New Front Shocks And Brake Pads For The Motorhome…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here


The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I am scheduled to depart November 28th. While here, I’ll do cleaning, routine maintenance and minor repairs to both vehicles.



Today’s Subject…New Front Shocks And Brake Pads For The Motorhome…



Yesterday I drove the motorhome 30 miles to Sonora, California. Parts are hard to find for the motorhome and after several hours online, I finally figured it all out.


If you remember last year I took the motorhome to the same shop to have the fuel pump replaced. Good service, fair prices…reasons to return!



Here are some of the photos that I took…



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…




It’s a tight fit to back part-way in…





Only a few inches to spare…






The work begins…






The old brake pads had only about 1/4″ left. Not bad after 10 years and 61,355 miles…






The new brake pads are almost 1″ thick…







The old original shocks…






Are replaced with identical new shocks…





Miguel Nieves, the shop owner…did the work himself. He’s a very personable and knowledgeable guy. I liked the fact that his shop is a NAPA Car Care Center and he himself is an RV owner…






His shop is only about five miles north of Sonora, California. If you need a good mechanic while in that area…I can highly recommend him to you. He’s located at 20591 N. Sunshine Road, Sonora, California. His phone number is 209-533-4770.






It’s about an a hour’s drive back to Mary’s home and the motorhome ran just fine. In six days, I’ll depart Mary’s home to head to the sunny and warmer southland next Monday. It’s starting to get chilly around here. Time for me to get out of Dodge!!!





To read all about Murphys, click this link…,_California




I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was mostly sunny and 57 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny with a morning shower and 56 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 700 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…

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet 2016

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  1. Interesting post

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