Saturday, July 13, 2013

More Shopping and Bobbie T Gets Leveling Jacks

Dorr, MI.

63 deg. clear, SE wind @ 3 mph.
Forecast = Clear. High of 84F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday morning, Jim and Linda took CLT and headed up to White Pigeon, MI. Jim wanted to see how long it would take us to get Bobbie T up to the Bigfoot Leveling Systems Plant and also go to Bontrager's Surplus RV Supplies to look around a bit.

They found out that it would only take about 20 minutes to get to the Bigfoot plant and after Jim roamed around in Bontrager's for awhile, he found a vent cover for the bathroom vent at a very good price. ;-)

From there, they headed back to Middlebury, stopping along the way to get CLT a drink of 87 octane. Once in Middlebury, they went back to Fox RV to pick up a second Slide Lock that Jim had ordered. His thoughts were that it might be a good idea to have another one in case the bedroom slide developed the same brake problems.

After picking up the slide lock, they headed to Aunt Karen's Cafe where they had lunch. Linda just had soup and a piece of pie and Jim had a BLT sandwich. Both were very good.

After lunch, they headed back to Shipshewana where they stopped a Yoder's Meat & Cheese Company. There, Linda bought some bacon, a beef chuck roast and some mixed cheddar cheese. By this time, Linda was really feeling it in her knees so they headed back here to the CG.

The rest of the day was spent reading, relaxing and taking naps as needed. ;-)

Yesterday, Jim and Linda were up by 5:30, and by 6:35 we were pulling out of the CG at Shipshewana and heading West on Rt 120. 120 took is over to Rt-13 which turned into US 131 as we entered Michigan. Just before we entered Michigan though, we stopped and got Bobbie T a large drink of 87 octane before heading up to White Pigeon and the Bigfoot Leveling system Plant.

It was right at 7:00 when we pulled up to the installation building.

It wasn't too long before they came out to get Bobbie T for the installation, so Jim took Linda over to the waiting room in the main building. After getting a cup of coffee, Jim headed back over to the installation building and watched  the installation and talked to some of the workers about the leveling system, when they weren't too busy.
Above is a photo of Bobbie T up on ramps
Below is one of the front levelers after installation.

There were 3 men working on the installation, so by 11:00 the installation was finished, the testing was done,  Jim had been instructed on the leveling procedure of the system, CLT hooked to the back of Bobbie T, the bill paid and we were pulling out of the Bigfoot lot. :-)

From White Pigeon, we headed North on US 131 for about 65 miles until we came to Exit 68, where we turned West on 142nd Ave. 142, then took us to the Hungry Horse Campground near Dorr, MI.

It was about 12:35 when we pulled up in front of the office, and we had traveled about 70 miles total for the day.

This is a pretty decent CG, but it's very crowded with ton of kid running around and on bicycles. Many of the campers have fires going so it's pretty smokey and people are constantly cutting through everyone else's sites.  :-(

For one night though, it has served it's purpose.

Today, we'll continue heading North. Because it's the weekend, Jim has called a CG up near Traverse City and made a reservation for 2 nights.

Did you know that Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world?

1 comment:

  1. We are leaving KC and heading on an exact route following you into Michigan... We are reading intently as to where you are staying, as we have no experience in Mi north of I 80....