Monday, February 27, 2017
My location: Eight miles West of Bouse, Arizona just off Plomosa Drive
When I woke up this morning, it was overcast and windy. Forecast calls for rain this afternoon.
The clouds were dark when I took Yuma for a walk. Read my blogs, had breakfast and at 9 a.m. I called Bob Drummer of Bob’s Generator in Quartzsite. I gave him the symptoms and he said he could get me in at 2:30 to determine the problem.
When I got the RV stuck in the ditch a few days ago, I cracked the long wooden pole that I had attached to the the hitch insert at the rear of the MH. This wooden pole is used to attach the netting from the Jeep to the MH to keep rocks from bouncing up and hitting the Jeep.
That wooden pole was originally a MacGyver job, so my fix should be a MacGyver fix. The other day, I found a piece of wood exactly the same size. I cut a couple of short lengths and then pulled out my trusty duct tape and sandwiched the cracked piece with the two short pieces and Voila! Repaired and ready to be used for another 6000 miles.
Soon after completing my work, it started to rain. It was still raining when I left for Quartzsite at 1:30. I left the Jeep at the site with all the other stuff I had outside.
Bob was waiting when I got there and he opened up the door to the generator and pushed the button. Darn if it didn’t start. Did this several times and it started each time. A little strained, but started.
He said because of its age I should continue to use it till it stops starting and then bring it back. He said, it is probably the starter but can’t be sure as long as it starts and to get to the starter he would have to take the generator out. Big bucks!
He did adjust the carburetor because it was running a little lean. Said that had nothing to do with starting though. He didn't charge me anything. That was nice.
Came back to the site and it was still raining. Put my TV Dish out and my Internet booster antenna out – all this in the rain.
Got the TV going, dinner done and now it is time to watch Bates Motel. Another of Dolly’s favorite shows that just started up for the Spring season. Good night to watch TV.
See you later.