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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Busy day with coach service and we have a problem, oops...

Where are we today ?
         We having a busy day today. Got coach secured and down the road to Pettigrew's garage at 8 am for Dale to do some more checking on our "Service Engine Light" Now this has been an on going problem for a while, couple vacuum hoses replaced and an emissions sensor. Light still comes back on, really love these new computer operated vehicles (not).
         More testing done and finally a fuel pressure gauge to test our fuel pump. After a few tests and some road tests as well, appears that we could need a new fuel pump. It is only supplying half the fuel pressure required plus we got the coach serviced as well, three hours out of his day and ours too. In other words it is beginning to fail. So now it needs to be replaced. Not as easy as it sounds. The fuel pump is in the fuel tank and it is 3/4 full of gas. He does not have the equipment required to remove the fuel tank. They don't build these RV's to repair easily ya know. So we called our trusty Rv dealer , Sicards and booked an appointment for next Tuesday, don't want to be stranded with a defective fuel pump on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, especially when we know it is on its way out. In the meantime we need to empty the gas tank somehow and get it there next week. Probably a 2 day job. Not cheap but needs to be done. It may or may not delay our journey, that remains to be seen, time will tell. We need to discuss this more.
         Back home for  a quick lunch then dropped Suzie at her Mom and Dad's he wants to go fishing this afternoon. So she there for the afternoon and I can mow some lawn. Perfect day for it too.
        Got most of it done by 3:30 set the coach back on our site and ran to New Hamburg picked up Suzie. now time to whip up supper Tonight a couple Mahi mahi burgers, we picked up in New York.
very tasty should have bought more
added to the salad sure did the trick
         Supper done and finished off the last of the lawn mowing just before dark, perfect timing it was.
         Now to relax a bit before calling a night. It was a busy but very productive day, thats why we enjoy our relaxing days so much.
         Thanks for stopping by hope you had a wonderful day too enjoying this great weather.
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24 comments:

  1. Hopefully your fuel pump issue will be a smooth fix....and as you say better now for sure...

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    1. It won't be a smooth fix, we already know that, just home they can get it done in 2 days.

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  2. Hope you get all your repairs done soon. I like that lawn mower.

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  3. Quite the lawn mower you get to play with!

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    1. Yep its a fun mower and sure does a quick job of the 5 acres here.

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  4. Of course that has to happen right after you've made it a point to top off you tank.

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  5. Glad you are getting the repairs done before you head out, as you said you don't want to be stuck on the road broken down in the middle of nowhere. Hope everything goes smoothly and that you can be on the road without any delays.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  6. Problems have their own way of occurring when we least expect them. Still good that you noticed it BEFORE hitting the road.

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    1. It is a good thing hopefully get it done when we want to leave.

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  7. yep better get her fixed up for her road trip...

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    1. Thats the plan we aren't going to far until thats done.

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  8. Do you have to have the fuel out before your appointment?

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    1. Yes gonna work on removing the fuel before we go.

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  9. Looks like you will be taking a short day trip some where. Glad you caught the problem before you hit the road.

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    1. So are we , hope it can be done on time.

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  10. Glad you got the coach fixed and you sure are making me hungry looking at the last picture. . . yum, yummmmm.

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  11. Ah, the famous (infamous) Ford fuel pump in the gas tank problem. What were they thinking when they made that design? Thankfully you'll have the problem solved before it leaves you stranded, like has happened to so many others. ;c)

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    1. It would not be so bad if you could get at the tank easily, but not so.

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  12. We used to buy the Trident Mahi burgers here in Costco but not this year. They also have the wild salmon patties. Good luck with the getting the fuel out. You don't want to waste that cheap US gas.

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    1. Those burger were great we also enjoy Salmon burgers as well.
      Not having much luck with the fuel.

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