We had a wet time at Bay City State Park over the 4th of July holiday. The rain came down and down and down some more. The entire park was flooded. People in tents had to swim to their cars. When the sun finally did come out and dry up some of the puddles, the kids took advantage of the break in the weather to enjoy some time at the water park across the street. On Independence Day we all gathered for our annual family potluck dinner. Terri and I …

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While I was doing some maintenance on the fresh water pump, I noticed that one of the heat vent pipes had torn away from the furnace plenum. It took me a while to find a replacement. Like most items in a trailer, these are specific to the RV industry. After doing some digging, I found these dryer vent pipes that were the correct size at Home Depot.

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The house batteries in my trailer did not want to hold a charge anymore. I replaced them with new batteries and I thought that would do the trick. It did seem to make things better, for a while at least. A month later and the lights in the RV were dimming again. These batteries are brand new so I knew that I must have another problem. I got out my multimeter and started troubleshooting. I checked the batteries with the cables removed. I had low voltage across the batteries. Next, …

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