You know it will not be a day of hard core outside activities when you step out to go to the store at 9:30 am and the thermometer in the shade is reading 91. At least when the successful shopping trip finished at 11 am it was still ONLY 91. A successful trip means that the local HEB store had edamame beans in stock today.
Just a hot one today. There was an ant invasion in progress this afternoon. However an application of Terro insecticide seems to have taken care of the trouble. They gained entry from the ground by way of my right rear stabilizer jack. More insecticide there ended that threat to the best that can be determined.
When the roof was being checked to see if the ants were coming out of the tree, a small crack in the caulking was noticed. Down the ladder and a search of the interior found some caulk to seal the .5” long crack. Now that should stop any leaks from happening and causing damage to the frame.
The Castle is wood framed construction. That is my preference over aluminum framed trailers. My two tries with aluminum framed trailers were not pretty. Both transferred heat heavily in the winter and caused lots of sweating inside where the aluminum was located. Even the little thin insulation strips between the stud and the interior wall did not do the job. The Mobile Scout had the insulation strips and the Aerolite had nothing at all to help. It was BAD.
Of course aluminum framing would have saved nearly 100 pounds on this 5000 pound dry weight trailer. Going to metal siding instead of fiberglas would have saved around 600 pounds according to the manufacturers catalog in 2005. Both types of exterior siding have been in my life and both have done the job very well.
The bad news today is that my stay here has been extended until around August 17. At least by then my doctor appointments will be finished and rolling can happen at any moment that the owner returns to take command of the park again.
Then it will be time to head out for other locations for trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.