Saturday, November 20, 2010


We had a great and relaxing time camping at Rocky Point. Shortly after arriving at the "sticks and bricks" things tried to become stressful again! I opened the slide out to unload (something us vacationers have to do) and suddenly it came to a stop, a clattering noisy stop! I went outside to find my slide out room motor lying on the ground! Something had jammed the slide and the end result was the apparently powerful motor sheared off the housing and driving gears. Needless to say that old familiar enemy we call stress started creeping into my body! I did not surrender to the enemy, instead I "called in" (aka: prayer) for reinforcements.  My reinforcements arrived and took the form of faith and assurance that all was well.

Cheryl and I finished unloading the not so long trailer and I took on the monumental task of manually closing the slideout room. It was certainly not an easy task, it was accomplished regardless. I visited Southern RV this past Monday and they made an appointment for me the bring it to them on Thursday, which I did uneventfully. They gave me a call yesterday and give me an estimate of $775.00. This estimate is for a new motor, aligning the slideout and all labor involved. The parts will take about two weeks to arrive and then they will schedule the work. Thank God this happened during a period when we normally don't camp anyway  :)  .. It should be ready after the holidays and we will begin planning some weekend outings again  :) .

Anyway that is the recent misadventures of Don and Cheryl. We are still preparing our house to sell and getting things ready for our transition to a fulltime RV lifestyle. We should be able to start shopping for our truck around the March time frame and then the RV about 5 to 6 months afterwards.  I will try to keep everyone posted on our progress.

Until next time, God bless us all ............. Have a happy Thanksgiving, remember to give thanks to God our father!


Randy and Pam Warner said...

Sorry to hear about the slide out issues. Hope it gets fixed and comes in under the estimate for repairs! Happy Thanksgiving!

John and Ellen said...

Ouch! Thankfully this happened at home and not out on the road somewhere. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Sounds like you have much to be thankful for.

Gail Durham said...

Good grief, it's always something. Good luck with that reapir. Blessings, Gail

NWlambear said...

Ouch...sorry to hear about the repairs on you slide, but glad you were home. Do you have any idea what you want to get to full-time? Air Force retired and now working as a civilian. My son is doing that too. What Air Force location are you at? My son is in Wyoming..he and his family live in Colorado. Hope your repairs go smooth and you guys get out there on the road as much as possible.

Debbie Goode said...

Wow, that sounds like something that would happen to us. Well, hang there and have a Happy Turkey Day.