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Old 06-18-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
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Light bulb lesson

Here's something I learned on my latest outing, and I hope it might be helpful to others: As we hooked up to leave a campground near Asheville, NC, one of our brake lights failed to work during our routine light check, and I was unable to locate my spare bulb. Luckily, there was a big RV sales and service place less than a mile away.

I went to the office and asked for a brake/turn signal replacement bulb. The clerk looked and said they did not have the bulb I needed and suggested I try an auto parts store about five miles away.

I was dreading the prospect of pulling my camper into the parking lot of a store I was unfamiliar with. Luckily, on my way back to my rig in the parking lot of the RV dealership, I saw a guy working on a camper in one of the service bays. I walked over and asked him about the bulb I needed. He simply walked over to his workbench, picked one up and handed it to me. I handed him $3 and replaced my bad bulb.

I guess the lesson is that the right hand doesn't always know what the left hand is doing at some of these places. Asking the service tech about that bulb saved me a lot of unnecessary stress, which is something I don't need when towing. The other lesson is that I should always remember where I stash my spare bulbs.

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Old 06-18-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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That is awesome. What a country!

He didn't take that bulb out of the camper he was working on did he?
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