Jul 14, 2010


Tuesday we celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary at Spartan Chassis in Charlotte, MI. Not the most romantic spot but such is the life of a fulltimer.  Even though we did not have an appointment they told us they would try to fit us in.  Unfortunately they weren't able to get to us, but promised they would be at our coach at 7:00 this morning.  We set the clock for 6 knowing there was the chance they would have to bump us until later.

Good news!  At 7:15 a mechanic showed up and took our coach to one of the service bays.  We headed out for coffee and scones.  We had given them two items to work on.  The air bag problem and chassis AC.  The air bag problem was solved by replacing the Norgren shuttle valve.  If you don't know what that is don't feel bad, I didn't either.  What I do know is that it is buried underneath near the front axle and is not easily replaced by amateur mechanics.  They added freon to the AC system and found where the AC hoses were rubbing against some fittings.  They rerouted the lines and hopefully we won't have more serious problems down the road. 

We paid our bill and were on our way shortly before noon.  We made good time today got through Chicago with minimum fuss and are spending the night just north of Davenport Iowa.  It is very hot and muggy here and we were only able to get a site with 30 amp power.  This means we can only run one AC and little else.  We have already had the breaker pop 3 times, but I think we have our power management figured out now.

We are hoping to get to Sioux Falls tomorrow night.  If we can we should be able to get our drivers licenses and new license plates on Friday.  We need to prove that we have spent one night in SD before we can get our licenses, so if we don't make it tomorrow night we will be there over the weekend.

Until later.

1 comment:

Happytrails said...

Glad you all got things fixed up and were able to get on your way toward S. Dakota!!
You all travel safely!!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)