With shorter daylight hours and cold night temperatures, Eugene is wearing the fall color palette.
We spent most of the day at Carrier & Sons RV Service Center on the north side of Eugene. As I write, we are at Valley River Center (click here to read our review), dry camping in the back corner of the lot (with three other motor homes), testing our new AGM battery bank. Yippee!
With winter’s cold temperatures on the way, we had Carrier do the “annual” (ha – we’ve never had it done in seven years!) servicing of the furnace, and had the generator serviced. Besides our four AGM “house” batteries, we replaced both of our 8 year old “chassis” batteries (the ones that start the engine).
My very favorite repair: they adjusted the big living room slide so it doesn’t slide out QUITE as far. Over the years, the slide has slid a fraction of an inch farther every year – I was beginning to think it would knock out the side wall one day. It turned out to be a very minor adjustment that made me VERY happy! We were impressed with the quality of the service we received at Carrier, and the attitude of everyone we dealt with there. Based on our experience, we recommend them.
We’ll be here for two nights, making sure the batteries and generator are back to tip-top condition and making a run to Trader Joes to restock for our next stop: Crater Lake. It looks like we will have a four day window of clear (though cool) weather.
Our last visit there was 5 years ago, when we took a day trip in our Jeep from the SKP park at Sutherlin, Oregon, on I-5. This time, we’re taking the motorhome to a state park not far from the lake – where overnight lows have been dropping below freezing and they’ve seen a dusting of snow. Good reasons to have the pre-winter servicing done, I think. :)