Moab Motivation

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

When the highliners are out, these hooks hold lines strung across the canyon. People who have way less fear of heights than I do walk tightropes back and forth across the canyons here.

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.

Share Our Ride

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.

In Loving Memory

Stormy Weathers

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

6 Replies to “Moab Motivation”

  1. Don’t recommend taking your Jeep on the Pickle!! Glad you got to play with the RZR gang and to drive Onion Creek Rd – always a great ride!

    Love the picture of Stormy with his reflection! I don’t recognize the rocks that you started with! Very neat.

    Miss you.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Miss you guys too – I kept telling everyone about the trails you and Leyman showed us in the Jeep. DEFINITELY not taking the Jeep on the Pickle. That arch was at the 3D Overlook where we ate lunch. Hope to see you soon!

  2. jim Sandy dukeman says: Reply

    WOW, not sure if you guys have something loose in the head or something completely missing. ;>))))))) What a ride, that was great and wish I had one and was there with you all. And to think that some folks are afraid to FLY. ;>)))) Glad you found the coach problem too. Take care and continue to have a great time. GOD BLESS
    Jim & Sandy

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Glad you liked the ride – I agree, flying seems much more rational! You guys take care too.

  3. Doug and Tracie says: Reply

    We’re sad we missed you. Glad to hear everything is going well for you. Your pictures are great, thanks for sharing.
    Hope we see you along the way somewhere.
    Doug and Tracie

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      We were all thinking about you while we were there! Maybe next year – I have my reservations!

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