Travelers on an Adventure by (Tom & Deb) travel blog

Not much room here on the shoulder

Plummer’s towing and recovery on scene

Heading to the Cummins Service Center

Getting backed into our spot for the night


On the morning of the 22nd, we headed north up I-81 to our next destination in Harpursville NY. Temps were cooler and intermittently there was some rain. Traffic wasn’t too bad, and there was the usual road construction and bumpy sections of roadway. We continued cautiously, but as we neared Lenox PA, the engine temp spiked suddenly and as we pulled to the side the engine warning light started to flash. We stopped as safely and quickly as possible and got the engine turned off. As a whisp of white steam passed us I knew this probably was not good. The break down Lane was narrow. We could just about get the door open as we were tight to the guard rails, and the drivers side was barely off the white line. We investigated, and as we imagined, all the coolant was gone, we had blown a coolant line. Fortunately cell service was good and Debi worked lining up repair and towing. And here comes the rain!! Good Sams roadside assistance was not very helpful. Debi found us a Cummins repair shop about 40 miles away. As we talked with them, we found they closed at 4 pm, but would take us in first thing in the morning when they opened at 7. They suggested Plummer’s Towing, and said have them park you in the back corner, and you can stay in the RV overnight. Long story short, Good Sams towing list didn’t include Plummer’s until after thy exhausted all other options. We needed to get ourselves off the highway ASAP, so we had Plummer’s come get us. Casey Plummer said he has towed for Good Sams before, but they will fool around for 4 hours trying to line someone else up. We said skip God Sams please come get us! Casey was there in about an hour and worked diligently to get us all hooked up for towing to the repair shop. His tow truck was as big as our motorhome. He pulled us the 40ish miles over rural highway 92, 29, & 292 to our repair shop. It was a pretty small place, but Casey backed us into the corner and we dry camped overnight until the shop opens.

After a day like that, a couple extra “beers”and a new box of depends were foremost on the to do list.

2-Ole-Buddies + Bentley



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