Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Day 33 - Yosemite Lake, CA - TT

Today was supposed to be an easy 110 miles from Lodi to Yosemite Lake RV Park which is located about five miles west of the park entrance. Things started going sideways when the on ramp from Hwy 12 to I-5 was closed for construction. The first opportunity to turn around on Hwy 12 was about fourteen miles down the road. The turn around road was extremely bumpy and partway through, I noticed that the rear view camera was not working. Once we were back on 12 heading for I-5, I pulled over at a wide spot and discovered that we had lost all lights on the rear half of the trailer. The running lights and clearance lights on the front were on so it wasn’t the connector. We got on I-5 and Bridget found a very helpful RV service place in Stockton so we headed there. After about ten minutes, the lights started working again.

We went ahead and stopped at the helpful RV shop to thank him and continued on. About ten minutes later, all of the lights stopped working. Since it was all of the lights I just removed and reinserted the connector and all was fine. We drove on to the RV park.

The last 20 miles of Hwy 120 were very windy with a steep climb. Between the grade and the curves it was a 20 mph road. Sometime during the winding road section, the dining room table flipped over and the cabinet door with the Instant Pot in it opened up. It came flying out and the outer shell is now dented and the inner stainless pot is bent. I tried it making rice and it worked fine at least on low pressure. BTW, using the Instant Pot to make rice consumed 9.52 amp-hours from the batteries which is about 2% of our battery bank. I’ll have to go back and look but I think the rice cooker was about double that. Oh yeah, why are we on batteries at a full hookup RV park?  When we arrived, all of the power was out and the clerk had no idea how long it was going to be out. It was back on at about 5pm. The trivet from the Instant Pot was missing which meant that it was under the slide. It was and we dug out pieces of the trivet while the slide was moving out.

No cell phone signal and very limited Internet at the lodge. I’ll attempt to add one photo of the campground but I’m not very confident that I’ll succeed. So maybe no posts until Sunday evening. Bridget said not to expect anything on her blog until then.

Hey it worked! We are in the non-shaded area on the far right. There were open sites backing up to the river but they would be really shaded and the sites were dirt. The one where we are at is gravel and grass. Unlike the other TT locations, this one has full hookups and they have a member area and a non-member area. The member side is pretty open. 

4 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Quite the glitch-filled day for you guys, glad all seems OK now...or will you still be checking the connectors for the running lights?

RichardM said...

Trying to figure out where they would put a connector.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Wow, that was one day to test your RVing tolerance, wasn't it? I'm glad your solar was working!

RichardM said...

You just need to roll with the punches and not get upset. Kind of like traveling on a Ural...