After two nights at Sun & Fun RV Park, I was glad to leave. The sites were close together and there was a smell of sewage, not common but some RV parks have this problem. Then it was off to Jawbone Canyon BLM dispersed camping. I left after one night because of off highway vehicles (OHV) noise. I knew what this place was, the 4 wheel OHVs are quiet and the drivers are considerate but, the 2-cycle dirt bikes are just the opposite. This is their place, so, it was right for me to be the one to leave if I don’t like it. I am now at Sawtooth Canyon BLM campground for 2 nights. This place is for rock climbing. They seem to sit around and talk more than climb, oh well, it is their place. Next stop will be my kind of place. On the way here I missed a turn and pulled over to turn around and got stuck in some desert sand. As I was hopelessly shoveling behind the wheels, a tow truck pulled over to pull me out. Heck of a nice guy, only charged me 40 bucks, someone above must be watching over me!
I am now camped at Codorniz Recreation Area Campground, it is an ACOE campground next to H. V. Eastman Lake. Since I hold an Interagency Senior pass, I get full hookups for half price, $15 per night. I’ll be here for 2 nights.
I took the beast for a test drive to Camping World to get a new water saving shower head for when boondocking and a dash fan. I then went to get an LOF (lube, oil, filter). No leaks, no squealing belts, the beast is ready to move on down south. I’ll be leaving here 11/8, meanwhile I’m going to relax (that’s the plan).
When I arrived at my Aromas CA camp, my new fan clutch was waiting. A quick job putting it in, NOT! As I began, I notice the water pump shaft had worn bearings, so I ordered a new pump. Then I noticed the smog pump needed replacing. How did I make it this far?! I got it all back together and replaced the coolant when I noticed a leak. I had to take it all apart again. This morning, I’m going to put the coolant back in, again. All part of the adventure.
I am now camped at Delta Shores Resort and Marina, with full hook-ups, located on the Mokelumne River in the heart of the Sacramento Delta Region. I’ll be here a week and then it’s on to Aromas CA.