Thursday, September 17, 2015

We finally landed in PA!

Dallas Mobile Home & RV Park
Dallas, PA

When last we left you...
We were waiting for our new black tank to be 
delivered and installed so we could be on our way.
It shipped on Friday, but with the weekend,
it wasn't going to leave the UPS terminal in Cleveland
until Monday, and get to Akron on Wednesday!
So George and I hopped in the truck and drove
the 1.5 hour round trip to pick it up!

By the time we got back and they started working on it,
the tank was actually installed and ready to go on Tuesday night.
You can see here the separation of the top of the tank
from the bottom, on the bottom corner..

...and here on the left is our new tank..

It's amazing how thin the tank is,
but can hold 50# of s**t  :-)

The tank got installed just fine,
but when the tech was filling the tank up
to test for leaks,
he broke the pedal on our toilet!
Obviously they had to replace it,
but in Murphy's typical way,
they didn't have a 'bone' colored toilet,
so we got a white one..

It's the same style, but by that time, I didn't care if it was green :-)
They also noticed that our bedroom slide cable had snapped,
so that was replaced under warranty as well.

George got everything back into the basement..

..but not before we had one last dinner with our friends..

We slept in the RV on Tuesday night,
so we could make sure everything was good to go.
Wednesday morning we got going after a final review of our bill.
It was originally $912 which was for getting the wheel bearings repacked,
new valve stems in all 4 tires,
our a/c checked out,
and an overall PM of the trailer.
We got a $257 credit when we saw some things on the bill
that shouldn't have been there!
Seriously, $654 for that??

We had no issues driving to Pennsylvania,
where we are settled in a small mobile home park
that now takes RV's.
It's a lot closer to George's family, so it works.

George and I are going to be very busy
until we leave here next Friday.
Lots of family to visit,
granddaughters to hug,
and doctor visits.



  1. Wow! I hope all of the Murphy issues are behind you guys, now. Do you have any idea why the black tank failed? In the picture, it looks like it could have been abrasion. Anyway, safe travels!

  2. Glad to hear that you have had all of the issues fixed and are back on the road. Try not to wear yourself out in PA because I think you are going to be very busy when you get started at Amazon. :) Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  3. I've been behind reading blogs so I was unaware of this latest issue. Glad things are better now. Knock on wood. :)

  4. I too was quite surprised at how thin these holding tanks are for the weight the hold! Good job going over the bill with a fine-tooth comb. There is a lot more snow in the mountains after the last two days, but we just had rain here in the valley. Two more weeks here for us.

  5. Don't blame you for driving to pick it up. Hope they paid your gas since you saved them freight. Sad that you have to check the bill so carefully to avoid sneeky tack ons. Time for fun now so enjoy!

  6. Getting overcharged is WRONG. Gotta wonder what the work was like. But now hopefully no more issues with yours (and ours). Enough is enough.

  7. Leaking black tank, and then they break the toilet... what a "crappy" thing to deal with. :) At least you got a new toilet after all that.

    Glad everything is done and you've made it to PA. Have fun with the family... and the doctor visits!