Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mystical sunrise, preventive maintenance on our coach, and a huge Swan dropped by !

Where are we today ?
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    A great sleep last night and once again up early as usual waiting to the sunrise outside our kitchener window. And was an interesting misty morning with the sun on the the morning dew rising from the lawn.
so mystical it was
       Just after 7 am did a walkabout town down to Pettigrew's Garage to confirm our appointment to get some work done on our coach. No problem says Dale, will move a couple of cars and fit you in right here. They have another rv in waiting for some parts. Walked back home we secure the coach and back here by 8:30 this morning.
2 rv's here now work needs to be done outside
and the weather pretty decent today
        I wanted a new radiator, clutch  fan. water pump and thermostat installed and hope this cures our overheating issues. As they disassembled a few more issues were found, Idler pully bearing, not good, tensioner pully bearing is making noise, upper rad hose has a small cut, and the fan belt needs to be replaced . Like I told them while you have it apart may as well get things done right. Preventive maintenance has always paid off in the long run. We live in this house 12 months a year now for 11 years (our coach is 18 years old and has 132,000 miles on it)and don't want to break down on the road due to poor maintence .
new rad
old Rad
new water pump
new clutch fan
old clutch fan
       Mike got right to work and sure does know his stuff and is a hard worker. While he was waiting for a few parts he did an oil change and grease job on our coach as well. This guy never stops!
thats Mike under there
Dale inside helping Mike
    While these guys worked away I made a quick trip to New Hamburg , got my eye glasses repaired, hearing aid back from a repair, and sent my other one for repairs as well, it just quit, Sure glad they are covered under WSIB and they have a loaner for me. I am lost without them.
     Back home for a light lunch and they pretty well had everything all back together by 2 pm. Just waiting for the upper rad hose and proper fan belt that will be in tomorrow morning. So coach back off the jack stands and we set up for the night lawn chairs out read in the shade and enjoying Camp Pettigrews !
we can camp anywhere !
       Suzie had a craving for a nutty buddy cone. (after all it was 86f (30c) this afternoon in the shade) Was nice to enjoy our e-readers outside a few people stopped by as well, most we knew.
perfect cone for a perfect day
      While sitting here a couple of young ladies came in to inflate their Swan., It was fun watching them blow it up at the air pumps. This was for their pool, but thought maybe they might ride down the Nith River here just for a laugh.
a huge nice swan
       Nothing  they can do on our coach until the morning so Dale got back to work on the old Winnebago from the 1970's in very god shape, all original. Just doing brakes and tires on it  for a safety and will be good to get back on the road again. (it has been stored inside for years).
        At 5 pm shop is closed so I whipped up supper tonight our usual salad and some very tasty Turkey Garlic Sausage , just fried  for a change, still tastes wonderful.
did the trick tonight
      We actually had a very good day, getting things done, and enjoying this wonderful weather. Will wrap things up here tomorrow and back to camp awesome for a few more days.
     Thanks for stopping by for a peek and hope you have a great day as well.
       P.S :Just after posting this, and reading outside a bit more, the skies clouded over and the evening rains began, just before 8 pm. No trouble here we had a great day outside anyway, soon time to head inside.

Where have we been this summer ?


  1. Preventive maintenance is the best maintenance! Things can still break, but at least you've been pro-active! An excellent post for all who live in a home-on-the-road.

    1. That's right Jeff pro-active minimizes break downs, and helps to keep things running smoothly.

  2. Can't help but respect those wise enough to take care of their "homes" pre-need. Smart...very smart.

    1. Thanks Mike this is our home and like to take care of our things they are more dependable when you take good care of them.

  3. Sounds like the front of your engine is now brand new. Good to have caught all of the issues.

    1. It will be in much better shape now and hopefully avoid any of those issues in the near future.

  4. You had a good day, getting things done in prevention. We didn't have much humidity here at all and not much sun either.

    1. Like to keep on top of these things as much as possible. Lotsa nice sunshine is wonderful.

  5. The long life of your coach is impressive. You are definitely doing something right

    1. Thanks Sue, the maintenance does pay off in the long run.

  6. Looking at your coach/home no one would guess its age. It is all about the care you give it.

    1. My theory is if I treat it right it will treat us right and seems to work perfect for us.


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