Thursday, September 22, 2011

Too Bright, Too Low, Too Fun...

Life in Red Bay continues.  We are still waiting our turn to have the


floor of the wet bay replaced.  Hopefully, next week.

If you remember last week, we had Trevor install these


LED light strips.  He used the clear bulbs which put out way too much light for us.  So, after talking with Trevor, we decided to have him change them out for the ones


with the frosted cover...much better and not too bright.  Originally, we only did the living area, but after using them this week, we decided to have him replace the two in the bedroom and the two


under the kitchen cabinets.  Beautiful!



window shade also came in and is great.

Tuesday, I spent the day in Tupelo, shopping until I dropped.

Today, we had to make a trip back to Bay Diesel where we spent a puzzling afternoon.  The story is something like this...

Last week, we took the motor home to Bay Diesel for the yearly oil change and maintenance.  After the oil was drained, the young man put more oil in than was called for.  So, some was drained out, and Mark was told to check it the next morning.  It was low and he reported that back to the tech.  He probably drained out a little too much.

Then, we recalled that last year, the oil was changed and by the time we got to Texas, it was low. Mark added a couple of quarts to bring it back to the full line on the dipstick.

Mark went to Bay Diesel to discuss the situation.  So, just how much oil was needed?  Did they put in too much, did they take out too much?  And, what about last year?   Well, the only way to really know what's going on was to


take it back to Bay Diesel and let them check it out.  So, today, it was put up on the racks and


everything was cleaned like it was going to surgery.  Then, the tech


started draining all the oil and


measuring it, quart by quart.  Well, guess what, it came out just perfect.  Exactly what was suppose to be there 23 quarts.  So, they


put it back in and let it set for a little while.  Dipstick in...dipstick out, and, oh, was low.

Then, after some discussion, some more


measuring, both here and


here, they finally had an answer...we have the wrong dipstick!

The tech located a new dipstick to match our engine and now we are getting the correct reading.  However, just to make sure that this was the problem, Mark will take a few more readings over the next few days and report his findings back to Chris at Bay Diesel.

Thanks guys for figuring out what was going on.

Meanwhile back at the camp ground, Jim and Ellie had arrived to join the party.  Upon their arrival, we learned that Steve and Shirley, friends of theirs from Colorado, were also here.  So, we gathered up Randy and Pam and the eight of us headed off for a fun evening


at the Rattlesnake Saloon.

And, the fun in Red Bay continues!


  1. I'm SO jealous you're all together!!

    Deb & Rod

  2. Well I'll be,,,,dip stick too short.....Bet your glad to solve that problem,,,,,,,so simple, but so complicated! Tell all Howdy!!

  3. Wow! You guys have been busy. Right now, I cannot imagine the problem of having too much light! (Unless it is at night of course.)

  4. Fun! Fun! I really like your new lights!!

  5. Lettin someone else work on these motorhomes is the way to go.
    Just found your blog and began to follow and read your posts.

    Mark and Lauree