Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Eldy went thru the wringer, so to speak today. He had the tough job of driving all the way up to the General in Grand Rapids (a little two hours one way) with the darn low voltage beeper sounding an almost constant alarming chirp until he got well on the highway. Then it did the same thing when he pulled in to the General's lot. We are definitely heading to Freightliner in Elkhart, IN first thing Monday morning to get this thing worked out. The two times before they were not able to find the problem, the voltage read normal and nothing showed up in computer diagnostics. Personally, I think the RV knows when we are about to take it in and shapes up. So, Monday morning, I'm going to announce to Eldy, "So, honey, where do you want to head SOUTH (said loudly) today as we start our LONG (this said quite loudly) trip?" And then we will silently set our course for the Freightliner dealership. And if we're lucky, the low voltage display panel will start to party and show its true colors!
When Eldy got back from Grand Rapids, he had to set up all by himself, no problem, but it's raining, it's bitter cold and it's just harder to do it by yourself. We each have our jobs that we do to set up and it's usually a quite efficient process. We're getting to be old pros at it. However, I'm still in Angola, so he gets settled in and decides to check the propane gauge, the main source of our heat now that the temperature has dropped. The gauge is flopping back and forth between 1/3 and 1/2. (RV gauge levels are notorious for not being very accurate) so Eldy decides that he better go get propane as it's going to dip into the teens Thanksgiving Day night. He's not sure he can trust the propane gauge. We need to be sure to have plenty for the next couple of really cold nights. Back up come the jacks, pull in the slides, and off he heads to the gas station to get propane. He makes it there ten minutes before they close. Whew! Tomorrow we head for Detroit for Thanksgiving Day very early in the morning. Have a very blessed Thanksgiving......I hope to post photos tomorrow of the things I am thankful for, but we might not have time to do the blog. If we don't see you tomorrow, we'll be back on Friday! Bye for now.....