But it was easier said than done!
The new burner itself looks exactly the same as the old one. Except for the gas orifice on the inside, which they've improved to be almost a one piece design attached to the fitting. It really is a better design, except that it turns out you also need to change the fitting on the gas line itself...and I didn't realize that until yesterday when I went to do the changeover.
So I had to do some more temporary repairs to the old burner and reinstall it. I'll have to get the gas line redone with a new fitting next time we're in town. Any RV repair shop should be able to do the job and it won't take them any more than 15 minutes. If I had a flaring tool I could do it myself, but I don't want to buy a flaring tool that I'll probably never use again.
Anyhow, with the fridge now working properly once more (for how long, I don't know!) we headed off on our bikes.
Doug was ready to go, and off we went. There are a lot of trails in the area, as well as dirt roads. many of them are marked as government property, and some even say that trespassers will be prosecuted but Doug says he cycles them all the time and never has an issue. I think it's mostly to keep the ATV crowd away.
Off in the distance, I spotted a coyote!
Turns out there were two of them.
This is a new wetland.
Actually, not a new wetland, but a "reclaimed" wetland. The Bureau of Reclamation has a mandate in this area to put some things back to the way they were before the Colorado River was diverted in so many areas. They're still working on the project, and right now it's technically closed to visitors, although we learned that we can get in on bicycles.
Ruth and Doug.
Water in the middle of the desert.
This is all relatively new. It will be interesting to see it ten years from now.
A nice sunny day.
We ended up cycling about 10 miles (16 kms). We got back just in time for lunch, and we relaxed and caught up on the computer and read our books in the afternoon.
Overall, just a nice day!
In the evening, we watched the very first episode of "Parenthood". We know this has been a popular series, but we are televisionically challenged (as in, we don't have one!) so we've never watched the show. I had downloaded the complete season one and two on our old laptop, and the data was saved on the external hard drive we got from Doug the other day. So now we have some shows to watch on the new laptop!
RV tire covers are on sale at Amazon.com...great price to protect your tires from the sun...