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We are presently at the High Chaparral RV Park in Casa Grande, AZ. It is a Passport America Park and we have full hookups for three nights and at the price of $15.00 per night we are pretty "happy campers". The Stinger "B" is parked in a nice long pull thru site and from what we could see when we pulled in this is a very clean well kept park. This may not be where we planned on being parked, we are not going to be doing what we planned on doing but right now in this place at this moment life is good.
I am choosing to do this post in real time. There will be catch up posts interspersed over the next week or so. Mainly because they are part of our Adventure.
March 22, 2018
Today was pretty much a do nothing type of day. Since, we would be moving tomorrow I did some inside cleaning while Tom was busy making sure the Stinger "B" would be ready to move in the morning. At this point we were not sure what we would find out at the Napa Auto Care Center, this guy also works on RV's, but we were optimistic and still thought we would be able to spend some time Casino parking in Tucson for a couple of days.
Around 2 or so we were both settled comfortably in our chairs to relax and enjoy the afternoon. The sun was behind the clouds and there was just enough breeze to make sitting out a pleasant experience. A little later we enjoyed a nice Happy Hour.
With the cloud cover most of the day the sunset was a pleasant surprise and a nice ending to our time spent at Coyote Howls East in Why, AZ.
March 23, 2018
Our appointment to have the air leak checked out was at 9:00 AM in Ajo. Which is only about 11 miles from where we were parked but in our haste to get going I complete forgot to take a picture of the Stinger "B" leaving the spot she had been parked in the last 8 days.
|This was the spot.|
|This is where we brought the Stinger "B" this morning.|
One of the many murals in Ajo.
|This mural was on the other side of the building.|
Things did not go well this morning. If you read our blog post from when we left Quartzsite you will recall I mentioned we had some problems with our airbags not wanting to stay inflated unless we were moving. Tom was really hoping it was a leak in the airline and would be an easy fix. Unfortunately, that is not the case it is a leak in the airbag itself. The service manager who checked it out said this was not something he handled but he did give Tom the name of a place in Tucson he thought did this kind of work. (Side note: they did not.) The one good thing is as long as the motorhome is running and moving the airbag does stay inflated.
Second Reason I wrote things did not go well: This is when you know it is not going to be your day, the gentleman who checked out the Stinger "B", after taking care of and moving RV's for the past 25 years without an incident this morning he side swiped an open building door with the the Stinger "B". He called his insurance and we will be able to have it taken care of when we get back home.
No charge for his time this morning.
Anyway, back to this morning after the news about the airbags and with no water pump we decided to head toward Gila Bend where we hoped to snag one of the full hookup sites at the Holt Shell station and start making phone calls. After finding out they were filled up, we parked, discussed our choices, and started making the phone calls. We did find one place in Gila Bend that said they did the work we needed done on the airbags. After talking about our situation a little more Tom decided to call Lazy Days in Tucson to see what help the could offer. (We purchased the Stinger "B" from Lazy Days in Florida.) The good news is they had a cancellation so we have an appointment to have the grey tank and pump looked at on Wednesday. The service person Tom was talking to recommended a place right next door to them as a good choice to take care of our airbag problem. Tom called and they will be able to get the airbags we need and replace them Monday morning. We then started checking for a place to park with full hookups and found this place. As of right now there is a "plan" in place and hopefully by the end of the week we will be on our way with everything taken care of. Well everything but the washer/dryer we are waiting on that until we are back in Escanaba. We are pretty sure by the end of the week we will have spent enough money for a while.
|Heading north on 85.|
|Merging onto I-8 heading east.|
|Stopped for diesel at the Holt Shell in Gila Bend.|
We now have a cleaner windshield.
|As we drive east on I-8 we go through the Sonoran Desert National Monument.|
When we are headed East I always feel a little sad because this is the last time
we will see this many Saguaros in one place until next fall.
|Saguaros as far as the eye can see.|
|I would love to be here one year and see them blossom.|
|We have now merged onto I-10.|
|Within a mile we exited off and head towards the High Chaparral RV Park.|
The address for this park is Casa Grande but it looks like we are headed
to Arizona City.
We parked, set up, put our feet up, and enjoyed a short Happy Hour. Later, Tom grilled some shrimp and I put together a cole slaw. A nice meal to end our day. (Which I never think to take a picture of.) Not sure what we will be doing the next couple of days but we are going to do our best to enjoy the days.
Things do not always turn out as planned and there are always going to be "bumps" in the road.
We can choose to let this ruin the rest of Adventure 4 or we can take care of it and move on.
We have decided to move on.
Looking on the bright side, this is a nice park and with our Passport America the price is right,
they allow RV washing, and long showers are pretty wonderful.
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