By

Jeffrey Thomas

Trip Review: Clingmans Dome, North Carolina

VERY last minute planning for this trip.  No Planning.  No goal.  Nothing.  All I had with me is my camera and my Toyota Prius.  I googled the best peaks in The Smokies and found Clingman Dome.  Appealing enough!  The drive up the mountain was beautiful!  Filled with tunnels and turns!  Very cool!  There was a...
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New Light!

Sometimes it is the little things… Like replacing a fluorescent fixture with LED lights. What a difference it makes! Notice how more of the counter is lit! LED Lights – $8.99 LED clips – $7.68 Not bad for $16.67…
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Holy Cinder Block Batman!

So I woke up to this yesterday! I was so concerned about how to fix this. I don’t have a tow vehicle yet and therefore no way to hold the trailer up. But I have to in order to replace the broken block. But then the next question is what am I going to replace...
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Progress…

Progress is slow with Evie here for the summer, but she does help me a lot.  We really made some progress after the second AC got fixed and the temps in the trailer got better. The slide is insulated and has interior walls up. I cleaned off the couch and the table so we can...
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AC Fixed!!!!

My Paradise has two Air Conditioners. One in the front bedroom and one in the back living room. When I bought the trailer the living room AC never worked. With just the bedroom AC going the temp inside the trailer would get about 85 degrees in the hot part of the day. After some troubleshooting I...
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Power!!

UNLIMITED POWER!!! Thats right!  I got my pole up and I am waiting on the power company to come out and hook up!!  I am thrilled!  I bought one generator that worked for about 4 days and just stopped.  I have not been able to make it work since.  🙁 But now that I will...
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No More Apartment!!

Well I moved out of my EXPENSIVE apartment and now living in the trailer!!!  Talk about stress!  But it is all done.  I downsized so much.  I tried to sell what I could and trashed the rest.  It was something like 5 or 6 F150 truck loads of stuff that went to the trash!  I...
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Cleaning…..

It haled here!  Pea sized hail.  So I climbed on the roof to see if there was any damages.  She held up like a champ.  No damage!! So AFTER the trash was removed, another bug bomb was needed to kill the rest of the living things.  I let that sit over night.  I have not...
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My Paradise has arrived!!!

Paradise has been delivered to my friends land in Round Rock, TX!  Time to start cleaning!  LOTS to clean… All 3 slides work 100%!  MOST of the interior lights work as well.  Most of the exterior lights do not work.  I still have lots to test and clean.  My actions items list is growing fast!...
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Paradise Found!

I have found her!!!  I have found, bid, and bought my RV 5th wheel trailer!!!!!!!  YAY!!! Meet Paradise (yes, thats her name): I got her as a repo.  She is a fixer-upper, but I am pretty handy! She was a steal!  I will get her livable in no time at all!  She does not leak...
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