Monday, November 28, 2011

What a Day, Nov 28, 2011

With check out time being noon at the Escapees Rainbow Plantation and only 100 miles to drive today, we started to get ready to go about 11:30.  When Bob pre-started the engine, immediately the STOP ENGINE light came on, and he immediately shut down the engine.  Now what?


He first checked the oil level, yes, it was low as in really low.  We added the one gallon we carry as a spare, it still needed more.  So off to the local Wal-Mart where we bought two more gallons of oil and a gallon of coolant, just in case it was low also.


We ended up adding two gallons of oil and 1-1/2 gallons of coolant before the Stop Engine light did not come on when started.  All in all it was an easy fix, and Bob was reminded that periodic maintenance is at times necessary.

So we pulled out an hour and half later than the check out time of noon, but we did pull out.

Then Bob got to drive through this tunnel in Mobile AL, one of his favorite things, NOT.  He was relieved it was not too long.


Soon we were in Mississippi in one of many small rain showers we encountered on our drive today.


We soon arrived at a Passport America Park in Gulfport just off I-10, soon we were parked in a pull through site at Southern Oaks Mobile Trailer Community.  With tons of shopping in the area, we are staying two nights.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Wow! Good thing it was an easy (and cheap) fix after all the "fun" you've had keeping the motor home running recently.

Elaine said...

thank heavens for 'warning' lights...or things could have cost alot more than a few gallons of safe...

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That is a lot of oil to have to add. Do not think I have added that much in total in last five years to my Cat 350.

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