Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 77, low 46) rain
Yesterday morning, another neighbor came over to look into our issue with the slide-out that wouldn’t retract. They decided to manually bring the slide in a little bit. Bill’s theory was that possibility there was a flat spot in the motor and once you got past that, it would operate. We really didn’t know how to manually move the slide, but Bill did, so they gave it a try.
Guess what? It worked. I pushed the button inside and in came the slide. We tried it several times and it worked every time. I know there are a lot of systems built into these Rv’s that will prevent things from working if something else is on, or off. For instance, the Tv won’t run with the engine running. The slide won’t operate without the emergency brake on. So, we’re wondering if somewhere the system was out of sync, or if it was as Bill thought and just a flat spot in the motor of the slide. Was the problem a fluke, or a warning something else was wrong?
We canceled the appointment with the mobile Rv mechanic. No sense in having him try to diagnose a problem that isn’t a problem at the moment. Will we live to regret it? I hope not!
So…..we’re cleared for take-off. Or are we? It seems there is a big storm system out in the gulf that’s heading inland and right towards us. You know me. I’m nervous when the word “storm” is mentioned and we don’t want to be traveling in the rain. We could likely outrun the storm provided we got out of here before it got here. We haven't decided yet. Right now, I’m a little sleepy and the thought of going back to bed for a short nap doesn’t sound half bad. :)