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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

I slept well last night, my final night in the Chattanooga Camping World campground. After walking BoBo, I headed up to the store to talk to the service folks about getting some work done. Long story short, they were booked until next week which wasn't going to work for me. In addition, they don't do any engine work, I would have to see a Ford dealer. Okay, no problem...I'll get the work done in Elkhart, IN while I'm there and I proceeded to get the phone number for my local Ford dealer.

Oh-oh, they don't work on motorhomes of any size. Their bays just aren't large enough. So I proceeded to call an retired trucker friend of mine. He told me he ran into that as well with a friend's Class C. (He called me later with the name of someone close to home that might be able to take a look at it for me. I'll call them tomorrow.)

The ride home was uneventful. The motorhome did very well through the mountains outside Chattanooga....thanks to the Banks system on the Triton V-10 engine. Not a blip.... As I rolled into Sparta I pulled into our local Wal-Mart to do some shopping. I needed a few groceries and had a few things I wanted to pick up (more throw rugs, floor mats for the front of the truck, a sunshade for the windshield, etc). Found an out of the way parking spot, fired up the generator and headed off shopping. Found everything I needed and then some (the usual story ).

From there I headed home, taking it slow on the tight curves that lead to my house. Before I left I asked my neighbor if he would trim the branches hanging over my driveway. He had done so, thank goodness, and I had no problem pulling up the drive to my garage. I found a spot that didn't require leveling (still having issues figuring out the "combination" to getting that perfected), got out and stood back in awe. This was my new home now sitting in the driveway of my soon to be old home.

Let the adventure begin!

Till next time - keep on rollin',


  1. The company that makes most of the motorhome windshield covers has a good one that goes on the outside of the rigs based on the Ford cutaway vans. It is white leatherette and fastens on by hooking over the top of the doors on each side with a sewen in magnet at the bottom of each door side. I have used them before and bought another for mine. Camping World should have them.

  2. I just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and have spent several hours reading all of the old entries...what a saga! And I am so happy for you that you have found and purchased your new RV and that you will have a contract on your house soon after all of the twists and turns that you have been through.

    I am also a single woman RVer, not full-time, but enough time to love it and wanting to do more. I will learn lots from you as you move ahead in this new phase of your life.

    Thanks for sharing...Include some photos when you can.


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