Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Asheville and beyond! (Happiness is a repairshop!)

Sunday morning we accidentally met our friends walking their dogs when we were walking Tucker along the river.

Everyone had a good walk and we stopped by our "regular" campground and turns our there were 4 or 5 spots even river front sites. The whole place only has about 15 sites so I am sure we could have pulled and got one but we couldn't take that chance given it was Memorial Day Weekend.
Monday we did a nice hike along the blue ridge parkway. I wasn't feeling 100% so it wasn't that long a hike just about 5 miles.

It was a bit cloudly but that was OK by me.

Our appointment was first thing wednesday morning in Colfax NC. It wasn't too far away but we went there tuesday to overnight at a Walmart around the corner from the shop.

We stopped along the way to walk around some small town I forget the name of that had pig statues as it's thing.
We were prompt at 9am when the shop opened and dropped the trailer off and did the paper work.

About 10 minutes away we set ourselves up at a Starbucks with outdoor seating for us and Tucker and enjoyed fast internet.

We didn't get to enjoy it for long as they finished the repair by 10 am. Here you cansee the original strap on the left and then 2 of the 3 stainless straps I had fabricated in Durham. Everything looks great. OF COURSE the tech explained the place that botched the tank replacement used the completely wrong bolts (Who knows what happened to the originals) when they re-assembled the straps.  So basically he was amazed they hadn't fallen out much sooner.   Great.... tha repair will give me nightmares for the rest of my life.

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