Good Sam To The Rescue…

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart from here tomorrow.

Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin me by early September.  😦

Good Sam Emergency Road Service to the rescue…

Yesterday at 11:30 AM, I thought I was headed to town to meet a friend for lunch. WRONG! The Bronco engine turned over…but refuse to start. I thought the problem was associated with the fuel pump I had replaced this past June 27th.

Having no choice, I called my emergency road service. The flat bed truck arrived at 1:45 PM…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…






We arrived at the NAPA Car Care Center at 2:15. They started working on it at 2:40 and by 4:00 PM, I was back on the road. The problem was a faulty inertia switch connector which is associated with the fuel pump system. Got away cheap…$51.29!

The last time I used my emergency road service was back in the year 2008. My (then) motorhome developed engine problems after a long grade climb north of San Luis Obispo, California. If you read my Panama or Bust book, you will recall in 2004, I suffered a freak engine accident in the mountains of very deep south Mexico only a short time after departing Guatemala. Since parts were difficult to obtain in Mexico, I was forced to use some critical parts from my damaged engine in order to leave Mexico. I was told by my Mexican mechanic that this day would come…



A defective piston rod bolt wiped out my new engine after only 324 miles!

Good Sam Emergency Road Service to the rescue!



Previously to that time in the year 2000, the truck had to travel 50 miles of dirt road to rescue me from Cochise Hideaway (where the famous Indian chief hid from the U.S. Calvary) in remote southeast Arizona…





At least yesterday, I was in civilization where the help was readily available.

Three time in 15 years, just is not that bad. Hopefully it will be many years before I need them again.


Yesterday was a cloudy and 63 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 73 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…






Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein






On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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