Catching up again with two posts for the price of one. I'll start by saying that today was a great day, because I have lived to tell you about it! Otherwise, it was harrowing! Today the winds along I-40 were horrendous and scary, and we are very grateful to be safe and sound - finally - here at the Santa Fe KOA.
Yesterday morning we had to hang out in Oklahoma City for a while at MOTLEY RV Repair (M word number one). They were taking a look at our leveling system, which had a problem before we left Elkhart, Indiana and had supposedly been fixed. But no, there was still a problem, so we had to make this little stopover to visit with the folks at MOTLEY for about three hours. They were able to make a diagnosis, but the fix will require the replacement of a part that has to come from the MANUFACTURER (M word number two). Mind you this is a brandy-spanking new $2500 hydraulic leveling system folks, so needless to say we aren't "Happy Campers" about it. Anyway, these folks at MOTLEY were lovely and even gave us these nice MUGS when we left (M word number three). If you ever need RV Repair in Oklahoma City, go see them!
The man at the leveling MANUFACTURER is calling ahead to a service shop in Albuquerque to try to fix this leveling system issue while we are in Santa Fe for the next two weeks. I know that they are honorable people and proud of their product, and will stand behind it and get the problem fixed. But I really do wonder sometimes why things can't get done right the first time ....
We logged about 1500 MILES (M word number four) getting from Elkhart, Indiana back here to Santa Fe, NM over the past five days. We have learned that this is too many MILES and that we will from now on never clock more than 250-300 MILES in one day. Once we get going on our trip, we will allow for plenty of time between longer stopovers, and be totally flexible about delays if weather or whatever gets in the way. It doesn't matter if we are "late" getting somewhere - we've got the time.
N is for NICE to be back in Santa Fe for a couple of weeks so we can get our stuff into the RV and hopefully enjoy getting acquainted with it better and just living in it in for a bit. After a day like today, that's all I got!