Evans RV Adventures

Welcome to our Full-time RVing adventures!!

Had our early morning on-site appointment with Spartan Chassis. After Bobby described the recent antifreeze leak (which had stopped), they disappeared under the coach. Quickly diagnosed the issue and just as Kevin Mallory had said, a hose fitting just need a couple turns, which only leaked during the very cold days when we where in high elevations . Spartan tightened it up and hopefully that will take care of it. Was GREAT to have Spartan here at the rally to get parts, fix issues and give technical support!

After Spartan left, Shelly signed her first contact with ADEX for the Tucson, AZ assignment and completed the required drug screening. Praise God!

Later we attended seminars with a break for lunch. We also visited the vendor tents and then went back home to change for the Southwestern themed “Welcome” dinner. We had good food, followed by good dancing before turning in for the night.

First day of the rally. Nothing planned until tonight, so lots of socializing. We did buy a refrigerator fire extinguisher (SS-30) from Chip Aiken, fellow American Coach owner & owner of Great RV Products. Expensive but peace of mind with all the refrigerator fires! Bobby will install it later this week when we’re not so busy, LOL!

For dinner, we went to the Monday Night Football party for our free hamburger & beer. We chatted for a bit, but left early, in the first quarter of the game.

Got up early for our On-Site appointment with the American Coach crew/mechanics. They actually arrived early, replaced a water valve, fixed our step sensor, and adjusted our entry door (that was an interesting process!). Awesome Baby!

Once the work was done, we spent much of the day visiting other ACA members, as the actual rally doesn’t officially start until tomorrow. We then walked over to Sam’s Town Casino and snapped a few pictures.

Back home, we had dinner and then went back to the Casino to catch a bus to Fremont Street (the old downtown Vegas). We enjoyed the neon lights and signs, as well as the famous light canopy.

We caught the bus back home, but then stayed out almost to midnight visiting our ACA friends.

Vegas Baby!

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Drove 256 miles to the American Coach Association RV rally at the Sam’s Town RV Park in Las Vegas, NV. We enjoyed nice scenery along the way. We also stopped about three times along the way to check the antifreeze leak. Everything looked good and the leak seems to have stopped.

Wow look at all the American Coaches! Getting into the park was a bit of an ordeal, as the site was 38′ in length for our 40′ coach, only 30amp power (90+ degrees outside!), as well as having the back of the coach in a tree, and no satellite signal! There were longer sites in the park, but they were given to the 42′ and longer sized coaches. So, after some discussion, we were moved to another 38′ site, no tree and good satellite signal.

We had a quick dinner and then attended church at Central Christian Church in Henderson. Great music and LOUD! Even Renewed our marriage vows too! LOL

Returned home, visited ACA members and then off to bed.

Decided that we would stay another day.

Since we’re not pulling out, we drove over to the Nevada Railroad Museum here in Ely.

Turns out the museum wasn’t open, but we were free to wander the railroad grounds and building. So we did, snapping pictures along the way.

We then returned back to the coach and Bobby noticed a leak of antifreeze under the coach. This was concerning, as we’re in the middle of nowhere and driving 250+ miles to Las Vegas tomorrow. Bobby called Kevin Mallory (who used to work for American Coach) to discuss the situation. Kevin felt that the leak was from the temperature change (it’s very cold here) causing a hose clamp to leak slightly and suggested to take the coach for a spin to see if it worsened. So, out we went, driving for a few miles before returning to the truck stop. The leak didn’t seem to be any worse, so we’re thankful for that! We will have Spartan Chassis take a look at it at the rally.

What an eventful day! Shelly was offered the job, not by one but 2 agencies! We finally worked that out and started the contract negotiation and language fixes. If all goes well, we may be heading to Tuscon, AZ after the ACA rally for the winter! We’ve been through Tucson but never spent any real time there.

We had dinner, enjoyed the sunset and then went to bed.

Ely, Nevada

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Pulled out today and traveled 140 miles south to the Silver Sage Truck Stop/Sinclair fuel station in Ely, NV We’ve decided to dry camp in their large open lot behind their station for 1-2 nights. It’s actually pretty quiet for a truck stop and the surrounding mountains (some snow capped) are beautiful. The staff in the store are fine with us staying, as long as we’re out of the way, which we are.

Oh and possible good news on the job front! Shelly was interviewed today, Praise God!

Decided to stay yet another day here in Wells, NV as it still looks like it could be a rainy ride south to Ely, NV.

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So, Shelly worked on finishing wash & dishes while Bobby went out for a quick but BEAUTIFUL bike ride.

Went in town to the small Trail of the 49’ers Interpretive Center/Museum.

It showed us some of the history of the town of Wells as well as what it was like to travel through this area in a covered wagon. The women who showed us around the museum was nice, knowledgeable, and down to earth. She had lived here since the 1940’s and knows the history and the town quite well. She was a pleasure to talk to.

We left the museum and walked over a block to Front Street. Many if these buildings on this this street date back to 1869 and were preserved until a 6.0 earthquake hit the town of Wells on Feb 21, 2008. It really devastated these buildings and many of them are just shells.

We then walked over to the Presbyterian Church, the oldest building in town. It was built in 1898. Services are still held there, but it otherwise doesn’t seem open for visitors.

We headed back home to get some things done, as we’re hoping to pull out of here tomorrow, weather permitting.

On a side note, Jasmine’s eye seems to be doing well, but she is getting tired of eye drops twice a day and is starting to run from us when it’s that time.

Looks like rainy travel, so we’re staying another day. Spent the day put-zing around the campground (walking the babies) and coach.

Rain on it's way. Decided to stay here in Wells, NV extr... on Twitpic Kewl nearby moutain rain picture. Batten down the hatches! on Twitpic

Oh, we have a few ‘irons in the fire’ but still looking for Shelly’s next travel nursing assignment. Lookin to start sometime after Vegas Rally, Oct 18th or later.

Went to a small Baptist Church here in town. Small congregation, but very welcoming and loving, even praying for our journey before we left the service. It’s good to be in the family of God!