June 17th, 2013, I posted Stalled For A Bit. Now, I will catch you up on the "doings". And, they were SOME doings, let me tell you.
If you are a Facebook friend, you may have already read this. If you don't want to read all this again, I understand. You may want to look at the photos tho. Or, not! LOL I get it. So for those of you who are NOT reading Facebook, here is what you missed over the last few days. Yes, there are multiple postings each day. Photos are captioned.
Landing leg current somewhere in Louisville, KY.
Landing leg is now in Portland Oregon! WOOT!
(Still praying it is the correct parts)
June 19th, (Posted over at least 8 hours)
Hopefully tomorrow we shall receive landing leg parts. Hopefully, the correct ones.
Part delivered, holding collective breath, is it the correct part??
|Part from Venture Manufacturing.|
And, now, Carol must scurry and pick up a bunch of stuff, the slides must come in.
Man is prepping. Carol is prepping. The plants have taken up residence once more in their travel boxes.
Man wants lunch,
The nerve - -
Ya, I made him lunch, sorta. Ya know, you would think a hair cut would be enough for the day, but, NOOOOO
I am NOT serious! LOL
He eats, he fixes Tana's leg. Good stuff.
|Dismantling the bad jammed up leg.|
|Out it comes, love that slant don't you?|
New leg installed.
|In goes the new leg. So far, so good.|
Next test, will it move under a load?
More tweaking. Load test, temporary fail.
Still no joy.
Let's say, someone is not happy right now.
I dare not say more. SIGH
|See that bolt that is only partially in?? This would prove to be the area of the bottom line "issue".|
Back to holding breath and crossing fingers and toes and eyes.
She whispers, hesitantly,
(we have liftoff)
Total FAIL. New leg just basically collapsed.
Plan Panic time yet??
Was NOT on the truck, we thought it was fixed, he was extending the back stabilizers and it went down.
I don't think anything broke inside Tana, the leg and other stuff, yep, got some trouble. I am not out there, giving him some space. Just felt the bottle jack engage.
Yep, praying. He is upset, of course, I just went out and told him how lucky we were, Jolly is fine and neither of us were hurt. (well, except for his head. LOL) When I stop shaking I'll remind him again. I'll say one thing, when we do booboos, we do em in fine shape. ??? SIGH
He has it stable. I told him he needed to come in and stop, he is, I hope, cleaning up the tools. I will not utter what his concerns are now, but, he is pretty sure we need some serious tools and knowledge. But it is all speculation at this point.
I have faith in my Maker, I know that sounds silly. But, He did not get hurt, scared the dogs a bit, I did not get hurt, even tho my heart is racing at the moment.
In the end, it will be fine. Or, we drop Tana, rent a uhaul and go home?? There are always options, for creative minds, eh???
If the new leg is damaged as we fear it is, we need another.
Most of the tools are stowed away. My heart rate has slowed a bit, yes, I will admit it, it was racing just a L*I*T*T*L*E. DUHHH.
It has been a long day, and now, we need to re-evaluate and come up with a plan.
Have NO stinking idea what it might be tho. Well, since we specialize in dusty blowing in the wind or sea misty plans, something will come up! LOL
** Thus ends the reports and photos from June 18th and 19th. Next time, June 20th and 21st.