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Sunday, July 15, 2012


"It is what it is"... that's our saying too. Things come up all the time, some minor some major. You just have to find solutions, put the problems behind you and keep moving forward. I think you guys are good at that!

Bummer. Sorry to hear such a good track record stop on this point. I am sure you guys will make a good decision. We are praying for wisdom for you and Linda.

Not sure what year your Ford is, but we just went through much the same issue. We were lucky in that we decided to buy an extended warranty when we bought our truck because we had never owned a diesel before. A new alternator, several new EGR valves (in 20,000 miles) and a new engine block later, it has paid for itself and then some.

Okay, everybody in the trailer who's glad the hard-earned savings was spent for the little Jeep as a separate vehicle, raise your hand! Yeah . . . thought so.


So sorry to hear of your break down. I recently checked with Jasper just to have a budget number. 5,000 for a short block.

You may want to consider a donate button for the engine repair, With as many folks as you have helped, I'm sure there would be folks that would be happy to help.

I'm sure you are aware, Gate Guarding will pay +/- 1,000/wk

Man I am keeping fingers crossed for you.


Howard, I am sure you have already been researching options on the internet, but you have several even if it is a rod through the block, you can get reman engine from Ford or another company such as Jasper. If heads, etc are still good, you can go with a reman shortblock. One important consideration is the warranty. Parts & Labor and nationwide. Reman products often have early hour failure (first 5K miles), therefore, the natinal warranty is important. Best of luck to you!!!

Sorry to hear about your problem. At least you aren't stranded without transportation.

Sorry about the breakdown. Just glad everyone is OK:o)) We always remember something you said... "Coachnet is a no brainer!" We've only been full-timing since March and have called them twice with exceptional results both times!!

Linda, we had to get towed off the top of a mountain last year in CO. It was so scary! When they hitched the truck still attached to the Airstream I about freaked. You remained calm! Way to go girl!
It was only a new thermostat for us! So sorry to hear about the engine!! It is upsetting but remaining calm really does help you to focus and deal much quicker!
In our prayers,

Howard and Linda,

I feel your pain and wish for you the best. Do give Jack Meyer a call. His knowledge is so very useful. Perhaps he can give you some options.

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