We have come to the Ford dealer in Tepic to get some work done:
- Change water pump
- Change fan clutch
- Possibly change thermostat
- Change fuel filter
- Repair gasoline gauge
- Change oil
In past years, MsTioga has had multiple water pump failures. It is my belief that these water pump failures were caused by electrolysis. For the past three years, I have been using a sacrificial anode attached to the radiator cap in order to prevent electrolysis. Also, the engine coolant is flushed about once a year too.
The thermostat change out is an iffy thing. The thermostat was changed out several months ago. It is a 180°F device. A lower temperature thermostat is available. But it may not be a good idea to change out to a lower temp.
Note: We have just made an appointment to return to Ford tomorrow morning. We will be returning to Los Pinos RV Park to camp.
10AM - Income tax
Warning: This is a rant!
I hate to file income tax! I use TurboTax online to do the preparation. But I really would love it if the USA did away with income tax completely! I do not mind paying taxes. I just do not want to do the preparation!
Why can't we just have sales tax to pay for government? Pay-as-you-go. Everybody pays. Rich. Poor. Everybody. Every purchase taxed. No exemptions. Business purchases too, even when the purchase is to be resold.
PS: I just arranged for my mail to be sent to me from Americas Mailbox in South Dakota to Los Pinos RV Park in Tepic. Reason: Income tax forms that I need in order to file are in my mailbox.
Location: Los Pinos RV Park, Tepic, Mexico
Elevation: 969 meters