Many people tracked down my email address to send me a message that the link to my last post, “RV Showers – Yours of the Campground’s,” would not work. The problem was the apostrophe in it. The link should now be good.
I have found another reason to use my own RV shower. A little background. We are at a lovely RV park, Mad River Rapids RV Park, in Arcata, CA. We had an axle break due to a frozen bearing in our NeverLube hub. It blew a tire – fortunately. Because of the tire we pulled over right away. A fire was just starting so I grabbed the extinguisher by the door to the 5th wheel and George successfully put it out. In the meantime, we have been waiting for parts from Mor/ryde and one of their suppliers, Kodiak. As if today, we’ve been here two weeks.
The RV park has a nice jacuzzi that we have enjoyed – until Monday. After the weekend they apparently double-dosed it with bromine. It not only smells strong but George now has bumps all over his legs and I have a small patch of bumps on one leg. We are both sensitive to bromine, George extremely so. We showered in the park showers last night to get the smell off. Their whole system must use bromine because we could still smell the odor on our skins. (Their showers are nice, by the way.)
After emptying the gray water tank this morning I took a shower in ours. We have a double filter just before the intake to remove chemicals. What a difference. Not all public showers have a strong chlorine or bromine smell, but it is unpleasant. When that is the case, we’ll be definitely using ours.
In the meantime, the Mor/ryde beam-assembly part arrived yesterday. UPS Freight promised delivery of the parts from Kodiak this morning. With luck, Rodney, owner of Eureka Truck Repair, will be here shortly to replace the broken axle. Then we’ll move to his shop in Eureka and replace the remaining hubs tomorrow. If one froze, the others may be close behind so we are not taking a chance. We hope to be headed south on Friday. We’ve enjoyed exploring the area, but enough is enough!
Jaimie Hall Bruzenak