Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday - It is what it is

site C-52

When I left you last night we were getting ready to watch a movie at our pretty site in Bullards Beach State Park.
We watched about one third of Jack Reacher when suddenly the tv went dark, the lights went off and we heard an ugly electronic clicking/thumping  sort of noise.  Then everything went back on, then off, then on.....Dave raced outside and disconnected the shore power (in the pouring rain)and we sat in silence.


Long story short, our inverter is toast.  Luckily we're in the correct state for reliable help, even though its in Eugene and not cute little Bandon by the Sea.  We knew we'd have to cut our visit short and head for help, so we went to bed and slept on it.

In the morning we checked the map for the quickest way to get over to I-5, broke camp, returned the d amn movies and drove north on 101 to connect with 42 east.  A winding, narrow road in the rain isn't much fun in a large motorhome, but the roads between the coast and the interstate are few and far between and they all follow the path of one river or another through the coastal range, so they're all equally unpleasant for Beluga.

logs on the Coquille River

We arrived at Elite RV Repair just after 3 this afternoon and Mark came out to meet us and take a look at our problem.  He was very thorough, knowledgeable and pleasant.  He discussed the situation, fixes, timetables, then offered electric and water hook-ups right outside the shop.  He left saying he'll see us in the morning and we breathed a collective sigh of relief.    Thanks Nina and Paul!

our noisy neighbor passing through, again....

(the tv goes off every time a train passes)

We attached Beluga to Elite's power cord and water hose, cranked up our antenna and we were all set.  I think we'll get a better sleep tonight.    I still hold out hope that we'll be done here and in Florence for Dave's birthday dinner Saturday.....cross your fingers please?


  1. Oh, dear! Thank goodness you were close enough to get help quickly. Hope things turn out all right. Thinking of you!

  2. Fingers crossed ....but,do they have to order anything or do they have all the parts? Looking forward to the next installation.