Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017
Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wet Carpet - Thurs., Nov. 6

Toward the end of our travels, we noticed (on one of the few rainy days) that the carpet in the back of our living room area was wet. Uh-oh. We soaked up the water with towels and put the space heater in the area to help dry it.

When we returned to San Antonio, we had good weather until Tuesday night and then the rain started in earnest. The carpet in the back of our living room was drenched.

We couldn't figure out where the water was encroaching. It rained and rained from Tuesday night until Thursday morning. We put our thickest towels on the floor to soak up the water and had to change them every few hours. By today, all our bath towels were dripping wet. I had to go to work, so Bob took all the towels to the laundry room to wash and dry them. Thank you, Bob.

Since the weather was better today, Bob climbed up on the roof and found cracked caulking on the roof termination bar. It needs new caulking. Once the roof dries, he will replace caulk where the roofing terminates and the fiberglass shell starts. Meanwhile, we keep the space heater running to try to dry the carpet.

There's always maintenance of one kind or another to deal with, much like a sticks and bricks house. The weather is supposed to improve so we should be able to get the roof waterproofed by Sunday.

Travel Bug out.

2 comments:

  1. Ouch! Seems like water can always find its way in. We have found a fan blowing on the carpet does a better job of drying it out.

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  2. Yup, always something, but usually much smaller and easier to fix than in a house.

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