|Saying good bye to our son Deni (right of frame) before driving him to the Abbotsford Airport for his Friday evening flight back to Edmonton, Alberta. Son in law Trevor (left) and our daughter Ginette (middle)|
The afternoon before departure I had moved the 5th wheel on the street to load and secure our motorcycle. I disconnected from house power and set the fridge to run on 12 Volt. A few hours later while inside the 5th wheel, I checked out our power systems and was alarmed that the 12 Volt power was dead. Hmmm! Bad battery? Failed converter? A fuse? It was getting late so I ran an extension cord to an external battery charger to charge the batteries. That kept the fridge working. I really thought the converter had failed.
|Early Saturday morning.|
|I connected the camera at the back of the 5th wheel to the TV truck monitor. All worked fine! I cleaned up the wiring after the check.|
|Walking back from the service counter.|
|Jeanette is doing some shopping @ Camping World.|
|All electrical systems are being checked.|
Problem #2 was due to the fact that a 20 amp fuse in our truck had popped. Once replaced, power from the truck was directed to the 12 Volt system in the 5th wheel. OK! He showed me everything they did and then, in his own words, stated he would make quick work to' button up the truck and fiver' and we would be good to go within 10 minutes. They also topped up the propane in both tanks.
|On I-5 south.|
|Cloudy day in Seattle, WA.|
|A brief stop in a south Washington State rest area.|
|Driving through Vancouver, WA. and Portland, Oregon.|
|A late afternoon shot of Portland on the other side of the Columbia River.|
We had a great drive in the sun again today. We're now at the 7 Feathers RV Resort and Casino - a 5 star resort (rated in the top 10 best RV resorts in Continental USA) - in Canyonville, Oregon. We'll be here for two nights before driving the three high mountain passes into northern California.
Oh, by the way, our 12 Volt system is working well...and the truck maintains the voltage well while under tow. Yeah!
Our sincere best wishes for a healthy, successful and most fulfilling 2012 to our family, friends, fellow RV'ers, golfers, motorcyclists, and other readers in blog land.
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