Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Alaska -- Day 62

Last Friday when we set up the trailer in Palmer, the slide made an awful squeaking and squealing noise when I pushed the button to move it out. The whole time we were there, we worried whether we would be able to close it up and leave. We both held our breath when I pushed the button to bring the slides in. They came in, but the sound was the same.

We had the same issue when we set up here in Anchorage, so yesterday morning we called an auto and RV mobile tech that was recommended by the office staff here. In the afternoon, James came out and lubed the slide rails again and again. The sound continued. So he set up an appointment for us to bring it to the shop today. No RV owner wants to see their rig in this location.

Wade, the shop owner, checked the work James had done yesterday and did some more lubrication.

When those awful sounds didn't go away, James did some adjustment to the alignment of the slide.

When we closed the slide to return to the RV park, the sound was gone. And everything sounded good when we set up again. Wade told us that if the problem wasn't completely solved, we should stop by after our time in Homer and they would tweak it then. We were very pleased with their service.

I have written several times about how everything grows in all the Alaska sun. We used to put out hanging baskets in our back yard when we still lived in the house. They never did as well as the ones in this RV park. Aren't they beautiful?

After our problem was solved, we made contact with John's cousin who lives in Homer and arranged to get together for lunch later this week. It will be good to see Ramona and her husband, Todd. It has been 6 years since we saw them last.

We heard on the evening news that tomorrow there will be 4 minutes and 23 seconds less daylight than today. What a difference! I'm glad it doesn't change that fast in Colorado or Arizona. But then, they have a lot more hours of daylight here, don't they?

1 comment:

  1. Glad the problem wasn't any more serious. For a second there, I thought you were growing hanging baskets.