United States of America · 7 Days · 4 Moments · January 2017

Eric's voyage in Tucson, AZ, United States

11 January 2017

Well, it seems we should join the LaQuinta loyalty program, as we are spending our second night in one in the last week! (Pet-friendly) Our MH is at the Freightliner repair shop here in Tucson, having the loss of power issue resolved. The fuel filter change in Las Cruces helped, but it still wasn't 100%. Freightliner has an excellent faculty here, and they found a crack in a pipe from the turbocharger to the engine, allowing the boost to leak out instead of adding power to the engine. Because they have to access that part of the engine from the bedroom, it made more sense to go to a hotel instead of taking advantage of the full RV hookups they have at the repair shop. They should get the needed part this morning & expect to have the MH back to us today.

7 January 2017

Great time having a visit from Tim & Catherine McCord last night! Enjoyed some dinner in the Cantina here at the KOA, a few adult beverages in front of our patio fireplace. Wish they could have stayed longer! They are headed toward Ardmore, OK for his job. Hope they can avoid the nasty weather! Another gorgeous day in Tucson. 68 degrees, 20% humidity, beautiful blue skies. I think I'll have no problem dealing with this weather for the next couple of months! 😀

6 January 2017

A laid back & relaxing first day in Tucson. Finished unpacking and setting up the MH, nice walk around picking some citrus from the trees in the KOA, got a much needed haircut, an adult beverage before dinner. Got the car washed, and found the local grocery store (Fry's). I thought Fry's sold electronics?

4 January 2017

So here we sit in Las Cruces, NM awaiting a call from the repair shop that they have completed the fuel filter changes on our motor home. Not exactly what I envisioned when I retired in November and we started our FT RV adventures! A blowout between Ft Worth & Abilene on Monday, then engine issues Tuesday. Still shooting to get to Tucson by tonight. We'll be based there for Jan-Feb.