Sightseeing, Lunch, Repair and a Leak

Current Location: Vacationer RV Park, El Cajon, California

We were lazy this morning, taking it easy all morning. We walked over to the office to pay for our site. They had initially set us up using the daily rate for 21 days. However, the lady in the office this morning changed it to a monthly rate which is $400 less, but we will have metered electricity. Either way, since this is an out-of-town company trip, it will be reimbursed (still cheaper than a hotel).

Here is a picture of our site, since we got in too late to take one last night. The front cap of the trailer is pointing north, so we get the morning sun on the door side of the rig. The tree is nice enough to shade the rear half during the mid-day and the sun sets on the off-door side (and is shaded by our neighbor on that side).

Our site for the next 3 weeks.

Our site for the next 3 weeks.

As we were walking around the off-door side of the unit this morning, Val noticed a couple of wet spots on the gravel under the kitchen slide. Water was dripping out from the slide nearest the outside wall. Upon further inspection, Malcolm found the water line going to the refrigerator ice maker was leaking under the stove. Since this was a fairly new leak, it probably didn’t soak too much into the subfloor. Our fix (for now, anyway) was to just turn off the shutoff valve. We’re pretty much inclined to give up on the ice maker at this point (since this is the third leak we’ve had in the water line).

We finally headed out the door around 11:00 AM. The first stop was a nearby gas station where we fueled up the truck (the low fuel light came on when we were unhitching last night). Fuel wasn’t too bad, considering the location – $3.89 a gallon. After that, we drove through downtown El Cajon and past where we will be picking up a rental car tomorrow (so we know where it is). From there, we drove on the route that Malcolm plans on taking to work each day. It was about a 30 minute drive in light Sunday traffic, so he’s planning on an hour commute, just in case. Since he’s picking up the rental car at 7:30 tomorrow, he’ll be late the first day, so it will be Tuesday before he has a better idea of travel times.

Once we found the office, we headed generally towards the beach. We ended up on a bunch of tight little streets and a lot of traffic (it is a summer Sunday afternoon). Since it was past lunch time, we decided to head back toward San Diego and found a really nice restaurant overlooking a bay near downtown and the airport. It was called Island Prime. Here’s a picture of Val’s lunch – a Mahi Mahi salad sandwich. Malcolm had fish tacos and David had a Lobster BLT.

Yum!

Yum!

After lunch, we got on I-5 north and Malcolm thought it might be better to visit somewhere other than San Diego area beaches, so he headed to La Jolla. Unfortunately, we found more of the same:

Everyone going to La Jolla.

Everyone going to La Jolla.

Besides the streets being narrow, making it difficult to get around in the dually, traffic was just bad all over. Not having a game plan is a bad idea. Having a wide pickup truck was just as bad, so we headed back to the trailer and gave up on sightseeing for the day. We’ll plan better, and drive the rental car, next time out.

Once back at the trailer, we decided to just relax. Malcolm decided to go ahead and fix the wire raceway under the door side slide. Rather than explain the whole process, here are a bunch of pictures.

Old raceway with wires removed

Old raceway with wires removed

Dangly wires.

Dangly wires.

Junction box for 110V. 12V wiring came through a hole in the frame. Wire nuts were employed and re-used.

Junction box for 110V. 12V wiring came through a hole in the frame. Wire nuts were employed and re-used.

New, double-width raceway in place.

New, double-width raceway in place.

Wires tied down on the outside portion of the slide

Wires tied down on the outside portion of the slide

Wires run around the raceway, and around the back of the hinge point (the factory originally had the wires up and over the raceway, causing it to be pushed down.

Wires run around the raceway, and around the back of the hinge point (the factory originally had the wires up and over the raceway, causing it to be pushed down.

Wires tied back up under main floor.

Wires tied back up under main floor.

Everything hooked back up successfully.

Everything hooked back up successfully.

We will see how the new raceway retracts when we pull the slide in next. The rest of the evening was just spent winding down and preparing for the coming week.

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2 thoughts on “Sightseeing, Lunch, Repair and a Leak

  1. Nice job on the rewire locations. Only wish the factory had such savy. As to the water leak to refrig, Lowe’s and Home Depot have reinforced braded refrig water lines made for this application. Replaced my several year back due to water leaks in faulty tubing. Pulled the new line in place using the old tubing line.

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