A Joey Update – Spring Arrives Suddenly In The RV

G’day, mates – it’s been a long time since I did some good old earbashing, but I haven’t really had the time or the inclination to be chatty Joey. As you know, a lot of sad things have happened the last few months, and my owners have had a long Illinois winter to get through. But Spring came early here on the prairies, and we had a lot of warm temps and sunshine in the beginning of March right through to the end. And crikey, was it nice!

During the brake repair, I decided to eat our friend Bill...

While the weather has been something to skite about to my friends back home, I can’t be a boaster when it comes to my brake problem. My owners took me to Decatur for some maintenance work, and I started causing problems when I got into town. Jim noticed that my front left wheel was sounding as cross as a frog in a sock when he put on the brakes, and the noise just kept getting worse.

Crikey! That Hurts!

As you can see from the pictures, they were lucky to make it back to the RV park. Their friend Bill came over to have a look at me, and after jacking me up (that was fun!) and taking off both of my front wheels (that wasn’t!) he announced that my front left brakes were cactus – sorry, I mean that my brakes were toast, as you Yanks say.  He had to order the new parts and put them back on a week later. When Jim and Robin finally took me to Decatur for a test drive 2 weeks after that, I was still having a problem with my brakes – they were about as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike! Turns out that Bill has to replace the brake lines too, and then we hope I’m back in the game.

Well, time to say hooroo for now, I’ll let you know how everything goes in the next chapter. Here’s a little teaser: we might be moving down the road soon!


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