Nothing lasts forever and that’s especially true in the Arizona Sun. Today, we replaced some worn out slide-out toppers on our Thor Palazzo Motorhome. Well, when I say “we” I mean the contractor who gets paid by us, that is. “We” also replaced the house batteries which were getting to the end of their useful lives. They are four deep-cycle 6.75 volt units connected in series/parallel to produce the house voltage of 13.5 volts (nominal voltages). Additionally, the crew replaced the bathroom exhaust fan which failed last year.
Because the environment is so harsh, we are still considering building an RV shelter across the road from our house. We want to build something that at a minimum will provide:
- Full hookups (water, 30 and 50 amp AC Power, sewer)
- A concrete pad large enough to accommodate our 36×20 foot slides out motorhome
- A roof and three sidewalls
- A lockable north-facing door
There are still some roadblocks to construction since the town may not allow a prefab building. Additionally, we may have to construct a septic system because rumor has it the town won’t approve the RV to municipal sewer hookup (black tank chemical treatments?). We are still looking into these problems.
3D Photo Bonus
The image above was taken in February 2017 just after we brought the big RV home. I also took a side-by-side image pair that day (being the penultimate nerd) and combined them into a gray scale anaglyphic stereo image. You will need your red/cyan glasses to view the 3D image here.
No nice, clean, modern steel buildings? Not even in “Desert Colors”? I can see no RV hookups to the city sewer. The city is probably worried that *everybody* would get an RV, hook it up, and rent it out!
And I had to go dig out my “Chicken Little” 3D glasses!
One of our neighbors put up a structure that must have passed code and it is larger, but generally what we want to erect here. We’re looking into getting more information about a scaled-down version of their building. We will have an answer before too long (when we get a round tuit).
Keep those 3D glasses handy. I have *HUNDREDS* of red/cyan anaglyphs in the queue which I plan to release on this blog. Some are actually (IMHO) very good. Think London Bridge, Grand Canyon, SoCal scenes, and more.
I’ve got 5 or 6 pairs of them!