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My hubby and I have been married for 15 years. We have 4 boys and live in Laie HI. Where my husband works for BYU Hawaii.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

RV trip

D has 5 weeks off from work in the summer, and since we are having another baby, we decided we had better get off island this summer. I still can't believe how blessed we are to have this job. We decided to rent an RV for a month! I was a little bit nervous, 6 people in a small RV for that long sounded like a disaster. Which from this post you might agree, but it actually ended up being a lot of fun!

WE rented from Cruise America. It was so, so.  The RV was pretty basic with no awnings and nothing to plug in the back bedroom. Which really wasn't the problem. The problem we had with it, was their customer service when something went wrong.
 We weren't expecting anything to go wrong especially not in the first 45 minutes of the drive.

Until.... a lady in another car right next to us told us our tire was flat. So we pulled over put some air in the tire.Then started the RV. It would not start. Dead battery, luckily D watched a video on how to emergency start it. Then we were off.

 While driving on the freeway another man waved us down and told us our tire was flat. Not feeling anything inside the car we called the emergency call center for Cruise America to find out what we should do. We were told someone would call us back soon. So we pulled off the next exit as we did the tire had had it and  blown. We waited for a call back, finally got one. WE were told that someone would come in 90 minutes to help us.

                                  All was fun and games for the first couple of hours...
We could wait 90 minutes. The AC should start working soon...

The AC  still wasn't working 2 hours later  in the blistering heat, but T was still smiling. We had to call Cruise America to find out what the hold up was, then wait for a call back which took about an hour. Finally we figured out that they sent the repair guy to the wrong location. :( It would be another 90 minutes...

. Can you see B? He looked like I felt! It was long and hot.. 
Here's the tire..
Finally 4 hours later a nice man showed up and changed our tire. He had us on our way in 15 minutes. Yippeeeee!!!
We go to start the RV again and the battery that didn't start again. Crud we had to call Cruise America and wait for their call back..
We decided to  emergency start it again  and drive until we received their call, which was 3 hours later after we had gone and got the battery fixed ourselves... 
We were  finally on  our way to ZIONS!!!


  1. Oh my goodness, what an adventure! I can't wait to see pics from your other stops! It was soooo fun to see you!

  2. I didn't realize the flat tire was so early on in your adventure. More, more. I want to see more! :)

  3. Can't believe that poor customer service! Sounds like a great adventure and trip overall and many memories were made I am sure. In fact I bet the tire and battery part of the trip will be what is retold the most at future family Thanksgiving dinners! Love the pictures so far. Keep them coming!