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Relaxing with friends and RV Warranty Work


Sunday - Monday, October 201 -22, 2012 

We decided to just hang out and relax on Sunday.  We did manage to walk a 3 mile round trip to a craft fair.  That adventure was more about the walk, not so much about the fair.  We had a nice dinner of BBQ chicken made by the Grille Master Don.

Monday morning we were up by 6:30 am so we could get ready to leave for our RV Warranty appointment.  We said our good byes to Roe and were on our way to which is about 20 miles north on I 17.

The RV repair place is a very small operation.  They only have one RV bay for RV work.  Their dirt RV yard was littered with big RVs everywhere.  We were a little apprehensive to say the least.  We gave our list to the service guy which said that they would have the unit ready by the end of the day.  He did warn us that if we needed parts it would be days to maybe weeks to get them.  That is the story everywhere we have been though.  We have a broken ladder, an AC unit that is making noise, and the closet doors do not stay in the bottom track when traveling.

The service bay is the open wood structure in the back.

Patty and I took the opportunity to get some shopping done.  We also went to a bike store that sold folding bikes.  We weren't necessarily going to buy a folding bike but wanted to see and sit on one, which we got to do.  The costs were much more than we wanted to spend though. We also went to the outlet shops that were close to the RV shop and did some shopping for clothes.  We really do not need clothes, but we have found that what we wear now is different than what we have.  So we got just a few things that more match our life now.  Now we need to get rid of stuff in the RV that we are not wearing.

As expected, when we went back to get the RV nothing had been fixed.  However, they have a list of the parts they need to fit the stuff on the RV.   They still need to contact the manufacturer in Indiana to find out how long the parts will take to get to them.  Because of the 3 hour time difference they need to do this before 2 pm.  Our plans are to be coming back this way mid next week so we could return then for this work if the parts can get here by then.  If not, we may opt for the parts being shipped to Florida where we will be next month.

We got back on the road by a little before 5 pm to go 50 miles south west to our RV Park for the next couple of days.  We were going to go back through Phoenix during rush hour and into the sun as it sets.  We always like to get to our site before dark and this trip it was going to be close. We arrived at the Destiny RV Park in Goodyear AZ just about 6 pm and the sun had just set.  It was still light enough to get set up without a flashlight.  

The site is a pull through but still too small to put our truck and the RV on it.  I tried to put the truck next to the RV before the slides were out.  That was a mistake as the truck was way too close to the RV slide.  Patty started to put them out when we both heard the slide contact the truck rear fender.  The truck fenders are plastic and the area of the slide that made contact is flexible so no real damage to either. Whew!!

We got set up and made hamburgers for dinner.  After dinner we decided to hit the heated pool and spa.  We had the place all to ourselves.  It was great ending for the day relaxing in the spa and looking at the stars.

The pool at the RV park.  Nice!

Wooden Indian in front of the pool.

Tomorrow we plan to hang at the pool and do laundry.

Stay tuned!

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