It’s Saturday morning, we both slept pretty well (not always the case the night before we start a trip) and the sun is shining. Last minute weather checks confirm our choice for a more southerly route and last night I succeeded in finding us a campsite reservation within comfortable striking distance to Yellowstone N.P. — where we’ll be spending 5 nights. So, the metaphorical stars are aligning and we’re feeling good.
It was funny that we no more than posted a message to our daughter than she called to tell us that “You may be ready to leave Oregon but maybe you shouldn’t — because in your mail you got a recall notice from Norcold telling you to immediately shut off your refrigerator” She sent us a photo of the recall notice and it turns out the recall is the same big one dealing with over heating — and as we had our cooling core replaced last year we are already modified. Some day I should call Norcold and tell them we’re ‘recalled’ and they can stop reminding us.
For about 30 seconds there was a little panic, it being just after the shop closed on a Friday evening. 🙂
I’ll use more Safeway fuel credits to take on enough fuel to get us to Ontario OR where the fuel is cheaper — then I’ll top off the tanks there so we have enough to get us to Bozeman MT.
Today we are heading as far as Riley OR or Burns OR. There are RV parks in both locations and we’ll just see which appeals enough to stop for the night. Tonight won’t be critical about having power — but tomorrow night it will be a greater issue and we plan on being in Mountain Home where we stopped on the way Westward — there’s a nice park there and with temps in the 90’s we’ll be able to keep our A/C humming along nicely.
We’ll see the last of the Oregon mountains today. On the way West we took US-20 over the hills, today we’ll return on OR Highway 126 for an easier run and a change in scenery. Yee Haw!
To finish up on our repairs stories, I’m really happy to have our Everpure filter installed. The dealer did a great job of making the installation in a tough location. And he managed to make it easy to reach, to change the filter, and out of the way enough that we aren’t always jostling it when using the space under the sink.
It looks cluttered — but putting more things into already tight places is going to look cluttered. The good part is that it functions as designed. The filter kit comes with an antifreeze bypass so that you don’t have to fill a filter full of antifreeze (for those who winterize) and after having tasted two different styles of filters we like this best.
Like many RV’ers we filter everything before it ever enters our tank. We use the Camco (or equivalent) KDF/charcoal filter that comes in that innocuous blue housing.
We have seen a lot of people using the culligan type paper filter in a much larger canister. These filter only for sediment and when we were on the Forest in Florence we used one of those in addition and we would plug those filters up in about 3 months because there was so much sedimentary iron in the water.
For DRINKING water we run the onboard / or city water through the Everpure. There is so much difference between the way water tastes in so many parts of the country that for us the expense is minimal for the pleasure of drinking water we like.
And there you have another Life Unscripted day…. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk with you tomorrow from…. 🙂