Today was eventful.
Gerry noticed first thing this morning that a small chip bag he had left out last night had chew marks in one corner! Yup- the looks of a possible mouse. Further investigation we found that under the hump/ engine in the front, there was insulation, and yarn of sorts, made out like a nest. He said it looked like it had been there a while. Grrr. Nest destroyed. Going to put some Irish Spring soap bits out and a bowl of water up near the dash tonight and see what happens- if anything. Hopefully it's gone.
Then, we called back the shop where we had taken our RV in the other day, as they had called us to give us their "quote". Gerry said it was $5300 US and the guy will be ordering the parts. I said after he got off the phone- "call him back!" We are not paying that. Let's see what we must do and what we can wait on or getting a second opinion on. I had a good cry too about it. Gerry said he'll wait and get another opinion on the axle that they said is bent 1/2 " but still needs the two new tires, wheel alignment ,2 leaf springs and 2 back bushings. Cost to ship the 2 springs alone is at our expense of $300-$500. So taking out getting the axle fixed will be maybe $2,000 less. But we still don't have an exact quote and won't till perhaps early next week. Certainly not what we want to deal with!
11/11/17- Update on the mouse- so far no sign of it.. but Gerry did see where it may have been coming in through outside opening under the dash through the engine!