I woke at 6:45 a.m., and decided I could stay in bed for another 15 minutes. I'm not a morning person. Open my eyes to a noise on the phone. It's 10 a.m. Checkout at 11:00. Rush, Rush, Rush. Phew, out in time.
Decided that I'd go up to I40 for a spell. It's too hot to get out on the back roads to see anything, and it's very hard to find RV parks or state parks as they are not marked on the side roads. It was a stroke of good luck. I was close so it was only a few moments when I realized that my air (you know, the air conditioner I spent $1250 to fix last week) wasn't working. I saw a sign that said Conley--I know that it is a fairly good size town. I saw car dealerships on a road running parallel to I40. One was a Dodge. I took the next exit and pulled in. They would look at it, but I had to leave the trailer somewhere. There was an isolated road in back of the dealership about a mile away. That was my only option. So, I drove there, unhitched and left it wondering if I'd ever see it, again.
They diagnosed the problem (sounds like the last guy mixed the wires up and it was shorting out) and said it would take about three hours. It was less than that; I don't know how much. Anyway, $430+ later I'm on my way. Should I drive or should I try to go back to the KOA which I didn't like except that it had a pool? I decided I was too tired and hot to do anything so I called and they had a spot. I haven't eaten a thing all day. On the way back to the campground I see a Wendy's sign. I'll go there, hoping I can find a place big enough to park the truck and trailer so I can run in. I did. Pulling out, there was a little pipe in the ground for apparently no reason, and I found it. I got out and looked. The pipe wasn't damaged, but there is some minor damage to the the trailer. I had the Jayco for eight years and never got a scratch. I swear. This is the trailer from hell. I've been wanting something to take a picture of:
Well after posting this picture, I got some VERY sad news about my nephew that makes all this dribble seem so stupid to even be writing about. Made me realize just how life can seem so unfair.