RV Issues

Made it back home.. But not without some drama. In the video you can see why.. While following behind the Beast I noticed smoke, first I had hoped it was spilled oil or something, as was coming from center and not the exhaust.. I figured if it was coolant or oil Brent would know as the gauges would show it getting warm or oil level dropping.

Just as I decided to call him and inform him of the smoke another Class A he was following pulled off onto the shoulder. I figured they where the ones smoking.. The smoke stopped or slowed down enough that wasn’t noticable.. We got to Walmart (Where we had planned to stop), I see smoke or steam (wasn’t sure which one) coming from the hood.. So I asked Brent is it running hot? He stated no all gauges look good. So we start inspecting and found the culprit. We were leaking tranny fluid from the transmission gasket.. After a call and run back to Albuquerque Statkus Engines Service Center replaced the gasket at their cost 珞 and so far all is good, we thank them!!

If I hadn’t been following behind in the car would we had noticed this issue in time? I’d hope we notice the smoke when we parked.

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Day Two in the Hotel

It’s official we’d rather be in a RV than a Hotel.. We are hoping the RV will be finished Thursday than we can get out if here. Sure being able to take long hot showers is nice, but the dogs can hear people walking and talking down the halls, having to walk them out past others who fear them just due to their size.

Solar controller update; the AIM Solar Power Solutions controller was supposed to come in this week. Today we where informed that they are out of stock on that controller, we may not be able to get one until the end of the month…

The RV AKA “The Beast” is getting new brakes, maybe rotors they are going to try to turn them, transmission, brake flush, wheel bearings packed and an oil change. Statkus Engines Service Center

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