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Happy 2023!

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Welcome back to www.rnrta.com! So... 2022 happened. As mentioned in the last post (ONE YEAR AGO) we have pretty much transitioned over to social media. But, sometimes I get in a mood where I feel like sharing. Welcome to the couch. Check out the Intsa , but no Tweets this year. I don't think so anyways...  Facebook ? Go for it! Still alive and old over there.  Spawn is now in Kindergarten. Cabana Boy is rocking locally again. And I have a new permanent gig. When we travel, it's usually just myself and Spawn. Cabana Boy will travel with us locally.  Oh! How could I forget The Boys! Welcome Riggs and Murtaugh! Another reason we didn't travel a whole lot this year. These two became part of the family and we had to keep them quarantined until they has all their shots. Still working on those True Reviews, but head on over to our socials and catch up.  Cabana Boy won the "BEST" decorated campground! Finally. Tee hee!

Whoa! What Do You Mean It's 2022?!?

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 Howdy, everybody! I have no idea where the rest of 2021 went... Oh wait... I do remember! I took the advice of the youngin's and went to a social media platform. I don't find it nearly as exciting as writing for the blog. Does that make me officially old? Yup. And lazy too. I barely even kept up with the Intsa or the Tweets. Facebook ? Well, I feel like I did much better there.  Let me share a couple of things that we accomplished over the remainder of 2021 through the sharing of images. We became  certifiable  with our brand new business cards! In June, Spawn and I went on a Girl's Only trip through Utah and Colorado. We met up with some family here and there, but the roads were narrow, winding and sparsely populated. Until we got to the National Parks. You would've thought is was Black Friday with the crowds. Luckily, Spawn managed to fall asleep EVERY SINGLE TIME we got to monuments. So, I didn't feel guilty driving though slowly and goose necking out the windo

Well... We just Got Plugged on Local Radio Loadspeaker

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So, I figured I better post something so you all know we are still Rock'n and Roll'n.  You can't see us, but we're here I've been busting my hump with my side gig ( Virtual Admin for those looking for some organizational help virtually) and still started planning not one, but TWO trips. And Cabana Boy... Well, read on. Trip number one has been in the works for some time as my MIL was very interested in a road trip down memory lane. She spent quite some time in Tucson, AZ taking care of her elderly aunt a few years ago. Well, ten years later and she thought it would be neat to check things out. I planned her FIRST camping trip! I was so excited. We got her little cabins right next to our trailer spots (SHOUT OUT to the KOAs for working with us!). I planned a lot, but not too much. The Grand Canyon via the train, Bearizona, Tucson, etc. Very excited. And Spawn was ecstatic! "We're going camping with Jamma!" Trip number two was up to Yellowstone, through

NEW PAGE!

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We've just added a new page to our site to cover all the amazingness that is Cabana Boy! I call it "The Rock'n." CHECK IT OUT! If you have any photos of The Anomaly or Cabana Boy, you can post them on our Facebook page or email them to hunrnrta@gmail.com. We also re-titled our "About" page to " The Roll'n ." I thought it was more appropriate. Peace Out - RNRTA 4 LIFE

FAIL: Our First Night As Trailer Owners

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To start off the new year, I thought I would tell a funny story. This was definitely a FAIL. We searched for our trailer for over a year. I did not want to buy new, but the floorplan and size we were looking for was never in the used market. The new ones would sell like hotcakes. It seemed that the further North we went, the more likely we would be able to find our trailer. We ended up all the way up in Upland, about 120 miles away. Ugh. Once we signed all the paperwork and got hitched up, it was rush hour(s). We hid out at a nearby casino while it died down. By the time we got home, it was late, dark and we were tired.  Rule #1 for trailer ownership: Don't do anything related to the trailer (other than rest inside of it) when you are tired. Nothing good will come of it. We recently had our driveway widened and redone with pavers, mostly so we could park the trailer in the driveway as well as both vehicles. *fake sneezes* Naive! Here's the thing about our driveway, it's on

DIY RV Project: Flex Seal!

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Flex Seal might be my new best friend. Just saying... It's my new duct tape as far as the travel trailer is concerned.  Broken door hook bracket... FLEX SEAL! This stupid little bracket hooks the screen door to the exterior door. When it came loose, I realized what a pain it actually was to have the two separate. The screws were not holding to the door because they didn't really have anything to hold onto in the first place. FLEX SEAL basically glued the bracket to the door and created a base for the screws to use. Haven't had any issues since! Boom! Broken bolt on the stove cover... FLEX SEAL! The bolts holding the stove cover to the hinges are PLASTIC. Once broken it was easy to see how easily material will crack over time and with plenty of movement. I used flex seal because I didn't have anything else and we were boondocking. I didn't want to the glass to rattle and crack. What a pain that would've been. Well, the flex seal broke down over time for this par

DIY RV Project: Fixing Zero Gravity Blinds

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DIY RV Project: Zero Gravity Blinds With all the fun of open and closing and toddler tinkering, our strings were on their final strand. Here are the steps I took to repair our zero gravity blinds, along with a link to the handy YouTube video that guided me through the process. I would've made my own video, but it would have been a Marx Brothers comedy in comparison. Something I'll save for another time.     Above, you will see the issue of the last strand. As I removed the valance, I discovered (as will most removals in our trailer) that the manufacturer took shortcuts on the installation. Instead of installing brackets, they screwed the valance directly to the wall, luck to find a stud, and through the blinds themselves. I'm afraid what I'll find on the next window repair... Once I carefully held the valance away from the blinds, I was able to weasel into the space and remove the blinds from the wall. Here's where the YouTube video comes in handy for the actual rep

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