Our time finally came a close here at Red Bay, Alabama. They finished up with our cap rails and the next day they were painted causing us to spend one last night before heading on down the road. They did a great job on the cap rails and the paint job was exceptional as the colors match nearly perfectly. We will miss our new friends Greg and Chris but we traded contact information while vowing to stay in touch.
The next morning we planned to leave Tiffin Motorhomes however our front A/C unit decided to quit working. We couldn't believe it as we were more than ready to hit the road.. I read about our Coleman A/C and pretty much surmised it was either the start capacitor of the blower motor and after watching a UTube video on each I figured I could handle this task. But before doing so I sauntered over to the Tiffin maintence bays and consulted with a technician who told me a few tricks to getting the motor out.
Off to the Tiffin store I first bought a start capacitor and installed it after cutting power to the A/C unit. I tried to start the A/C but got nothing but the same hum. Back on top of the roof I took out the motor and went back into the Tiffin store. where I bought a blower motor and a squirrel cage. I needed the squirrel cage since mine was cracked which I noticed after I took out the motor. After about 1.5 hours of putting all back together we were in luck and the A/C worked perfectly.
We had a good stay here in Red Bay and had some great work done by the technicians and I was able to repair lots of things on my own with the Tiffin parts store onsite . One funny story I forgot to share was when I was in a welding bay having a frame weld repaired. After repairing the weld the tech told me I was done and could pull my slides back in. As I began the retraction of the slides I head the tech yell for me to stop!I thought he left something under the bay but then I saw another tech come out from under the slide and he looked up at me and said “You about squashed me skinny!” We all shared a good laugh over that.
Once the air conditioner was working, we packed up our RV and drove over to the Tiffin wash bay since we really needed to wash the RV and towed before departing. Another hour passed and with a clean RV and car we finally left Red Bay after 10 days . We drove a whopping 35 miles northeast where we pulled into Tuscumbia, Alabama. We plan to spend three nights to explore this area ...
P.S. Of course it rained in the middle of the night after washing our vehicles but the good news is that the rain heralded a cold front which brought temperatures down from the 90's to the high 70's and that was a welcome relief!