Tuesday, April 3, 2012

We're Back in the Saddle Again

Yessiree ladies and gentlemen, we are westbound and down...again! We were towed into Tulsa Thursday morning to a certified Cummins repair facility. They began work Thursday night and continued testing and communicating with Cummins into Saturday. There were 6 error codes; all dealing with either a low or high voltage condition. And all error codes came from 3 sensors on the same 'loop'. After pulling the wiring harness and 3 sensors; then reassembling everything; the motorhome ran fine. Two test drives later.....no issues.

We left Tulsa Saturday afternoon taking historic Route 66 westward. We stopped overnight at Oak Glen RV park in Chandler OK (gotta love Passport America). Sunday morning it was back on the road.

We stopped at the coolest gas station called Pops. Wonder Why? They had hundreds of different types of......pop. And the coolest art deco 'pop bottle' out front.

Joan & Toni

We stopped at the Oklahoma City National Memorial just before lunch; then headed back out again. Monday morning found us across OK and TX in New Mexico. We stopped in Albuquerque and had lunch with Joan's friend Toni.

Then we turned north and headed for Colorado. Later that afternoon as we were crossing the mountains near Cuba, NM we ran into a little rain, which included a little snow! First time for me driving in those conditions. It was pretty cool watching the snowflakes 'float' and begin to collect on the windshield of the MH. We decided to 'moochdock' at Walmart in Farmington, NM Monday night.

Tuesday morning we checked weather conditions and decided to skip Durango and head to Moab, UT. Little did we know that the Jeep Safari was in town for Easter Week. We lucked out and got a spot for 2 nights. Then we headed out for Arches. Pictures do not do it justice. 

We plan to visit Canyonlands before we leave. Keep those positive vibes coming. The MH has run great since Tulsa; no problems at all.


  1. You are having a lot of problems with your MH. Is it new? Is it a lemon?

    We're so happy to hear you made it to Moab. Arches is fantastic! We have been there three times and have hiked many trails. Also liked Canyonlands.

    I hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly so you have more time to stop and smell the roses.

  2. Ours is an 05 Monaco with very low mileage. We have had it a year and a half. The problems were things that just happen. Everything seems fine and we hope to get to Oregon without any further incident. Nothing is ever trouble free.

    Hope things are well with you. The rally starts soon and you'll have fun and meet some very nice people. Joan

  3. Sorry to hear of another bump in the road, but very glad all systems are go again. Fingers crossed for nothing but smooth sailing up ahead.

  4. I wish I could have seen the Pop Gas Station. That sounds so cool! Looks like an art deco Coke bottle to me.

    1. Very interesting flavors too. Peanut butter and Jelly, Buffalo Wing, Sweet Corn to name a few. I picked grape fizz.