Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Did we finally figure out what was wrong with our RV?

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The real question is - Did we finally figure what was wrong with our RV? We certainly hope so. After another 4 hours of labor we finally had a resolution as the Transwest in Frederick Colorado discovered that our problem was a bad ECM – Electronic Control Module. This wouldn’t bother me except that is exactly what I told the Freightliner shop in Albuquerque that I thought the problem was.

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Instead we were charged a thousand dollars to replace the ABS module which as it turned out was not the problem because when we got to Longmont we had the exact same problem. Albuquerque obviously misdiagnosed it. After leaving Colorado we are now down the road a bit in Wyoming and feel relieved as it seems as though maybe this time we are fixed. We feel cautiously optimistic but only time will tell.

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So how did we spend or last few days in Colorado? Well we received a Facebook message from a friend of ours who lives in Colorado that she and her family were visiting Keystone Colorado in a condo and would we like to join them there for the weekend. Well our answer was hell yes as we really needed a getaway. We wanted to go despite the fact we would be leaving Colorado the day we would get back with no concrete plan for where we would be going next. Ahhhh such is life as a spontaneous full-timer…

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We packed and hit the road out of Frederick Colorado for a two hour drive to Keystone. We took a scenic route off of the highway through a pleasant canyon and arrived in Keystone a few hours later. Our friends Steve and Nancy gave us the address to the condo and the key code to get in as they were watching their son (who has a twin sister) racing in the downhill mountain bike race called the Big Mountain Enduro.

After arriving we had a lunch we brought on the back patio which overlooked a beaver pond and the mountains of Keystone ski area. After lunch we found our way into town and met up with Steve and Nancy. We went with them to the finish line and after awhile we saw their son come past the line finishing stage 3 of the race. He was 20th in the expert group after moving up from the amateurs and seemed to be real happy with his race thus far.

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During the last leg though he crashed, suffered a bit of road rash and a had a flat but finished the race. Not the result he hoped for but he was happy with the overall outcome as he was able to finish the race and had he still been an amateur he would have reached the podium. It was fun to see and hear about his sport.  We went out to dinner to celebrate and enjoyed a great evening with our friends’ family as both the twins were at dinner with us.

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The next day we had to head  back so we bid our adieus and headed home. Along the way we drove back over Loveland pass and stopped for a few small strolls above tree line. Further down the road we drove into Golden Colorado so we just had to take the Coors Brewery Tour. The tour itself was self paced but it was really pretty fascinating and best of all it ended in the hospitality room where we were served three beers of our choice.

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We had a great weekend visiting our friends and enjoyed their hospitality We also had a great scenic drive in the mountains. The Coors tour was a perfect ending so this was indeed a great getaway from the stress of our repairs. When we arrived back at the RV we unpacked and readied for our departure from the beautiful state of Colorado the next morning..  We sincerely hope our electrical problems are finally behind us…

NOTE: We are now in Cheyenne Wyoming but will leave soon for Lingle Wyoming then on to Rapid City South Dakota…

4 comments:

  1. Lets hope you have that issue taken care of with your coach and you will be good for a while once again. Looks like a fun visit then topped off by a visit to Coor's brewery.

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  2. Fingers crossed the fix has solved your problem. Would be nice if repair “experts” sometimes listen to what we think might be the issue. Our getaway from Denver was to Breckenridge ... so nice to be in the mountains when the city is burning up with 97F temps.

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