Here we are 5 days in and so much (at least feels that way) has changed. We started out to Fife Lake (Camp Stonewood Ranch) and found we were only getting 3-4 mpg out of the Motor-Home. Odd was that we got 14mpg back when we bought it 9 months ago while flat towing our Jeep. Turns out that the flat deck trailer we has planned to tow along for extra storage had been miss weighed. Our best guess is that it weighed closer to 3500 LBS than the 1500 LBS we were told. On top of that we never did get our trailer brakes working correctly and I think they may have even been “stuck” all the time.
So that lead to us going back to our plan to flat tow the Jeep. And again a last min rush to down size even more.
Than problem 2 pops up. Seems our replacement water heater has a defective circuit board. And they place I bought it through on Amazon won’t respond to any of my e-mails. So we might have to break down and buy another circuit board for our brand new water heater. Wasn’t bad enough it took 2 weeks to come in But than it only worked for 4 days.
Now to problem 3 and the biggy. We were almost to Petoskey MI when we had a tie-rod break. Or at least loose it’s castle nut. We were doing about 55 mph when we came over a hill. And BOOM! no steering at all. It took all I could (with the good Lords guiding hand) to safely get it off the road. I thought we were done. I really thought that it was all over. I just aimed for a open field and fought to get it there. She came to rest on the side of the road, as if you just pulled over.
I feel very blessed this evening to be safe and alive with my family.
So here we are now sitting in a big truck repair lot. Plugged in but can’t get repaired till Thursday due to the 4th of July. We are now 2 days behind on a 3 day trip to Colorado to our Workamp job.
I know that we need the complete front end looked at and repaired now. Thank you Progressive Insurance for the tow. I do think they need to find big tow trucks faster. We sat on the road side (great little area) for well over 5 hours.
So we will sit here. Slow down and reflect. With some luck tomorrow our few Vlog videos will be up too.
So how do you all that full time recover from close calls?
Let us know.
Till later, God bless and Keep A.G.E.ing