We finally took the RV out on the open road, driving from Austin to LA and back with stops at the Ice Caves near Roswell, the Grand Canyon, 3 days at Disneyland, and a few days at our timeshare at the Flamingo.
Travelling with me was my lovely wife Shelley, our oldest son Brian, and his two twins Ethan and Gillian. Together we hit the road to discover America!
After the heavy rains earlier this week, we’ve had to really check out the RV for leaks. We didn’t find any major leaks. However, we did find evidence of a significant amount of old water damage. When we purchased the RV we were told that there had been a leak along the front, but that it had been fixed. It turns out that there had been a significant amount of water damage, rot, and mold which had not been fixed.
So we rolled up our sleeves and got to work this weekend.
We had to completely dismantle the closet doors and shelves to get at the rear panels. Upon pulling up the carpet we realized that we’d need to replace the flooring, at least for the back part.
The framework behind the rear wall panelling was rotten, so we had to replace it.
We looked into using teak, but this appeared cost prohibitive. Instead we’ve opted to go with an inexpensive hardwood and paint it with Kilz.
It appears that the closet was built before the front end fiberglass end cap was installed. We really didn’t want to remove any outside panels, so we were delighted to find that we could reach everything containing rot from inside. Thank you Jesus.
God is taking us yet another direction. We are in the process of selling our home and becoming full-time RVers. Alas, this means that we will be unable to conduct our workshops from our home anymore.
I am going to continue website coaching and smaller design projects. I’ll just be doing it from wherever I happen to be. We’ll also be rebranding from our current Website Workshops to the more appropriate Nomad Websites name.
I apologize to those of you that wanted to attend one of our future workshops. I will continue to be available for 1-on-1 training while I am in the area.