I made my trip from Missoula to Spokane and back today. Nice drive. Love the speed limits out here. 2.5 hours each way.
The bad: the local dealer, nuff said.
The good: Airstream of Spokane. Nice husband and wife team, knowledgable and competent. I walk in the door and they ask if I am Michelle. They were expecting me. By the time I had finished using the facilities, Nick had the replacement pump on the counter and started filing out the paper work. Total time spent about 10 minutes. I asked if he had some butt (electrical) connectors. A minute later I had them. How about an in-line check valve. Since I now have a history with RV pumps I want the option to hook up to "city" water without a pump installed. I now have that option. I arrived back in Missoula around 5:30 MT. Check my strainer. Installed my new pump and check valve. Minor leak on the new check valve, re-positioning the clamp took care of that. Everything works the way it should. Now I have to drain my fresh water tank.
The Ugly: During my installation of the pump I made several trips around to the business side of the trailer. Each time I looked at Butter Cup I realized she was really dirty. I still had plenty of daylight so I broke out the rag and the waterless cleaning stuff I picked up at the factory. An Hour or so later she was as clean as I could get her without a ladder. She looks real pretty right now. Picture time!
Oh yeah: They were so competent I spent a few minute browsing thier stock. I am now the prowd owner of two set of airstream lights!. I told Nick is he could tell me where the Airstream/ Pink Flamingos started I would buy a pair. He couldn't. Neither could the factory. I am still Flamingo free.
On my way home I stopped in Coeur D'Alene for lunch. At at the dockside. Wow good food, good view, expensive. Nice treat.
A productive day.