Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Day 68 - Salt Lake City, UT

Today was a very short drive. Only 30 miles or so from Ogden, UT, to the Pony Express RV Resort in North Salt Lake City. It was a pretty tight fit as the slide needed to be over the concrete and the parking spot for the truck is on the opposite side. It makes it kind of crowded getting in and out of the door but I’m not complaining. It is a very nice RV park. It even has a gate at the entrance. This campground is about 4 miles from the fairgrounds which is where the BMW MOA has their annual rally which starts tomorrow morning. I think that they must find the locations and time of year with the warmest temperatures for the rally.

We had a number of errands to run including taking Bridget’s laptop to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store. The genius was pretty good and identified the problem as some water getting onto the logic board. We could have sent it in for a new logic board ($750) or use a larger power supply ($0). We took the free option and he replaced the 45W power supply with an 85W version. I’d call that pretty good customer service.

We also stopped at a Camping World to pick up a handful of small plumbing items. The rubber caps on the water inlets were dissolving with the heat and every time I inserted or removed them, more pieces would fall off. I also picked up a water fill with valve. When filling the fresh water tank, the flow was limited since air needed to run out of the same opening. Now the outlet of the hose is about a foot down the fill tube. The third item is a 12 volt “outlet” for the trailer. The power cable for the compressor was too short to reach the trailer tires. Even after I added about 12’ to the cable. The tires were further back than I thought.

The last stop was a Napa auto parts store. I accidently bumped into the hitch with my tail light. The local store didn’t have one in stock but could get it quickly. And by 2:30 today, they had the part. That’s under 2 hours. I’m impressed. I was originally hoping that I could pick up the part before we left.  

8 comments:

  1. You didn't mention the 2 trips to the hearing aide people. Thanks for driving me around and being so understanding.

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  2. Richard, I thought I posted a comment yesterday, but you know this unpredictable campsite wifi! The thing I remember most about Salt Lake City was it has the most beautiful outdoor shopping concourse that I've ever seen. Even if you don't like shopping, it's an overwhelming commercialistic experience (but then I do like shopping, sometimes.)

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    1. The outdoor shopping is nice unless it's pushing 100°F! Or snowing. And it does both in SLC.

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  3. We could have sent it in for a new logic board ($750) or use a larger power supply ($0). We took the free option and he replaced the 45W power supply with an 85W version. I’d call that pretty good customer service. So does the 85 watt power supply boil the water out ??

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    1. No, but it does seem to work. I think he referred to it as a band-aid.

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    2. Thats why they are called genius bars

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  4. Try to stay cool today. I remember when they had their rally in Salem and in Bend and it was hot as blazes both years here in Oregon.

    We've been keeping cool in the mid 80's every day. No complaints so far this summer.

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    1. Neither Salem or Bend was as bad as Bloomburg, PA. Where it was >100°F and high humidity.

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