Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday August 22, 2011-Moving day-Elkhart Campground to Jameson Inn

We were up early this morning to take the trailer to RV Capitol (RVC) for repairs to be made to the leaking gray water tank and to have the front end flex checked by Heartland and Lippert. We left just about 8 o'clock to go the three miles to the shop. We dropped it off and went to eat breakfast.

We came back to the Elkhart Campground where we parked under a tree and read for awhile. After an hour or so, we decided to drive back over to RVC to check on the trailer. When we arrived, they had moved our trailer across the street and had removed the underbelly cover, which was water-soaked. They found the problem was that the tank had split at the corner, allowing water to seep out. We were told that the parts had been ordered, so since we would not be able to take the trailer, we packed up our essentials and went to the Jameson Inn where RVC has a discount plan in place. We took advantage of the plan and got a very nice room, which includes a free breakfast. We were soon settled in but were soon stir-crazy. Stella needed a part for her convection oven so we called Mid West Marketing, supplier of the oven to Heartland. They had the part that we needed in stock, so we went to South Bend, about 15 miles away, and picked it up. The nice lady that Stella had talked to left the part with our name on it. See, something good did come out of this...

We returned to RVC and learned that the parts should be here tomorrow. I also learned that the Lippert welder had not come over, so their work had not been done yet so we were pretty bummed. I'm sure that it will all work out but we're frustrated.

We went to the grocery store and bought some things to take back to the room for supper. We have a refrigerator and microwave in the room, so at least we wouldn't have to eat out every meal. We took our groceries home and fixed our supper. It had been a long day but we had gotten some things done, so overall it was a good day.

So long.

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