For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Sep 30, 2016

Durango to Santa Fe

I was up early and getting hitched at record speed this morning. everything was just going so smoothly until...I went to hook the break to the back of the truck. I knew things were too good to be true. It was broken in half. A couple of men in the park were watching me as I tried to strip the wire and put electrical tape on it until I could get somewhere to get it fixed--they both said, "Ah, that's nothing to worry about. You'll never lose the trailer." I smiled and thought otherwise. I started to feel sick last night and woke in the middle of the night with a doozy of a sore throat and nosebleed. Ah, just what I need and this was all I needed.

I had no idea how far the nearest RV Repair place was. I was concerned--there are a lot of fairly steep grades between Durango and Santa Fe. I looked up and I thought I was seeing things. There was a white pickup truck that said MOBILE RV REPAIR big as life not 25 feet from me and the guy was getting in and was ready to leave. Susan was coming out of the bathrooms which were close and I was yelling at him to stop and then yelling at Susan to stop him. Fortunately, we caught him. He was very nice and was willing just to charge me for the bolt, but I insisted on paying him for a service call.

He came over and he put a tiny u-bolt on it--done!! I paid him and off we went. The only other thing newsworthy is that my electric heater quit. Susan tripped on it, but all wires seemed to be fine. I'll have to pick up another one--I want the same kind. The thermostat really works and I don't hear it go on and off. I tried the furnace. The A/C came on with the furnace--have to figure that one out (I'll see if I have the manual or download it from the web), but at least it made the bathroom warm. I hate both--too much noise.

Route 550 and 25 between Durango and Albuquerque have to be the most boring roads in the west. Fortunately, I had an audiobook. I was glad to get here (and unhitching went smoothly). I'm hoping I'm feeling better so we can get into Santa Fe. I know Susan is looking forward to it.

No pictures from today.


  1. "Never lose the trailer" - I cannot believe how ignorant people are about towing. I wouldn't think of moving the trailer without the brake in place. Like the guy we met the other day, he was talking about some cracks in the tires on his motorhome but the tread looks really good. The tires are already seven years old. Jim tried to tell him it was time to get new ones but he figures they are good for a while longer. Now you just need to get to feeling better so you can explore with Susan. Jim got really sick yesterday, we're thinking some of the seafood he ate wasn't good. And he's still not feeling real good today so we're just kind of taking it easy today.

  2. It's a good thing your smarter than those men. But then women usualy are. What better luck than to have the mobile repair there at just that time.

    But I sure hope you are feeling better and can get on with your fun times with Susan.

  3. Thanks Jo. i'm afraid I missed some comments. I haven't been on the computer since I got home. Hope all is well with you.


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