Lake Minden, Nicolaus California
Lake Minden RV Resort is a NACO/Thousand Trails RV park located in Nicolaus California between Sacramento and Marysville where highway 99 and 70 split. This is the second time we have stayed at this RV park. We are staying for 3 weeks.
The park is close to Sacramento and the Lake of the Woods State Wildlife area. Our daughters live close by and it is a convenient place to camp while visiting family and friends. We are also catching up on dental, medical and vet check-ups.
Lake Minden has a small lake where fishing is popular with the campers. The California drought seems to be over for now, and it rained most days for the first two weeks at the campground. The sites are level, and our campsite finally dried up the last week at the park. Since we spent most days out visiting and taking care of business it did not impact us too much, but we welcomed having a dry space to enjoy sunny weather the last week here.
The only campsites that have sewer is Section A. Only one spot was available when we arrived, and we didn’t fit in that site. Only a few sites in Section A accommodate a 40’ RV. The other section for RVs is Section D. The sites have more space but only have water and 30 amp power, so we have to pull around to the dump station to empty our tanks. We could have paid $25 for the honey wagon to empty us but decided not to use that service.
For the past several months, our Norcold refrigerator has had a lot of condensation that pooled at the bottom of the inside. I finally took some time to diagnose the issue. I first checked the drain hose and it seemed clear. Then I checked where the drain hose connects to the tray under the fins inside the fridge. I had to take out the restraining bars that prevent the shelves from sliding out then pulled out the tray. The drain hose connector is broken where it connects to the tray so I ordered both a new drain hose and tray from norcoldparts.com. Since I was not certain whether the hose came with a new connector or if it was part of the tray I got both.
I also sold the RViBrake2 and got the new RViBrake3 control panel set up. The Tire Patrol tire monitoring sensors from RVi are not available yet, so we will continue to use the TireMinder sensors for tire pressure monitoring until they come in. Once the Tire Patrol sensors arrive we will have one control panel for both brake status and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). We bought the RViBrake3 at the Tucson Escapee Escapade RV rally.
We spent time with our friends and family – here’s pictures from a walk in Rocklin
Our summer schedule has firmed up, and we will be going up north to Oregon for May and part of June, then up to the Puget Sound area north of Seattle for the rest of June and July. Then back to the Sacramento area in August to work on a house there. For the fall, we will be going to the Albuquerque Balloon festival! We are excited about that.