Parked at Home

Parked at Home

When we brought the RV home yesterday, we were unable to get it into the driveway to park behind the house because the roadway was washed out such that driving through the dip would likely bottom out the rear section. We were aware of the problem before we took off for vacation and planned to park it across the road for now.

The RV’s location relative to the house made it more difficult to unload and unpack those items that don’t stay as part of the furnishings and stock. The several trips to do this are extended by a distance of about eight to one. Nevertheless, we got most things relocated yesterday with a few more items transported today.

We plan to have the road filled in with dirt so we can again have access to the hookups behind the house. I still need to flush out the holding tanks and regain access to the electricity back there. It’s still pretty hot in the daytime and our routine is to run one of the A/C units on board to keep the temperature below triple digits inside.

Before we fix the road, we will be waiting until we’re sure the monsoon season is over. No sense fixing it if it will just be washed out again.

In the meantime, we have a few more warranty items we noted on the trip that will require another trip to the dealer down in Avondale. We’re going to arrange for that early next week.


  1. drjim said,

    September 6, 2017 @ 22:26:28

    Didn’t you build the retaining wall to prevent that from happening?

  2. CapnBob said,

    September 7, 2017 @ 10:13:15

    The wall is for diverting the runoff behind the house to the west side of the property. The road, which is an easement for the neighbor to the west, can flood from runoff from higher terrain to the west. Unfortunately, that will continue to happen every year unless we spend a fortune for some sort of storm drain canal or whatever..

  3. drjim said,

    September 8, 2017 @ 11:33:47

    OK….I don’t know your layout very well.

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