Thurs. Day 23
Today was a day to take care of some domestics. While we waited at the Laundromat for the laundry to be done, Jim made some phone calls to see if we could get the motor home checked out before we were ready to leave Reno tomorrow. He contacted the service manager at the local GM dealership, one that specializes in big trucks. They were very busy, but when Jim explained our situation he agreed to look at it. We took it in right after lunch and spent the next two hours sitting in the waiting room for the diagnosis. The news wasn’t good. We needed a new fuel pump. With installation it would cost about $1100. Our bubble had finally burst. The service manager did suggest that we might be able to find a better deal on the pump if we could pick it up ourselves. We brought the rv back to the park for the night and we’ll be up very early in the morning to take it back to the service centre. The gas tank will need to be dropped and the old pump removed in order to get a part number. Then we can look for a replacement.
Rather than sit and fret about all of this, we hopped on the bike and went to the State Fair. Being “old” we got in for free! Bonus! We watched the Wild West Show and a couple of “gun fights” and strolled through the midway. Again we were surprised by the poor attendance. Everyone blames it on the economy, yet if you take a look around this RV Park it’s plain to see that not everyone is suffering.
Sorry to hear that you’ve had such trouble with the RV. I hope that’s the end of it.
You’re right that when you look around a RV park, there is not much sign of a weak economy. Attendance at the places you’ve visited may be down because of the weather, mid-week travel, travel at the end of August when folks are getting home and getting kids ready for school, or many other reasons.
The nice thing is that you’re not being bugged by crowds, and you’re getting in free or for low cost. Membership in the 55+ group has its advantages.