Then I did my usual packing up. I put the seats down in the back of the car, took the front wheels off the bikes, laid my down, put a used sleeping bag (which I got at a thrift store for that purpose) on top of my bike, then laid Pam's bike on top on mine.
Next, I put away the grill, the tables, the chairs, the flag stand -- all the usual-- and basically got all packed up.
We departed about 9:30 AM and arrived at Mesa Regal RV Resort before noon. It was on a Sunday so there was not much going on. Once in the arrival parking place near the Office, we unhooked. A guy was admiring the Roadrunner, asked how long it was etc etc and then asked, "Did you know you have vent missing?" Say what??
Yeah - a vent right behind the refrigerator on the out side of the coach right behind the slide out.
Yep - I knew exactly what I had done. I OPENED the latches the day before (and did not tug on it or to see if it was snug.) I just thought it was.....oh boy...
We finished checking in and went over to our spot and got set up.
Sure I knew I had to do something about the open backside of the refrigerator.
Then later in the day I found a cardboard box and cut a piece with slats in it for a temporary vent cover. Not pretty, but adequate.
Meanwhile, we checked at an RV parts store next to the Resort where we were staying. They did have a part but I thought it was a little high. So we checked with La Mesa RV and Camping World. Neither had it but we could get it ordered.
I also checked with Amazon.com online. I think I found the vent cover (and frame) but couldn't be sure. So we went back the RV parts store near the resort and bought the cover and the frame for $42. The guy said I may be able to just use the vent cover but one guy he sold one to said he had to replace the whole unit: frame and vent.
Sure enough - the vent cover was slightly larger than ours. So I will have to remove the frame also.
I don't think any of this will be that touch to do except the paint matching. The new unit is completely white.
Thats all for now - thanks for taking a look at the Roadrunner Chronicles!