We get up north about 30 or so mile from Page, AZ and a sign across the intersection with routes 89 & 89A CLOSED…. We wanted to go straight but couldn’t. We could have turned around and gone south then hung a left and come into page the back way. Nope, too many miles back and we weren’t really even sure if we were gonna stay at the Elks. This made our minds up so we headed for Panguitch, UT. via route 89A. It turned out to be a very scenic route.
This motorhome didn’t make it. I think the transmission went out. A park ranger pulled him about 2-3 miles in the mountains. The engine retarder had to be working to have enough brakes which meant the transmission failed. He had to be pulled down the road to a safe place. that chevy had to be straining.
We have about 350 miles behind us today. It was about 4:30 PM local time and 53 degrees. Expected low is 29 degrees. I didn’t know temps still went that low. I just threw out the 50 AMP chord and it jumped into the 50 AMP plug. We will use our fresh water tank.
Get this. A FHU, 30 AMP, pull thru, free WiFi for $20 then $1 for 50 AMP. It gets better. Good Sam members or any member of anything it’s $14.95 (50 AMP) + tax for the same deal. We’re staying two nights. Here’s our view from our windshield…..
We stopped in Panguitch and got 13 gallons of fuel at $3.93. In this cold weather I want insurance I could make it to our planned fuel stop in Nephi, UT for a fill up. We had strong side winds and head winds today. Fuel mileage probably dropped into the 7 range. No luck with a tail wind. Plus mountains and towns of course. It was all well worth it.
Now tomorrow we will ?????????
I’m doing this blog at 6:30 AM local and our outside thermometers say 18 Degrees. Yes, it’s damn cold and I don’t care how dry or humid it is. It’s cold!