When you travel to Mexico one needs to purchase special Mexican Travel Insurance for both the RV and your vehicle. For over twenty years we were insured through Mexico Bob / San Xavier. Now that our 2001 motorhome is over 20 years of age most Mexican insurance companies will not insure for collision. Thanks to a very special blog reader and friend ( dirt surfer ) whom we have met in both the US and in Mexico ( on the Isla ) it was suggested to us to try Lewis and Lewis. Thank you dear friend. We now have collision on the RV. For the first time in 20years years we have used this company and it appears that they are a good broker to use. So glad to get that out of the way. Normally we get this sorted out in September but as we were not certain that the RV was going to be repaired we held back.
Can you believe that I did two loads of laundry yesterday and forgot to put the soap in 😳 Yikes, sometimes I about wonder about myself. Today Colin asked for my phone and I handed him my camera 🙁
I also forgot to mention that one of our favourite Pinot Grigio’s is Bella Sara, that is the one we discovered in Venice that I mentioned yesterday but did not name. So I have been calling Ciela “Ciela Bella” and sometimes “Ciela Bella Sera”. She responds to them all.
The new TV that Colin got for the RV is a Smart TV and it also has a USB to play videos. We love it, yes it is small but the colour is great.
However the greatest news of all is that we no longer need to spend $2000.00 CAD to purchase a new RV Tow Brake System. Because the Blue Ox was no longer functioning and was out of warranty ( despite being only 5 years old Blue Ox no longer services our model and have no parts ) Colin decided to take it apart. Inside he found wires that were connected to various areas. So he disconnected them all, blew on them and then re -plugged them in. Colin then charged the unit for a day and lo and behold it worked 😀 Pretty darn amazing.
In other good news we seem to have almost found all the stink bugs that had invaded the RV while loading. We were ever so careful to keep the door closed. I also think the RV repair shop in Armstrong likely left the door open as they went in and out to do what they had to do to get our motorhome working. We have been catching them every day since we left. Only one yesterday and one today. I hope that we have them all. I remember bringing them all the way to the Isla a few times.
Yesterday we did a Commando treatment to the black tank. We were going to do it in Ely and then drive for a bit before dumping. So instead it sat for 24 hours but the 1/3 sensor is still showing on when the tank is empty. We will try it again the we coming north end of March.
Stay tuned over the next few days, I will be asking your opinion on the header photo for this new blog.