Yes really... We drove from Red Bay AL to Destin FL last week and stayed at the Army MWR Recreation Campground in Destin, FL. We were looking forward to staying there because of our good impression last time.
It was raining and overcast for the first couple of days and in the middle of Friday afternoon Pam noticed a pool of fluid on the ground between the back tires.
We got up on Saturday, confirmed it was still dripping and thought we should tell the campground registration desk that we had a leak and we knew it and were working on getting it fixed.
The lady there gave us the name and number of the RV Doctor who was a local mobile RV repair guy.
The folks at the 1-800 Allison transmission/Cummins dealer in Panama City. I kept getting promises of call backs but never talked with anyone that could help. We found the nearest Freightliner dealer - NorthWest Florida Fleet Maintenance in Fort Walton Beach. They turned out to be the answer to our problems.
Next, we went back to cleanup of our site. We got sand and spread it over the spill.
And they did. It took them until almost 7:00 PM but we were glad they stayed late to do it.
But looking back we were very satisfied with our time at Fleet Maintenance. We met the owner (David) the first thing Monday morning. He could not have been more helpful. Then the scheduler Jerry was good and we also liked the mechanics that worked on the Roadrunner. The folks let us stay two nights at the repair facility free of charge. They quoted us a price on Monday morning and came within $100 of it, told us they probably would be done Wednesday after the part came in and got us out of there though they had to stay late. Generally they are what you call customer oriented excellent professionals. And the kind of folks we highly recommend!
It has been a little while since we have done some night driving but we decided we wanted to get a couple hours under our belt and stay at a Rest Stop (on I-10) or a Walmart.
After we went about 120 or 130 miles, I stopped at two rest stops but they were small and full (I passed a couple of big ones with plenty of parking but didn't stop at that time…) and we decided on the Walmart at Mariana FL. It was about 9:20 PM and we were tired. We stayed at this same Walmart a few weeks ago when we were headed to Red Bay and it was fine.
Thanks for joining us on this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time...