Thanks..it's nice to be back to the threat of colder weather, snow, etc...lol
Numerous head twisters, as observed in my side mirror..<grins>
The one thing that kinda bothered me was the glare from the sun off the A/S, reflecting back into the eyes of the car passing me..Didn't happened too often but, still it made me wonder.
Just about everywhere we stayed and/or stopped, people had so many nice things to say about the "brand new" A/S. I was quick to point out that, it was in fact, 20 years old..The jaws dropped, I can't believe it..etc..Was just way too many nice comments..Made all the work spend worth while.
Met some really nice folks as a result..I'm sure they have a different viewpoint of A/S owners as well..
On Friday last, just thinking about the trip back to NH..I decided to visit the local GM dealer for a quick oil change..As I pulled into the service area, I noticed one of the tech looking at my approach.
After parking the Burb, I walked over to him..Asked if it was possible to have just my oil changed.He replied, "That's not all that you need. I'll show you when we get your Burb on the lift."
It turned out that I needed two new u-joints for the drive shaft.
Whew, was I thankful that it hadn't dropped off out on the hiway while towing the A/S..Cost to repair was nothing in comparison to what it could have been otherwise. Angel was watching out over me..WHEW...
Worked on the A/S for an additional 12 hrs total waxing the entire unit again..It had rained after that and, I was able to just lightly wipe off the water spots..Proves the point, at least for now, that it should keep it in good enough condition for me till next Spring.
Jump to the last day:
I pulled into a campsite for the nite just before leaving Va. It was my last chance to clean out the unit before leaving on the trip back to NH.
Unknown to me, my arrival was witness by a couple parked several lanes over behind me who were sitting outside eating dinner.
Early the next morning, after all my predeparture chores were completed, they walked over to talk with me about the A/S..<smiles>(my favored subject)
They started off by commenting on how nice it looked and, the fact that, last night while I was pulling in..the wife said to her husband.."Look, there's a brand new A/S." (bless her)
I quickly told them that, it was 20 years old and, they just couldn't believe it!~! We laught and, then explained that I had just spend many weeks polishing the unit. They were impressed at how nice it looked, etc. Even more so when I told them that, A/S are still being builted. Why is that a secret??? Someone needs to get on the ball at the Corp level..
We spended the better part of nearly an hour talking about A/S, etc..Even told them about this website for a starting point in their search for additional info on all A/S products, both used and new..
The drive home was great..No problems..Mileage was just over 20 plus without the "Silver Turtle" behind me..
BTW, just before I left the A/S..I spend some sorrowful minutes walking around talking to it..touching it..YKWIM??
Hated to leave it but~
Just one happy camper's tales..
Again, it's good to be back~!~