Roller coaster in the desert
So, here’s the trajectory: Last Friday the RV started overheating, a lot. It had actually been indicating that it was overheating but we didn’t believe it since we had recently replaced the radiator and the over flow tank. We thought there was something wrong with the sensor, so we just babied it for a while. But it got worse. So we decided to stop and get it fixed.
The next day, Saturday, June 9th, we brought it to a place that said they had 40 years experience with RV’s. Sounded good so we trusted them. They found a hose that was spilling oil into the radiator, replaced that hose, cleaned the area thoroughly, pulled out the air filter which was clogged with all kinds of weird stuff as if it had never been changed, then replaced that and sent us on our way. Not fixed. It over heated within five miles. We went back to the campground and called a different repair shop. This one specialized in big rigs. They said they could fit us in on Monday. So we took Sunday off and anticipated leaving on Monday afternoon.
Monday, June 11th, these “heavy duty” mechanics used their sophisticated equipment to diagnose the problem and then fix it. A faulty thermostat. Like the air filter, it was old and over-used. We thanked them, had lunch and drove away. Seventy-five miles later a different buzzer went off. This time it said there was low water. A major hose had burst because of the extra pressure from the new thermostat doing its job properly.
We sat in a safe spot off the highway near this sign from 3:00 till 7:30.
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