We unplugged, disconnected the electric, and headed out to go further west. Pulled up to the road and made a left hand turn toward the interstate. Since I was down about a half tank of fuel, figured to stop and top it off. It took just a little over 50 gallons, so it was half empty. Paid and was getting in and I saw something running out of the left rear side of the RV. At first I just thought that it was the fresh water tank draining. Remember I told you I was trying to find a way to drain it and couldn't? I decided to make sure and low and behold it was diesel. I opened up the motor compartment and found that I must have drug a little and damaged the fuel filter. It looks like a very long oil filter and attaches the same way as an oil filter.
That, of course, changed all my plans for the day. I got back to the RV park and paid for another day and before I could get to my parking spot, it died. The motor ran out of fuel and was sucking air. It coughed a few times and left me sitting in an access drive way to some of the sites. The fellow that helps run this place was a great help. I told him my troubles and asked where I could get another filter. He said there were two parts stores that may have them in town. So, I unhooked the Jeep and went to town. Stopped beside a police car at an intersection and asked him where I could find some auto parts store and he told me where two of them were. Tried the NAPA store first and they didn't have one, so I ordered one and will pick it up in the morning. On the way back I stopped at the other one he told me about and sure enough, they had one. So, I brought it home and with the help of nice guy that worked at the park, we got it back together. Of course it wouldn't start even though I had filled the filter with diesel before putting it on. He and I were stumped so I called my son. My son saved the day!! He told me to go stand facing the caterpillar engine and on my right there would be a yellow knob. He said turn counter clockwise to unlock it and pump it until you can't pump it any more. He said it may take up to a hundred pumps, depending. Sure enough, after we did that, it fired right up and I could unblock the campground road and pull into my spot. Left it run for awhile to make sure all the air was out of the lines and shut here down. So, here I sit for another day or so. I don't have much time so may cut my trip short and try again in the future, or maybe finish my trip but even though it will be a couple of days less than I had planned. Have to be home for this years NHRA Top Fuel Drag races you know. Now you all have a great day, you hear?