Saturday, July 28, 2012

Iron Mountain Weekend


Iron Mountain Weekend.



I'm back at Iron Mountain. Came back yesterday evening when the motorhome was finished with her newly rebuilt transmission. But there's a problem. Ellie does not want to climb hills. She wants to bear down while climbing & won't relax into gear, so I have to let up on the gas, then push it again. She's eating gas like it was candy! So on Monday, we go back to the mechanics & we either will go over to the transmssion shop together or he'll come to us.



When I got here & parked into my campsite, I noticed that the dog house (console) was EXTREMELY hot. So I want to see if something went wrong or needs to be done that still needs attention. If I can't make it 12 miles without an issue, I'm pretty sure that I can't make it 400 miles.



At least I have food, the animals have food. We have power & water. We have a lake to view & walking to do when we feel like it. Rates are good too at $12 per night. And we have a/c!! I was told it was supposed to get to 105 today & 107 tomorrow. Is this normal for this part of country this time of year or is this global warming?



I think it's a little cooler in Texas. The August heat will be waiting for me though – soon!



Internet isn't strong up here, so I'll go now. Hope everyone is doing well!

                               Life is an amusement ride...Boardwalk Bullet in Kemah, Texas

~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~

5 comments:

  1. How terrible! What a disappointment to have work done and then still have problems. I hope there will be a quick fix and a good explanation.

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  2. Merikay, I've been in a bind here. None of the transmission places had a lift for an RV, so none of them would work on the tranny. A mechanic here took it out at his shop, then transported it to them. Then when done, he brought it back & put it back in. So the transmission shop has never even seen the rig. The bigger truck/rv shop was too far away for towing the rig. I would have had to pay an extra $200 for the towing! I swear, live & learn huh? My RV insurance pays up to 17 miles, the place was 24 miles away. AllState pays up to $250 & you pay the difference. So neither worked out for towing. The local mechanic (12 miles away) came out & put enough fluid in the tranny for me to be able to drive it to his shop. We made it, but it was not easy.

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  3. Hope they get things right soon.

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  4. Man, oh man, girl. I sure do hope you can get whatever is wrong figured out and fixed so you can get back on the road again. You have to be so frustrated and worried - at least I would be. Sending you lots of good wishes.

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  5. So Sorry to learn of your dilema(s). Kick that "Murphy" guy out! Hope you can get underway soon.

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