Check out our latest Q & A session for our three month anniversary…
Let me remind everyone that we are tried and true Penn State fans. And, we are old enough to remember when they were really good, as was Notre Dame. We do have a lot of respect for Notre Dame and their tradition (and Rudy!), but we have to have a little fun as Penn Staters too! Don’t worry about us, we made it through our visit unscathed…I guess we looked too old to the security guards to make any trouble.
Also, I did not explain myself in the video…we do have heat. The little furnace runs on propane; but we have not used it yet. We are waiting to get back to PA to try it out. Our second propane tank has a leak in the line, so we didn’t want to blow through the propane. So, since we did not have electric while dry camping at Cabela’s & Walmart, we couldn’t use our electric heater.
A look inside to the old stadium (long live Rudy!)
We enjoyed our campus visit so much that tonight we are considering watching the Notre Dame game at O’Rourke’s Irish Pub near campus. If Chris can face what he did to the football player in the bookstore…Don’t worry, I threw the yellow flag for face mask! Oh, the joy of Fall and college football! Hope you get to enjoy a game today!
And I almost forgot…in the video I promised photos of Chris’ latest repair. It remains a repair in progress, but he is working on a way to keep the Teflon plate in place. The plate sits between the pin on our fifth wheel and the hitch on the truck when the RV is attached. The little teeth on the plate that typically hold it in place on the pin have worn down. The plate itself hasn’t lost any thickness and still works well once in position…it just doesn’t like to stay in position when the trailer isn’t attached to the hitch. When it is not attached, the plate has no where to be, just a sad, lonely plate looking for a home and waiting to get lost. The main problem is, you do not want to be holding the Teflon plate in place with your hands while attaching the fifth-wheel – dangerous business, people. We gave up our house, 99% of our stuff, regular fellowship with our church family and anytime visits with our friends and family for this venture – we want to keep all of our fingers thank you very much.
Herein lies the rub (hopefully not literally), if Chris’ hand is holding the plate in place, then who is delicately driving the diesel truck so as to avoid injury??? Yours truly. I have arrived at the crux of the matter…
Chris’ attempt at Gorilla Glueing the thing didn’t work. When we detached, the plate slide right off. Clearly Teflon is not meant to bond to anything. If you have any suggestions, please email us or leave a comment below – we would really appreciate it!