This morning I was driving into the service bay at Lippert Components at 0745 and was promptly greeted by the technician who would replace my leaking hydraulic ram.
We chatted for a few minutes and I learned that he was originally from Kinston, NC - a town real close to home. I then settled into the customer lounge for a short while and within 45 minutes he was back and told me I was done and good to go.
So what the local dealer was unable to accomplish in 7 weeks was replaced and repaired in 45 minutes! Go figure.
As soon as I was done there I hit the road and headed for the barn.
After about 11 hrs and close to 700 miles... Including another trip thru West Virginia in the dark, I dropped back down off of the Blue Ridge Pleateau in search of warm air and am now parked in the Mt Airy (Mayberry) Wallmart.
I turned on the inverter and heated up some water for a cup O Joe, and now it's time for some shut eye. Tomorrow I have about 5 hrs left to drive, a stop for fuel, and a dump of the tanks and we can put a fork in this quick trip.