Pinch you NoseWednesday, May 5th, 2010 – We knew that by the time we came back from the National Park, Camping World will be closed so we stayed one extra night at a motel in Winslow, AZ. In the morning we got up early to be as early as possible at Camping World for our appointment. We arrived at about 9:00AM just to learn that our appointment is actually scheduled for noon, and anyways – the part that they were waiting for, still did not arrive. Three weeks, and no part… does it make any sense?
Well – The service manager said he will take out the RV and let us stay in it in the yard for few days until the part arrives.
They pulled the RV out, and gave us a connection to water and electricity. As soon as I opened the door I knew something went wrong. I mean royally wrong. The RV stunk horribly from spoiled meat and blood was all over the carpet underneath the refrigerator. Patti tried to open the freezer door, but before she could even reach the handle she ran out gagging.
True – we did not ask the service guys at Camping World to keep the refrigerator going, but they knew we are full timers, and they knew we will be gone for 3 weeks. For a company that its main business is RV, I would expect to think that full timer might have something in the refrigerator… They are doing it day in day out, for god sake. We don’t.
They did not seem to think they have any part in it whatsoever. Oh well – deal with the smell. And we sure did.
I spent 5 paper towel rolls, 3 bottles of Clorox, 409 and 6 packs of baking Soda. Nothing helped. We threw away everything we had in the freezer/refrigerator and did not stop scrubbing but to this day the smell did not go away. and believe me – it is a bad smell.
The weird thing is that the propane did not run out, it is the battery that died, and stopped the refrigerator. Conclusion? Even if you turn out everything in your RV (5th Wheel) the battery will run out within few days (unless you have solar panel and a battery array installed).
Friday, May 7th, 2010 – Our truck was in the shop yesterday to fix some dent we had, and the fifth wheel hitch was already installed by Camping World on Wednesday. The part finally arrived last night, so they are going to finally fix the slide-out.
At 5:00pm we were ready to roll, with a new gear, a new battery, a new truck and a new hitch. We did not want to stay one extra moment so we headed north – to Utah. We were looking forward to be in this state for so long, as there are so many beautiful places to explore – can’t wait to get there.
We drove on Hwy 89 all the way, and crossed the Colorado River in a beautiful bridge, just at the south of Glen Canyon Recreation area.
We stopped to take some pictures, but let me tell you – as soon as you hit UT the way is nothing but a path through nature most amazing creations. Every turn reveals another feature, another color, endless glory. Can’t wait to explore it.