One of the last things on our check list is to bring the slides in. This morning only one side of the living room slide would move. Uh Oh Dave put his coveralls on and squeezed under Beluga to see what was wrong.
|not what he wanted to find.....|
One of the roll pins in the slide's drive gear had sheared into pieces and, of course, we had no spare parts with us. Alrighty then, we're not going anywhere today!
Dave thought these pins were fairly common so we set out to find one in the area. When he went back to unhook the Jeep he discovered another problem. Because we're parked on a little hill, the tow bar was taut and because the Jeep was low on the hill, he couldn't move it forward to release that tension and unhook.
Hmmmm. !!!!!! The winch, use the new winch!
Worked like a charm. Our little Warn pulled the Jeep forward enough so that Dave could disconnect the tow bars and free Rocky for today's mission.
Once again, best laid plans. We drove all around Charlotte, Statesville, Troutman, etc. stopping at 8 different hardware stores/rv service shops/industrial fastener facilities only to find that no one had what we needed.
So, we're here at Van Hoy until Tuesday morning (finger's crossed). I was able to locate the proper pins on-line at McMaster-Carr (bought several extra for insurance) and they will be delivered here on Monday. Hopefully it will be a relatively quick fix and we'll be on the road Tuesday morning. Stay tuned.
|Our little Carolina Wren friend is happy we're staying a few extra days|