Well, I'm back from the auction. I came back early, mainly because of my "camping neighbor". A 5th wheeler that has a loud contractors generator sitting outside his trailer.
Actually, that is why I pulled in by him and faced my bus the wrong way so our generators could face each other. I figured it would be better to be by someone who has the same noisy equiptment. Birds of a feather, I guess.
I hate to bother people.
Anyway, figuring we could both tolerate each other I adhered to common campground courtesy and only used mine to charge my batteries. He ran all day. No problem.
Then at night, I thought 9:00 would be a good "quiet time"....... Not him.
9:30 I went to take a shower figuring by the time I was out he would be shut down....... Not to be.
I went to bed thinking he would turn it off soon........Ha. Silly me. I rolled around and was finally sleeping - I think - and at about 11:30 my CO2 detector goes off!!!!!!!!!! Mind you, I am COMPLETELY shut down............ but his gen is still running. So I figure that is the culprit and I go out and move it so as to hopefully not get the fumes. Seemed to work.
12:30......still can't get back to sleep so I go out and shut the noisy s.o.b. off. (I also put the switch back in the "ON" position so maybe he'll think it ran out of fuel.) And finally go back to sleep, being throughly P.O.ed.
Next morning, 6:30 I wake up and it's on again. Damn. I was planning on enjoying a little more sleep and relax time as I really need it. Not to be. So I got up and went about my day and enjoyed the cars and other vehicles and some good talk with other bus fans and came home early so a to not have to deal with inconsiderate neighbors. I did mention it to the guy at the gate when I left and he seemed concerned, but, who knows.
It might have been interesting to stay in another spot and see what the guy in the "BIG beautiful Prevost" that pulled in next to me, on the other side, would feel about it, but if I was pulling stakes, I was hitting the road. It would not be worth the 50 bucks to camp in another spot to find out. By the way, that is dry camping
, in an open rough hilly field.
Anyway, 'nuff o' that.
I did stop by Ickes Surplus and, as my girlfriend says, "shopped".
Love it!! I got another pump and plan on doing the parrallel thing. A few other trinkets and ideas also.
BUT, I did find out what my water pressure problem was........... color me dumb............ The previous owner had one of the cut off valves on the shower hose but it wasn't a knob. It twisted and looked like part of the handle and I never noticed it. Duh... So the new hand held works fine.
(bonehead, I know)
But I still have two issues to fix:
1) When the pump cycles on and off, so does the hot and cold temp coming out of the shower head. Kind of sux, ya know.
2) Also, when the pump comes on and off, so does the radio. I know we have discussed this before, I'm just not sure what to do yet. Think the second pump would hurt or help this?
So anyway, thanx for listening. By the way, I seen one other GMC (4104??) an MCI from No. Ohio who's owner is a great guy, a couple Eagles and a buttload of "Pretty Prevosts". The two gorgeous Flxible's, also from No. Ohio (the MCI owner knew them) weren't there this year. They are really cool pieces.