$$$$ Away


Adventure Location:

Decatur, Alabama

Date: May 6, 2024

Definitely an eventful day in the OFM life today. W took a walking path we had not been on for a few days and noticed a couple of differences. The first one was a stump of a tree was laid over into the creek. Apparently it went over right after our last trip through here a couple of weeks ago.

As we continued along the path the OFM realized that our last walk along this path was only a couple of weeks ago and there was barely even a bit of green ground cover. Now we have a healthy vigorous JUNGLE on our hands. No short cutting through there now.


Then to top off yesterday the rig air conditioning quit totally just as we went to bed. With a nice fan blowing on him the OFM managed a good sleep in the warm humid atmosphere. This morning he worked on the AC and finally determined the compressor had a locked rotor so it was time for a new AC and this one is only five years old. We are used to RV air conditioners making more like 8 to 10 years. But we shopped around a bit and the Castle is supposed to be at the shop at 0830 tomorrow morning for a new 15000 btu AC to be installed. The price will be in the range of $1500 for all the installation and old unit removal. This is the same shop that that did the running gear rebuild about six months ago. The owner and the OFM went through the whole diagnostic series before the owner would agree that replacement instead of repair was the best choice for our needs. The OFM likes the way he chases proper choices instead of just the easy way out.

So here we are with the Castle and Sierra coupled tonight for a quick get away tomorrow morning.

With a little luck the whole mess will be finished and we will be back at the campsite by noon tomorrow with a new pretty AC riding on the roof.

This is just one more example that an RV that gets used also gets repairs and maintenance needed fairly often.

1 comment:

  1. That's so true of the commitment to being a Fulltime RVer.
    Be Safe and Enjoy having tooooo much fun.

    It's about time.