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Old 07-11-2016, 07:37 PM   #1
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Murphy's Law

Well dang.... Left for our three week trip to Yellowstone yesterday...

Drove 460 miles to first CG (if it could be called that)...

Got up this AM and things went downhill from there... Got ready to head out and went to start generator and nothing... (Paid $874 two weeks ago for a new starter in it and worked all day yesterday as we drove with roof airs on.... Nothing today.... Not a happy camper - then the other shoe dropped...

Started coach and there it was - a warning on Freightliner readout - SHUT OFF ENGINE!! CHECK ENGINE!!! Well GREAT !!!!

Checked oil - OK... Called Freightliner and after pulling codes discovered that coolant level was low. Added 1 gal water and 2 gals of antifreeze.... Code went away... Was advised to go to Closest FL service center and have them do a radiator pressure test.... Decided to drive to Amarillo (120 miles)... Tried generator again and it started - what's up with that???

Pressure test revealed a major coolant leak - top radiator hose had a hole in it (rubbed by fan shroud)

Didn't have proper hose in stock so had to overnight new hose - be here in the AM so we're spending the night locked in the FL lot ... Plus - it's 105 degrees this very moment...

Sure hope and pray rest of trip is better....




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Old 07-11-2016, 11:13 PM   #2
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Ernest, hope that is the last of your problems for this trip. Are you cutting up on I-25 to get to Yellowstone? If so, try to hit the Denver area around 10am ish to miss the rush hour traffic.

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Hopefully will make Pueblo tomorrow some time... One night in Loveland and then on into Wyoming


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Ernest, taking it your coming across 87 to Raton to catch I-25 then up to Pueblo. There is not much for campgrounds here in Pueblo. Between Trinadad and Colorado City don't be surprized if you get a little side wind, we always do. Not a bad drive at all, we have done it many times, even once in a snow storm.

We live in Pueblo West.

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Better luck moving forward buddy. Hi to Ms Tommy!
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No3putt....

Shoot - I was planning on pulling into your driveway.... No????


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Still sitting at FL waiting for part....

Did tell Tommie that not every husband out there works a night in the FL parking lot into their trip....


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No3putt....

Shoot - I was planning on pulling into your driveway.... No????


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Ernest, have a good camping spot next to house, 50amp power and water only problem there is a brown Berkshire sitting there. you might consider going 35 miles futher up towards Colorado Springs, there is a KOA just off I-25 at Fountian with pool. Suppose to be cool here today, only around 94 or so.

If you plan on staying in Pueblo, do you have a spot in mind other than the one taken next to my house?

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No3putt.....

It all depends oh what time I get out of here today.... Still waiting on the part... It's "in transit"... Riiiiight....

Hope to make the Pueblo area... The KOA in CS is booked up... Had a spot there last night but had to cancel.... They charged me for the night anyway... I called back to see if I could just transfer the reservation to tonight and was told - we already have ur spot rented... Soooo - I guess that means they get double for that one spot...

Once I finally pull out of here I'll start looking for a spot.... May have to stop in Raton.... Need to be in Loveland tomorrow night - have a spot there already......


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Ernest, we tryed to stop in Raton one time, drove through the KOA and keep going. There is a campground in Colorado City (KOA) and a campground in Walsenburg, haven't stayed in either one.
don't know if I could pull ours forward enough to put two lined up or not.

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