Well, it's March 12 and we're still at home looking for a genset repair place.
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to have my new isolator installed and to get the oil
changed in the genset at the same time. Well, the isolator install went sort of OK I guess,
but the service guy told me my genset wouldn't start after they were done. After charging me an
extra hour's labour to NOT figure it out, I left. I tested the isolator overnight when
I got home. Next morning, car battery was dead. Boosted OK. I noticed they had sprayed
some red stuff all over the isolator face, so I sprayed it all with WD40 to see if it was
di-electric and shorting the terminals. The next day, it seemed OK. Started fine. Maybe
1 problem solved? I'm not sure, more testing required.
I then started to look for an Onan genset repair shop and spoke to the nearest one,
in Hamilton. They were very busy and suggested they'd get back to me if and when they
could get it in for a look. I guess they're the only game in town and are too busy to help me
anytime soon, so I sent some emails to some places today that are farther away and I might
have a couple of leads. Hopefully I'll get it fixed early next week, but apparently there's no
guarantee in the world of RV repair.
We now also have some more personal stuff to take care of, which will keep us here until
at least the 18th. I would expect, if nothing else goes wrong, and if we were to head south
in March, our earliest departure would be the 19th, and we'd maybe make Florida by the 21st,
at our usual meandering pace. Which would be a day or two late to meet you in Punta Gorda.
So, it doesn't look like we'll be able to swing by PG for a brown pop anytime before you're headed
home. Unless you're staying in Fl a bit longer that is. It occurs to me that if we head out to Gaspe
again this summer, we may take the north shore route east, and could be in the Kingston area.
Anyway, take care.