While traveling the 101 in CA, going up a sorta steep hill, we heard a loud POP! Instantly we lost power and barely made it over the crest and luckily
What Was That Noise?
by Wanda (Apache Junction, AZ)
While traveling the 101 in CA, going up a sorta steep hill, we heard a loud POP! Instantly we lost power and barely made it over the crest and luckily found a pull off. Very lucky… because a 38’motorhome towing is not easy to park.
The motorhome was still running but could barely pull itself. First thing we unhooked the car and my husband went looking for a better place to park and wait for help. Again we luckily found a better spot at the bottom of the hill, so proceeded on down there.
We’re frantically trying to get a hold of the tow insurance people who incidently don’t answer phones on Sunday. Again luckily, we were not far from a campground and were able to limp into it and wait 2 days for a repairman to tell us we had blown a hose on the turbo, easily fixed with money!
We were lucky, first breakdown in 10 years of fulltime traveling. Not lucky in that our warranty insurance claimed it was NOT a breakdown because the motorhome was still running, although unsafe to drive with lack of power and smoke pouring out the back on hilly 101 highway.
Again luckily, being broken down for awhile my husband read our warranty and discovered several minor things that needed fixed and were covered under warranty. Guess who had to pay almost $5000 to fix that stuff? Ha Ha!
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