Why do things always break at night?!? This was the case with these recent issues and it's never convenient. But, we powered through these two back-to-back issues and came out victorious once again! 😀

Water Leak! 💦

Our first nighttime issue was a leak in the basement. On further inspection, we discovered it was a crack in the check valve. Simple enough, except at night. We had to shut water off for the night and get a new part in the morning from a local RV shop.

I also replaced the plastic threaded 90 degree connections that are known to be an issue with brass. 👍🏼

Power! 🔌

Just a few nights later, in the middle of the night of course, the power goes OUT! After some troubleshooting, I determined that our power cord was bad. The power cord had come loose from the 90 adapter and water had seeped in during a couple of days of heavy rain. This caused a short, which caused heat, which made SMOKE!

At least this was a simple fix, albeit a $500 one!

More Water!

After a couple of weeks, we wanted to makes sure the insulation had dried out. So, we dropped the coroplast to take a look. Indeed, it was still VERY wet. We left the bottom down for a couple of days hoping it would dry out, but gave up on that idea when it was still soaked.

After a quick trip to Lowe's to pick up some R-13 3.5 inch single batt insulation, I cut it into strips and replaced all of it. Easy peasy!

Products 🛒


Some of the links/codes on this page are affiliate links, which means if you chose to make a purchase using our links, we will earn a commission.  This commission comes at no additional cost to you but helps us keep providing the content we love to share.  We recommend these products because we have found them to be helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we make. 
Every product we recommend, we use ourselves.


Subscribe! (FREE!)

Youtube