Another good sleeping night, nice and cool. Today we start to ready the coach for our extended trip to Pennsylvania. I will check things over and we will start to load our clothes and things into the Coach. Looks like it will be a beautiful day. However the word frost has found its way into the weather forecast. My ear and neck are somewhat better but there is still some swelling.
So I went out to do some pre trip checks on the coach. I wanted to check the Hydo Hot boiler that provides both heat and hot water. First I had to add about 3/4 gal of coolant and I put on the new Radiator cap I ordered a few weeks ago.
|Adding the coolant|
|Lots of coolant on the bottom of the unit.|
|These is the plastic parts that leaks|
|This is the brass drain and valve that I will try to put in tomorrow|
I got home around 9:30, still trying to get used to these new glasses and they are some different than the ones I have had for the last 5 years. I had a bunch of emails from guys on the forums with hints and help on changing the drain.
Now a few minutes to relax and then off to bed. Well the weather man used the Frost word again but it looks like it is for south of here. It is clear and calm out.
Bonnie left around 9 this morning to take her sister to the Dr for a procedure. I went out shortly afterwords and started to replace the drain on the Hydro-Hot. First I drained the coolant, the plastic part unscrewed by hand, then I put in the brass drain. I did have to remove the burner but that was pretty easy also.
|Drained coolant into one gallon water bottles|
|Lots of stuff in the way|
|I removed the burner and had lots of room|
|The old plastic part|
|New all brass drain and the burner is reinstalled|
|This is the leak I think it is getting much worse as time goes by|
Gloomy cool morning hope it does not rain later this afternoon for Alexus's party. Elizabeth has the favors and the decorating looking real nice, I was impressed last night.
So this morning I am headed out to empty the refrigerator in the coach and remove some of our stuff from the coach that we will need on our trip. We have decided to go ahead and still go on most of our trip without the coach and we will spend a few days with my sister. We are hopeful that we can still get in a long weekend with the coach at the end of the month as we all ready have reservations. I had to cancel some for next week and since it was under a week we had to pay for one night and wait for a refund on the rest. Just as I headed out the door to unload the coach, Luke from the dealer called to see how we were doing. I told him what had just happened and he offered to talk to the service manager and ask them to make us a priority, so we are hoping that will help.
After 11 and we just got home for Alexus's 16th birthday party, 3 more days till her actual birthday. Wow am I tired. I will add a few pictures tomorrow. Off to bed now
First to add some pictures from the birthday party. Here is a selection.
|Everyone signed the letters|
|Putting on the finishing touches|
|Your only 16 once|
|Pooh Bear was bored, not mad|
|Guitar here and dance party were fun hit|
|The food even more so|
|Time with friends|
|Homemade Chocolat Cake|
|Lots of nice presents|
Once home we cleaned out the car and then had a little lunch. Going to watch some recordings and some of the Bills game and nap a little.
Caught up on recordings, napped a little, watched the Bills lose in the last seconds of the game, and watched the end of the US Open Tennis. Was ready for supper but Bonnie informed me to have cereal for supper, bummer but it is kind of filling. Tomorrow morning we head for Colton RV to drop of the coach.
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