Snow on the Napa Hills

While I was on my USA Swing last August and September, the door of my fridge broke off. The top hinge, which is a plastic tube molded into the door, cracked off. My good friend Kevin did a temporary repair while I was staying with him and Shelly in Memphis. Eventually, that broke off too. Getting things repaired on RVs is not an easy task. The nearest RV Repair shops to Marin are in Petaluma, Napa, and Sacramento—all at least 45 minutes away and all have at least 2-week back-ups. My dealer in Sacramento has a 3-month backup waiting period. And, it turned out, the repair places in Petaluma won’t service Dometic products. “They don’t pay us back,” one said.

But I did find Dan Shavlick’s RV Repair in Napa (45 minutes with no traffic). His wife/office assistant Jodi made me an appointment for 2 weeks later. I needed to be there at 8:30 am since there is a line-up waiting at the door when it opens.

I took this little video of the winter wine country scenery on my way. It is unusual to see snow on the hills surrounding the Sonoma and Napa County valleys.

Map of Route from Marin County to Napa Valley

My route from Marin County to Napa Valley.

Dan took photos of my broken hinge and will get back to me when Dometic sends him a new door. Fingers crossed that will be within the next month. Meanwhile, I am using a small Igloo Playmate Ice Box.

4 thoughts on “Snow on the Napa Hills

  1. Well we repair ours with wires drilled with holes in the plastic and I shoelace them together with wire

    > > For some video of Sha Sha ‘s recent exhibition: > > Thank you for choosing “Just a Minit” Bolinas Cottage amongst the many possibilities. Lost in a time warp,a cozy house on the edge of a quail reserve and a block from the ocean and a block from the delightful beautiful ocean town of Bolinas near the Pt Reyes National seashore. > Sha Sha Higby > Vrbo #70306


  2. Hi this is Henrietta Ash and saw your scenic post. Very well done. I think your repair man is just down the road from me. I live near Yountville and have a Lexor TS/2018.
    Leaving in a few days for FOY. I bought mine from Happy Daze in Livermore and they couldn’t help you?? Good grief. Scary

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