Another day of working on the camper and things are falling into place. The wiring for the outside lights checks out, the back wall is almost done, the bed frame is being rebuilt, the decrepit water heater was removed, the water pipes checked and a leak found, and as always a few small jobs done as time permitted.

Removing the water heater reduces the weight we’re carrying, and gives us more room for storage. At some point in the future we will probably install a gravity feed passive solar hot water system for the shower, and a gravity feed cold water system for the sink. The water pump is also going to the salvage yard, and we will remove it tomorrow.

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It’s a new wall!

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The plan is to get a window for this hole tomorrow. The air conditioner used to be here.

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Finding a window to replace the broken glass has proved difficult. We exhausted all the local places today.

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It would be nice to find a replacement for this broken pane also.

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The screening is completely replaced.

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Still working on the hitch during slow times . . . and it is coming along nicely.

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We have to re-wire these lights above the counter.

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We almost had the cold (hose) water working in the sink . . .

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The leak, of course, is at the only inaccessible place at the moment.

DSC_0074-13-01-18-042Give a man a drill, some screws and scrap wood, and he will build . . .

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. . . steps!!!

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Nice!

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This 42 year old propane water heater needed to come out today . . .

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. . . but it did not want to budge for the longest time . . .

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. . . the little screwdriver, the pipe wrench, the vise-grips and the hacksaw failed . . . but never underestimate the power of a big screwdriver and a hammer

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All gone!

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