Daily Archives: July 23, 2017

Stumped, Baffled, and Confused . . .

Sounds like a good name for a law firm.

Up about 7am, with everything pretty much ready to roll by 8, we headed out for breakfast at Cracker Barrel, kind of a ‘leaving Lake Conroe’ ritual of ours.

Jan went with the Maine Blueberry Pancakes with Bacon,

Cracker Barrel Blueberry Pancakes

while I got the Fresh Strawberry Sourdough French Toast with Over Medium Eggs and Bacon.

Cracker Barrel Strawberry French Toast

And of course, coffee, lots of coffee.

Back at the rig we were hitched up and pulling out of Lake Conroe Thousand Trails by 10:15, heading for Colorado River TT about 120 miles away.

After a nice trip, but seemingly more traffic than usual, we pulled into Colorado River about 12:30 and got set up in A28, a new site for us, but with a nice big shade tree.

About 10 minutes out we lost the generator when the fuel level dropped to about 25%, which of course still leaves us almost 40 gallons, so no problem. We plan on fueling up at Colorado County Oil when we leave for Alabama on Wednesday.

Unfortunately the generator shutting off early didn’t make a difference in cooling the coach, since despite my airflow baffle modification yesterday, we couldn’t tell any difference in cooling from the front AC. Bummer!

I thought that it would at least do something. Actually my big worry was whether or not it would survive the trip, and not get ripped off in the wind stream.

AC Baffle Installation

I was able to install the panels without making any holes in the cover by utilizing pre-existing holes and slats.

For the top panels, I drilled holes that matched the mounting bolts holding on the cover,

AC Baffle Installation 2

while for the side panels I used 1/8” toggle bolts poking through the side slats

AC Baffle Installation 3

Then I taped it all together with Heavy Duty Packing Tape, especially along the front edges where it might catch the wind and be ripped off.

So, basically what I have here is a good solid installation of something that just doesn’t work. And that’s why I’m –

Stumped, Baffled, and Confused . . .

I really don’t have anywhere else to go on this right now. The only two variables here are AC Voltage on the generator and airflow. And the generator voltage stays at 118VAC whether we’re moving or sitting still.

And when we’re parked  and using the generator, the AC works great.

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So for right now, I’m stuck. Back to the drawing board.

Thought for the Day:

You do realize, don’t you, that there is no ‘cloud’ out there storing your data. The ‘cloud’ holding all your data, all your secrets, is really just someone else’s computer. Feel better now? 


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