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Jackm 06-26-2009 09:49 PM

Just One of Those Trips
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, Iím losing big time. On the day before I left, I did an oil ad filter change. Couldnít 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, Iíll leave the RV somewhere and take a private jet. Itíll be cheaper and less stressful. Tomorrowís another day. Iím thinking the fuel pump or the water pump. Maybe both will bite the dust. Just venting.


Full-Timers 06-26-2009 10:03 PM

You do know that R.V. stands for Ruined Vacation don't you?

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