Monday, November 7, 2011

What a day!! Centreville, VA, Nov 7, 2011

This morning before breakfast, I noticed our Norcold frig light was not on, hummm, oh no, not that problem again.  Bob went out and checked the back of the frig, and saw no red light of death. 

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So now what?  He tried to bypass the recall module,  it tested okay, but the frig did not come on.  I checked online for Norcold authorized service centers, found one in Manassas just about 10 miles away.  Called them and they said it might be a fuse, and to come in anytime. But first, we needed to get fuel, we were on fumes.  On Saturday night Paul and Marti had shown us a very handy fuel station, Fannon Petroleum Services, just a few miles away.  Both of us were praying we could make the station, and we did!!  It did take 87 gallons (holds 100), nice price too at $3.74 per gallon, other stations were $4.05/gallon.

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Here we are at Restless Wheels RV.  Even though we arrived at noon, it only took them about 20 minutes to diagnose and temporarily fix our problem.  The problem was a failed recall module, they bypassed it, so now we have a working frig.  Somewhere down the road we will need to get the failed module replaced.  They indicated that Norcold is now on the sixth revision of this module, as they all keep failing.

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Now, back to the Bull Run Regional Park, where we had already paid for tonight’s lodging, as we are headed south tomorrow.

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When Bob plugged in our power, the 50 amp plug would not work, it had just a few hours ago?  So we switched to the 30 amp and that one worked fine.

IMG_2788Then, I have to laugh, Bob was hooking up the water so I could do some laundry and he got an early shower.  The spigot was a little different and he had to get our pipe wrench out and loosen up the part you needed to pull down so water flowed through our hose and not where it is flowing in the photo.

We do think Murphy (Murphy’s Law) was messing with us today and do hope he has had enough!!  We sure have!!

7 comments:

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Hopefully it's a one day thing and not like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

I would be sweating bullets if I thought I would run out of diesel. That is not a good thing.

I start to get anxious when I hit a quarter on the gauge.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Wow, glad you got the fridge working after all that Trader Joe's shopping you did.

Hopefully, you'll have no further problems with your MH as you head for warmer weather.

Just for a laugh, we are going to Bull Run for the last 16 days we'll be in the area while Marti works out her notice and I got the site you're in, the one I never was able to get.

Pretty good send off as far as we're concerned. :c)

Erik's RV Blog said...

I know Murphy well, he has been messing with me since I bought the RV!

Hopefully everything is going well after the shower. :)

Erik

Jim and Sandie said...

Norcold sure does seem to have some problems with their fridges. Hope you can find a place to get that fixed. Hope tomorrow is a great travel day for you.

E Squared and Mui said...

I see Fannon's price has gone down 10 cents since we last filled up in October. Let's hope the price of diesel continues to head in the right direction everywhere in the US.

Elaine said...

thankfully the fridge fix was an easy one altho temporary-hoping the diesel continues to drop before we hit the road...safe travels

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