Saturday, December 26, 2020

Full Time RVers....soon - December 26, 2020

 As we work towards our goal of selling the house and getting back out on the road, we are getting our truck and RV ready. We also got a mini storage here in Yuma. I figure that we will get back down to Arizona every year since our daughter lives in Phoenix and we have get togethers every year in Quartzsite. 

We are carrying quite a bit of stuff in the back of our truck,

 so I picked up a Gator roll-up Tonneau cover. 

It is working out great.

I have our two 200 watt solar panels installed on the roof,

and we finally received our inverter. UPS had lost the first one and had to send us another one. We now have an AIMS 2500 watt pure sine wave inverter.

I got behind the breaker panel and heated up all out electrical outlets through the inverter.

Finished up the install

along with the remote for the inverter and battery monitor.

Donna and I worked hard cleaning out the house, getting it ready to put up for sale. Our 10 x 10 storage unit was filling up, and we are leaving a ton of stuff in the house. We will list it as 'furnished'. 

But we had a big pile of 'yard sale' stuff. Our daughter Kim, came over from Phoenix with a bunch of her stuff, and we did a two day yard sale.

We did OK, but what was left went to the Goodwill or back into the house.

We were now ready to sell. We are living in the RV on the property, using the house washer & dryer. We got ahold of Century 21 and met with a realtor. She did all her work and set an asking price of $112,000.00. 

Not bad. It is a seller's market right now. We paid 68K just 3 years ago. She installed the lock box

and soon the 'for sale' sign was out front.

Our house is listed on Zillow. Just search for 13348 E 47th Drive, Yuma, AZ and you can see all the inside pictures too. Our realtor expects it to sell soon. 

That would be nice!

with the house just listed for 1 day, we headed to Phoenix to spend Christmas day with our daughter. 

had a great time

Merry Christmas to you all!!!

The day after Christmas, I received a couple of things from Amazon for our RV. The first was a new little motor for our electric fireplace. It started making quite a racket all of a sudden. I determined it was the motor that turned the shiny gizmo that made the fire like display. Luckily I found a replacement on Amazon for only about 33 bucks. It was a pretty straight forward replacement.

And by works now, without all the grinding noise.

The other issue we have been having with our RV, was that our RV refrigerator was too cold and freezing our food. We have a Norcold N811VF and it is an automatic type. No temp adjustment. I tried moving the thermistor to different fins, and sliding it up and down, No change. I ordered another one

and it made no difference.

So I just ordered a new updated Optical display board. The old one

was strictly automatic. Nothing but an on/off button. The new updated one

will give us the ability to adjust the temp. According to the manual, a too cold fridge is either the thermistor, or the optical display board. It should be here in a few days.

Well, we just had a realtor show our house. We stayed in the RV (and peeked out the windows just a little bit). Our realtor sent us a message and said the prospective buyers are keeping our house on their short list.

we shall see....

The Fergs out .......

Monday, December 7, 2020

A New RV, Bug Gone, Getting Closer - December 7, 2020

 December 1st, we bought a new (to us) 5th Wheel. We drove to Gilbert, AZ and brought back a 2016 Prime Time Crusader 315RST. 

More inside pictures online at These pics are with it empty. We have been filling it up with all our goodies. As we go through our house, we

are making piles of stuff for yard sale, mini-storage, RV, donate, and junk. We have been living in the RV since December 2nd, and are almost done with the emptying of

the house.

I am almost done with my solar install and am waiting for the arrival of my new inverter/charger. UPS delivered it to the wrong house on the 4th and are still trying to figure out what to do.

And I sold my VW bug a couple of days ago. I was sad to see it go, but looking forward to full time traveling more than sitting in a sticks & bricks with a VW.

Now here is what it is starting to look like as we fill 'er up.

Christmas in the RV again! 

Merry Christmas to all!

'RVing with the Fergs V2.0'.

The Fergs out .......

Monday, November 23, 2020

The Update - Our Home Base, Yuma, AZ - November 23, 2020

 In our last update, we posted that we had just bought a Class C motorhome. 

Well, that sure is old news. Covid hit the country, and the world really changed.

Our daughter, Kim and her husband Chris, along with little Ally, moved in with us during these crazy times, and Kim gave birth to our newest grand-daughter Jessie in July. 

By August, they found an apartment in the Phoenix area and moved there. 

Around the same time, my sister Karen, and her husband Cliff, sold their place here in Yuma and moved back up to Washington. And our best friends Bev & Tim, also sold their place and moved back to their other place in Washington too. 

Around this time, we decided to down-size once again. We sold our Class C motorhome (with all my solar gear on it), and traded our Nissan Sentra in and bought a 2014 Nissan Titan pickup truck.

Then we looked for a small travel trailer and found a 2010 Dutchman Sport 26 foot model. 

Then I was called to go to work in California to a fire camp. I worked at the Red Salmon Complex fire camp for 23 days. During this time, Donna was called out to a fire camp at Loyalton, CA. She was out for 6 days. 

Once we both got back, we set off on our summer trip north to Washington in our little travel trailer.

We had a great time visiting our kids 

and got back to Yuma in mid October. 

The trailer was way too small for us, and we made a decision to sell our rig and trailer.... and house... and get back on the road full-time. 

In November, we sold our little travel trailer and traded our Nissan Titan in for a Silverado 1 ton dually truck. 

We are currently looking for a big 5th wheel to buy. Then we will put our house up for sale here in Yuma. I am also selling my 1972 VW Beetle. I think we will end up with a small mini-storage here when we finally take off.

We also just took a quick trip to South Dakota to get our drivers licenses. We are claiming South Dakota as our domicile again. 

I have new solar panels, batteries, and inverter to install in the new rig as soon as we get it. 

I guess this is the beginning of 'RVing with the Fergs V2.0'.

The Fergs out .......

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Things Sure Have Changed!! - Our Home Base, Yuma, AZ - March 25, 2020

An update. After 7 months. Bout time huh? And yes, lots of things have changed in these last few months.

We did it again....changed RVs. In November, we sold our Silverado and Arctic Fox 5th wheel, and found us a Class C. We have not had this type of RV before. It is a Fleetwood Tioga 31W. Love it!!

I put all my solar/inverter/batteries in it. They have now been installed and removed from 6 different RVs. This is our last one. (I seem to say that a lot.)

We have taken our new RV to Southern CA, Quartzsite, and Apache Junction. While in Apache Junction, I did manage to climb Flatiron. Kinda proud about that!

Donna and I both worked at Fire Camp in September and again in November. Had fun and made a couple of $$ too.

We had Thanksgiving with Karen & Cliff, and some friends at their house. And Christmas at our house with them and Kim & Chris too.

Our Daughter Kim, and her husband Chris, along with little 1 year old Ally, were living in El Cajon, CA and Chris decided to change jobs and he accepted a position at Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale, AZ. Kim and Ally were going to stay with us here in Yuma while Chris got ahead enough to get a place for his family in the Phoenix area. Well, the world crashed.

We did move Kim and Ally in with us and were able to store most of their household items into Donna's new She-Shed.

Chris worked 2 days before the casino shut down. And Kim is expecting another Grand Daughter for us. Jessie is coming in late July. Times are a changing! We are doing our best to flatten the curve though.

Can't wait till things get back to (or closer to) normal.

Our plans to head north to Washington are definitely on hold. I have my 50th high school reunion in August. So far it hasn't been cancelled. We will see.

So here we sit, along with the rest of the world. Waiting this thing out. God is Good!

Stay safe and healthy folks.

That's it for now.

The Fergs out .......