(Avon Park, FL) Hi 82 Lo 65 -- The days are flying by and we still have a few things to do before we leave. Sunday afternoon we heard a loud pop outside and when we looked out we saw our awning sagging. The awning motor would run but it wouldn't bring in the awning. The next morning Jim called Stewart's Mobile RV in Avon Park. We've used them before and they're very good. We were really surprised that they agreed to come out right away. It usually takes several days for them to come, but I guess they make it a priority to take care of certain problems, like a sagging awning that won't come in. A half hour after our call they arrived and got right on replacing the motor.
John of Stewart's RV working on the awning, while Jim and another Stewart employee watches.
John removed the cap from the motor, and inside he found a gear broken into three pieces.
The gear was supposed to be on the empty shaft next to the larger gear on the motor.
John said he's never seen that happen before. He installed the new motor in about 30 minutes. The total price for parts and labor was $324.00, including the cost of the service call, but thanks to our excellent extended service plan it only cost us our $50.00 deductible. (For those of you considering an extended service plan, we can't say enough good things about Cornerstone United. They've provided excellent service and have paid every claim we've submitted.)
We decided to catch up on some movies while we're still here. On Monday we went with our friends Lee and Rosemary to see, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. We saw the first one last (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and it was a little better, but we still enjoyed this one. We recommend it. It's a good "old people's" movie, and there aren't enough of those nowadays.
Tuesday we went with Harry and Jessica to see Gunman. It was a globe trotting action movie... good but not great. (But it was better than the Liam Neeson movie we saw last week, Run All Night.) It's been awhile since we've seen Sean Penn, and he's looking pretty good for an old guy. :)
Today we finished cleaning the inside of the RV. Rain is expected tomorrow and Friday, so Saturday we're going to wash the outside and do some badly needed re-caulking. The clubhouse activities are winding down so there's less to do with activities.
See you in a few days.