Don’t Underestimate Repair Times for your Travel Trailer

On the way back from the coast, the bottom panel of the trailer twisted out from the side of the trailer like a leg broken in 10 places from the hip down.  When we got home, my husband ripped it off, and towed the damaged trailer into the repair shop.  They know us on a first name basis there now.  

damaged trailer

When you have a trailer, you sometimes forget what’s in the trailer, and what’s in your cabinet in the house.  It’s not a problem if the trailer is right outside in the door.  

See, there it is across the lawn.  It stores lots of goodies I forget about.
See, there it is across the lawn. It stores lots of goodies I forget about.

When I discovered that my hair dryer wasn’t in my bathroom drawer, I knew it was in the trailer, and the trailer was gone.  I didn’t panic because I figured it would be a simple in and out, and I’d have the dryer back in a couple of days.  It seems I underestimated by about six weeks.  My loss was an opportunity to enjoy going natural in the beautiful sunny mornings.  I go outside with my wet golden locks, and start brushing.

As I sit and brush, I have plenty of time to look around.  Sunlight sparkles illuminating a vast number of spider webs in the eves, under the chairs and table, and in the garage door windows.  They keep calling me until I quit brushing, and pick up my web-buster.  

spider webs

The moral of this story.  Don’t leave your hair dryer in your trailer if you hate dusting cobwebs.

Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

21 thoughts on “Don’t Underestimate Repair Times for your Travel Trailer”

    1. True enough! Plus it is just so nice relaxing outside and looking at the scenery. Can’t wait for you to relax outside with me over a cup of coffee or tea, and a chocolate something! 🙂


    1. haha They would probably find some other way of talking to me. Maybe a big daddy longlegs would swing like Tarzan into my face as I come out the front door or something! 🙂


  1. I wish I’d known. I’ve had to give away three hairdriers this past week. Now I only have one here, and two in Florida, although my daughter has just told me she has a brand new one she brought back from Canada, which doesn’t work here, so I’m also getting that. With my glut of hairdriers, I’ll never need a web buster, so the spiders can relax. 🙂


    1. Whew! I don’t want my spiders to relax. I let them spin for a while to gather their share of nasty little flying insects, then I wipe them away. I’d rather have spiders than mosquitos. 🙂


    1. That’s why I always use my curling iron. I used to have straight limp hair, which was bad enough. I had to curl it just to give it some body. Now my hair wants to curl, almost in ringlets if I don’t STRAIGHTEN it! Go figure. Either way, It needs work! 🙂


        1. Thanks, MFR. It won’t be long now, and my golden locks will be kissed by a breath of hot air streaming right out of my very own, trusted hair dryer. Thanks for caring! 🙂


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