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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Goose Lake State Park, Lakeview, OR, Day 2, 0 Miles, 910.7 Towing Miles For the Trip

The first really lousy day of the trip. Only 47°F at noon and very heavy skies that spit rain every hour or so. A good day for sitting inside the trailer, although I did walk around the campground loop a couple of times (only got caught by rain once). Other than the two campground host RVs, there are only 2 others in the campground. The electric heater does a good job of keeping the trailer at 70°F, even with the limited 20 amp pedestal connection. I did shut off the AC to the water heater, and have been running it on propane.

I read some forums, the Syracuse Post Standard newspaper, and listened to Oregon NPR on the iPhone. There is a strong Verizon 4G LTE signal in the campground, and even with an amplifier, no AT&T. If I want to make any phone calls, I'll have to head into Lakeview where there is an AT&T tower.

I am going nuts trying to find a leak under the sink. While I have great respect for Escape's quality, anyone can have a problem. The leak is intermittent - I can go for days where there won't be a single drip, then suddenly there will be a couple of ounces of water in a large frying pan stored under the sink. At other times, it misses the frying pan & soaks the shelf. So far I've been keeping track of whether it can be from spilled water leaking through the sink edge (no), the drain (no) or one of the feed lines to the faucet (maybe). I wrapped paper towels around each of the supply fittings, hoping I'd find one of them wet, which would ID the leak, but for the last couple of days the towels stay dry (and, no signs of a leak). Today I tightened all the fittings - we will see if that makes any difference.

The campground has a couple of flocks of quail running around. Fun to watch, but not the day to sit outside taking photos. One of the limitations of the new awning type of windows available on the new Escape trailers is the screens are fairly permanent. You don't notice them looking out all that much, but using the trailer as a blind & photographing from inside doesn't work. With the older sliding window on the 17, I could slide the screen and window out of the way. I still prefer the new windows - you can leave them open in a light rain, something I couldn't do with the older style windows.

I made a couple of steak tacos for lunch, a meal I usually skip, but just sitting around the trailer gets boring.

Dinner was an Amy's Spinach Pizza. While I love most of the Amy's brand meals, this goes under the only OK list.

Until next time -


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