Thursday, October 13, 2011

Repairs done… back to the lake

2011-07-27 NC State and bike ride 023

We took the motorhome over to Raleigh, NC to a freightliner dealer to have them look at our leaking front axle seal which needed to be taken care of. Of course the time of our appointment had us driving over to Raleigh just before 9:00 am in a driving rain storm… sigh. Traffic was pretty heavy but it was at least moving.

We got to the Tri-Point Truck Center northeast of Raleigh around 9:30 am and it rained the whole way. The rain was still pelting us as we disconnected the toad and checked in with the service manager. The service guy said he would call when they knew something for sure but it might be a while. So we packed an overnight bag (just in case) and headed south to check out a few more RV parks in the area… man there just aren’t many very nice RV parks in this part of North Carolina.

2011-07-27 NC State and bike ride 022Since we were near where our daughter works we stopped by and informed her we may need to spend the night if her roomies would let us, otherwise we needed to find a hotel for the night… or two or three. Then the service guy called and said that the motorhome repairs might be done by 4:00 pm but that the hydraulic switch on the recall notice wouldn’t be done till the next day. So we checked with our daughter and she said the roomies were cool with us spending the night at their place. This meant we needed to go to the grocery store and buy some food to cook dinner for the ladies.

When we use to visit back when our daughter played softball we always cooked a big meal for the ladies so we know these ladies can eat. We bought a couple of pork tenderloins and some potatoes, onions and carrots and put together a succulent roasted pork tenderloin dinner with veggies and some southern corn bread. I don’t know where all the food went but it was pretty much devoured.

2011-07-30 Shenandoah State Park 038The next morning we got the call that said our repairs would be completed by noon. We left our daughters and got to the service center by 1:30 pm. We went in and paid our share of the bill (a little of $110) as our Good Sam Warranty paid the remainder (YAYYY) Thank you Good Sam!!! We have only good things to say about the Tri-Point Truck Center and whole heartedly recommend them if you are in the Raleigh area in need of repairs. Very professional shop!

Now we are back at Jordan Lake State Rec area for the next 4 or 5 days and then our plan is to head south to Myrtle Beach, SC for a week or more… We are ready to get back to our everyday full-timer lifestyle!!!


  1. Isn't it such a great relief when the job is done and done right. So glad these guys were so professional and got you back on the road in a timely manner. Safe travels.

  2. You really should visit Huntington Beach State Park, just south of Myrtle Vegas. There is a Moorish style castle there that was home of Anna Hyatt Huntington, a sculptor. Across the highway is Brookgreen Gardens which is filled with her sculpture. The beach is pristine, there are great bike paths. I can't get enough of it!

  3. Yes it's nice to get the repairs done and feel good about paying the bill at the same time.

  4. Oops....I forgot the links
    They have a nice campground. The sites on the back loop are the most private with #127 being the best, but that loop does not have sewer hookup.

  5. Having lived near Raleigh for most of my life, I agree with you about the area having very limited rv parks. I also agree with kimbrell about Huntington Beach State Park just south of Myrtle. It's a smaller CG but not as crowded. I'm glad you could spend a little more time with your daughter. Safe travels.

  6. Now that's a repair bill I could love. Guess I'd better look into Good Sam's extended warranty.

    Make it another vote for Huntington Beach. Also try Hunting Island in SC. Both great but different state parks.

  7. Gald you were able to get the repairs done in a nice timely fashion and have a good visit with you daughter at the same time.

    Kevin and Ruth

  8. Glad you got the repairs completed!! That is always a good feeling. :-)
    I bet the girls enjoyed the home cooked meal.

  9. Good to hear the repair job went smoothly. Now on with the travels.