Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Here we go again.

Yes you guessed it, another problem. We were on our way to Oklahoma City yesterday and the coach overheated spraying coolant everywhere. We got a tow, for free, to town and it's being looked at today. We don't think there's any damage to the engine but we wanted to be sure. This is getting old very quickly and we're debating on whether or not to just pack it in, sell the coach, and try something new. It's all just too much when we can only drive 50 miles before another problem arises, and they're not major problems thank goodness but problems none the less. We were pondering whether or not all these are 'signs' trying to tell us something....

UPDATE: Josh got his tooth fixed today! whoo! We went for a walk to find something to eat for lunch and saw a place called "My Dentist" that looked promising. We went inside to inquire about costs, etc and they were able to take Josh in right away to do an xray and see if an extraction was necessary. Come to find out all they needed to do was a little work on the tooth and put in a resin filling (which basically made him a new tooth) and it only took 30 min. We also got a call from Chevy and the preliminary diagnosis may be a temp gauge but they'll know more later when they have a chance to really look it over. We've been able to talk to many of our fellow Rvers thru the escapees forum and it seems like we're not alone with our recent mishaps. I think we'll keep moving and see where life takes us....

7 comments:

Fab Grandma said...

Hang in there, it will get better. My husband and I sold our house and all our stuff in Aug 2000, and moved into a 32 ft travel trailer, with dreams of seeing the country. In Jan 2001, he was diagnosed with cancer in his mouth. He is ok now, but the treatments took months and all of our savings. We also wondered if all our sceptical friends and family were right, but...
7 years later, we have been work camping every year, in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. And, we are realizing the dream of our lives, and going to work for the National Park Service at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon this summer. We will get to live inside the national park fro 6 months!

Keep laughing, and follow your dreams. There are nay-sayers everywhere who can suck the joy out of every thing if you let them.

Anonymous said...

just wanted to drop you a quick note, installing fresh tires on race bike tonight and am prepping for the texas race. Happy to hear that the towel is not thrown in just yet on your adventure. I hope to see ya'll in the great state of texas in a couple of days.

Dusty said...

Hey guys. Don't bail out because you are working out a few kinks right now. All of your hard work would be spoiled. If it was easy everyone would do it.

Dan & Teri Gregg said...

Hey, this is not a negative sign. You are learning how to deal with minor problems. All of this will help you as you continue your rv life. There are many folks that you can call if you run into something you think that you can not figure out. The more you use this coach, the more reliable it will become. Yall just hang on and persavere.
Dan

Sharon said...

Josh'n'Kelly...see,when all you can see is the grey clouds and feel like throwing in the towel, wonderful people come along and bring rays of sunshine and hope. You WILL look back on this and laugh one day...No regrets! Thanks Fab, Anon,Dusty, Dan & Teri for the inspiration. Great to hear you were able to save your tooth. The fairy will have to come another day! :o) Love ya both...Your cheering section from Colorado..Mom & Dad

YourMother said...

Josh and Kelly,
Just when you think you can't go on anymore, Mr. Dentist comes around to make you feel better. :-)
If you decide to stop now, how are we going to travel the country and see the wonderful things you see? Although you may feel overwhelmed at times, while these little kinks are worked out, things will get better each day. And just think of the book you could write!! Hmmm have I mentioned another book idea to you two?? LOL Ok, so I see you as authors/photographers! Ok, maybe just a joke book about RV maintainence. LOL You WILL laugh when you think about these things years from now! Love and miss you. Mom from NH

bigdemon said...

Don't give up so easy,if you get another truck an trailer you have to learn all the quirks of the "new" vehicles, at least with the one you have you already know the basics, and are familiar with your rv's layout. Remember that the previous owners probably didn't use that rv as extensively as you do. Happiness is a journey not a destination, your home will always be here and your dreams will always be out there, it may appear to be bad luck, maybe its life telling you to take the harder path. If life gives you lemons, buy some bourbon mix 'em and drink till its funny or until you pass out. Look at the people you've met that you never would have known otherwise. Welcome to friggin paradise!