Thursday, July 22, 2010

Windy Update

Gotta call yesterday from Brett at the moho dealer. Due to a lack of Bosch brake calipers, he's ordered some aftermarket parts to git my moho motorating again. Blogs indicate this is a good move. Inna few days, the brakes will be good, the satellite will be receiving, we'll be all washed and polished, and I'll be able to air up all the tyres myself for the first time ever.

Then we'll see about a little interior renov. Perhaps trade out the sofa for an ultra leather model.

Natchez Trace Parkway, a few years ago

Several years ago, I got notice from Efram Zimbalist, Jr. that I'd better pay up on a speedin' ticket in my name writ on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Since this was before the era of Breitbart and Fox Noise, one fone call cleared up the cornfusion. See, I'd never been there! Well, several years later I decided that we should examine this Parkway. I have some pictures of it elsewhere on this blog from a recent drive on the beautiful road, but here are some pictures taken years ago on our first drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

She Who Must Be Obeyed™ restin' up before hitting the trail.

A portion of the original pathway.

Looking out from a shady spot.

A front porch is always a good idea.

Swampy trees.

Another well-worn section of the original Natchez Trace Parkway.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Windy's in the shop

Well, work progresses on getting the Windy suitable once again for campin'. Workhorse has authorized yet another brake caliper replacement and I'm having the shop turn the front rotors, replace the am/cb antenna, adjust the satellite dish, wash 'n polish... That should do it.

A motorhome: a hole in the pavement that you throw money into!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Workhorse Brake Recall

Hot brakes are bad brakes!

So the Windy has had brake trouble in the past that is covered by a recall. Smoking, grabbing brakes, soft pedal, grinding noise, and failed anti-lock system. Yikes!

Unfortunately, we thought the problemo was fixed, but a few weeks ago the brakes began acting really bad as we returned to Houston from Galveston.

The Workhorse factory sez they do not know when Bosch will have new brake calipers available and the local dealer doesn't know when they'll have any calipers at all available.

So the Windy sits.