Friday, February 29, 2008

Nuttin' Doin'

Thanks to all who expressed concern about the truck--since the foggy mornings have cleared the truck has started fine so far. We had emptied the fuel line water reservoir last week (but appreciate the heads up, Silliyak) and this week we bought some diesel fuel/injector cleaner as a precaution. And we're crossing our fingers.

Florida temperatures dropped drastically the last couple of days, so Denny worked on the dripping shower faucets. Which because his tool box has been drastically reduced, means we have to run to Lowes to get yet another single use socket to be able to remove the faucets from the shower stall to get at the washers. Nothing is ever easy in a recreational vehicle. And of course then I got involved with the white vinegar to clean off the lime and minerals from the water out west. I'm still trying to figure out how Denny can start a job and I end up having to work too. Because it doesn't seem to work the other way around. Heh.

It's been great being in campgrounds once again, where every site has a RV rather than a permanently attached park model trailer. The mind set of the people in campgrounds is totally different from those who stay in one place for 4-6 months at a time and RVers seem much more active. Or perhaps my prejudices are showing? Hmm.

For the moment, things are copacetic and life is good. Is that redundant?

Edited: After lunch Denny and I decided to drive up the road a piece to pick oranges, tangerines and grapefruit at the U-pick. Guess what? The truck shuddered and gasped and belched black exhaust again and this time switching fuel tanks didn't help. We limped all the way up to the U-pick, but when we left the truck ran fine. We just put in a brand new fuel filter last week before this started, so Denny is going to buy another one and put it in to see if that makes a difference.

2 comments:

Silliyak said...

Your mentioning of foggy nights brings another thought to mind. If the tank is warmed during the day, either by weather or running, when it cools at night, it might be drawing in the humid air thru a loose or malfunctioning fuel cap. (That's stretching it, but stranger things haved happened)

Laura VitaminSea said...

I think you're right about the RV'ers.
I've met a few of the "permanently attached" residents and they seem a little more uptight sometimes!

(not ALL of them, lol.. just to be sure!)

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