Thursday, May 16, 2019

And the Beat Goes On.

We returned from Mexico on April 8th.  We were going to replace the useless 1000 watt inverter with a 2000 watt inverter. We also asked RV World to submit our entertainment center for replacement under warranty. We played 2 CDs on it and it quit. So we pulled into their remote parking site and I opened the windows to get a breeze. The bedroom window exploded into a thousand pieces. So I asked them to submit it for warranty. It was denied by Forest River. I then called Forest River and complained. They decided to send a replacement window, but I would have to pay to have it replaced. So not right, but what can you do when getting back on the road is your primary goal.

When we were in Iowa, Camping World said the window needed to be replaced because it was hard to open and wouldn't latch in the open position. We decided to put it off until we got to Arizona. Camping World in Mesa wouldn't even look at it for 6 weeks. So we waited until we got to Yuma. RV World fiddled with it and we could open the window and latch it in the up position. No replacement needed. How did we do? Four months later the window exploded into a thousand pieces. Forest River refused to warranty it. I will never buy another Forest River product.

I think my next trailer will be a used trailer. All the problems should be fixed. 🌝🌝🌝

It took four weeks to get the new window and an hour to install it. The 2000 watt inverter was installed and didn't work. Another three days to get the parts and get it fixed. Oh the joys of full time RV living.

Our time in Yuma was pleasant. The weather was warm. 102 degrees warm, but mostly in the 80s and low 90s. We had friends to visit with. We were able to visit with John and Linda Wilde who we met a couple of years ago on RVillage and live in Yuma for the winter. Several of our friends from El Golfo, Mexico were staying at Yuma Lakes RV Resort and so we were able to visit with them. Then, of course, there was the inevitable exploring for places to eat. The American Veterans post became our favorite place, especially for breakfast.

Check out the prices on the menu. The coffee is free.

I loved the biscuits and gravy, but I started getting a half order because a full order was too big. So $2.00 plus one egg for 50 cents. I don't understand why this place doesn't have a waiting line stretching around the building. It is open to the public. It gets even better. A glass of wine is $2.25 and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM draft beers are $1.00. Hold on then there is Karaoke three nights a week and live country music three nights a week. We spent a lot of evenings at the Am Vets.

Dancing to the country band at the Am Vets. These old folk know how to have a good time.

Julieanna's Patio Cafe in Yuma was one of our favorite lunch places. I love the birds. When it wasn't too hot we would sit outside right beside the birds. The food is terrific too.

Now that everything is fixed, we are on the road headed home. We do occasionally stay in a rest area or a Walmart, but our favorite places are Harvests Hosts.

Hangar 25 Air Museum, Big Spring, Texas

Hangar 25 Air Museum, Big Spring, Texas

Tennessee Valley Winery, Loudon, TN.

Tennessee Valley Winery, Loudon, TN.
 We also like to stay at a Coast to Coast campground for two or three days in order to dump our tanks, take on water, plug in and take a soothing, longer than normal, shower.

Our campsite at Stoney Creek Resort, Greenville, Virginia.
Our trip so far. September 2018 to May 2019. Almost home.

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