One thing we haven't quite figured out during the last 2 1/2 years of full-timing is getting regular checkups on our teeth. We have looked a few places but $75 or $100 to get our teeth cleaned just doesn't appeal to me.
Shortly after we started full-timing we were in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas along the border of Mexico and we went to Nuevo Progresso, Mexico. We both got our teeth cleaned for about $25. But that was two years ago when it was relatively safe.
So we have put off teeth work. Back when we had our house and I had a full time job we got our teeth worked on at least yearly.
Our daughter Kelly knew we were coming to the Virginia Beach area and saw a Groupon advertisement for a Mahanes Dentistry in Virginia Beach. -Really? a Groupon ad for a dentist?
My cleaning went fine. Just for old times sake I was admonished to floss more. Unlike Pam, I only occasionally floss. She had periodontal disease years ago and flosses daily. As a result her gums and teeth are in great shape.
So we were very impressed with the dentist and the treatment. So we will be back.
How about you? What do you do for dental work? If you are Full-timers or extended-timers, do you have a new dental situation for when you are on the road?
On a different subject..., we replaced the controllers for our Select Comfort bed.
Over the past few months we noticed the digital readouts on both controllers were going bad. Then finally about 6 weeks ago, we lost the readout all together.
I called Select-Comfort and they wanted $300 for a new unit to fix the bed. Yikes! I didn't like that number….
While we were back at the factory in Red Bay, Alabama last month, we went to the old parts store and found a couple of used controllers. We got the circuit boards from each one and we were all fixed up! Total cost: $ 25 each.
That solution worked fine for about 6 weeks. But,,,,then we had no display in either controller. Those controllers went bad. This time I asked about the warranty when I called Select Comfort and the replacement cost went down to $105. They prorated what was left on the warranty.
So we ordered a new unit and a single wireless controller. They no longer make one for each side of the bed.
The package arrived last week and we did the installation.
The bed sits on a frame that folds in the middle. It is secured with six screws underneath the top of the mattress. The bottom half of the platform is over the storage area. We removed the arms that hold the bottom end of the bed platform up over our storage area and then removed the entire platform.
The new unit works like a champ and we are happy campers so to speak.
I was wondering, what kind of bed do you have in your RV?
Two more things taken care of this week, now on to the next project…
That is it for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles! Thanks for joining us and until next time...