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Old 04-19-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Maiden voyage success (after an initial hiccup)

Took off for Sturbridge, MA and got maybe 10 miles from the house, and started smelling something funny. By the time I stopped at a rest area, smoke was pouring off my front left caliper. Almost had to use my Roo's brand new fire extinguisher!

As luck would have it, there was an AutoZone 2 miles away with the parts I needed, and after limping home I got her fixed up and back on the road in < 2 hours.

And before anyone says it didn't happen, DW took a picture

Just goes to show...Murphy's Law can always trump the best of plans.

As for the camping, no issues at all! Very happy w/ the new Roo.
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Tom F.
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2013 Rockwood Roo 23SS
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Nights camped in 2013: 30
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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Congrats Force!!

Looks like you did just fine. Glad you made it out!

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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Well.....bright side,you could fix at home,rather than a parking lot.

I'll have DW read this to qualify the space in TH for small air comp.small floor jack,couple o choice air tools n other misc.hand tools...oh and couple rolls o duct tape.

Glad you had a good trip !
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