Thursday, August 25, 2011

Florida Finally but Not There Yet

Late start this morning.  Had a guy come out to look at the motorhome. 

He didn’t do any fixing. It might be the “idle air control valve,” or it could be electrical—spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, rotor, or map sensor.  It could be any one of these things individually or any combination.  The possibilities made our head spin.  He even suggested putting acetone in the gas at a rate of 3 oz. per 10 gallons.  He claimed that the acetone would clean the plugs without having to remove them.  Another suggestion was to drive fewer hours.

What did we do?  We drove fewer hours and did not use the AC.  The air temp was 99 in southern Georgia. Outside road temp was much more. We arrived in Jennings, FL at about 2:30 p.m. Again we quickly got set up and mad a dash for the pool. Ahhhhh!

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This person made a statement. By the time I got my camera out and a picture taken, this car was far ahead of us so it isn’t very clear.  From what I can get, the signage has something to do with pot. 

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The RV Resort is nearly empty.  I think they make their money on the snowbirds.  Nice place.  Quark even got to hunt squirrels.

We got to meet our neighbors when we went out at 9 a.m. to roll up the awning anticipating a possible rain storm as lightning made quite the light show.  Our neighbors were sitting outside so we went over. 

They were making their way home to Del Ray, FL after a 3-1/2 month trip.  They traveled west then north to Alaska in their 2011 Winnebago Vista.  They said they had purchased another motorhome last fall but it was too small.  They worked some deal with the RV dealer after seeing a Vista at an RV show.  They chose this particular Vista model because it had 1-1/2 baths. They put over 20,000 miles on their Vista during their little jaunt.  As we were talking, we told them of our travails, but they had us beat.  Their toad (car you tow behind your RV) was stolen in Calgary, Alberta.  The husband went out to the car in the morning for something and no car.  That really clipped their wings as they now were limited to where they could go in the RV.

They are nearing home and do not want their trip to end.  They live in a condo and life there can be pretty boring under the best circumstances.  Now they are returning after this wonderful trip to the confining life in their condo.  I don’t know how long they can drag the trip out.

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