We arrived in Appleton Wednesday evening. We had been having a problem with our furnace not lighting while on DC and also had another problem with the living room slide binding, so had previously made an appointment with Appleton Camping for Thursday morning. So, Thursday at 8AM we dropped the trailer at Appleton Camping and then took the truck in to the local GMC dealer for an oil change. While there we received a call from Jason at Appleton Camping informing us that we had a broken leaf spring on the left side of the trailer.
Here's an example of a leaf spring (not ours)
In thinking back we remember that the trailer begab to pull hard just east of Austin, Minnesota and we had attributed it to the wind. We hurried back to Appleton Camping, got the trailer and took it to the "Accurate Alignment Truck Center" for repair. They finished repairs by Friday evening including realignment and wheel bearing packing and we then took it back to Appleton Camping so that they could continue with their service on Monday morning. They graciously let us park in back of their service garage over the weekend and even furnished us an electeric hook-up. It is now Tuesday afternoon and they are supposed to be finished by closing today. They had to order some parts for the slide which we will have installed when we come back in July. I guess that in every life some rain must fall.
Meanwhile we have been having a grand time visiting Mike & Toni as well as our friends and Christine Street neighbors. We were also able to join the "Monday Night Martini Club" last evening at Greg & Sue's house. Present in addition to Greg & Sue were Dick & Jenn, Tom & Carol and Tony. We had a great time!
Larry & Teddy
- Larry & Teddy
- Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
- I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.