A few years ago, I finally bought a motor home, having dreamed of owning one pretty much my entire adult life. It’s the best, but it’s also a lot of work. On top of everything that needs doing to maintain the average car, there’s a whole lot of extras to attend to. For example, the power to the amenities decided to cut out last night.
The electrical situation in my mobile castle is, admittedly, a touch on the messy side – I wired it myself, with guidance via email from an electrician friend. I’m proud of the fact that I succeeded in installing a rooftop solar system on the van, and that it actually works. It works when it works, anyway. I’ve been meaning to get it looked at for a while now, by someone who’s a qualified auto electrical specialist. Bentleigh drivers – who is your go-to auto electrician?
Bentleigh is a funny old place to be stopped off, especially considering I don’t know anybody here, but that’s where I’ve pulled up with these electrical troubles. Could be worse, really – surely there’s no shortage of places in this neck of the woods for getting a specialised car service. Bentleigh, at least, is not halfway between Adelaide and Alice Springs, which is where the motor home had her last episode. Trust me, I know convenience when I see it.
I’ll tell you this: living in this thing is a process, and that’s all part of the fun. At least, that’s true for me. I like tinkering with it, trying to get it just the way I want, and I don’t mind the occasional blip of this nature. It just means I have to put my problem-solving skills to use in figuring out how to get the van to a mechanic, and then I get to sleep in a hotel for the night, which is actually a bit of a treat when you live in a space not much bigger than my childhood bedroom. It all keeps this old man on his toes.