Sunday, April 28, 2019

On The Road For A Three Stop RV Club Rally – Days 1-2

After just a five week down period, during which we had to get a seal replaced on the coach engine, we are back on the road and headed for our first of three stops in Savannah, GA – followed by Charleston, SC and Asheville, NC.  Pat, Cindy, Bev, three dogs, and I departed about 11:30 am for the 260 mile drive to the Forsythe, GA. KOA – the 450 mile trip all the way to Savannah is more than I want to drive in one day. 

About two hours into the trip the low engine coolant alarm came on so I stopped at a truck stop and made sure everything was full but it shortly came on again when I got up to 63 mph followed by the stop engine light.  So I pulled over to the side of the road, stopped the engine for a few minutes then started it back up and ran the remainder of the days trip at 58 mph without incident – but not sure why the speed made a difference but very happy that it did.  I spoke with my diesel mechanic at home and he suggested it was likely a failing sensor since the engine temperature was running fine.
We pulled into the Forsythe KOA about 4:30 pm and decided we would try to get all the way to Savannah with the same driving strategy before dealing with the sensor.  The KOA was a normal older campground with narrow roads and tight gravel sites as shown below.

The KOA was fine for an overnight stop but not a place I would stay otherwise.

With only 188 miles to drive to Savannah, we took our time getting on the road departing around 10am and rolled into the CreekfireMotor Ranch south of town around 2:30pm.  This is our site #22 and a shot down the road.

The I-16 from Macon to Savannah was all good road with lots of trucks carrying shipping containers to the large Port of Savannah.

Our neighbors, Pat & Steve joined us for the first three days of our stay and we all went to the nearby Savannah Houilihan’s for their $5 burger special.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them and the blue words are links.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Nice you made it safely to Savanah enjoy your time there, Good luck with the coach.

  2. Larry, Didn't know that Houlihan's was still around. We used to go there a lot in St. Louis. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Good idea, enjoying the southeast before the weather gets to be stiflingly hot.

  4. I am so glad there was no huge issue with the rig. Engine issues while on the road can be so stressful!


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