(Formally "Plan V: A Van Dwelling Blog", when I lived in a 1978 Dodge Xplorer 228 Class B motorhome van)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Back from the trip since May 30

Sorry for the delay in any blog postings about my trip. I've been fairly busy since I got back and it's just one of those things that's easy to put off.

My poor ol' car toughed out the trip despite a blown head gasket (consuming oil and coolant, but not mixing) and a badly broken inner wheel bearing on the driver's rear side. The bearing has been replaced along with a rear brake job by yours truly this past weekend. The car does decently despite the engine condition for city run-abouts. In fact it did decently at highway speeds, all things considered! I just had to stop every 100-200 miles to top off the oil and coolant.

I decided to skip Yellowstone since the car was in such poor condition. Maybe next year. I was just crossing my fingers that I got the car back home. But I did, so all is well!

I didn't do a great deal of sight seeing, even though I wish I could have. Soon I will be posting the two sight seeing bits I did in Ellensburg, WA and Dodge City, KS.

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