Sunday, June 16, 2013

Will we ever get back on the road????

Well we are getting anxious and cabin fever.  Have found an auction company that is coming Wednesday to get the rest of our things and will auctioning them off on June 15th.  This will finally take care of everything except what we are taking with us. Finally got this worry off my mind!!
 My youngest granddaughter is taking my great (4x) grandmother's bed that came with her from England.  Fred and I went and set it up in her room today so it will surprise her when she returns from their summer vacation to San Antonio.  Well guess we will surprise her parents also as no one had any idea we were doing this.  This was the one piece of furniture that I was really not liking to get rid of so I was happy when our son said Kylie needed a new bed. 

June 15th - my birthday and the date of our auction.  Went to dinner with Ed and Debi Hurlburt at The Red Brick Tavern in Conroe.  What a wonderful place, we really enjoyed and the food was super.  Went to the auction after dinner to see what was going on.  Things were selling but not at the price we wanted, but I just told them to sell things so things were sold.  Then again things are only worth what someone will pay for them.  At least the last of our "things" were sold and no more worries of having things own us anymore.

Now for the coach - well it is still in the shop.  Winnebago has shipped the fender and it will be in next week.  Repair shop found more damage to the coach and the insurance company has approved those repair.  Plans now - we should have our coach back by Friday.  I sure hope so as we are camping out in the house right now but closing is on June 28th.  Empty house and sleeping on air mattress is getting old. 

My one lesson I would like to convey to all is to make sure of your tires when you purchase a RV - whether old or new.  We have learned that the tires that were on our coach when we purchased it were the original tires with the coach when it was new in 1998.  There is a date code on tires and you should make sure of that date before you go out on the road.  If you look there is a DOT stamp with numbers right after that - those numbers are the month, week during that month and the year the tire was manufactured.  Your tires should not be more that seven years old.  It is best to replace them regardless of usage every five years but no later than seven years.  We had a second tire explode while it was in the shop getting repair from the damage of the first tire exploding while we were on the road. Please take a lesson from us and check your tires before you take off with your coach - you could save your life or someone else's life in doing so and/or save yourself a lot of frustration while your coach is in the shop. 

Safe travels !!!