2018 Nova Scotia Trip travel blog


Ross and Marge are on the move again for an estimated five months and again heading for New Jersey Massachusetts, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. They left San Ramon Sunday afternoon and drove to Sacramento and the Freightliner Service Center which is equipped with a 30 amp electrical outlet that they plugged into and spent the night in front of one of the service bays. They needed to have the engine fan gear box serviced. They had taken the motorhome to Sacramento about 4 weeks earlier for routine service work and Ross forgot to ask Freightliner to service the fan gear box.

At 0730 today, Monday the 11th, the shop opened and the service work order was written up and work started about an hour later. The mechanic had a devil of a time removing the drain plug because it seems the knuckle head that did the service previously must having used a thirty-foot crowbar to tighten the plug. This cost Ross and Marge an additional hour of labor at the rate of $153.00 per hour.

The service was completed around 1100 and they were on the road north by noon. This evening they are staying at a campground located just south of Redding, California. Tomorrow morning they plan to continue north on the old faithful I I-5, that runs from the Mexican border to south and the Canadian Border to the north. Their plan is to visit the Roadmaster Company in Vancouver Washington. Roadmaster manufactured the tow they use to tow the pickup truck behind the motorhome. That tow bar is about 10 years old and has towed their tow vehicles approximately 100,000 miles under its. Ross decided it is time to have the tow bar, connectors and accessories examined by experts to be certain they are in good condition and are ready to handle another 100,000 miles.

If all goes well they will be in Vancouver on Wednesday, serviced on Thursday, and back on the road on Friday, this time heading east.



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