Nicolaus to Murphys, California

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 113 miles from Nicolaus to Mary’s home at Murphys, California.

I’m expecting to depart November 30th. While here, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Nicolaus to Murphys, California…


I knew of three stops I needed to make along the way…so I departed the campground early…7:20 AM…

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…






The downside of an early start is getting caught in the morning rush-hour traffic. I’ve often wondered why it’s called rush-hour when it moves so slowly.  🙂 In the below photo I’m several miles north of Sacramento in a 65 mph zone rolling along at 20 mph…




The first stop was at a truck/RV wash. The motorhome was quite dirty and ready for this happening. The initial wet-down…




I do not allow the large rotary brushes which tend to remove decals…so I pay a few bucks extra for a hand-wash. Four Mexicans do a good job of scrubbing it down, including the roof, in about 20 minutes…





The final rinse…




Nice and clean once again…




After a gas top at Costco I proceeded about 20 miles south to the Lodi RV Center…a Workhorse Chassis Service Center…which I have…


The two previous mornings I had experienced a temporary loss of engine power for about five minutes which concerned me. It did not occur yesterday. They diagnosed the problem as the first signs of a pending fuel pump failure which is common on the Workhorse Chassis. They added this problem would not leave me stranded on the roadside.

They advised waiting until the problem becomes more prominent as the fuel pump is in the gas tank and the removal and replacement is about a $1,000 job. Something I can look forward it he future. Things like this do not upset me as I view the motorhome as something that works hard to bring me a lot of pleasure. It’s simply a mechanical/electrical device that gets tired after a while. Some money and time fixes the problem and I’m once again on my merry way!  🙂

Yesterday was 86 degrees! YUK! Normally I would not be this far south, this early in the fall season. On October 4th, Mary turned 75 years old and her family is having a 75th birthday party for her tomorrow…and I told her I would be there. So, here I am!

I’m parked in my usual spot. You can see the Bronco in the background…




and the usual dinette window where I get a partial view of Mary’s bottle collection…




I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a cloudy/sunny and 86 degrees. Forecast for destination today is cloudy/sunny and 86 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 California. 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


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


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 works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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