Florence Marie arrived this week and immediately LeRoy, the RV repairman, went to work. He had found out while our family was here at Christmas that the water heater in the old Allegro wasn’t working consistently and then discovered that the furnace needed work, too. Since there was an electric alternative to the furnace but Florence Marie wasn’t too keen on cold showers, he took the water heater apart first. Sandy’s West RV is a great place to find repair parts. We’ve been there so often that the owner knows us as soon as we walk in! A number of trips later, he finally got consistent hot water in the RV.
The furnace was another story. While the water heater could be worked on from the outside, the furnace was in a cabinet under the refrigerator. It had been put in originally before the cabinets were built and it was bigger than the opening! LeRoy finally got it out and hauled it to Sandy’s, where they took it apart and put in a new limit switch. We also have a board for it, just in case, although we will return it if the repair continues to work. A new valve and a tank of propane later (there was a leaky valve on the water heater) everything is up and going for now. There’s always something with that Allegro, which is more than 30 years old and still has much of the original equipment.
We’ve had warm weather so much of our time here this season that it’s hard to remember what the rest of the country is dealing with–winter! It’s a nice problem to have, in my opinion. The only snow we’ve seen in on the mountains around town and the streets are always clear. Stay safe and warm, my friends!