I never posted about the end of our vacation in September because I was too fed up with our camper. The last day as we were driving home from New Hampshire about 150 miles from home the front end began to drag to one side and I could smell the unmistakable aroma of brake pads being fried. When I put the brakes on to grab a quick exit ramp nothing happened! They had overheated and glazed over. We limped it to a park and ride lot off the highway and I proceeded to call down the wrath of God upon it, with a little help from a two pound ball peen hammer. A quick prayer and sometime to cool off ( the brakes and me) the caliper released and worked again so we drove home very carefully. Safely in the driveway now and planning on redoing all the brakes this spring. About $400. ought to buy all the new parts. So one more project to slow down my interior rebuild! But we know that all of this will be wiped away the first time we set down in front of a camp fire this summer and listen to the glorious sound of the phone not ringing because we turned it off !

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Comment by Lakota Wolf on January 18, 2014 at 3:43pm

At least ya got off the road safely, and with the use of the ole trusty Ball pein, ya was back on the road again. My better half calls the steaming mood a time to expell explatives. (lol)

Comment by Pat Daly on January 18, 2014 at 3:20pm

Well Jim you're our kind of camper, ball peen hammer and all!

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