Friday, August 24, 2012

August 22, 2012: Brake Repairs and the Drive to Prince George

August 22, 2012: Brake Repairs and the Drive to Prince George

See I know I had the brakes checked before we left Texas so as we were traveling down the Cassier I couldn’t believe it when the trailer brakes stopped working. I mean it didn’t matter if I tried the slide or the pedal, the lights all were apparently working but the trailer brakes weren’t there.

So I drove the rest of the Cassier slowly and used manual gear so I could have help with the engine brake. It was ok, but not great. The closest help was in a city of Smithers where there was a mobile rv repair service. Of course it turned out it was closed and so we drove to a truck repair shop called Truck Pro, hoping for results.

Tim called Robert over to meet us and Robert carefully listened to all I had tried and all that hadn’t worked. It was really nice to be in the hands of an expert and he methodically attacked the problem. He also explained everything he was doing, so if I ever had to work on them again, I would have a better idea.

Three hours later, we pulled out of town with brakes working like brand new and it cost a lot less than we expected. So if you are ever in that part of the world, and need repairs, Truck Pro people are definitely the good guys!

The Yellow head highway is busy, far busier than anything we have driven in the past three months. We had a steep hill to climb and of course the truck heated up but it was ok and we were able to continue on. Houston, Fort Fraser, Vanderhoof all and came and went and we reached Prince George.

Arriving at Prince George, we pulled into an rv park and it was time to rest and relax after a full day of repairs and driving. Tomorrow is the anniversary of when we started full timing and it doesn’t seem possible that we have been at it for five full years. Tomorrow we hope to reach Cache Creek and maybe cross the border on Friday or Saturday, so knock on wood…… Clear skies

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