Saturday, March 18, 2017

Back on Track

Well, I'm back on track with my regular Saturday night weekly run-down.  And another interesting week!

Driving into Lake Havasu
Last week as we were heading into Lake Havasu we were having some trouble with heating.  This week, as we left Lake Havasu, after a radiator cleaning at the car wash, our heating trouble seemed to be over.  Except, it seemed that the engine was too cool and it wouldn't stay warm (or as I understand it).  As a result Gerry decided that the thermostat was stuck open - apparently quite a problem in the cold weather as we would not have any heat as we head home.

Since we were on our way to Pahrump (an hour out of Las Vegas) we continued on.  A google search showed that there was a firm in Pahrump so after a quick phone call, we were booked in.

Since Pahrump is not a very big centre, the parts were not available locally but we could get them in Las Vegas.  Off we went on a road trip.  By the time we got back, it was too late to have the work done so we spent the night in the compound (we are getting good at that).  I must say that the staff were very friendly and offered us electricity and water but we really needed neither as we are totally self-sufficient.

The display beneath the bunk
The repair depot was incredibly interesting.  It was also a trucking firm and they had 24-hour security.  The owner, and several of the staff are from Quebec and some spoke very little English.  Gerry learned how to make aluminum wheels shine as he watched, and got advice from a couple of gals that were doing exactly that.  The owner had a semi that had been dressed up, and I mean, dressed up.  Beneath the bunk in the sleeper, there was a western display of miniature characters.  I tried to take several photos of the truck itself but it was too much like taking a snapshot in a mirror.

They were ready to work on our motorhome by 7:30 the next morning and we were on the road by 10.  And the original diagnosis was correct so we should be back in business.

The rest of the week was rather busy.  Gerry waxed the beast and I shampooed the carpets.  The temps have been hot so thank goodness for air conditioning.  Now hopefully we can spend a couple of days relaxing and enjoying the sun.

I hope you have a good week!

1 comment:

  1. Nice to get the coach all fixed up and ready to go again.