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Old 07-25-2012, 03:02 PM   #57
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I can tell you right now that we are stuck in Dumbarton, WV .........CindyL
Bummer, hope that is speedily repaired.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:23 PM   #58
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I can tell you right now that we are stuck in Dumbarton, WV with a Eurovan that broke its fans. We were driven with Uhaul towed here by a kind repair person who called ahead and got us a cabin where we can stay next to the repair place.

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Good that you got the tow and the place, hope to hear the rest works out good for you and Mr. Kevin.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #59
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I got the location wrong. It is Delbarton, WV.

I do have to say that these people are lovely. They were not even going to charge stranded campers for the cabin, but we will insist. We were allowed to use their car today (and when we need it, so we are not stranded) to go to order the part for our Eurovan. We are on their Internet and cooking the food we were able to purchase today.


Very lovely, generous people, from the wrecker driver who found us a repair place with a place to stay to the cabin owner who gave me her password and who even fed us last night and to her sister, the car repair receptionist who found our part and loaned us her car.

So, with or without our van and camper, we are going to our Sat meeting, but we hope it will get repaired on Friday.

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WOW I did not believe those type of places and people still existed! What a blessing to a bad situation. Hope progress is made as quickly as possible. Sorry it happened but not for the people you have met.



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I got the location wrong. It is Delbarton, WV.

I do have to say that these people are lovely. They were not even going to charge stranded campers for the cabin, but we will insist. We were allowed to use their car today (and when we need it, so we are not stranded) to go to order the part for our Eurovan. We are on their Internet and cooking the food we were able to purchase today.


Very lovely, generous people, from the wrecker driver who found us a repair place with a place to stay to the cabin owner who gave me her password and who even fed us last night and to her sister, the car repair receptionist who found our part and loaned us her car.

So, with or without our van and camper, we are going to our Sat meeting, but we hope it will get repaired on Friday.

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WOW I did not believe those type of places and people still existed! What a blessing to a bad situation. Hope progress is made as quickly as possible. Sorry it happened but not for the people you have met.
Isn't it a JOY when GOOD comes out of bad? Hope you are on yer way soon!
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Continuing the saga:

We managed to remove the damaged part of the Eurovan, the double radiator fans. If the part comes in today, we go up there tonight and should be moving early tomorrow.

Fingers crossed!

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Cindy,

How did the day turn out? I have had my fingers, eyes and legs crossed all day on your behalf!

The wife says I may have even been a little cross with her too, not really ... just figurative for your benefit.

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Continuing the saga:

We managed to remove the damaged part of the Eurovan, the double radiator fans. If the part comes in today, we go up there tonight and should be moving early tomorrow.

Fingers crossed!

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Well, keep them crossed. We got to the VW place. Instead of a shroud and two fans, there was only one fan. So, since the fantastrophy left us with a shroud with one post broken and one corner broken, Kevin has been using Gorilla glue and epoxy to hold together the shroud. The VW guy said that if we don't use the AC, we can install the one fan and go.

So, fingers crossed, when we get it installed tomorrow, we are off to Cumberland Gap for the Shawnee Green Corn ceremony.

Very nervous though. I wish we were not in the mountains. I think they blew the fans to begin with. Internet reports that VW should have been called to task in a recall and/or class action suit. Many Eurovans and Realtas with the same issue.

Kevin promises that we will get out tomorrow AM even if it means a rental car.


These people are still wonderful (They gave us fresh sweet corn for supper tonight. Still staying in their cabin with cable and AC.). I am sure they will not accept money tomorrow, so we were trying to find out their church today without them knowing what we were up to. We wanted to send the minister a thank-you for public announcement. We doubt they will accept money tomorrow when we leave, but we thought that if not, we would donate to their church. Certainly, it looks like there are lots of folks around here who could use a bit of help with our donation.

Staying among the Hatfields and McCoys. I am related to the Hatfields. Had hoped to sneak up there today to the Hatfield cemetery, but when I searched online to British Eurovan forums, I found a posting that had enough info that Kevin started tearing apart the Eurovan to get at the fans. Then went to get the part.


CindyL

PS: In the meantime, our tree pooped a branch at home that had to be cut up and dragged away. The report is that my convertible just has minor scratches on the roof and that it is good we were gone. It landed where our camper and Eurovan would have been.
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We made it to our next site only a day late. The Eurovan was a trooper even with only 1 of the two radiator fans. We did not run AC and looked for the best roads. When we get home we know Kevin can do the full repair. Will just have to look for.the cheapest part. New it is 900.00.


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Glad to see such positive progress! Hope the rest of the trip is less eventful and you make it all the way home with the solo fan. Our best for you.



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We made it to our next site only a day late. The Eurovan was a trooper even with only 1 of the two radiator fans. We did not run AC and looked for the best roads. When we get home we know Kevin can do the full repair. Will just have to look for.the cheapest part. New it is 900.00.


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Old 07-28-2012, 05:39 AM   #68
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Well we also lost our refridgerator on this trip. I noticed pop getting warmer and Kevin noticed the floor getting wetter. So we finally figured out that the fridge was defrosting. Yesterday when Kevin tested it at our new site the compressor was really hot and no cooling. So we ran to Walmart and got a small dorm one to put in temporarily.

We have had our 3 on this trip. Watch out everyone else!

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I wonder if the radiator fans being destroyed and their related electrical interruption could have caused a cascade effect that knocked the Frig off? I know NOTHING about electricity and could never even make a stupid guess as to what happened. I really am sorry that this is happening and the trip is so challenging. Just stay where you have cell service so at least we can find you if the need should arise. Just do not stay at an youth hostiles, or old summer school camp ground or take short cuts down dirt roads by old pig farms. Stay in well lighted areas ... I/we do not want anything else to happen. Lets hope for an upswing in good fortune from here forward.




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Well we also lost our refridgerator on this trip. I noticed pop getting warmer and Kevin noticed the floor getting wetter. So we finally figured out that the fridge was defrosting. Yesterday when Kevin tested it at our new site the compressor was really hot and no cooling. So we ran to Walmart and got a small dorm one to put in temporarily.

We have had our 3 on this trip. Watch out everyone else!

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #70
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Cindy: has AAA or Good Sam service been involved in any of this, I'm just curious as to how that may have worked out if you have it and used it. I'm getting a little off topic here, but at least it does involve a Uhaul!! Nothing worse than being broke down on the road, and I've done many roadcalls that just didn't go good so I know what it can be like. Bob
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