Well, here we are in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We had 4 great days at Rocky Mountain National Park, at a wonderful campground, Estes Park Campground. On the way to Custer, I was driving, when my stomach started growling and we were at one of the rare towns with a place to eat, Wheatland, WY. So I woke Kevin up and we pulled off and ate lunch. Before leaving, he checked the trailer and noticed that one of the tires
was not straight. He took it apart; the bearings fell out the back side of the seal bear assembly. Wheatland had no repair place, but the Motel 6 folks were great (I had parked there to walk to the Arby.) and let us leave the trailer there while we returned 75 miles to Cheyenne. We stopped at a JollyRogers RV. They, naturally, did not have a part for our old UHaul
, but were going to Denver the next day and offered to take our part to Dexter (Kevin had removed the assembly and brought it with him.) They did suggest that we check with a machine shop. The machine shop said that they could make a part but suggested that we should check at a local UHaul
that still does repairs on equipment. They were closed but called us back. They had not only one bearing assembly but two, so we have new for both sides of the trailer. They said that UHaul
no longer lets them order parts to keep on hand, so they owner said it was likely the last one he'd ever see. I told him that we could stop in when next we are through. He wants us to, since he's never seen one of their camper trailers.
Sure do miss the small town helpfulness that we lost when we moved to Chicago. It was nice to see it today. By the way, Motel 6 is not charging us anything to leave the trailer in their lot, either. Nice folks in Wyoming!