Before we exited our place in LaCombe, Louisiana, we took our truck to Supreme Ford in Sliddell to have the accelerator pedal fixed. Sometimes it would not engage when pressed. Well, when they were working on that, they discovered we needed the front end (ball joints) repaired...$3000.00 later, we picked it up from the dealership and noticed the steering is now loose!!! We took it back...now the steering box needed to be replaced and one of their mechanics works on the side and he can fix it. Oh Yeah. It's time for us to move on to South Texas (doctor's appointments). We have so much play in the steering, but we manage to make it to Bentsen Palms in Mission, Texas where we stayed for two weeks...just a swingin.' Wallace took the truck to Boggus Ford in McAllen to have them look at it. Our mechanic discovered a part on the repair had been left off (dust cover) by the mechanic in Slidell. Good Grief!!! He can't work on it because he is booked up until after the holidays!!! Supreme Ford supposedly is going to make it good. Can you rely on anyone out there to do their dang job right? Our advice is don't have any work done at Supreme Ford in Slidell, Louisian!!!
We left the Valley and are now sitting on the side of the road about 30 miles from Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR where we will be parked for three months...we just blew a tire on the 5th wheel that is only two years old. Towmax STR tires made in China. I tried to get Wallace to change them out from the start, but he thought they would be okay. We are now looking to buy all new tires!!! It has been an expensive closure of 2013.
We did have a wonderful two weeks at "home" in the Valley with family and friends. But for now we are still Just a Swingin.'
Until next time...