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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mon. Jan. 23. Our Genny is fixed!

Thanks for joining us in our journey of North America 
in our Holiday Rambler, since August 2006

 Where are we Today ?

        Well the weekend is over enough relaxing back to being retired. The coffees and computing thing, post our blog then to Gamblers RV supplies to see if there is anything new and exciting that we might need. Nope nothing we need there, stopped at the window guys to see how our first window is coming along, then stopped at Bob's Generator Service. He told me to check Monday morning about 10 am to see if he can get our coach in sooner than 1 p.m. While waiting to talk to him I chatted with another full time rv'er from Midland Ontario having service done to his generator small world. Ok back home for a bite to eat we secured our coach and back to see Bob at 1 p.m. Lots of traffic today bumper to bumper for miles and miles north and south on 95, it took 25 minutes to go the one mile to Bob's.
Rice Ranch across the street, full hookups
rv's for sale
lotsa traffic
Tyson Wells Vendors
more traffic
        The plan was to probably remove the generator (Genny), but before doing so they were able to remove the top cover and check it over. There is the culprit, a plug blown out of the top of engine block causing oil from the crankcase to be blown all over  the place.
checking Genny
the culprit
         This is a rare problem that Bob has only seen twice before in his 30 years experience. They searched for the plug but it had disappeared, so luckily the Auto Parts store next door had just got some in and with a little fiddling it was pressed in and now Genny works like new, she just purrs along, no smoke and no oil mess, now we once have more electricity on cloudy days. The only other thing to repair is welding of a support bracket which will be done when we leave town next week.

        Now its only 3 o'clock (a lot less traffic), not nice enough to sit outside and the coach is secure for travel anyway, so might as well take a quick trip (2miles) to the dump station, empty our waste tanks and top up with fresh water we will be good for another week then no problem! The line up was not too bad (9 rvs) so in a little less than an hour this task was completed and headed back to home dirt. 
dump station
filling with water
        Set up again and then throw together a hot pork sandwich with mushroom gravy, boiled potatoes and steamed broccoli for tasty quick supper. 
        A busy, productive day again but worth while to get our Genny repaired for a lot less money than Bob originally estimated, now time to read and relax get ready for another day!
sunset behind "Q" mountain
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  1. Wow what a lucky fix. Easy and inexpensive. good for you.

  2. Glad you got that Genny fixed so easily. Never know when you are going to need it.

    Mike and Dee

  3. glad to see it was a simple fix...I know when things like that happen I just see $$ signs before we even get an estimate..thankfully so far so good..gorgeous picture of the coach....

  4. I am so glad it was only a missing plug. I always have visions of cracked blocks.
    glad to hear you will have power again !

  5. Tanks dumped and generator fixed, enough work, get back to enjoying retirement. Looks like your in for some good weather the rest of the week.

  6. Yes we were relieved at fixing the problem for a couple hours labour and very reasonable price.


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