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Old 04-26-2019, 07:54 AM   #81341
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What luck!

Stay safe Mutants! Oh and out of trouble!

Funny how you seem to fall into the slop of cow dung and come out smelling like a pansy flower Must be Mary's good vibesl


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[...] Took a good 11 or so hours to get out of Texas.

We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

Oh! So you took the short cut! Good deal.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:19 AM   #81342
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Funny how you seem to fall into the slop of cow dung and come out smelling like a pansy flower Must be Mary's good vibesl





Oh! So you took the short cut! Good deal.
Sheesh, only took me 6 or 7...and Honey was working hard...but I went straight north, and stayed in Oklahoma for the night. You must have angled Northeast...and gone through the rest of hill country...
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:27 AM   #81343
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So Martin sets up an appointment w/ the tire guy, who has the correct Michelin tire. No, we won't drive it; no, don't tow it; yes, we will pay the call out charge. He'll be here (address & site # given) at 9:30 a.m. I heard all this.

Tick tock ... 9:30 comes & goes,10:00 the same, so going on 11:00 Martin phones. "Oh! We were expecting you here in the shop at 9:00."

He'll call when he's on the way. Sigh.

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood .... cue music ....
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:48 AM   #81344
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Other than rain, hills, curves and no cell service (meaning no trip routing) our trip to Houston was uneventful. Of course it took MUCH longer than mapping said it should.

My brother, Adam, is leasing a house that got 29” of water inside during hurricane Harvey. The lower floor got completely remodeled. Many of the neighbors have not yet rebuilt, and several are just now being demolished.

We'll leave here Sunday morning before traffic becomes a nightmare. The drive here sure made me miss southern Arizona highways.

We miss y'all and all the fun we had at the GC. Thanks Earlene and Wayne! Ok, so where will the next GC be? Who's brave enough to plan the next one? Who all is coming out to the Pacific Northwest this summer?
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:56 PM   #81345
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New tire fitted so we're fit to leave tomorrow. Turns out this dealer is a party to the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program so, whilst the tech. was on the job, I contacted Michelin and went through the hoops of registering my credit card with them. End result: over $200 discount. The warranty issue still has to be resolved.
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Way to go! Now Sue has more money to spend.
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Dennis and Denise made it...took a bit longer than they figured, and about 3 miles out of town it appears their rear airbags failed... But, after Bob and Dennis looked underneath, hopefully the connector to the way they fill just became disconnected and it could be an easy fix...or not.. anyway, gave them my best numbers for RV fix it guys in the area...and had a nice meal at Beethoven"s German Restaurant...


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New tire fitted so we're fit to leave tomorrow. Turns out this dealer is a party to the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program so, whilst the tech. was on the job, I contacted Michelin and went through the hoops of registering my credit card with them. End result: over $200 discount. The warranty issue still has to be resolved.
Glad you got the tire problem resolved, Martin & Sue, and are good to go!
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Dennis and Denise made it...took a bit longer than they figured, and about 3 miles out of town it appears their rear airbags failed... But, after Bob and Dennis looked underneath, hopefully the connector to the way they fill just became disconnected and it could be an easy fix...or not.. anyway, gave them my best numbers for RV fix it guys in the area...and had a nice meal at Beethoven"s German Restaurant...


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Just so you know, I helped empty your Tupperware dish!

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The only thing that all RVs have in common is that they love to prank us with all sorts of little and big issues. Sue and Martin are back on the road just in time for the Eez Moose crew to develop a hopefully small problem. I sure hope I'm not next.
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We're settled in for a couple of days just south of Ardmore OK. Trying to decide if this place would be suitable for a future GC. Will list pros and cons later.

Speaking of little RV problems - we seem to have lost our brake lights on both coach and trailer (thanks Ed for the warning back in Austin) so that is Saturday's project.

Drive through Fort Worth was interesting. I'm still impressed with how many of the highway overpasses and retaining walls in the Southwest are decorated with art motifs - Indiana is lucky to get a state symbol imprinted in the concrete and the steel painted.


Stopped at a Cabella's parking lot for a lunch break - huge store (from the outside), huge parking lot with lots of landscaping, very park-like. They must sell a LOT of outdoor gear... One lot had an 'RV Parking' sign but it was blocked off so I pulled into one with a 'no trucks' logo sign instead... Had a pond with several piers (test drive your new fishing gear on site?). Also 'NO Overnight Parking' signs all over the place - Cabella's idea or local ordinance, I wonder.
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So we finally arrived at the Lazy L RV park in Sherman after 300 miles including wheel to wheel battles through Austin and Dallas, ready for registration and a well deserved nap. On exiting the rig we find a darn great barnacle on the sidewall of the curbside tire looking ready to burst. It had disappeared by the time we had finished signing in, leaving a large blister.

We've located a local tire shop who has this size of Michelin in stock and will come out tomorrow morning. I suppose I should consider changing both fronts but at over $700 per maybe not since they are relatively young and low mileage.

I will now study the terms of the Michelin warranty as this does look like a manufacturing defect.Attachment 243528
Martin I know the tires are expensive, but it would be wise to change both fronts at the same time, I know you don't want a steer tire blow out.
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And now for something completely different. I found the perfect paint job for Barb's Smarty...
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We had an issue with the back airbags and have been sitting in a parking lot (Thanks Walmart) overnight pondering a huge cash outlay.

Bob and Marty gave us a number for a mobile service tech but he didn't do chassis work; only interior stuff.

He put us on to Dan's Truck and Trailer and even though closed they sent out a service guy (Owner's son) to evalute our problem.



Turns out it was a broken rod connector between the inflate valve for the back airbags and the actuator gizmo. He's off to get a new one and we should be back on the road by noon.



Bob has a good eye he spotted the hanging rod when we were checking out the unit last evening.


Now awaiting Jamie's return with the new part and getting it installed.
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