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Thursday, June 30, 2011

It’s HOT

We are in Mt Pleasant, IA at Crossroads RV Park, a nice little park and not crowded at all. Friends, Dave & Shari Frantz, are the camp host and it is the only full hook up park close to Burlington. We will be here until the 10th.

We left Centerville last Thursday after I made a HUGE mistake. I went to put fuel in the truck, back tank only, at a BP station. I mistakenly put gasoline in the tank to the tune of 19 gals. I switched tanks as soon as I discovered my mistake and after berating myself about it I figured I would wait until morning and see what could be done to correct it. Long story short we came to Mt. Pleasant and the Dodge dealer across the street from the campground took care of the truck. They siphoned the fuel, dropped the tank and cleaned it. I had them changed the fuel filters and then I put diesel back in the tank, 40 gals. Needless to say this was a very costly mistake and one I pray I do not repeat. Sarah wasn’t with me at the time I did this so maybe if she had been I wouldn’t have done it, I doubt that but I’ll never know. As I said it was a costly mistake on my part.

Then on the way over here I didn’t think the AC was working the way it should, so we will wait until we are closer to a Ford dealer and have them check it out. I also discovered a slow leak in the front fuel tank, the Dodge dealer checked and said that is what it was, so I will have to look into fixing or replacing the tank.

I have been looking for something to get the bugs off the front of the camper and I believe I found the product, in fact I took on the product to sell and be a dealer for it. It is called Dri Wash n Guard, http://www.dwginternational.com/WebSite/index.htm, if you want to purchase some go to this web site and put in my number, 288973, and give it a try. I used it on the front of the camper and the bugs came off better than anything I have tried before. Now when we get to Indiana all I have to do is wipe the bugs off with a wet cloth. It works great on windshields too. If anyone would like more information give me a call or email me, I will be happy to show you the product or answer any questions about it.

Yesterday afternoon I was in the camp office talking to Dave and Sarah comes in and says we don’t have any power. So we tried all sorts of things and finally called an electrician. It seemed my Inverter quit working or something went wrong with it. I don’t know anything about the inverter but I will learn. So I called Excel and the guy who installs them in the units wasn’t in so they suggested the electrician. He came out and like I said we made sure there was power coming into the coach, so I had him wire the breaker box, which had a wire coming out of the inverter to our 50 amp breaker, we pulled that wire and replaced it with the live wire coming from the shore power. It is very confusing and difficult to explain but suffice it to say we have power in the camper but the inverter is not in use. So today after talking with Excel, the inverter is still under warranty, I called Xantrex and got the phone number of their facility in Elkhart and I will call them to schedule a time to take the unit to them to check it out. I will then learn all I can about the unit.

Last night Larry & Kathy came out and we had a great meal, Dave cooked and we ate. Larry graciously loaned us his truck while we are here, we are very grateful for that gesture. This weekend we are going to Sarah’s cousin Betty’s 50th wedding anniversary party in Keokuk. We will also be making the rounds of the cemeteries and visiting friends and relatives.

We are going out tonight for Sarah’s birthday, it is today, with Dave & Shari.

I’ll let you all know about that at a later date.

Remember – Dreams Do Come True


Janie and John said...

Ken, I have read of other who have done that at BP stations because they have one of their gar pumps that is green and it is not diesel. Ever since I read that I am always watching out for that. I have had to steer John away from that pump a couple times. Hope you get the inverter fixed. We just went by that RV park on our way to and from St. Louis. Looked like a nice park.

Allan and Jeanne said...

We know you feel bad about the costly mistake, but you are not the only person we know who has done this. BP's green handles have gotten other people in trouble, too. At least you caught yours in time.