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RV LIFE – Up Go The Walls Now!

Well we are now seeing quite a bit of progress on our 5th wheel as Leisure Coachworks (a division of Alfateers) in Fontana, California, is getting our kitchen slide out wall back together!

Lot’s of dry rot was discovered that evidently has been there for years, long before we purchased the rig.

One thing for sure, we are seeing first hand how these things are built and put together from the frame to the finished product!


Here is another update on our situation with the damage from water over the years (and from what we’ve been told, before we purchased the rv almost 4 years ago). Seems like our floor needs to be completely demo’d and replaced….We’re in great hands though, at Leisure Coachworks (A Division of ALFATEERS) in Fontana, California.

RV LIFE – Green Beans, Shampoo & DRY ROT!

So we are now in week #2 of being at Leisure Coachworks (a division of ALFATEERS) in Fontana, California.

Our 5th wheel, TALOW, is in the shop getting all fixed up from water damage in the kitchen slide out that apparently has been there for years and was just getting worse and worse.   Leisure Coachworks have gone above and beyond for us during our stay.  Since we had to move out of our home and into a rental trailer during the rebuilding of our slide out, we needed a few items out of ours…



Well, about all I can write in this blog, is watch this video.

It is just the beginning of what we are going through right now in Fontana, CA at Leisure Coachworks (a division of ALFATEERS)….water is not our friend. And it wasn’t us, as this has been here a long time, before we purchased the rig…

RV LIFE – Tom Wants To Grease What???

Tom is pretty much the most mechanically challenged person.  When I met him, he had a screwdriver and a “Toby Keith” hammer in what he called his toolbox. Me? I have all kinds of tools…and most days no matter where we are if someone needs something, I probably have it on me or nearby.

So, when it came time to repack the wheel bearings on the 5th wheel, we hired someone to come to Toll Bridge Campground and do it for us. Tom says he ‘learned’ how to do by watching, and that the next time he’ll give it a go….oh boy.