Finding a reliable place to get repairs and service on an RV can be a challenge, especially when you are on the road and not familiar with who you can trust to do a good job at a fair price. It’s the reason we created our RV Good Guys guide to companies you can trust coast to coast. No business can purchase an ad in the guide, the only way they get included is if we have had personal experience with them, or if one of our readers recommend them.
It’s a well known fact among my friends and family that if you see me with a tool in my hand, something is about to get screwed up way more than it was before I decided to fix it. Most of the guys I know (and a lot of the women, too) have learned that the best thing they can do in such a situation is to take said tool away from me, try to distract me with candy or something shiny, and then to quickly complete the repair themselves. It’s just quicker and easier that way.
Our Winnebago was due for an oil change and lube job, so yesterday I had Michiana Mobile Lube come by and take care of it for me. I also had them change the oil in our Onan 7500 watt Quiet Diesel. It was quicker and easier than packing the motorhome up and driving to a shop and then sitting there waiting for them to get to us. And they do an excellent job. I’d feel comfortable recommending them to anyone.
Terry and Chris Yust left for their girls’ day out around 11 a.m. and after answering e-mail I spent some time going over the Power Point presentations for my seminars next week at Escapade. I’m scheduled to give five seminars at the rally; Highway History and Back Road Mystery, Living Well Off The Grid, The Frugal RVer, Fulltimer FAQs, and The Reluctant RVer. If you’re at Escapade, I hope you’ll come to one of the seminars, or stop by our vendor booth and say hello.
About the time I was finishing with the Power Points, my friend Sharon Del Rosario came by for a visit. I can’t remember when we last had time to just sit and talk without all of the distractions of a rally or an RV event of some kind.
After Sharon left I worked on my new Big Lake book and got a lot of writing done. I think by the time Terry and Chris got back home, I had cranked out a couple thousand words.
Today we have some chores to run, and I have to start printing out copies of our different RV guides to sell at our vendor booth at the rally, and we want to stop at RV Parts Nation to see about a new Splendide washer/dryer combo. Terry is getting really tired of hauling our dirty clothes to the laundromat.
Elkhart Campground has really filled up in the past few days, but it will start thinning out again soon. Some of our friends are leaving today and tomorrow to go to the fairgrounds in Goshen for early parking and Terry and I will go in on Sunday. We’re looking forward to seeing everybody there!
Don’t forget to sign up for this week’s Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Judy Howard’s Going Home With A Cat And A Ghost. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – When things go wrong, don’t go with them.