The view out the front window is pretty great. We are right on the waterfront at Pelican Roost RV Campground at Naval Station Mayport.
More than that, this campground is very well run. It has free laundry, you can wash your RV on site and the trash containers are nearby. And we had to pay $2 for a front row site for a total of $21/night. Pretty great!
However, like much of life, things always aren't 100% great or 100% bad. We ran into a challenge shortly after we arrived and got parked at our first site. After plugging in to the pedestal, our inverter was reading: "AC overload!". I took out the surge protector plugged it back in and it gave the same reading.
Occasionally we run into a site that has a bad power supply. So we asked to move to another location while the office manager tried to locate the campground host so he could over to check what was up.
When we moved to the second site, we got the same readings. Ugh oh.
I looked at the surge protector. The prongs going in to the pedestal looked good. I looked at the connection of the surge protector and the end of the MH 50 cord. Bingo!
It was fried...
I took off the lock box type connection and could plainly see - these bad boys were done!
We were counting our blessings that this was the extent of the damage.
We weren't too sure if the solution was to just replace the end of the motor home power cord or if there was more to it. We called all four 'Mobile RV' phone numbers of folks listed in the Campground Office and one guy actually called us back.
Meanwhile, a neighbor came by and we talked about our latest challenge. The mobile RV guy said he couldn't come out but we should be able to find a replacement plug end at Home Depot.
Off we went.
Next we got back to the coach and I and our CTO (Chief Technical Officer) / head electrician started to work.
We thought about it for about 1/2 a second and said, "YES!" by all means. It took some doing but they worked at it and got the plug to cooperate.
We will buy a more permanent plug and install that in the next couple of days.
We are off to a great start and balmy weather in Florida!
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!