Yesterday morning after talking to the converter manufacturer, see below, I needed to get on the road. The weather was finally pretty calm and sunny and I was out of propane and had a little grocery list, so I decided to drive to Parker, AZ - the nearest Walmart. It felt so good to be on the highway again! I've said it over and over and I'll say it again: I just love driving The Palms! It was about an hour each way, and sure felt good.
When I got back I filled the gas tank, so now I have a full gas and propane tanks, and full fridge, freezer and cupboards.
I'm also in a cooking mood, and made myself a casserole - I haven't done that in a while. Chicken, rice, artichoke hearts, green beans, spices, wine and cream of mushroom soup. It's enough for about five meals, and I've already had it for dinner twice. Really good!
I checked the website of my converter manufacturer, Progressive Dynamics, and it showed their 2-year warranty, and how to go about having a converter replaced under warranty. I e-mailed them yesterday morning and received an answer very soon thereafter, asking me to fax/e-mail them a copy of my receipt. About 15 minutes later they called and confirmed my mailing address and said they would be sending me a new unit Fed Ex that day. Wow! It was so nice to deal with a great company!
I'll send them the failed converter by return mail in the same box, and one of the men here at Quartzsite said he would install it for me. Basically it's just plugging it in and attaching two wires, but I'm afraid of wires, so I'll happily have him do it for me. I think that will be the end of my electrical issues. Won't that be nice?
Thank you all for your moral support - it's so nice to have people behind me when I'm going through difficult times, and you guys are just great! And your suggestions are always right on, too. As soon as the warranty is completed and The Palms is back to 100%, I'll post the name and address of the Utah RV shop, and start sending letters and e-mails to the various places, and I'll include the places you all suggested, too.
This is an interesting way to level your rig if you don't have levelers or leveling blocks. One of the men here, Mike, levels his Class A like this:
There are a bunch if them that have holes they've burrowed under these bushes, and they go in and out and chase each other around.