Just returned from the Glacier/Waterton Hamfest at Glacier Meadows Campground, 16 miles West of East Glacier, MT.
Dry camping in the meadow.
800 to 900 mile round trip.
Found out there is a water leak behind the water panel, and 6 other minor problems, but absolutely NO major problems!
No blown tires.
The V10 engine ran great, even in the 90 to 100 degree heat.
The Jeep followed along behind just like it should.
No transmission problems.
It was simply a great trip.
Tomorrow, I take the coach to the dealer, and I'll find out if the "extended warranty" is really any good, or if they will find excuses to deny coverage for the little problems I found.
CM1, USN (RET)
2002 Fleetwood Southwind 32V, Ford V10
Toad: 2006 Jeep Rubicon LJ
Other toad: '06 PT Cruiser, Kar Kaddy dolly
Toy: 1977 Dodge W100 CC SWB, 3/4 ton axles & springs
"When seconds count, help is only minutes away!"
2005 Newmar 34' Kountry Star, 8.1L W22, Blue Ox 10K, Honda Pilot, Bijon Shitzu (Sassy) dash dog, Two teenage boys..we get around ! Nine Provinces, Two Territories, 47 States, Northern Mexico... so far..
Wow. I had to look that up on the web. I thought, "Wow, a festival devoted to ham. Sounds like fun!" Instead, I just learned another area of my own ignorance. That's what I love about the forum. I learn about new things everyday.
Glad to hear everything went good,
Your always going to have some minor issues with just about any MH. Just part of MH ownership lol. Hopefully your dealer will go through the list and fix the problems for you.
I want to scream. Last trip someone hit our toad. Four thousand dollars and a week away from doing what we hoped would be a relaxing vacation. Air went out on coach 1 week at Factory. Got to go back for some other things too.
Trip before they put 30 quarts of oil in the coach and lost dipstick seal and damaged grill, didn't plug in the coach and ruined refrigerator full of groceries. Guy that changed the oil from that mess used a strong cleaner and hard brush and scratched up back of the coach and destroyed the plating and paint on the Roadmaster hitch before I could stop him Lost another week then and about 4000 extra out of pocket. Last year I forget. Every year before at least 1 week and one trip to factory usually two. Oh they put five qts too much oil in 010 slung it all over.
I'm taking a Priest with us in two weeks to bless the coach. Everything should be perfect on this thing now.
Sounds wonderful. Love those kinds of trips. It always seems to be "something". Looks like you got away with it.... This time....
4 whopping cylinders on Toyota RV's. Talk about great getting good MPG. Also I have a very light foot on the pedal. I followed some MPG advice on Livingpress.com and I now get 22 MPG! Not bad for a home on wheels.
Well, it WAS a great area, when I was growing up in Hungry Horse. Back then, there were lumber mills, plywood mills, logging, the aluminum plant, etc. To put it simply, LOTS of jobs.
Now, Hungry Horse is mostly a tourist trap, as is a sizable portion of the rest of the Valley. I can stand to visit for a couple of days, and that's enough!
We're about 200 miles away from finishing up a 2,000 mile trip, and today we had our first "disaster". The light bulb burned out in the fridge. Fortunately, the local Walmart had one on hand, or we might not have been able to find anything to eat in there! Not bad for a 17 year old rig...