May 15, 2022

Our motorhome is back where it belongs

Yes finally back with us and repaired 🙄 Colin got a phone call last week that it was fixed and ready for pick up. Our entire RVing future depended on this repair. We had to know that our RV was functioning 100%. Now we had the task of driving to Kamloops, a two hour drive, hooking up the Jeep to the RV and driving home. Easy except with the dogs. It would take some prep and time to load up for them, ramps, dog beds, blankets, water dish, lunch, treats , toys and so on. Last Thursday Colin was speaking to our neighbours’ father who was driving through Kamloops yesterday heading out on a fishing trip. He offered to take Colin with him to Kamloops. Perfect solution 😀

The entire time that Colin was gone the girls kept watch.

This is where I should insert some RV photos. Colin was tasked with a list of photos that l requested for this blog post. Well there are no photos 🙁  He got there about 12:30ish and was back home about 4 hours later. He stopped to top up the diesel tank first as he passed through Vernon.

Dreary day today thanks to the cold and the rain. Sometime I really want to get in that dog bed and take a nap next to the fire.

So you ask, what was the repair? Our road test in Las Vegas was perfect as it was for the Cummins technicians. Yet after a 200 mile drive to Ely it wouldn’t start the next morning. It died on us here and there all the way home. It would work in idle mode but not drive mode. Living with this nightmare was too much for me and it is taking me a while to recover, I am still not 100% yet, but getting there.  All this distress, pressure and trouble for a very very stupid error.  Cummins in Kamloops discovered that the new engine computer cable was not connected fully. One of the connecting pins was not making complete contact therefor sometimes the RV worked and sometimes it didn’t.  At first we were told that one of the pins had been bent on installation in Las Vegas by the service manager in Kamloops.  When Colin picked up the RV yesterday he spoke with the actual mechanic that had worked on our RV. He explained that the connection was just not solid. We did call Vegas Cummins and they agreed to pay our fuel for the trip back home for the Jeep and the RV.  At least we will get the diesel fuel reimbursed. Colin said that the RV functioned 100% and he is totally confident in our RV once again.

We had a busy day today. The girls had their nails done and their teeth polished. They got a good brush before they had a lovely warm bath. Oh, their ears are nice and clean as well.  They are preparing for a very important and unique visitor. You will have to stay tuned to find out the que pasa of it all.

In other news the lake has started to rise. It is almost up to our first step.

Thank you for all your comments yesterday, lovely to have comments to read. I really have to think about the dress. In all honestly I loved the water lily print but it made me look like an elephant ( in my opinion ). The B & W dress in the same style was flattering but I have so much black clothing already 😯 Plus we are on a budget right now so I am going to think on it for a while.

I so wish that tomorrow was Saturday.






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9 Responses to “Our motorhome is back where it belongs”

  1. Cindy says:

    Glad to hear the motorhome is back safe and sound! Ready for the fall trip!

  2. Jim and Barb says:

    There is nothing worse than having a vehicle or rig you lose confidence in. Hopefully that fix is the final one and you have more adventures ahead!

  3. Sandie says:

    So excited to hear that the motorhome is ready for the trip to the Isla this fall. I want to see the twins running on the beach again.

  4. We had a similar problem with our Truck. Sounds like the Mechanics in both incidents were rushing to finish the job and didn’t get the connectors completely engaged.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the lack of worries.

    It’s about time.

  5. ferne says:

    i have registered again, Contessa….. hope i get it next time

  6. Maxx Trails says:

    Great news, so happy your have the motorhome back and its running well!

  7. SandyM says:

    “On the road again” for you in the Fall. So very happy for you.

  8. KAY says:

    BREAK OUT THE WINE!!! Fantastic news. I am so glad it was simple. I guess now the grils will be getting BEACH TIME again, huh!

  9. Croft says:

    Well, just because it’s a simple problem doesn’t mean it is simple to find. I am so happy it is now running properly for you. You have had more than your share of adventures with the motorhome this season!

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