I guess it's time for an update
We are in a campground in Naples, FL, and planning on crossing the 'Glades either tomorrow, or the next day.
The Rainmaker is pretty much shipshape now, but it did take two trips to the 'Doctor'.
We found a pretty good service shop and they ordered the cover for the A/C. When we went in to have it put on, the fella at the shop said that with the deductible on the warranty ($500.00), it would be best if we took care of as much at one time as we could.
With that we decided to replace the TV Antenna, as it has always been a real pain to rise and lower. The gearbox was in pretty bad shape, so we had it replaced with a new antenna which is designed for the 'new' digital signal. It rises and lowers just great now, plus it will actually rotate, which the old one didn't.
The in dash radio had never worked, so we had them install a new one that I had bought late last fall.
They also fixed the leaking water line to the icemaker in the refrigerator. I just had them bypass it as that was the easiest thing to do, as we never use the icemaker anyway.
The motor in the front roof air was making some noise when it first started. Sounded like a bearing/bushing needing attention, so we had that replaced as well.
Waiting for parts meant that we had to wait over the weekend, so we went to a campground that they recommended. That was a mistake. It wasn't as nice as the one we were staying in, and $20.00 a nite more expensive.
After we finally got everything fixed, we went back to the 'original' campground and stayed there through SUN so we could watch the Superbowl.
While we were there, the water filter under the sink 'puked it's guts out'. I was going to put some water in the cat's dish and what came out of the faucet was black!!!. Then it stopped flowing all together.
So, bright an early on MON, we were off to Camping World for a new filter. Once I installed that, and cleaned out a screen in the faucet head, all is well again.
We got down to Naples and I think that we will stay here another night, and then head across the 'Glades, and then down to the Everglades National Park near Homestead.
One very interesting thing happened on the drive to here. I looked up and saw a B-24 on departure from the local airport!. I don't know which one it was, as there are two of them that are airworthy.
All in all, it's been a great trip so far, and I'm not missing all the cold weather back home