We were able to get a great site at this COE park. We are right on the water and have an unobstructed view out our door side of the lake and Dam. The rate is $24 per night. We had weak Verizon, but it works and decent OTA TV.
I took a walk over to the dam to get this shot of our rig and the campground.
When I arrived at Shiver Diesel, I was not impressed. It is an older shop with motor parts laying all over the place. When I walked in the door, I was immediately greeted by some very nice people. Jay checked with the mechanic and told me he would be right up to pick up the truck and take it back to his work area. As I sat in the waiting room I noticed that this was a busy shop with many locals coming in for a social call and to ask advice. Jay knew almost everybody. The advice was free and always appreciated. These guys know what they are doing when it comes to diesel pick up trucks. I decided then, this is where I wanted to get my truck fixed.
We were all surprised when the tech came back and told us the problem was injector #1. That injector had been replaced in Pahrump. The good news is that the shop in Pahrump uses the NAPA nationwide warranty. I called NAPA and they gave me the numbers of the local NAPA service centers. I called them and nobody would do the work or could get me in, but one shop told me to call the 800 number and see if Shiver could get paid to do the work. I called the 800 number and they were great. We were able to get it worked out to pay Shiver directly. My day was going well. Now, we just needed to see when they could work me in. Jay said, "come with me". We walked back to talk to Eric the Ford expert. He had two other trucks in his work area with engines that looked like the had exploded. He was doing major motor jobs on both of them. Jay explained that I was on the road and asked when he thought he could do the work. We were both shocked when Eric said, "how about right now." It was almost 3:00PM and he needed to be out of there by 5:00. I went back to the waiting room wondering if he could do it that fast. A couple of other guys showed up and it felt like Floyd's barber shop in Mayberry. The conversation went from fishing to hunting and everything else about trucks and boats. At about 4:30, Eric pulls up in my truck and says,"You are good to go!". Jay in the mean time had been working with NAPA to get paid. He looked at me and said you are set, we just got paid. So, I walked out of there with a truck that runs perfectly and it did not cost me a dime. How awesome is that??? I did buy the guys dinner, but that was just because I wanted to show my appreciation.
I drove the 40 miles back to the campground and the truck ran great. I could not wait to tell Kim the whole story. This was one of those really good days. And to finish it off, we had a very nice sunset.
The weather was going to get sunny and warm for the next few days, so we did some sight seeing and nature photography. Come back to see what we were able to find.