Murphys To Manteca, California

Arghhhh! A week ago I reported the installation of the new fuel pump and filter completing a $700+ repair on the motorhome. It ran fine for an hour getting back to Mary’s home.

When I started the motorhome yesterday to head back on the road, the problem was back! The problem is called an intermittent…because it does not happen on a constant basis. The problem is…when starting..the engine runs rough and has little power. Fortunately the problem goes away and it runs fine after driving it for a mile or so. It’s a problem because it will not act up when at a garage…so I’m left only with the option of trying to describe the problem for a mechanic…so that they can only guess a the reason for the problem. The problem is more difficult to evaluate because the Check Engine light does not come on and hence leaves no computer codes to help lead us in the direction to probable causes.

So after driving about one struggling mile, the problem disappeared and I continued to drive the motorhome 65 miles from Mary’s home at Murphys to Manteca.

I spent the night at Thousand Trails Turtle Beach RV Resort.


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…



My parking spot. I’m all hooked-up to the Bronco and expect (hopefully) to continue rolling on about 8 AM this morning. Today’s destination is Bakersfield, California, 200+ miles away…




The usual dinette window photo…


After arrival yesterday, I was on the phone with a couple of my trusted mechanics who offered more potential solutions to my problem. We are now suspecting something associated with something called a Mass Air Flow Sensor.

With a little luck, I’ll arrive in Palm Desert, California (about 500 miles from here) tomorrow, for a two-week stay during which time I’ll make another attempt to rectify the problem.

My last motorhome, a 1983 Suncrest, had no computers or sensors and I could always diagnose a problem and get it to run satisfactorily within a short period of time. Not so with these newer model engines! So, I struggle on…


I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was sunny/cloudy and 54 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 59 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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