We wanted to take the opportunity to get the dinghy in the water since our campground here is right on Lake Allatoona. So we drove down the hill right to the shore of the lake and went to work. We were very curious how long it would take to set the boat and motor up as well as get it torn back down and stored away in the truck. We were very pleased, and we realize we still have some modifications to make so we can make it even more efficient. Nonetheless, out of the truck, inflate, mount the motor, load up the boat and off we go-----30 minutes!
|Ready to roll with our cool wheels|
|Just need to roll it in!|
|A happy camper!|
We have a little problem that popped up. We have air leveling on our coach, which means it uses the air suspension to level after we pull into a campsite. It is totally automatic so we just push a button and hiss, hiss, hiss, and we are level. Also the system comes back awake from time to time to recheck level, and if needed it readjusts. Now since we aren't making more air, it adjusts by lowering the coach's high side. Every coach has a certain amount of leakage, it is normal. So after the coach reaches bottom on a corner, a small electric air compressor comes on automatically to restore the air. Everything was working perfectly, the readjustments and the compressor running now and then, but we noticed at about the 4 day point we hadn't heard the compressor lately and we were slightly tipping, made worse by the fact the site we are in is way out of level. I checked the fuse first, good, then went to bypass the on/off pressure switch to force the compressor to run thinking it was just a bad switch......and nothing. Hmmm. Out comes the meter, recheck power is on both sides of the fuse, on the wire from the panel, and then to the compressor, and nothing? Must be the ground, check it, all good. Well, how the heck could this happen when we haven't even moved, so the diesel mechanic, Jan if you didn't know, crawls under with the meter, and checks for power and connection where the wires are up between the rear drive wheels. Good ground, good connections, no power! So we are kind of in a mystery as to how this happened just sitting here, but we are just going to run a new wire to the compressor from the panel, should be an easy job, famous last words, and we'll be good to go. We'll do it later as we have a lot more fun stuff to do before we leave tomorrow. We are also fortunate we have hydraulic leveling jacks as well so we are nice and level. More to follow on this.