Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday Happenings.

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.
Trailer Window04-25-12a
                     Broken end of tube holder.
Trailer Window04-25-12c
                             Missing Window.
          Paul cutting out plywood window patch.
Paul in his shop making brackets to hold the patch in the window frame.
Trailer Window04-25-12d
                           Patch in Window.
Donna 04-26-12b
             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.Sandy,Coco,Paul,&Rigg's04-26-12a
                           Rigg’s, Jodie,&Coco.
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……


  1. Yep, those things do happen no matter what you live in or travel in. Glad you got it all fixed up until you get a new window shipped to you.
    Campfires...nothing like them!!!
    Those doggies look like they are having a grand time together!!

  2. Good thing you found the problem before a big rain storm came along.

  3. Nice repair job until the window can be put in...Adjust and overcome, that's a great motto....I'ts been darn cold and windy here...stay in Florida.

  4. great repair folks...thats my motto patch it up till you get home...lol we lost one a/c shroud (low tree)..and we duct taped it till we could get to a dealer and get a new one...if thats the worst that happens to us all yeahhhh enjoy your vacation you sure deserve it..

  5. Super neat job on the window repair. Now, just put the shade back down and you'll never notice it.