Life on the Road - Not Always Without a Hiccup or Two.. or Three?

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Well, a few good things for today- we made it to New Mexico, as our travels continue onward to Arizona. And it's our anniversary. Although we'll go out for supper I think once we get more settled.

Gerry always tries as much as he can to avoid hills and/ or higher elevations if we can with the RV as it's not a diesel, and those higher elevations can really suck the power out of the RV. Then there are the roads where if you are going up, your going to be coming down another side- and those roads are usually windy. Well, we went through alot of those today. Didn't see them on our map, but there they were. 6,000- 13,000 feet elevations today. Well, I guess it took it's toll on the RV and we started hearing "noises" when using the brakes. Gerry checked it out and said I think we're going to have to take it in. Oh no! I didn't want that. How do we manage without our RV- its our home, and take the dog somewhere with us too? I said" Can't you look at it and fix it?" Cause he can fix most anything. He said he'd look. Well, Mr Fix It did it again. He figured out the brake pads were wore  due to all the mountains/ hills we've been on and it had to be fixed. Luckily, he was able to buy some today (chose the lifetime warranty ones) for $115 US/ $150 CDN and in the near dark now getting the new ones on, so we can get on the road tomorrow. 

                                New one on left and the old on right

Now that problem is fixed but earlier before that today, the steel bracket that connects the slide to the hydrolic, that opens up the kitchen and living room area, snapped! Luckily it was in when it happened, but no slides out on those areas till he can find somewhere like an RV dealership that may carry on. He will be able to fix that himself as well, but we really didn't need for any of this to happen!

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