Got Gas!

Monday, January 2, 2017

It got cold last night.  Down to around 38 degrees and in the MH it felt like an icebox.  Luckily, Yuma and I had a couple of sleeping bags on top of us, so we slept warmly.

Speaking of iceboxes, when the temperature got up in the 50’s around noon, Yuma and I made the trip up the road to the ACE Hardware store in search of a propane hose. 

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The gentleman in the store was very helpful and got me all setup with the a good rubber propane hose and several fittings.  My $10 estimate was actually $40 by the time it was over.

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While driving to the ACE Hardware, I pulled over and took this photo of the Tucson Mountain range North of Tucson.  I believe the one with snow on top is Wasson Peak.

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When we got back, Yuma sat on the comfy sofa while I grabbed my tools and  crawled under the MH to replace the hose.  It was a lot harder putting it in than it was taking it out.  By the time I was done, my whole body ached from the horrible position I was in under there.

Now the moment of truth.  I drove the MH just up to the corner to the service station and they put 12 gallons of propane in the tank.  I left it in the off position till I got back to my parking spot.  Then I turned the gas on and ran around to the other side of the MH and crawled under to see if I could hear or see a gas leak.

All was quiet.  I then went into the MH and turned on the burner on the stove and I got a flame.  Fantastic!  Then I went over to the icebox and turned it on to make it a fridge once again.  Waited for a few hours and checked the fridge and sure enough it was getting cold.

This is great!  I can make coffee in the morning!  Haven’t had any coffee for a week now and that is long enough.  I can make bacon and eggs in the morning, too.  I can bathe in warm water!  Life is good again!

When you are a boondocker like me, propane and charged batteries are King!   Now I have both and can move on with my travels.  Things are looking a lot better than they did a few days ago.

My neck and arms were so tired, I took a two hour nap this afternoon.  This evening we went to Burger King and brought home dinner because I was too tired to cook anything.  This winter vacation is getting to be too much work.

See you later.

6 comments:

  1. To check for leaks, get some soapy water and squirt on the fittings. It will show up in a hurry.
    Don in Okla.

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    1. Thanks Don. I knew that at one time, but forgot. I will do that just in case the leak is too small to hear.

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  2. I'm jealous you got a 2 hour nap today! That sounds glorious! You deserved it Doug! Sounds like you had a most wonderful day! Fantastic work on the hose! Love you! Give Yuma some pets from me!

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I feel much better today. Going to do some sightseeing today instead of working on the MH. Everything seems to be working okay for now. Have a great day.

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  3. Things are looking up! I hope that's the last time you play contortionist under the MH! Don't want those bones to get too achy. Beautiful picture of Wasson Peak.

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    1. Thanks Dolly. My neck hurts the worst, but not too bad. Will get better once I stop getting under there. Going to relax today.

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