Sunday, July 20, 2008

Locked In!

We were able to spend four days at Dangerfield State Park. It was beautiful as always, but it was really hot! I believe it was 100 or better everyday. We put that fifth wheel AC to the test. The AC worked like a champ. thank God, because there is nothing uglier than two large middle aged women stuck in hot flash mode on a hot summer day without AC. We spent most of our time indoors. We watched a couple of movies and did some reading. We had a pretty uneventful trip.

Last week we bought a king Pin Stabilizer tripod. I could not believe how well it works to stabilize the front of the trailer. It really does remove the movement. I was able to walk around in the bedroom and bathroom without experiencing that drunk feeling. There is nothing worse then getting up in the middle of the night to potty and feel like you walking aboard a fast moving ship in ruff water. It was well worth the money.

We did have one interesting experience. We decided to walk the dogs and found that we were locked in. That's right, locked in! We have been locked out in the middle of the night with no hidden key. After a few minutes of what on earth has happened? How do we get out of the thing without killing ourselves. It is a long way to the ground from these windows and better yet, which one of us can fit through these windows? Finally, I came to my senses and realized I could reach out the window next to the door. That worked great and no one got hurt! I just reached out and open the door from the outside. We were both relieved when it opened. It appeared the locking mechanism had come loose. I was able to take a screwdriver and tighten it up. Works like a charm!