Sunday, January 31, 2016

So, What have I been up to

Well for 1 thing, resting, as I did not like the way mom and dad left “Q”. I was very unhappy and let them know on the road to palm desert, in no uncertain ways. Some of which you do not what to hear about.

Once here, though it was ok. I no longer had to walk over rocks, and hurt my pads. Mom and dad have been cleaning and putting things away – something about making more room. They also order more food for me online (happy).

Dad worked on the generator, he replaced the water pump belt in less then 30 minutes. Record time. He took pics and stuff to show later. He has been emailing John and John in Q – something about batteries and helping from afar.

We have company, Barb, Sid, Don, Netta, Brian and Carol (Alfa’s) are here to. So they have been having fun talking and things like that.

Well it’s time to go and see what they are doing today.








Bye





“SeeYa, Safe and Happy Journeys”

"DaGirls Rv, Me, Della, Susan & Tilly"

Friday, January 22, 2016

TGIF

I don’t know what that says or means, but everyone around here is saying it.

So, what I have been doing ? Anything I want too. As everybody knows I am the Queen around here.




I have been having fun laying on my bed around the fire, getting pets from almost everyone. As I walk around and see my daddy’s and mom’s friends who have come to this rally.

On Thursday, daddy took a 6 mile hike with a guy name Steve, he’s nice but he barks like a dog sometimes: 


See

I have been getting lots of biscuits from people all over, I have to be pickie though because I can’t have wheat. 

My daddy has been in and out of generators and batteries. He keeps getting swallow up by these white things called RV’s. I’m glad my rv does not eat anyone. I wouldn’t it if he or anyone got swallow up here.

Well, I am taking a nap on the couch now and expect breakfast very soon.

Here are some photos daddy took:

HERE HERE



He This is all  I have to say , "That's my story and I', Sticking to it".



“SeeYa, Safe and Happy Journeys”
"DaGirls Rv, Me, Della, Susan & Tilly"





Friday, January 15, 2016

People Eating Gold

Hi, me again, I got this writing thing away from my humans again. They don’t know that I can do this.

Weird things happen today, I saw many men being eaten by Rv including my daddy. He escape later and came home in time too feed me and my sister.
See




He This is all  I have to say , "That's my story and I', Sticking to it".



“SeeYa, Safe and Happy Journeys”
"DaGirls Rv, Me, Della, Susan & Tilly"



Thursday, January 14, 2016

Big Q and Shoes for DaGirls

So, here I am laying on my couch and check out my profile:





I needed to do this especially after a very long journey an having my humans out of my Rv for 3 hours on Wed. I heard terrible noise coming from outside and could not see where the noise was coming from.

Mom and Dad finally came home and released us from inside so I could see what was going on. Golly Mr. Wizard DaGirls (My Rv) got new shoes:

See how pretty she looks. The humans (Redburn Tire Mesa), who worked did a really good job and even polished her shoes up. Dad told me they balance all the tires, something called force balance 1 tire whateverrrr, and made sure the tires were center onto the wheel hub whatever that is.


 
 



Then it was off to Quartzsite to visit with friends old and new. It was an ok trip but I liked it better when we stopped to go walk around, as it is always better to stop and smell the desert and poles.

Look at my spot:


I like the desert as it is cool outside, good smells, fresh water by my side and my bed is outside too.





Anyway, that’s my story and I am sticking to it. So There.



“SeeYa, Safe and Happy Journeys”
"DaGirls Rv, Me, Della, Susan & Tilly"

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

AC Dash Heater Mod

In this mod we will learn how to increase the airflow temperature from the dash heater either in the Floor or Vent mode.

I created this mod due to the reduce hot temperature coming from the floor / vent mode during the winter while DaGirls Rv is traveling. The caused of this reduce temperature is the airflow flapper door located in the front. During travels the flapper door allows the outside cold air flowing into the coach thereby reducing the hot air flow. To increase the temperature I needed a way to close the air flow flapper door without using screws, tape or any other unnecessary material.

Locate the following items on the outside firewall:
Vacuum pump (12Vdc motor pump), Vacuum accumulator (small black round plastic tank), and the diverter airflow valve connector to the air flow flapper door..

Purchase the following items, universal vacuum tee similar in picture and 3 feet of vacuum hose that fits the smallest end of the tee. Cut the vacuum into 2 pieces, 1 foot and 2 foot sections.

Locate the vacuum accumulator and remove the hose on the left side. Using the 1 foot section, insert the hose into the open port where you just removed the hose. Next insert the other end of the hose into the tee run. Insert the hose that you removed from the accumulator into the other side of the Tee Run. Take the 2 foot section of vacuum hose and insert one end into the Tee end of the fitting. Locate the diverter valve and remove the vacuum hose. Insect the other end of the 2 foot section hose to the diverter valve. Finally locate a suitable plug, golf tee or even a pop rivet will work, plug the original hose end you removed from the diverter valve.

You have now competed the mod to increase the temperature in your dash AC/Heater unit.

Dorman AutoGrade – Connectors – Part # 47349 – Vacuum Tee
Size - 1/8" or 1/4" or 3/8"
$3.00



Existing Vacuum Hose Flow


Revised Vacuum Hose Flow






“SeeYa, Safe and Happy Journeys”
"DaGirls Rv, Me, Della, Susan & Tilly"

Friday, January 8, 2016

DaGirls Rv Windshield Glass

Ok, it's time I restart our blog, so I thought it would be appropriate with this.

Recently, DaGirls Rv needed windshields replaced. We anticipated this action once our Canada, Alaska to Texas trip was completed.

Once we settled down in Sanger Texas, Susan made inquiries into a Mobile RV glass company. Susan contacted our insurance agent and agreed upon Mobile RV Glass (MRVG). This company provided us with a nationwide outlet in case we needed warranty work on the replacement glass.

The day was schedule, people arrived and work was started. We also requested a new gasket in place of the original one, which was 14 years old. The work proceeded as normal until problems arose with both glass replaced. One side was fitted and the other would not seat. 


After 2 hours of this problem, the first thing that was said to us was, your rig has been in an accident. Not a very polite way of inquiry as to IF DaGirls Rv was hit. We stated no, and it has never and we would know about it. Well, do to how late it was agreement was reached to come back after talking to MRVG.

We discussed a solution to our issue and agreed to move the RV to concrete and pull the slides in as they explained this is the proper method. Work was started and guess what? It was better but not quite correct. However since this was a nationwide company and we were headed to Phoenix where the company have a good service tech for issues like this we agree that we would live with this until then. We received a written warranty with assurances that it should be ok until we arrived.

Well guess what? It was only 2 miles from the campground that the glass in the center pops out a little from the gasket allowing wind noise. We stopped 3 additional times that day, to install Gorilla Tape around the glass.



Once we were settled in at Countryside RV Resort in Apache Junction, I sent in to MRVG an email with photos along with a request to see if Auto Boss Glass could perform the glass work. Joe has performed work on many Alfa's including DaGirls Rv in 2013. Brittany informed me that Joe was not an approved technician for their company but Todd Coon of Desert Sun RV Glass would be contacting me shortly.

Todd, call me within 30 minutes and explained his pedigree (work experience). I was very impressed. He then explained without my story, what our windshield was doing. He was right on the mark. We agreed to a date and time.

Upon his arrival, he went right to work showing me the real reason why Alfa along with outer RV's have had issues with split windshields. As it would take me too long to write it up here, so in the future if you see me I would be more than happy to explain.

After 3 hours of work Todd completed the repair and wow what a difference the windshields look. During the job Todd kept explaining and showing to me the reason of why the windshield would pop out. I was very impressed with his job.

Earlier in the week Auto Boss Glass had been in the park to replace Frank and Deanne Rv windshield. Frank and I look at his Rv and then compared it to DaGirls. What a difference in appearances.

Now why am I writing about this? I have found another great resource for Alfa Rv windshield replacement company and need to share with our Alfa family.

So if you are in need of a windshield and are in the greater Phoenix area, I highly recommend Mobile RV Glass as a nationwide glass company, but highly recommend Todd Coon of Desert Sun RV Glass (480.717.1025).



“SeeYa, Safe and Happy Journeys”
"DaGirls Rv, Me, Della, Susan & Tilly"