During our last trip, we had pulled over for a little lunch, and started the A/C generator. After hundreds of hours of faithful service, I seemed to quit putting out power. When we got back to Victoria, Rick and I did a little trouble-shooting, and decided it was "broke beyond our capabilities". I made an appointment at the Cummins/Onan Service Center in San Antonio, and we drove up there. I also wanted to check out the center, since we are looking at buying a Bus with a Cummins diesel engine. It turned out to be the voltage regulator, one of our guesses, and after $350 (including a minor overhaul of brushes and rotor service) we headed back to Victoria.
In early July, Patsy and Laura decided that we should join the Victoria Zoo, and begin to take our grandkids periodically. They did, and here are some pictures:
The Gulf Coast RV Club had a campout on July 20--22 at the Columbus RV Park in Columbus, TX. To make it a longer trip, we met our camping friends, Mark and Sue Didelot in San Antonio, TX and we stayed a couple of nights at the Admiralty RV Park near Sea World. We toured the Riverwalk and went to Old Gruene. Here are some pictures from the campground ( it was a rainy weekend!):
When we travel, we tow Patsy's car, the Honda CRV, behind the motorhome. Since we purchased it new in 2000, we have put 103,000 driving miles and another 70,000+ towed miles on it. In the last few months, it developed a leak on the power steering rack and pinion unit. Honda wanted almost $900 to replace it, and the part costs $250.
Lastly, in case I haven't included enough pictures of the grandkids, here are some shots from their cousin Tyler's birthday party on August 5:
That concludes the summary. This coming weekend, we will be camping with the Gulf Coast RV Club at Rayford Crossing RV Park in Spring, TX. More on that in the next post.................