Our Location: Three Lakes FL Wildlife Management Area

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Keeping a Low Profile

One of the things about the Ponderosa that I really like is its ability to really get low to the ground when needed.  We have learned that if we have a spot with an incline, we try to park with the front end on the incline.  That way we can let out the air and it will literally sit down on the ground.  This saves a lot of sprained ankles going up and down.


One of the disadvantages of this advantage is that you have to be very aware of whats beside your slides before putting them out.  We watch others who just put out their slides without an outside inspection because they never come close to the ground.  Because ours has compartments that go out with the slide, it is low to begin with, and if we let the front end down, we can actually get into the dirt with it.  In our current spot I actually had to move a couple rocks to let the slide go out.



Now because there are a lot of things that could go wrong when we go to move, I tape little sticky notes on the controls in case one of us inadvertently tries to adjust the jacks, or forgets and retracts them an lets the slide hit the ground.  Never trust an old mind, I say.



At coffee this morning we saw a little float plane circling the lake and it felt like home.  In Rivers we get quite a few float planes landing and taking off on the lake.  Plus I just like watching planes, so I had to take a picture.


In the afternoon, Harold and I worked on some things on Goldie, their new motor home.   I took the pictures and handed wrenches, and Harold did the work and got down and dirty.


Just before supper I headed out on a little walk down by the lake.  This is a very interesting lake with the water as low as it is.  It would be interesting to know if they have a plan to fill it up again.




The view out our window tonight:


Our Location Today: Government Wash Road NV, near Las Vegas NV. 36.1257 -114.8342


10 comments:

  1. Laying low, are you? Another benefit would be if the wind were strong and cool coming from one side of the coach, you could sit in the sun on the other side with a windbreak. Our Suite is way too high and it doesn't work for us! Do all motor coaches lower like that? Interesting for sure!

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    1. PS - a few of your lake pictures remind me of Alamo Lake State Park. It was very low like that when we were there in November 2016.

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    2. Yes.. that would have been a good title. Maybe I will change it to "Laying Low"
      Not all do as you need to have an air bag suspension. I haven't seen many others that will lower as far as ours. P&H cant get down that low I don't think. It does work to shield the wind very nicely.

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  2. You have a nice spot there, but with lowering your coach like that you need to be extra cautious. Enjoy your time there.

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    1. Yes we have to make sure to check outside before extending or retracting slides.

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  3. You are a long way from the beach.....unlike Telephone Cove.
    Hope the wind is not too strong where you are.

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    1. Yes the beach is not as handy. It is windy but we have a nice circle going so we just keep moving our chairs to the shelter of one of them. Every time a truck like yours comes down the road we mention that it might be you coming to visit.

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  4. Nice to be able to just hand out tools and let someone else do all the work. I should use more of those yellow stickies the way I forget things. Enjoy your stay at the lake.

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  5. I'm getting caught up.

    I love the stickies. My grandfather always said 'A short pencil is better than a long memory.'.

    Nice spot you have. Enjoy.

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