Last Saturday night my wife and I started a five week camping trip in our fifth wheel trailer. Tuesday morning we pulled in to Capital Reef National Park, dropped the trailer and did some sight seeing. The road in the park is only about 10 miles and took us 8 hours to see the sights.
The next morning we set of for Moab, Utah to see both Arches and Canyonland National Parks. We get to the camp grounds and as I'm unhooking the trailer the check engine light comes on. What the heck! With code reader in hand I find P0336 crankshaft position sensor signal. OK, I had replaced it about 50,000 miles ago and the truck just turned 102,000 miles so my be the life expectancy of that part is 50,000mi so call around and find on at O'Reilly's.
Great, I have an account with them. I get it, drop the starter, install it. put everything back together and road test all while the wind is blowing and the temp is 44°F. Everything is great and the next two days are spent touring the National Parks.
Friday morning and it's time to leave for Des Moines, IA. I find a water leak in the "basement" of the trailer. What the heck! Lucky for me it's just a drip and it has been collecting in an old dishpan. It's the cold water hose fitting for the out side shower which we never use. I empty the pan then Google RV parts and supply. A few come up in Grand Junction, CO. Great, we're going that way. A few hours later and we pull into Centennial RV. They had the part that I needed and in a few minutes the leak was stopped and we're on the road again.
Friday night we pull into Wiggins, CO. and the left propane tank is empty so switch over to the right and every thing is nice. Wake up Saturday morn and it's 42°F in the trailer, 32°F and snowing outside, so turn on the heater. What the heck! NO HEAT. The light on the fridge saying it's not working either. I go out side and check the right gas bottle and it's full so it must be a bad gas regulator. Google RV parts and supply and one come up in Sterling, CO. Great we're going that way. We call Sterling RV Center and yes they have just what we need. One hour later we pull in and there is a new duel tank with auto switch over propane gas regulator waiting for us. I buy it and go down the road to the local Home Depot parking lot and install it. Yes we have heat, hot water, and the fridge is working again. Life is good once more and we're on the road again.
Now we're in a truck stop for the night just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. I wonder if we'll have another what the heck day. With four more weeks to go on this trip I'm sure there will be.
Capital Reef National Park, Utah