Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Getting Coach Ready For Our Alaska Trip

I was told to put some kind of screening around the engine to keep stones from kicking up and hitting the rear radiator. It was a bit of a pain but I was able to close the openings.
 The chassis batteries were six years old and still holding a charge but because of their age, I didn't want to take any chances. So I installed two new batteries. The six house batteries were replaced about six months ago.
 Also replaced the slide toppers on the drivers side because they were really beginning to show signs of wear. Toppers on the passengers side weren't as bad and can wait till next year.
 What should be my last fix, will be to replace the charge relay for the house and chassis batteries, with this new relay. The old relay failed some time ago and the batteries weren't be charged by the alternator while driving. I never noticed because my solar panels would keep the batteries up as long as the sun was out.
I know that it seems like a lot of stuff to do but the coach is 6 years old and things are beginning to require replacement parts. Nothing last forever.

Monday, April 20, 2015

We're Back!!!!!

Yea, I know that it's been a while but we have been enjoying our winter just relaxing in Florida. We are now in Ma. visiting with the kids and I am freezing.
The ride home was not a good one, we had a fuel sensor die on the coach which put us at a Cummins service center for a day.
Really can't complain because they were booked for two weeks out but got us in the next day. They had water and 50 amp hookups so it was at least a comfortable stay.

Once we hit the road again, we ran into this really bad accident. A truck went off the highway and flipped over.

Seems like the people are really getting dumb out there on the roadways. Lots of crazies running from one lane to the next.
Had one jerk come up the entrance ramp and never looked to merge. He was about to hit us so I gave a blast of the air horns which woke him up. He almost went into the ditch. What is wrong with these people. And we have a long trip coming up.

We will be heading out of Ma. towards the end of June. Will be hooking up with a group of 21 other RV's in Dawson Creek BC for a (48) day tour of Alaska. This will be our 50th anniversary trip.
We will also tour Oregon and Washington State, which will give us a completed map of the lower 48 states that we have visited, plus Alaska.

So.......I know that I am behind with my post but will try to make it up with this, our longest trip to date. STAY TUNED!