Still sleeping in shifts. Woke up at 12:30 and went through waking and sleeping periods throughout the night. Not really tired this morning, but it does make for a long night.
After breakfast at around 11:30, nothing had happened with the RV, so I decided to head into Camping World in Mesa about an hour away. Purpose is to pick up a portable waste tank and a water bladder.
Not sure how long we'll be here and the black tank is nearly full and we're down to 15% water. Got to do something. I went to Camping World and they had the waste tank but were out of the water bladders. I bought the smallest waste tank they had because they are very expensive. I bought a 18 gallon tank, the smallest they had for $125 using Good Sam discount, regularly $185. The larger ones ran as high as $300.😧 It's expensive to move s**t around.😀
Got back home at 3 o'clock and saw feet poking out from under the White Lion.And an oil pan and engine crankshaft bearing.😨 Glad to see they are finally working on the motorhome but fearful of what they found.
The young man under the RV directed me to Steve when I started asking questions, so I went in to get the news I've so long waited for.
To make a long story short since most of you could care less about engines, Steve had the oil pan pulled to check for metal debris or other unwanted stuff in the bottom of the pan. Other than very syrupy oil and sludge, there wasn't anything really bad in there. Thankfully no metal engine parts.😂
He went on and had the a crankshaft bearing and one piston bearing disconnected to see if they were damaged. Luckily, no damage.
Things are definitely looking up! No engine damage, so Steve had ordered a new oil pan gasket and a new oil pump. I finally asked Steve if he had a timeline for completed repairs.😀 He said the parts should be here tomorrow morning and they should have it back together tomorrow afternoon and hopefully it starts with oil pressure and no check engine light.
Steve still doesn't know what failed to cause our problem, but suspects the oil pump. If that's the problem, a new oil pump is the solution.
I won't say we will be our way Wednesday around noon, but it is a possibility. Too many ifs to make a real plan, but hoping. Enough positive hope to pull the NY strip steaks out of the near empty fridge to celebrate.😋
I noticed a water hose in the garage near enough to the White Lion to hook a hose to, so I asked Steve if we could take water for the White Lion. No problem with him so we now have 50 gallons of water to work with. Don't need a water bladder urgently now.😊
We're resting while watching NCIS and I must say Nick and I feel better about the future of the White Lion. Maybe we won't need to rent a U-Haul to pack and drive home.😅
Thanks for your good thoughts and stopping by.
Things are looking up. You have water and water problems solved. Hopefully, the oil pump comes in today early enough for them to start working on it today. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Yep. Looking up. I hope they are right about getting parts fast. Don't need two more weeks waiting for parts.Delete
That is great news! I've been stressed and I'm not even there. Getting more is a relief. Can you return the waste tank if you don't use it? Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jim. I had to dump the solar panels to save weight when engine quit 😀 I'll keep the waste tote. Never know. May need it yet.Delete
Things are at least moving in the right direction! Hope that fixes your engine problems. Still got fingers crossed that things go good for you guys.ReplyDelete
Some last stop adventure. I remind myself this makes for memories, like jumping out of perfectly good ✈️.Delete
We both seem to have a bit of good luck!! I'm doing a crazy good luck dance for you. Glad you got water ... that's one big step. If it gets fixed, I'd probably take the waste tank back too. At least you'll get your monies worth when you dump!!! Congrats ..... so far anyway!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy. We're moving forward. Think I'll just keep the waste tank. May just come in handy yet.Delete
At about 18 lbs per gallon, you probably don't want much bigger! I have a 25 gallon blue boy and fill it up to around 20 gallon max and that is about my limit. (Of course at my sister's house I have to haul by hand from one side of the house to the other where the dump is)ReplyDelete
Thanks Dave. Glad I bought the small one. Probably never use but good to have.Delete
Sure hope the good news continues. ElvaReplyDelete
Me too. Tired of watching "One Day at a Time" reruns. Time to move on.Delete
Finally progress - YEA !!! I'm a bit surprised that no the White Lion did not set some code or alarm for low oil pressure.ReplyDelete
Me too. Luckily, a sensor knew and shut the engine down before it was destroyed. Sure hope a new oil pump solves the issue for good.Delete
Glad to hear the good news. If the WL had needed an Engine Rebuild you'd have been thumbing a ride home.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Thanks Rick. I really am attached to the White Lion and was worried I would lose it.Delete
Yay!! All good news!! 👍 sometimes it is just as thrilling to hear ISNT damaged right?ReplyDelete
Fingers still crossed for you for Wednesday but very glad they obliged with the water fill.
Thanks Patsy. I am very glad the engine doesn't appear to be hurt. Really worried about losing the Whie Lion. Just hope the part arrives quickly. Sure don't want another two week wait. Going to get hot soon.Delete
I really hope the good news continues and you'll soon be on your way! Hope you and Nick are able to enjoy your day today!ReplyDelete
Thank you Shirley. I won't believe it till we're outta here. I am feeling more confident though that we are near the end of this exciting side trip.Delete
Well, I've got my fingers crossed for you Doug because you definitely deserve an overdue happy face break:))ReplyDelete
A little late for this time, but maybe you should carry a heavy duty padlock and a few links of heavy chain to put in series with their lock, so you could come and go when they lock up. That assumes they use a chain to lock their gate. Most do. Home Depot also sells BlueBoy.ReplyDelete
Truly hoping you are out of there tomorrow and enjoying that steak somewhere down the road.ReplyDelete