Friday, December 8, 2017
Woke up to 14 degrees this morning. Luckily, the wind was minimal, so didn’t feel too bad when I took Yuma for his first walk of the morning. He runs like the wind to warm up in his sweater. Without the corn, it looks desolate. Nothing to stop the winds during the winter out there.
Every Thursday, Dolly, Fergie and I go over to our youngest son, Jim’s house and have dinner with him, Sarah and our youngest grandson, Keaton. Dolly started doing this last winter while I was gallivanting around the southwest. We continued after I returned. Fergie and Dolly are all dressed up for dinner.
I mentioned in my last blog the generator didn’t start and made an appointment at Cummins to have them fix it. While talking with the receptionist, I asked what all they did at their shop. She said everything except glass and tires, so I now have a shop nearby that will fix anything on the MH.
So, I had them fix the generator, fix the steps that would stick all the time and fix the generator remote switch inside the cab. It was not working at all so I was having to open up the generator panel and use the switch on the generator to start it each time which was a hassle.
As I thought, the generator was fine, but the negative cable had rusted and was loose along with several other wires. They replaced the bad wiring and serviced the generator. The steps needed a good dose of rust penetrating lubricant. Now everything works great! The total cost was $502.28, most of it labor.
I have one more item to take care of before the MH is ready to go. The rear dual tires are only four years old, but they have cracks in the sidewalls. I will call the tire shop tomorrow and have them checked out before driving 4400 miles this winter. Don’t want tire problems.
See you later.