Hard to believe that we'll be in South Carolina just over two weeks from now, and then Nova Scotia, Canada a couple of weeks after that! We have a LOT of driving to do over the next month! It's still 1,050 kms (651 miles) to the U.S. border near Laredo, TX. And then 1,350 miles (2,200 kms) to Cross, South Carolina. Then, another 1,550 miles (2,500 kms) to Kentville, Nova Scotia. So 5,750 kms (3,551 miles) before the end of March! But, that's only an average of 185 kms (114 miles) per day, so I think Sherman can handle that.
Last time we were in Texas when we came out of Mexico in the spring of 2009, we had Shermans front springs replaced. Now, it's time for some work on his rear suspension. I've noticed the rear end starting to sag a bit over the last year or so, but rather than replacing the springs just yet, I'm going to install an air bag system. I've chosen the Firestone Ride-Rite helper springs. I've also ordered the compressor, guage, and switches that allow you to adjust and monitor the pressure from the drivers seat. Total cost $531 with free shipping. I'm having them delivered to our friends in South Carolina, and from looking at the instructions I should be able to install them myself.
Interestingly, looking at our rear leaf springs yesterday, I happened to notice that there are 10 leafs on the drivers side, and only 9 on the passenger side. Doesn't make any sense, because there is no more weight on one side of the vehicle in the rear than on the other side. The vehicle seems to sit level from side to side.
For now, because the rear springs are weak, we have been traveling with empty holding tanks in the rear, and we never put much more than half a tank of fuel in.
Didn't do very much today. Played cards in the evening.
A pretty bird
I know, I look like I'm half in the bag...but I'm not!