesday (73)
 - A short travel day today. Just up to Centralia for storage. To that end, I emptied and flushed the black tank several times. I also bypassed the water heater and drained the tank. I pumped some bleach water into the fresh water tank and into the water lines using a drill powered pump. 

I dropped the tire pressure on the tow dolly to 25psi since it went without the car today. Bridget had an appointment in Seaside today. Now, it’s time to start packing. 

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