Saturday, June 16, 2012

On the Road with Dead Fridg


Rockwall, Texas
Weather Condition; High 93, Low 72,

We haven’t posted lately due to the fact that I have been fighting with gallstones. That’s right, Gallstones. I’ve had bouts in the past. I’ve probably had three in the past 3 years. Not bad, I can live with that. Last week I had two bouts in one week and it was brutal. Dawn told me if I had another bout she would be driving me to the emergency room.

It has been a week now and I’m feeling much better. Thank goodness, I was afraid she was going to take me to emergency and demand they rip out my gallbladder!

We will be pulling out in the morning heading north. We won’t have phone or internet access for a while.

We did manage to get a few things done while we were on our home turf. We are once again legal to travel the roadways. We paid the state registration fee for the trailer. We had the oil and fuel filter changed. We bought some bad fuel in Rockport.

We washed and conditioned the roof of the trailer. We took a few items to storage. We realized we didn’t need those items and found no need to drag them around anymore. 

We visited with friends and family. Dawn attended a high school graduation and a graduation party. I was too busy fighting gallstones to do any fun stuff!

We have been wrestling with our Norcold refrigerator for quiet awhile and it finally bit the dust. We have replaced the thermistor twice and it just doesn’t want to work. We give up. We will be replacing it with a Maytag residential. We’re not happy with norcold or their products. There have been way too many recalls.

We can replace our Norcold 7.5 cubic foot refrigerator with a Maytag 9.8 cubic foot refrigerator for less than $400.00 and don’t have the fire or ammonia risks.

We won’t have time to replace it until we return from our 2 week planned trip to meet up with friends.

We’ll be returning back here in a couple of weeks to take care of the refrigerator. Our friend Mike said he would cap the propane line and I’m sure my brother will help me remove the Norcold and install the Maytag.

Anyway, that’s all we have for now.

4 comments:

  1. Been there, done that with my Norcold.

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  2. Our son had his gall bladder removed as "out patient surgery"..and he feels great...Don't be afraid of having it yanked out..What the Hell does that thing do anyway??

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  3. We were lucky the thermistor did the trick for us. Will you install extra batteries for the residential or just be plugged in or run generator?

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  4. Norcold should change the name of their company to "Notcold". Knock wood, when ours goes, it will be relaced by a residential like you're going to do.

    Since we mostly go for hookup campgrounds, it shouldn't be a problem for us, when we run on the highway, we can use the inverter and if we're doing a rare boondock, the generator is usually running. No meed for us to add more batteries.

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