Greetings from Shreveport, La
We left Bronson, FL Tuesday morning early. Our desire was to make New Orleans that evening. We were going to have dinner and hang out a day with my cousin Bart and his family. Well, as we left Bronson we noted a strong odor and then the rear end of Pilgrim I began thumping, like we had blown a tire. I pulled over and the tires were all OK. What happened was that the brakes in the wheels of our tag axle (the far rear wheels, not drive wheels and they have just electric brakes like a house trailer would have) had locked up. It took our road service over 3 hours to reach us, and the service guy just unhooked the wires to each wheel as it seemed like a control box, located someplace underneath the motor home, was not working right. We'll get it fixed before we hit the mountains!
We did have a great time with Bart and Family Wednesday evening instead of Tuesday! Then we made Shreveport yesterday and are off to Dallas and should arrive this afternoon. We do need to stop and pick up a couple of new batteries for our in house 12 volt system. We're needing to run our furnaces a lot, especially at night, and our batteries are not holding a charge from the generator. Oh... the problems of older equipment! We still believe that Pilgrim II is on the way. We really do need to see it show up pretty soon, as Pilgrim I is just wearing out from lots of hard use for the Lord!
OK... here's how to pray about this for us... As we travel we've learned a lot about the RV lifestyle. There many people, especially those in later years who have purchased RV's and do to illness, death, or due to the fact that they just don't like the lifestyle, have wonderful units parked in storage. We feel that there is someone out there who has just what we need and would be willing to sow it into the work of the Lord. Here's what we would like to have..... A class A motor home (Fifth wheels will not work for us, we've looked hard and long at this, we need a Class A motor home), one with a diesel power plant, at least 2 slide outs, about 35 feet long, a full size fridge, an oven, and a washer/dryer combo unit installed. Wow... that would be wonderful!
Keep praying for Pilgrim II's arrival.
Thanks and we'll keep you updated from the road!!!
Kingdom blessings ~ Larry
My webpage: www.larrysilverman.com