Escapees RV Club

Thursday, July 6, 2017

What Happened in June

We settled in at Camp Lord Willing in Monroe and have our campsite all locked in for the summer so we won't have all the moving around like last summer,  Our 2006 Saturn VUE that we have loved since June of 2009 started having electrical problems while we were in Maryland.  So we have been checking prices on 2-3 year old cars.  Then I saw an ad for a new Chevrolet Equinox at a price $2k lower than a 2 year old Ford Edge and $4-5k lower then 2 year old Buick Enclave.  So Saturday June 10 we drove down to Toledo to take a look.


We already had an appointment with Duncan RV Repair for after the Tri-Rally so I had them add the car to the list to get the tow baseplate and wiring to tow it behind the motorhome.

On Sunday the 18th we packed up and headed out to LaGrange Indiana for the Escapees Indiana-Michigan-Ohio Tri-Rally, I drove the motorhome and Carole followed along behind in the Equinox.
We had a great time Monday to Friday at the rally, pictures on the chapter blog.   

The rally ended with hitchup breakfast Friday morning and we took our time saying our "see ya down the road" to people and packing up to go the 35 miles over to Duncan RV Repair in Elkhart.

We had Duncan install 2 new MCD shades, one to replace the accordian day/night shade in the bedroom and one to replace the screen shade in the cockpit driver side window,  Replace one of the windshied defrost fans,   Replace the bedroom Air Conditioner/Heat Pump Unit,  Do a Generator Oil & Filter service and a Coach Engine Oil & Generator Service.  Duncan subcontracted the car hitch and wiring to Elkhart Hitch Shop,  We had a 2 day delay at Duncan because Dometic shipped the wrong AC unit the first time.

Saturday morning July 1 we hitched up the car and headed back to Camp Lord Willing
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The last 17 days

Where have we been the last 17 days. Well we left the Thor Diesel Club Rally in Claremore OK and drove 197 miles and stayed 2 nights at RV Express 66 RV Park in Marshfield Missouri.

campsite at Marshfield

  Then we drove 220 miles to the St Louis NE KOA in Granite City Illinois.

  176 miles across I-70 to the Terre Haute KOA in Terre Haute Indiana.

campsite at Terre Haute

  176 miles to Dayton Tall Timbers KOA in Brookville Ohio.

campsite at Tall Timbers

  243 miles to Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA in Washington Pennsylvania.

  183 miles to Hagerstown / Antietam KOA in Hagerstown Maryland.

  And then 76 miles to stay 3 nights at Cherry Hill Park in College Park Maryland to visit with Carole’s cousin Doug and his sister Jane.

campsite at Cherry Hill 

me, Jane, Carole, and Doug sitting

216 miles to Madison / Pittsburgh SE KOA in Ruffs Dale Pennsylvania.

  266 miles to Toledo East / Stony Ridge KOA in Stony Ridge OH.
It cost us $86.15 to drive the turnpikes from Breezewood PA to Stony Ridge OH.

 And 159 miles to Duncan RV Repair to have some measurements made for a couple of new window shades and have parts ordered for our June 26 Service Appointment.

  We stayed a total of 5 nights over the Memorial Day weekend at the Duncan Campground.  And finally 202 miles to our summer destination of Camp Lord Willing in Monroe Michigan.

campsite at Lord Willing


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Thor Diesel Club Rally

Thor Diesel Club Rally - Claremore Oklahoma
Kentucky Derby Day so several of the ladies wore their special hats.










Sunday, April 16, 2017

Caprock Canyons State Park

Further southeast of Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle is Caprock Canyons,  This is still part of the same geologic formation as Palo Duro.