Jinxed Journey North
Trying to get from St. Augustine, Florida to Maine. I have a 2004 Brave with a W-20 Workhorse chassis. So far, I’m losing big time. On the day before I left, I did an oil ad filter change. Couldn’t get the oil filter off and ultimately had to call a mobile repair service. It took them ten minutes with the help of an impact driver. Out $200.
On the first day of the trip, the fan belt disintegrated. Waited seven hours on Interstate 95 while the emergency road service technician chased down the right belt on a Sunday afternoon. One serpentine belt and several hours of running around. $370.
On the third day, the ABS light came on while we were heading up Interstate 95 in Maryland. The brakes started to feel odd and a strange smell filled the motorhome. Did a walk-around and noticed that the front wheel on the passenger side was very hot. Called emergency road service again and after 7 hours, a truck mechanic came out and fixed the caliper that had become stuck. One hour later, I was out another $180.
Next time, I’ll leave the RV somewhere and take a private jet. It’ll be cheaper and less stressful. Tomorrow’s another day. I’m thinking the fuel pump or the water pump. Maybe both will bite the dust. Just venting.