Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Finally, Light at the End of the Tunnel, Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yesterday, Monday, morning we had been instructed to move the motorhome to a parking area by the mechanical bays to have the propane tank sensor repaired.  A apparatus was connected with a hose to the propane tank from a distance from the motorhome.  The propane was turned on and the apparatus was ignited and the gas was burned off emptying the tank.  So we spent most of the day watching gas burn- what fun!!  By 2pm the flame was gone.  A technician removed the sensor probe made some adjustments and then replaced the probe- about a 5 minute job.  A driver came to the motorhome and drove out to a local propane dealer to refill the tank. 

This morning after eating breakfast Tom walked to the Service Center to see when we would be taken in to have the engine coolant leak checked out.  This was the last item to be dealt.  It was thought the problem was a loose clamp.  About 9:30am we were given the word to move into the bay.  The motorhome was put up on lifts and sure enough a the clamp was the problem.  After securing the clamp coolant was added and we were finally finished having work done.  By 11am our paper work was completed and we were on our way.

We drove east through Alabama to Chatanooga, Tennessee a little more than 200 miles and are in a Holiday Trav-L-Park for the night.  We are glad to be heading for home and are keeping our fingers crossed that we will not need to go back to Red Bay anytime in the near future.  When we left the Tiffin Campground it was filled and overflowing with people boondocking.