Friday, December 28, 2012

We are so DONE With Winter

Peculiar MO (Low 16 Mostly Cloudy and Cold High 33)

Once we moved the sensor for the heated water hose outside of the heated compartment the hose did not freeze. But we made a huge mistake, both Jo and I commented to people how good it was working on the same day. Well you know what happened, of course it froze that very night. We took showers in the morning and it was fine. We ran some errands and got home and washed our hands, did dishes, etc., and it was fine. About 9:30 p.m. it was froze.

Luckily we still had enough water in the freshwater tank so Bob could take a shower early the next morning before his second surgery. Why do these things always happen at the most inopportune time? After Jo got Bob home our good friend Jimmy came over and helped Jo troubleshoot the problem, pull up our gigantic trash can over the water faucet and disconnect the frozen hose. They then put heat tape around one of our water hoses and then pipe insulation around that and then the trash can back over the faucet. It was 16 overnight so we dripped the faucet and we had running water this morning, it felt so good.

Bob called Camping World and they are sending us a return label and once we can unthaw the hose and get it in a box we will send it back and get our money back. They must have heard this before because there was no questioning the return. While they were working on the hose yesterday our neighbor stopped by and told us his hose of the same brand also froze so he did the same thing a couple days ago. This makes it the third or fourth hose of the same brand in this park alone that has had this problem. 

We are so DONE but we still have a long way to go!

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. Oh gracious. We know what you mean about bad timing. But, I am not sure there is ever a good time for a frozen hose.

    Hope Bob is feeling better.

  2. It's really hard enough just dealing with the medical issues - but dealing with the cold makes it so much worse. Sure hope it warms up for you - even a little bit so you can quit worrying about things freezing.

  3. We have had the same problem here.We are glad this is the last winter here in MO:)

  4. Please share the brand name of the hose. Thanks!

    Selene, NC

  5. Ugh! I sure hope things warm up for you. Enough of these challenges!

  6. I love that pillow image... Home is Where You Hook Up!

    Sorry to hear about the freezing issues. Cold one in Colorado today too.

    Mattress Insider