The Roadrunner has been hesitating going up hills a little ever since I had a brain freeze and put a few gallons of gas into the diesel tank. That was about six weeks ago.
While in Portland Pam called the local Cummins facility and they said it would be three weeks before they could get us in. And they recommended Cummins Northwest which is a RV CoachCare repair facility. It is located right outside of Spokane on I-90.
Not to overstate it, but this might be the best RV-friendly repair facility we have visited. We were very glad to see the back-in parking spaces with 50 amp and water.
We had time to go over the Fairchild AFB which was about five miles away. We had been there five years ago when we had another Warner Bros Reunion in 2011. We did some grocery shopping and returned to our parking spot. It was an uneventful evening and watched the Olympics enjoyed the beautiful 90 degree weather.
We were there with some other folks when the door opened a few minutes before 7:00 AM and talked to Tim the Service Manager. Pam had spoken to him a few weeks ago and he remembered. Pam had a hunch it was the fuel filters that needed to be changed so that's what we asked them to do.
Tim said, "We'll try to work you in, but we are real busy and we may not get to you before your Thursday appointment." That was three days away. But we were hopeful. How long can it take to change a couple of filters?
To our amazement about 20 minutes later Jesse the mechanic walked out and drove the Roadrunner into the shop! He was waiting on parts from another job and had some time to work on ours.
It's a medium size facility with about 10-12 service bays, has electric and water hook ups and has a dump station to boot! And the Petro truck stop is just down the street. So we were able to fill up and get going in record time. It is right off of I-90 and a little noisy but not a problem really. (Especially when you run the a/c or ceiling fan. Not much we could do about the trains but that is part of the charm in these parts...
It was a great experience at Northwest Cummins! We highly recommend and will remember this place. That's all for now on the Roadrunner Chronicles. Thanks for stopping by.