Monday, March 16, 2009


Now we are dealing with two water related problems that are not related to each other.

First, we discovered a tear on Bella's roof when we saw rain water getting in. This is over the couch, right behind the passenger's seat. We've been advised to use EternaBond to fix it. Thankfully it is a very small tear, cause that stuff is expensive.

Then we have the leak under the bed, where the fresh water tank is, right behind the driver's seat. We put on our detective hats again today and try as we might, we can not figure out where the leak is or how the water got there. We have a fan on full blast directed at the wet spots and all we can do is wait for it to dry. Lucky for us, there is no rain in the forecast and the temps will be in the 80s for the next few days.

The one thing we do know is that the two water problems are not related, they are on opposite sides of the coach, but they just happened at about the same time and funny that we just happen to be in "Dripping" Springs TX right now ...

Bella looks like a disaster zone. There is stuff everywhere and the bed is gone, Bernie had to take it apart so we could work on this problem. We have to get rid of the twin mattress because it got wet too and it is now moldy.

It's a good thing we are not traveling right now and that we are in a driveway with hookups. It's a really good thing that Bernie is a carpenter and can build a brand new bed for Mar.

Our hosts are leaving tomorrow and we will stay here to take care of their cat and two dogs. While we're here Bernie will be working on some projects around the house for them. This week Mar will do the laundry, a couple of baking and cooking marathons, and will work on her online classes.

Because we are not traveling right now, we will probably not post the blog every day, but we promise to keep you updated if anything interesting happens. Stay tuned.


  1. I had a tear in the rubber roof on our 5th wheel a couple of years ago and fixed it with a 3M product that can be purchased at Walmart in the boat/fishing department. I don't remember the exact name, but I believe it may have been "3M Marine Adhesive/Sealant 5200". It was one of several items that had been suggested in a forum discussion. I found it first in a hardware store, but it seemed too pricey so I checked to see if WalMart carried it and it was quite a bit cheaper.

    Mike Goad (at home in Arkansas)
    Haw Creek Out 'n About

  2. check the seals around the windows if that is near the bed. some silicon sealent might be needed. also i have found that an air mattress makes a very good bed, is very comfy, can be inflated to desired firmness, and saves a lot of weight. also a lot less than the stuffed matts and less $$$$$. and wont be ruined by water.
    slip it into a matress cover for protection and use a mattress pad for warmth.
    you guys sure have had your share of 'oh hecks'.

  3. You guys sure have had a bunch of those "Oh Hecks" but look at it this way you are in the same area as Willie Nelson and he just might be home. Ya got a few days of sunshine and are in the most desired area of Texas THE HILL COUNTRY