After about 7 weeks at our home in Tryon, NC we hit the road again this time to Florida where we joined all the "snowbirds". We had a major event right at the start. The safety devise to brake the Airstream in the event it separated from the truck was accidentally deployed and the brakes to the trailer were set. My Chevy 2500 HD diesel was strong enough to keep pulling the trailer. I felt like I was dragging something and stopped but did not see the problem. When we got to the road, but luckily before we got to the Interstate, Debbie notice smoke coming from the Airstream. We pulled into a parking lot as soon as it was safe to do so. A state trooper followed us in and called the fire department. There was a lot of smoke. Two different people drove by and voiced their opinions that the brakes were the cause. It was then that I noticed the coupler for the brakes was separated. I plugged it back in and could hear the brakes unset. The smoke stopped in 30 seconds or so and when the fire department arrived they were not needed. We waited about 30 minutes to be sure there was not more problem.We cautiously drove the rig around the parking lot testing the brakes. And then on the streets and finally we ventured out on the Interstate. I tested our braking ability several times. Everything seems fine. That was close!
|We always try to have flowers for Diva.|
|Debbie and our friend Betty are finishing dinner.|
|Dan, Marlene, Ava, Mila and Luka came by for a visit.|
|Dan was able to back his Airstream into the spot next to us first try.|
It took us, oh, 10 or 15 tries.
|Ava and Mila found some leaves to play with.|
|Downtown Naples on 3rd Street. We had a great meal at Campiello's here.|
|Rosie liked all the vegetation around here.|
|Santa must have fallen into this tree.|
|Jane's car has nice eyelashes.|
|Debbie and Betty in Diva's doorway.|
|Breakfast at SuzieQ's old fashioned diner.|