We waited until this morning to come home. The two days that I tried my hand for the first time at selling, was a great success. Do you believe we sold everything? Yes everything. When we decided to stop for the weekend, another dealer bought the very few things we had left. That was a learning experience for me and I now have a better appreciation for the vendors who do this every weekend. Saturday and Sunday were complete successes along with the great weather.
Today, coming home was different. It was a disaster. To start with, everything was going fine. I got all the slides in, the levelers came up into the “stored” position, and the motor started right up. I backed the motor-home out and pulled it up into the main parking lot so I could go get the Jeep and hook it on behind. Got it hooked up, the safety cables hooked to both, and the electric plug from the MH to the Jeep plugged in and all worked. I headed back into the RV and that is when everything started turning south. I opened the door but didn’t wait until the steps came the whole way down into position. Just jumped on them to get in and broke something. Now they wouldn’t go down or up. Looked under them at the mechanism and saw that I had bent a plate and the gears were pulled apart. So, for now, I manually held the steps in the up position and tied them there with a rope. It as only a few miles to home base.
I got in and was ready to start and remembered I had again to put the transfer case in neutral. Since I had it locked up, I borrowed my wife’s key to unlock it (mine was in the Jeep’s ignition to unlock the wheel) and get its drive train in the tow position. After we got home, I discovered that I had lost my wife’s key. Too late to go back since they were resurfacing the parking lot at the flea market this morning.
I then decided to pull in the other side of my drive way loop and turn it around near the house. I discovered after three or four back-ups, that it was going to be almost impossible turn it around, so decided to back it out. When I got to the sharp curve I hit my electric pole. Dang all I needed was more damage and a nervous, upset wife. I just pulled it back in and didn’t bother to turn it around. Now I got more work to do on it to try and fix the damage as best I can. I feel like I just drove 6000 miles instead of the few miles out to the flea market.
Hey, I am home. I will not be bored since I now have lots to do. So, you all have a great day, and hope it goes better for you then it has so far for me.