We took our fiver to Parkside RV in Delaware Tuesday night for repairs from the damage we had when we blew two tires on the same day.
They did a great job and were a joy to work with. BUT they gave us bad news. The tires we bought only weeks ago already are showing wear on the outside. They have less than 1,000 miles on them. We have blown three tires and had one fail due to tread wear since we had the fifthwheel repaired at Scott Motorcoach in Lakewood NJ last August. All these tires were on the same side.
Those who have been reading this blog for a while remember the issues we've had with Scott. We took our home to them to repair the back cap. When we got it back the steps had been replaced. We've received no logical reason for this. It took us months and a letter to Good Sam to get them to send us suitable steps.
We believe the steps were out when they moved the rig and got destroyed. At that time we believe either the axles or the frame was bent. We plan on having the rig checked. However, it there is the damage to the frame or axles, how do we prove the damage was done by Scott. Repairs must be done, we can not continue to buy new tires every few thousand miles or take the chance of more blowouts and additional damage to our home
Yesterday while Parkside was working on our rig, we visited two nearby places. First we went to:
The drive through the refuge is about 12 miles long through marsh and upland.
There is a one mile trail that we would have loved to walk but it was still wet from the morning dew and I was not wearing suitable shoes. There were three shorter paths leading to observation towers. We walked the three of them.
This is a popular place for birders. I have no idea what these first two fellows are:
Loads of Canada Geese this time of year.
In the refuge there is the Allee House built in 1753 that is under renovation and not currently open for visitors.
After a stop in Dover at Pizza Hut for their lunch buffet we visited:
The complex includes a building housing conference areas and classrooms that hold various displays of indigenous live and stuffed critters.
We were interested in the boardwalk that winded out to the estuary.
What a disappointment to come upon this:
The boardwalk was as far as we could see but our walk was cut short. Perhaps another time
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