Funster broken down in USA

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  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Hi All
    Well we're well and truly knackered. Left Blue Ridge Mountains this morning early to head down to Jamestown Virginia about 600 miles.
    After 20 miles a terrible smell of petrol all through the RV. Pulled over and on inspection could see fuel dripping from the fuel tank. Scary drive to nearest campground then hours waiting for a fitter only to be told main agent job:cry::cry:. Booked into a large RV dealer tomorrow morning but no guarentees they can do the job or get the bits apparently its a high pressure fuel pipe and can't be repaired.
    Oh the joys of a traveller, at least the suns shining and the fridge is full of steak and beer:BigGrin:
     
  2. hilldweller

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    Just make sure the steak is not overcooked and the beer hot.
     
  3. pappajohn

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    good luck with the repairs Ror, hope you're back on the road soon. :thumb:
     
  4. Geo

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    There has to be a US equivelant of our UK "Phone-A-Hose" Rory
    All High pressure hoses made up on site:thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    if Geo can gaffa tape his windscreen in place in Morocco you can gaffa tape a hose together, :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  6. American Dream

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    Hi Ror and Jan.

    Hope you get that hose sorted soon.

    In the meantime.....And I know you will.....Just chill out...Enjoy the scenery....And have a beer and Steak.....Mmmmm:thumb:

    Good Luck Guys.

    PS Have you got the bikes with you?
     
  7. haganap

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    Its Ok Rory, I know the blue ridge mountains very well as I was rescued from there in a magnificant snow storm in 1990.
    My Passport also arrived today so I am ready to fly out immediately and have a look at it for you..... I can bring some tools, take sharp intakes of breath and then tell you its deffinately a main dealer job :Blush:
    I will then charge my expenses to your credit card after I have eaten your steak and drank your beer, and followed you for the next 6 weeks in a rental RV to make sure it does not brake down again.


    Give me a call if I can help :Wink: :thumb:
     
  8. Geo

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    He Can't
    I used all his Tape:Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  9. lebesset

    lebesset Read Only Funster

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    no gaffer tape in the US
    only duct tape
     
  10. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Yeah I thought that, I was sure I could do it my self but the tank is right up tight against the floor and the pipe is on top between floor and tank and too far in to reach. Can just see it with a flash light its spraying up against the floor then running down both sides of the tank. So the tank has to be dropped, its a hundred gallon tank with 75 gallons still in it so a bit too heavy for me even with Jans help:Rofl1:
    The guy who came out was really helpfull and would'nt take any money as he could'nt fix it. I did offer to pay Honest Geo:Eek!:
     
  11. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Good luck xxxxxx hope its sorted quickly and easily for you without too much expense
     
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    At least you got started, we haven't even left Texas yet, you wouldn't believe the troubles we've had in finding the right vehicle and camper. People have let us down, left right and center. Finally picked up our truck today and should be driving to Oklahoma tomorrow to get our truck camper, that's if the guy there doesn't let us down. He has offered to help fit the tie-down kit onto our truck and then take us to a rodeo meet on Saturday.

    Arrived back to our nieces with the truck and the engine managemet light came on, so now we are on our deisel ram forum in the states to see if anyone can enlighten us as to what to do.

    Hope you get your problem sorted soon, doesn't bear thinking about if you hadn't noticed it but headed off into the sunset unawares. Hope it's not too hot, its been 93 degrees today and VERY humid, it's now 11.05 p.m. and still 84 degrees, thank god for air conditioning.

    All the best, you never know we might catch up with you yet.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
  13. Jim

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    Forestboy -- Sundowners, try as i might, I'm finding it hard to find an ounce of sympathy for your plight in the US, i just can't get past the jealousy:Smile:

    Hope your journeys continue/start soon:thumb:
     
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    Rescue tape is a US product and at the shows it is claimed to be able to repair presurised systems-Lets see it proved!!
     
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    I could not say better :BigGrin:
     
  16. Forestboy

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    Well it just got a whole lot worse:Eeek:
    The problem is a fractured fuel pump which is spraying fuel everywhere so no chance of going any further. The engineer has spent 5 hours on the phone trying to locate a pump, guess what!!!!! 3 weeks minimum. So it looks like we'll dump the RV with him and carry on in the SUV and hopefully collect the RV on the way back unless I can blag him into buying it off me or selling it while I'm travelling.

    Sundowners its a nightmare is'nt it service here is even worse than the UK now, when we first started coming over people could'nt do enough now its just the opposite. Temperature here today 96 & 90 percent humidity STICKY:Eeek:
     
  17. Geo

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    Thats all we need you dragging FUN into this habit we seem to have of flooding the US in fuel and oil:Doh:
    Jim set aside a couple of Million :Doh:
    When's someone going to toss the match
     
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    Oh I do feel for you Rorry, good luck in getting it sorted in the mean time you and jan have fun now :Laughing:
     
  19. Forestboy

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    Thanks a lot mate always rely on you for sensible advise:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I seem to remember helping fix a windscreen in the sahara with lashings of gaffa tape so time to call in a favour. Charlotte is the nearest airport let me know what flight you'll be on and I'll pick you up.
    Don't forget your toolkit:thumb::thumb:
     
  20. Geo

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    I really wish I was with you Ror, Id have an electric pump of some sort rigged up in no time
    I got a VW type 2 back from Wales with a pump up garden weed sprayer 1 gallon at a time:thumb:
     
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