Up at 06:00AM and my bride and I had our coffee, Then Donna went in the bed room to change, she said, you know the window on my side of the bedroom must have opened because we have a cold draft coming in. The shades were down so I went up and put the shade up and couldn’t believe my eyes, the lower jalousie part of the window was gone. Looks like the rod that goes across and swivels it open must have had the one end break off and it evidently started flapping in the breeze as we were going down the highway and fell off. We never noticed it when we parked and unhitched at Paul & Helen’s until we put the shade up today.
Paul & Sam decided to make a makeshift repair, since the nearest Coachman Dealer said it would take at least 4 to 5 weeks to order a new window.
Broken end of tube holder.
Paul cutting out plywood window patch.
Paul in his shop making brackets to hold the patch in the window frame.
Patch in Window.
Donna caulking around the Patch.
Donna did the caulking around the wood and then painted the primer coat of paint on the patch, because she says she is neater than I am.
Tomorrow after the primer coat is thoroughly dry we will put a topcoat of gloss white over it and then it won’t look so bad with the patch on it until we get home and get a new window. Plus it should be water tight and leak free.
Anyone with an RV knows these kind of surprises happen on your journeys and thank goodness we had Paul to help us out with it.
After that was done it was SWIM CALL for the mutts.
Last night we had another campfire and enjoyed just sitting around and sharing stories.
The weather has started to heat back up and be in the 80’s with lots of sun.
Hope everyone is having a great week, Be safe out there, Sam & Donna……