Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Bathroom Sky Light Hack

We have owned travel trailers and a class A motor home. All have had a skylight in the bathroom.  I have always found this area to be hotter than any other area of the RV. So I was watching ASreaminLife on YouTube.  On this specific video Courtney was packing the Airstream up when she got to a skylight and snapped a cover over the skylight.  I thought that was really smart of Airstream, and why couldn't I do the same.
I had reupholstered the seats in our pontoon last year and still had some of the marine grade vinyl left.  I measured the plastic facing around the skylight added 1" for my seam fold-over and went got my vinyl and drew my different measurements on the vinyl.  Once I got it cut out, I folded over the 1" and stitched it with my sewing machine.
I was ready to put snaps up in the plastic facing, as I stood there looking at the skylight and knowing we had two days before we left for our epic journey to Alaska, I chickened out.
What if I broke the plastic facing that would be something we would have to repair while on the rode or I cracked the skylight.  There were going to be other things that would need repairing and that was diffidently not going to be one of them!  So, I went to my all time favorite things "Command Strips".  Got the heavy duty strips that would hold 16 lbs.  Put them on the plastic facing and then pushed the vinyl cover up onto them.  And there you have it.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Cotton Hill Corp of Engineers Campground - Ft. Gaines, GA

We left Saturday, April 20 for the start of our epic journey to Alaska.  As we traveled up I-75
we ran into wind advisories, of up to 35 mph which were brutal. At the Georgia border we stopped at the visitor center and David grabbed a map for the Georgia 37, the map would take us down two lane highways and through a lot of small towns.  Which was fine to us. We got off on exit 37, but should have gotten off at exit 39. So, we wondered for a while until we got to Highway 37. Got lost again, still wondered until we got back onto the correct road to Cotton Hill Campground.
Cotton Hill Campground is located in Ft. Gaines, GA on the the Walter F. George Lake (gps:31.73093033, -84.96646881) it is a US Army Corps of Engineers Park.  There are 101 sites (91 with full hook-up (water, electric & sewer) and 10 primitive sites with electric and group water). The sites are fairly large and shaded with each site having a fire pit, picnic table and grill.  Each site has a paved pad area for your rig and a large gravel picnic area. There are three loops with most sites having water access. One loop is situated by the beach area with view and easy walking access to the beach.

There are numerous restrooms and showers (showers are outdated, (but then so am I) but very clean. Numerous laundry areas, and a dump station with dumpsters for trash. There are some easy hiking trails with plenty of wild life to see.

Some of the sites are steep to get into (as you can see just the roof of our Solaire).  So if your RV is low to the ground you might want to verify with the park about how steep the incline is to your specific site.
We have a beautiful view of the lake.  As I sit at the
picnic table and look out at the lake it looks like glass.
I can see the Osprey Falcon nest sitting in a cypress
tree just above the water.

On our first night here we were greeted by our Canadian neighbors.

We went through downtown Ft. Gaines, which still has some of the old parts of the country town feel.  I grew up in farm country, where our downtown areas were no more than 4 blocks long. This had that feel.

We also went over to the Walter F. George lock & dam.
This is a must stay at park. We give this park 5 stars.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Getting ready for Alaska journey

Alaska 2019 (2) preparations continue, the Solaire is almost completely packed and prepped as well as the truck. New E rated tires on the travel trailer.  Alaska or Bust.

Hope the 5 year old rig can endure the Alaskan 2019 trip.
Not to mention it's old inhabitants.

Susan has made some fancy new curtains for all the windows.

New deluxe Maxx Air fans installed front and rear, a great addition.

Susan has even found time to make this quilt out of my old work jeans.

Cottonwood Campground South Dakota

Next stop, Cottonwood Recreation Area is located just downstream of Gavins Point Dam and Lewis & Clark Lake along the western shore of L...