We pulled out of the Pin Oak Creek Campground around 10 am with lumps in our throats. With the campground disappearing in our mirror as we headed east, we realized how much we miss the girls already.
As usual, the alarm on our instrument panel sounded off, and the gauges worked intermittently. The wiring harness issue is still waiting to be fixed by Freightliner in Gaffney, SC, whenever we can get there, should be September. In the mean time, I can monitor my speed via the GPS and my information bar on the dashboard. I also have the resettable odometer, so I know when I need to fuel up. Thank goodness for a CD player with music to help drown out the alarm a bit.
After driving with a wind hitting us broadside, and many construction zones, as well as rush hour traffic around Indianapolis, we still managed to see fuel mileage bounce between 7.7 to 8.2 mpg. Not complaining, if I did, I’d probably find myself saddled with a headwind the rest of the way to New Jersey and mpg in the mid sizes.
We stopped for the night at a Flying J in Indiana. Can’t beat the price and we’ll be able to fuel up in the morning. We start the generator, close the curtains and we could be anywhere, the a/c is keeping us cool and we hardly notice the noise outside as the blowing air gives us a nice white noise.
Our distance covered for the day was only 333.7 miles, I might be losing my PDD driving talent. Tomorrow, we’ll be driving even less as we’re stopping for a couple of days at Marti’s sister’s house in Ohio. A little “Moochdocking” in front of her house on a dead end street.
We made reservations for our NJ stay at the Navy Base campground in Earle, NJ. We’re planning on being there for about sixty five days. Along with spending a bunch of time with our granddaughters Anabelle and Lizzie, we have many friends from our old stomping grounds to visit, a several day motorcycle trip with two of my brothers, a 7 day cruise to the Bahamas with my dad and Marti’s sister Gail, plus some necessary maintenance projects on the Journey. It might not be enough time…
As I walked around the Journey tonight, I noticed the front of it is looking really bad.
It’s not bug splatter, but mold growing under the clear plastic protective coating on the front. It’s really bad in some places.
Many folks that have had this problem have removed the plastic. Some have paid to have it done, while others made it a DIY project. I’ve heard horror stories that some people have had removing it, others saying it peels right off.
I tried a little spot on one edge and it peeled pretty easily.
Yep, another project to add to this summer’s list.
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