Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Lucky Day

 This morning we woke up as usual, coffee, breakfast and watching the news. As we were getting ready for our day, the TV suddenly went off.....odd, then we noticed all the power was off.....even odder???  Checked the breakers, nothing wrong there, must be at the pole. Checked outside at the pole, breaker was still good and so was the surge protector......hmmmmm. Trouble shooting time, open the electric compartment, 30 amp cord receptical into the rig was smoking.......Wholly Cow, turn off the breaker at the box and unplug the rig. Ok, examine the receptical, all is ok there. The cord plug had black marks on it, took it apart and found the above, WOW, lucky no fire occurred!!! The plug had always been a little bit loose but thought that was normal, apparently not. Next problem, where to find a new plug??? we are here in the middle of small town america, with out a RV parts store in sight. Called the camp host, who said she thought the ACE hardware in town may have what we needed. Ok, off to Ace Hardware and low and behold they had just I needed!!! Luck struck twice!!!

So after a little surgery on the cord, the new pug was attached. Good as new and nice and tight!!!  So for a day which started out to be pretty questionable, all worked out in the end with our rig intact and not a pile of ashes.
That was our excitement for the day, lets hope for no more like that. So until next time.......see ya then.

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