Sunday, June 26, 2011

Still Not Repaired

Mahomet, IL.

65 deg. overcast, W. wind @ 8 mph.

Forecast today = Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.


So far, the folks at R & S have not been able to fix my starter problem. We came back here to Mahomet Friday morning and went to the Tin Cup RV Park, which is owned by R & S and is only about 1/2 a mile from the shop.

As soon as we arrived, Jim called Steve and he sent Justin out to work on me some more, but after searching for about 2 hours, found nothing that would help. My starter seems to work OK when my engine is cold, but after driving me for 1/2 hour or so, it will not work at all or will just try to work, kind of like my batteries are dead.

I have new batteries and the starter has been rebuilt, so we don't think that's the problem. The consensus seems to be that there is a bad connection somewhere that is affected by heat.

This is my site here at the Tin Cup CG. When we got here Friday there was no one in this pull-thu section, but as of today, it's completely full.

So, what's going to happen? Well, there's a possibility that I will be taken over to Bloomington, IL where there is a Cummins dealer so that they can look at me and try to figure out what's wrong. Steve called them Saturday but was unable to set up an appointment.

He'll call again tomorrow and try to set something up.

As you can tell, I'm pretty "down" by all of this. Jim and Linda need to get me ready to head up to Wisconsin for the family reunion, but their items are in storage in Rantoul. We'll need to leave Illinois by the 6th of July, so that's not very far away.

Oh, and on top of all of this, the furniture company wants to deliver the desk and recliner this Wednesday!!! But, the problem is, we don't know where I'll be on Wednesday!!!!

Did you know that on this day in 1956, the U.S. Congress approves the Federal Highway Act, which allocates more than $30 billion for the construction of some 41,000 miles of interstate highways?


  1. What a revolting development this turned out to be!!

  2. I'm so sorry you're not having any luck with the starter problem. Hopefully they'll figure it out soon, or Myrddin will have to substitute!

  3. So sorry to hear of these difficulties!! Hang in there....they'll get it fixed!!


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