John our rep at Velocity said we’d be good to go about 11. We walked the strip looking for breakfast but there were huge lineups. What does Casino Royal offer for breakfast? Subway, they do have a breakfast sub but we opted for a meatball sub that was good. We each doubled our $20 & cashed out. Walk back to get Bob, arrive at Velocity.
1108a: Renaldo, our tech is still at it
1242p: We’re so excited, Bailey is on the move. Nope, not done yet. Now waiting for Quality Control to do a road test
126p: Still waiting for the road test
149p: Back from the test drive. Bailey passed!! 🙂
151p: While waiting & waiting we went into their store and found a spring clip we’ve been looking for to replace ours that broke. Found it here for a mere 2.09, we bought an extra. Allan has it installed 🙂 John is at lunch so Allan hooks Bob up while we are waiting for him to return
Today’s delay was the engine error OC55, we’ve been getting. Turns out it’s the engine speed sensor. That replacement caused today’s delay.
243p: On the road again, finally. It’s been a long, stressful but fun two days
259p: We feel their pain! They are on a busy highway and have a safety vehicle. We only had a Sherriff drive by to ensure we were OK. My bet..they will not be waiting 7 hours for a tow
So nice to be on our way…
327p: Here we our, our home State for a few months. Maybe…
Today’s drive from Moapa to Lake Havesu is about 3-1/2h, circle check done, head down the street to hook up Bob. Off we go…
Not so FAST… Allan abruptly pulls over saying we’re too hot! The serpentine belt is no longer in one piece, there it is on the ground and fluid is leaking.
Allan on the phone with Coach Net, our road side protection folks
First time we had to use our triangles. Allan suited up, with his, free to him from 407 ETR when we got their transponder. At least we are safely off the road.
RECAP of the day
944a: Breakdown. Dash lights going nuts, stop! Serpentine belt not serpentining
951a: Allan calling Coach Net, road side assistance
426p: Tow truck arrives, happy but it’s 2h earlier than they said it would arrive (a 7ish hour wait) We had just started making dinner, no small feat with all the slides in, I rush to put the cooking chicken pieces and condiments away.
Meet Peter, our very cool, totally dry humored, tow truck driver
445p: Getting closer to being hooked
446p: Flying a bit
448p: Trying to hook up air from the tow to Bailey so it will be a smoother tow. Not going so well!
A Winnebago/FB friend, Scott, helped us through many challenges today with his insight. On we go..
510p: More than one way to skin a cat! What doesn’t work in the front will work in the back. Allan is tossing the airline to Peter, success after the fifth toss
517p: Got the air ride funneled from the back. Tying it up on the front
520p: Peter wants us on the other side of the road to finish the hook up so off we go. Bailey’s first tow
523p: On the other side of the road
528p: Almost ready to go
539p: Removing axel for tow
552p: Lights on
606p: (approx 1-1/2 to hook up) we are on our way
706p: At Volocity Freightliner
721p: Peter unhooking
933p: Booked a room at Luxor, Las Vegas. We stayed there after we married almost 28 years ago. It was a little nicer then but the food was good
Wendover was good, the KOA was OK, (a gravel parking lot) but boy that wind. When we left at 915a it was -2c. Certainly time to move further south.
We see a few snowy vehicles, don’t want to head where they came from! Keep the snow on the mountains where it looks pretty
Haven’t seen any of these yet
We have seen several herds of wild horses. So difficult to get a photo. These are the best I could get. The dark spots are the horses
More snow. The plan was not to see any snow!!
Within a few miles, no more snow. Yahoo!!
We wanted to stay in Vegas but they were booked solid 🙁
Rocky!! We wave to Class A’s, this couple waved back. We have more success waving at Class A’s than Jeeps
The drive in
Whoops just a little bit turtled, fun after a day of driving. Just a little bit scary as I hate to unhook on a hill. While I was securing another place to park Allan had freed Bailey. This BW is on a hill, just happy it isn’t a busy street. Not a repeat for us! A 5ers made it in easily
These 2 days have been rather challenging. The wind is relentless with gusts over 60k, the awning toppers are going nuts. I’ve had my fill. I’m hoping the drive tomorrow will take us to better conditions. Also hoping the toppers are still in one piece and that we’ll be able to retract the slides.
We did have fun at the various casinos, Peppermill is our favourite! By now though, we are casinoed out!
We ventured out, daring this sky to let loose
This is where Nevada meets Utah. Allan is standing on the border, hanging on to his hat. Oh the wind!! Nevada to the left, Utah the right.
It was just too windy to walk back. We hopped a casino shuttle. This driver was hilarious!
The sky did clear up for a bit, but not the wind. The snow on these mountains was not there when we arrived.
Alan & Vickie’s”Rancho” Boondockers Welcome was a fabulous stop. It was super easy in & out. They even have hookups if you want to use them, we didn’t. We used the opportunity to exercise our generator. This is a definate repeat spot.
Wake up to…
Alan & Vickie then suprised us with this Idaho gift bag. So sweet of them!
We had decided yesterday to give A&V a bottle of BC wine. We still did but wished we would have beaten them to the gift exchange. Feeling like we did way better, the goody bag even has a potato shaped soap 🙂
We went for a walk and saw these birds. Not sure what the fluffy ducks are really, the others are turkeys.
On the road again, notice Bailey’ reflection in the 5ers window?
Our first rest stop
Home for the next few days
No other photos, Bailey is so embarrassed about her dirty windshield
Flies, OMG the flies are crazy here! Not sure what’s up with that but the swatter is working overtime!