Monday, August 28, 2017

Repairs

Day 110


Scampy's Brake
Tránsito's Noise

9:44am:
Scampy has an appointment at AJ's Auto Repair in the City of Salem for tomorrow in order to fix her broken brake. We chose an auto repair shop instead of a trailer repair shop because the trailer shops are booked out for months!

I am looking to get Tránsito an appointment at Car Care Specialists here in Lincoln City. Tránsito needs a test drive to find out what is making the strange noise.



11:54am:
Stuff Still Breaking
This morning I went for a walk-around Scampy before driving. I always do a walk-around, in order to find out if anything needs attention. There was dampness on the pavement, coming from the area of the fresh water tank.

Looking under Scampy, was a sight I had not seen before.


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Scampy's grey water tank's spigot had been pulled apart. The grey water HOLDING tank had been destroyed!

Note: Earlier I had incorrectly named the broken tank as the fresh water tank. It's actually the grey water tank.

Broken fresh water tank

Note: While under Scampy, I saw a label on the broken fresh water tank.


Scamp Trailer parts department
Immediately I phoned the parts department at Scamp Trailer. After 10-minutes on hold, I phoned Scamp Trailer again. When I was told that parts was still talking, I said good bye and took a close look at that label on the tank.

Using iPhone to capture that label, I learned the part number of the tank. And looked it up on Google.

Within 10-minutes, I had ordered a tank from the manufacturer. The tank is not in stock, But they will produce a tank in about 10-days.

iPhone problems
While I was on the phone ordering the fresh water tank, the lady told me, "I'm having problems hearing you."

I had heard that complaint from most persons during a phone conversation.  I phoned Verizon and asked for a replacement phone,

A replacement iPhone will be sent out to me immediately!


3:15pm:
Car Care Specialists
Lincoln City,  Oregon
We phoned Randy, owner of  Car Care Specialists. We told Randy about Tránsito's terrible loud noise.

Randy told me, "Bring her  over, and we'll give her a spin!"

Todd, a mechanic who has been at Car Care for over 27 years, drove Tránsito on a test drive. We had to go out-of-town a bit to get to open highway.

As soon as our speed went over 50, the sound came. Todd announced, "It's from the roof!"

The sound is coming from our newly installed aluminum solar panel rack! I believe that one of our Readers commented on that!

Who is that Reader? We want to give credit for that comment!

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31 comments:

  1. George, how many miles on Transito?

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    1. Bill,

      About 104,000.

      George

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    2. Well, that's not a lot providing it was driven normally.

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  2. Look under Tansito...maybe a tumble weed or something got stuck. I once found a wire stuck to the underside of my truck...dragging and making noise and couldn't see it from the hood...had to get down on hands and knees in order to see the wire dragging. Don't know where I picked up the wire...on road somewhere.

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    1. Rita,

      Are you thinking that maybe the noise that has been plaguing me was something dragging under Scampy?

      George

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  3. George,
    How do you think this happened?

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    1. Joan,

      You are asking about the busted fresh water tank?

      I do not know HOW it happened. Only what happened. I do not recall running over something.

      George

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    2. George you ran over two bumps when Scampy unhitched both times.

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  4. I think George is trying to test us again
    George I have a very stupid question to ask you
    And I'm kicking myself to ask this but are you sure it's the freshwater tank and not your black water tank
    If I remember my RV anatomy black water tank sits outside freshwater tanks,, sits inside the small trailers
    Because if that be the case you just ordered the wrong tank
    It appears you Just polluted The city street of Salem Oregon from point a to point B

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    1. A sniff test of the exposed broken pipe will settle the question.

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    2. The broken supportive bracket suggest that the fitting where the sewer hose attaches was somehow sheared off.
      I think George is punking us.

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  5. I certainly hope you were not using that for drinking water
    They do say it has a funny taste
    Ab sorry it's hard to type and laugh at the same time

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    1. Just when you thought it couldn't get any wierder. That is not a fresh water tank.

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    2. Do we dare to tell Mr. George he was laying down in his own DNA

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    1. Joan,

      All of the commenters above likely realize that I wrote:
      Fresh Water Tank

      When I was acttually writing about:
      Grey Water Tank

      So! Call me pisher!

      George

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  7. This RV blog is unlike any others I follow. Always something knew with George and his clan.

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    1. Wish I could edit what I posted. Knew should be new. Waiting for the next chapter.

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    2. Linda,

      Next chapter coming soon!

      George

      PS: to Jim Burnett:

      Might be a train wreck! But isn't it a train wreck that you just LOVE to follow? Hmmmmm?

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  8. Maybe the " brake" noise was actually the spigot dragging!!!

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  9. Definitely a black tank and the opening is where the drain valve was. Why would a fresh water tank be exposed to the elements and have such a large drain? Fresh water tanks are usually translucent material while black tanks are black. Add an EPA superfund violation to the list of legal problems....

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    1. I would think by now George would have had to empty the black tank and therefor know where the drain valve is but I agree that is what it looks like to me also.

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  10. the reader who suggested the noise was coming from the solar panel area is ... Mister ed!

    http://blog.vagabonders-supreme.net/2017/08/whirring.html

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    1. testing 1 2 3,

      Thank you sooooo much for this info!

      George

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  11. Ed,

    Are you the Reader who commented that Tránsito's noise came from the newly installed solar panel rack?

    George

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  12. 🌈🔔🔔🔔👏👏👏👏👻. 👉? 🎁

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    1. Ed,

      You are such a valued resource for me!! 😎

      Thank you!
      George

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