It was not nice seeing poor Sherman in this state, so we got right to cleaning things up!
There's a full time resident RV'er here at Altarose Rancho, and he's got a trailer full of equipment, including a five hp gas powered pressure washer. That sure helped get the grunge of the exterior...
Kevin, giving Sherman a bath.
So the pressure washer got rid of the heavy stuff, but he still needs to be washed by hand with soap and a rag. At least he's half ways presentable now.
And, I cleaned the burner for the fridge and got it fired up. Unfortunately that only lasted for a couple of hours and the fridge shut down. I did some tests and determined that the electronic board wasn't working properly. The same thing had happened last year with the hot water heater and I had used the replacement universal board that I had kept for emergency. So I had to remove it from the hot water heater (which we rarely use anyhow) and now the fridge works perfectly again.
If your RV is more than five years old, I highly suggest you carry one of these replacement boards with you. Especially if you RV in Mexico...
There are a couple of different models, just make sure you get the proper one for your application! Ours will operate the fridge, the hot water heater, or the furnace.
In the meantime, Ruth was working on the interior. A little dusty inside, and she took down all of the curtains and washed them. And, just generally sorted things out to get Sherman set up the way we like him for 4 months of serious RV living and exploring!
This is Ringo. He lives in the field behind us. He likes to eat leftover watermelon rinds!
And this is Puma. He's the new guard dog here.
Puma is only six months old. He's the replacement for Reno, who sadly passed away a couple of months ago. Also, the other dog here, Missy, is unexpectedly pregnant and due to have her very first litter of pups in a week or two. She's nine years old, so hopefully everything goes well for her.
This morning, we're going to fire up Sherman and take him for a drive to the big Mega grocery store and stock our cupboards and fill up the gas tank!