Gettysburg to Harrisburg....and STUCK!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Just a quick post to make sure everyone has found the new blog. Stu and I are still in PA. We had a great time in Gettysburg with my getting to meet many of Stu's friends as well as getting out to see some of the local area. Great riding weather, visited the Harley dealer (big surprise), ate out too much, enjoyed too much ice cream (is there such a thing?) and finally hit the road yesterday to head to Highland, NY to meet up with my youngest stepdaughter and her family.

Thus the fun began...we knew we were having intermittent turn signal problems but thought it was corrected. This was the third time Stu had attempted to repair the issue so when it went out again and left us with no directionals we knew we needed to find a truck store in Harrisburg where we could get a new unit.

Managed that fairly easily, a TA service store headed us to a local spot to pick up the switch. Got it installed and proceeded to blow another fuse. Okay, so that was the tip of the iceberg. More troubleshooting, several fuses blown, umbilical cord to the trailer seemed like it might be an issue so we headed to the closest RV shop to pick up a new one. Of course by this time it's 4 pm and we know we aren't going to make it to NY today.

After getting the parts we head to Harrisburg East Campground and get settled for the night. Several more hours, cord is rebuilt and the problem now appears to be on the Freightliner side. A badly crimped wiring harness may be the issue (a factory defect) but it will take work to release it to see. Hmmmmm.....time to call it a night.

Next morning Stu gets up early and starts backtracking the issue once more. He managed to get the wiring harness out of the area where it was crimped but the troubleshooting continued. By 11:30 we knew we had to extend another night. Sigh....

As I write this, Stu is still troubleshooting. I'll post updates in the next blog...someday we may finally make it to NY!!

Till next time - keep on rollin',


  1. I just wanted to say Hi to you two! I'm so, so happy for you.

  2. We have spent a ton of money on our truck this summer, too. First one thing, then another, finally get it fixed, then the refrigerator went out. can't get anyone to fix it until we leave the North Rim in mid-October. But I still love my life as a fulltimer!

  3. I found you.

    Electrical problems can sure be hard to solve, especially when they are intermittent. Our left turn signal on the toad doesn't work when the motorhome left turn is turned on- sometimes. And then sometimes it does work. I think I'll have the diode that is before the light bulb checked but the intermittent situation may make it pretty hard to find a solution.

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  5. I guess if you have to be stuck, Gettysburg is a good place to be. We loved riding in PA near that area. I am glad you have someone to share your adventures with now. You deserve to be happy.


  6. Welcome to your new blogspace! It looks nice! I lived in Maryland for 15 years, so I know that area well. Gettysburg is one of my favorite places. See ya down the road!

  7. Donna & Stu, i'm so glad that you have found each other. I'm looking forward to folowing your adventures together. Good Luck!!

    Stu, i read your blog, still wiping my tears for you. I'm sorry for your loss and look forward to getting to know you better.

    The poem Lin loved, is truly amazing and says it all. What a wonderful way to be remembered.

  8. Hi Donna. Was surffin' around the RV blogs this morning and ran across your "old" site. Had to laugh and comment because as I scrolled down and you were talking about the weather in White Sulpher Springs around the 1st, I thought, "Wow, she was there when we were!". I realized after I read a bit that you'd been workkamping there. Anyway, after looking at the group of 4 photos you posted on the 1st, I realized that our coach and car with kayaks on top, is the one in front of the one you are standing by (lower left photo). Anyway, just had to comment. Good Luck and I'll be checking in from time to time just to see how you guys are doing.

  9. We're here with you! Have a great life together.


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