Wondering about wild grapes

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wondering to the RV parts place.

Now wondering to the RV parts place doesn't sound like too much of an adventure.  Well, it seems that everything I do turns into an adventure, although this adventure was very mild.  Well, since I found out that I don't have a "B" endorsement on my driving license and since my son has a CDL license and because he just happens to still be on vacation, I asked him to drive it to the nearest RV place that had the lights I needed so that it would be legal and I could take my road test for my "B" endorsement.  It still meant driving 30 some miles south to the north side of Houston.

I called around and I found that DeMontrond had the parts I needed.  The parts guy said just be here at 10:00 and they would switch them out for me.  So, that is where we headed.  When we arrived, right on time and even stopping to get over 80 gallons of fuel, I went in and gave my name and said I had an appointment.  The sells person checked with the receptionist, then he checked with the parts man, then he checked with the repair shop boss and couldn't find my appointment anywhere.  He asked who I talked to and I said I have no idea.  I then got my cell phone out and showed him the number I called.  He said that is the problem, that that number was for the Texas City location.  No, I was not going to go that far today.  The parts guy said he would take a look and see what I needed.  He got his ladder out and took a look:

That guy was very helpful and went out of his way to make sure he was giving me the correct parts.  These things are all one unit.  It is impossible to just change a bulb.  So I bought the four he had left, one to install and three for spares.  Now all I have to do is get the stuff together to splice the new one in when I remove the old one and make sure it works.  Then, if all is OK, I can again make an appointment to take my road test.  My son said he enjoyed getting a chance to drive the RV and I finally got a chance to ride somewhere other than the driver's seat.  Worked out for both of us.  Now, I hope you all have a great day, you hear?


  1. Replies
    1. Every day is an adventure even if I am sitting on the couch. I try to make it that way.

  2. Bill replaced those lights on our RV... or, maybe I should say, not only the bulbs but the whole apparatus. Why is it when something like that breaks you can't just replace the lens, or the bulb, but you have to replace the whole thing? $$$$$$ .... yep, that has to be it.

    1. Yep, follow the money trail. Actually I only need to replace one of them but another doesn't look too good. Now, I have to get it mounted and wired in to the old circuit.

  3. Beautiful RV, Dizzy. beautiful HUGE RV.

  4. At least you're on the move again in the right direction Dizzy-Dick. Just a matter of time before you mount it and get that much needed licence.

    That RV is absolutely massive. Good thing you've got enough room to park it.

  5. Glad you got your RV fixed. Wish I had one like that for Terlingua instead of my tent :-(

  6. Carolyn, I went from a a class-C to this one. I sure do love it. It is 2005 and I bought it used. Could never afford one like that new.

    Rum-Punch Drunk, I hit a tree and had to replade the awning when I frist brought it home. Needless to say that tree was cut down. I do have 12 acres here but almost half of it is a swamp. I love the swamp, I guess I should join the TV show, Duck Dynasty.

    MsB, actually, I still haven't intalled the new light. Couldn't find my crimpers and got a pair at the flea market this morning.