Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Heading to Nashville, A shocking revelation, and a Grand Ol' time

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Today, we got going a little slow since we were suffering from the lack of sleep the night before. We did, however, get on the road pretty quickly, I think by 9:30am. We headed south toward Indianapolis, and then through Louisville Kentucky, and on into Nashville. The roads were pretty rough a lot of the trip, and it seemed as though our new suspension was not doing what it was supposed to do, which was soften the bounce. 

We stopped a few times along the way as customary, for pitstops, and checked on things inside. It seems MORE bounce was occurring! And, we noticed the bushings on the shocks were showing signs of being "beat up" and "super-compressed."

The black rubber bushing looks torn up.

We made it to the Nashville KOA, and got set up. We were really tired from the drive, and there was some rain in the area, so we didn't do much. We hit the hay pretty early!

Our site at the Nashville KOA

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

This evening, we had tickets to go to the Grand Ol' Opry. But first, we needed to inspect our shocks and what was going on. We discovered once we arrived that much more bouncing had occurred on the trip, dislodging the tv from it's mount slightly, dumping items into the floor, breaking the closet latch, and other things, not normal.

Tony crawled under the rig to inspect it and we found one of the shocks was busted and leaking. We'd have to find a replacement. So we got searching on the internet, went by a couple of RV dealers, and made a bunch of calls. No one had these shocks or others that would suit a trailer like ours, in stock. So we ordered some on Amazon, but they would not be able to be there until Friday.

notice liquid at top of blue boot, and on frame and tire

After dinner at home, we got ready to go to our evening out at the Opry. It's not too far from the campground. We had a great time, seeing Charlie Daniels, Brett Eldredge, CeCe Winans, Rhonda Vincent, Daryle Singltary, Thomson Square and the Eli Young Band.

We were wiped out by the time we got home, but boy, was it worth it!

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