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.