As many of you know by now, the “culprit” of my weird RV problems in Colorado was a chattering vacuum pump. According to the very helpful young man at Country Coach, this miscreant controls the dash heat in the coach. When he told me that I immediately thought “YES!” I have heard that noise before on the extremely rare occasions when we used dash heat. I can vividly picture the setting:
- Weird noise emanates from somewhere toward the front of the coach
- I bolt upright in my seat and quiz Storm – “What was THAT?”
- Storm replies in his normal, calm fashion with the same answer that he uses whenever I hear any strange noise in the RV. “It was probably a rock.”
In this case it is definitely not a rock, but the temporary solution is simple. Until I need heat, I can just unplug this part. It will default to defrost if I turn the dash heat on and heaven knows I hope not to need dash heat this summer. Once settled, I can order the replacement part from Country Coach and hopefully eliminate the problem altogether.
A Girl's Jeeping Day Out
Once I get my repair woes behind me, it is time to enjoy the old and new friends waiting for me in Moab. Punkin, Jennie and I do a girl’s Jeeping adventure first. I drive us out to the Fruit Bowl Highline area. Unfortunately all of the closures deprive us of the thrill of watching people dangle over the canyon. If you want to see that aspect of this awesome destination, check out this past post.
The three of us spend the late afternoon enjoying the changing colors of the mountains along Onion Creek Road. I never get tired of this watery, entertaining ride. Based on the reactions from Punkin and Jennie, I believe I made fans of them as well.
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Riding the RZR Edge
Before we all depart Moab in different directions, Keith, Punkin, Randy and Jennie offer to take me with them on a RZR trail ride. They select the 3D trail for the scenery and for a couple of tricky obstacles. The day on this trail was a blast. Ride along with us in the following video.