Monday, November 28, 2016

Heading East

Closed up house, loaded Chinook, headed east.

That night, arrived and dry camped at Paradise Casino, Yuma.

Oh no!  Discovered valve extender bracket on wheel simulator had fractured allowing extender to whip freely, which in turn caused it to sever.  Flat tire.  Called Good Sam to fix.  Stayed an extra unplanned night at the casino.

Found that the coach batteries were not holding charge.  Stopped off at Interstate Batteries of Desert City.  Tested batteries and found bad cell.  Replaced the faulty Trojans with a pair of 31M-AGMs.  Manager Mike Baker and his crew were TERRIFIC to work with.  They really helped evaluate all options, gave me a sizable discount, and performed the very tight & awkward installation with great care.  If you are ever in need of battery support in Yuma these are the right guys to go see!

Continued eastward to Tombstone.  Stayed at Wells Fargo RV Park, right next to OK Corral.

Discovered that Good Sam must not have properly reinstalled the wheel simulator, which is now missing.  Also found that the water heater flue grill had disappeared!  Somehow Jane had not secured the coffee pot carafe which crashed to the floor and smashed!  Hmmm.  Are we jinxed this trip?

Moved on to Van Horn.  Quick overnight stop at Van Horn RV Park.  Used to be a KOA, now a Good Sam.

Continued to Junction, TX where we made a quick stop at the Veterinary Clinic.  GREAT people!  Got antibiotic for Joanie's recently developed UTI.  Visit and pills together cost only $25.  Would have been hundred or so back home in OC.

Boondocked in the City Park.  You can stay three nights for free.  Great find.  Will stop there again!

Drove on to Fredericksburg.  Stayed one night at the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.  OK but not great.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, arrived at my son's home in Kingwood.

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