After the Atlanta Rally, we headed to Red Bay, AL, home of the Tiffin Factory and repair facility. We arrived Sunday afternoon, October 20th, and found that we had hit it at the busiest time of the year. We knew we were hitting the snowbird migration season (RVers moving south for the winter) but we have never experienced it this busy. They broke the record of 167 coaches waiting to be serviced this past Friday. Our first night was spent at Bay Diesel where they did all our routine mechanical service and replace one of the valves on our air bags early Monday morning. We then moved the coach to Brannon Hutchinson's Custom RV so we were ready at 7 AM Tuesday morning for him to start the upgrades. Brannon worked from 7 AM to 6:30 PM doing our requested upgrades. He added a third roof AC/heatpump (we like to be where it is warm); an electric bed lift so I (Nada) can get to the storage under our bed (with the memory foam mattress, it is too heavy for me to lift); SeeLevel system (provides an external reading of the contents of the holding tanks, propane, etc. - a much more accurate system than the original internal sensors - this makes Doug really happy); plus he moved several controls and outlets so we could reach them easier. We stayed a second night in Brannon's parking lot and then decided to go to Florence, AL since the Red Bay Service Center Campground still did not have a place for us. How the system works is when you arrive in Red Bay for Factory Service, they assign you a work number and they assign you a campsite and do work on your coach in the order of your arrival and what jobs you need done. Rather than dry camp until they had a site for us, we decided to go to MeFarland Park, a lovely RV park right on the Tennessee River in Florence about 30 miles away where we could pass the time (4 or 5 days) until our number came up for a campsite and repair work at the Tiffin service center.
Here are photos of the upgrades Chris did for us on this trip. First is he added a cabinet on the end of our kitchen counter. The color of the wood matches perfectly which doesn't show in the photo very well. The bottom is a drawer and the top is a flip-down cover for the breadbox. This makes Nada very happy!
As for our leak at the front of the motorhome....
It started raining during the night and has continued today... It seems they found the front leak but now we have a small leak over the passenger side window. So we thought we'd be leaving today or tomorrow but now we must get this new leak taken care of. ;-(
- Nada and Doug
- Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!