Broken down while on the road.
Well I had no idea that my mom's RV would shut its engine down when it ran hot. The needle just touched the red! Then my mom could no longer turn the steering wheel and we were right in the middle of a turn to get off the road. There was a ditch ahead!
Mom was only able to cry out, "Oh, Oh!" seeing the trouble with the steering I jumped up to grab hold and helped her pull it back to the right side and away from the ditch ahead
When the RV stopped rolling, we were turned away from the ditch. However we were still blocking the entrance into the rest area. When the engine had cooled a bit, we were able to restart it and got into the rest area to one side, where it again, shut off. Only three truckers were blocked during this time. One of them got out of his rig and stayed with us for awhile as phone calls were made for help. The other two just got back on the road.
We got somebody to come out to look at it and was told there was a pulley that had come loosed from the crank shaft. The dude said he has never seen this before.
We were able to get a towed into a shop where we are now waiting for Monday morning to find out if this place can fix our problem.
Fun huh? But we are safe. Just now more than a bit worried what this is going to cost but we are safe. Just no longer on the road to Gold Beach, OR but cooling our heels in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Anyone lives near here? Maybe we might eat dinner together on Sunday?
Checking to find the cause of the overheating of our big machine.
Watching the service man checking to see what is the problem with the RV. He is adding water to the radiator.
Together both otherbug and Lowgirlscout are watching the process.
The guy could not fix it so we had to get a tow truck to be pulled into a shop. The first guy said there's a pulley that has come loose from the crankshaft