Sunday, April 30, 2017

Two Rivers Landing in Sevierville TN

Tennessee is our favorite place. Lots to do and see in Tennessee. We moved to Two Rivers on Friday. This RV resort is located behind the Smokey Mountains Knife Works on TN 66 3.6 miles south of I-40. The resort is on the bank of the French Broad River. Douglas Dam is about 3.5 miles east and it creates Dougles Lake. This may be our location for next winter; more about this later when final decisions are made by the manager.

On Wednesday, we will move back into Sevierville for five days at River Plantation. If you are vacationing here stop in to visit.

After that we will be headed north to stay six days near Corbin, Kentucky to visit the Big South Fork area of the Daniel Boone National Forest. 

We will also visit Col Sanders Kentucky Fired Chicken original restaurant and museum in Corbin. His corporate office was in Seymour Indiana when I knew the Colonel in the early 1970's. I worked on his Cadillac Toronado's when I was a GM mechanic in Milan, Indiana.

Winton Woods in Cincinnati will be the next stop.

Two Rivers Landing

Here we are

French Broad River

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Up The Creek in Pigeon Forge, TN

We are really up the creek and almost in the creek this past weekend. Actually, Up The Creek is a nice campground in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. The area received up to 5 inches of rain and the creeks was rising. Some RVs had to move when the water was about to go over the creek banks. Cove Creek is one one side and Walden Creek is on the other side of the campground. We are on slightly higher ground and not in much danger of flooding. Water flow is still fast but the levels are down. We will be staying here and at two other RV parks in the area until May 8th.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tiffin Motorhomes, Red Bay Alabama

 We are in Red Bay again for a few warranty items. We arrived last Saturday at the Allegro Campground where we wait our turn for the Service Center. 

Our work was finished on Friday. We moved to the Downtown RV Park until Wednesday where there is no gravel and dust. It's pouring down rain right now so that will wash off the dust and maybe save me from doing a full wash job. On Wednesday, we are heading to Pigeon Forge, TN. We will be there about three weeks then head north to Indiana.

Allegro Campground entrance at the Service Center.

There are about 50 service bays.

Windshield replacement and floor tile repaired in this building.

There are 110 full hookup sites by the service buildings. This time of year, people wintering in Florida (like us) head north and stop at Red Bay. The lot is usually full with motor homes waiting for some repair. It's a gravel lot and we call it the Dust Bowl.
The center isle of the huge service center.
There are service bays on both sides of the building.

In the service bay, our Phaeton is on the left. The warranty items took about 2 hours.

One Year Ago

Our Phaeton build started last year almost to the day. Production began on April 21, 2016 and we wrote the check for it June 6th. We stayed in Red Bay during that period to watch it during construction. Blog entries from 2016 show those details.

For me, a trip to Tiffin always requires a visit to the plant. I was there today for about 3 hours, looking at everything in case I missed something last year. 
Here are a few pictures of our motor home, recycled from last year.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Left Florida Wednesday

We pulled out of Florida on Wednesday, heading north to Red Bay for a few warranty items at the Tiffin service center. We will arrive there on Saturday. We are at the Gunter Hill Corp of Engineers park about 10 miles west of Montgomery Alabama. We wish this was a longer stay since this is a very nice park, all large, paved and full hookups. It will just be a one night stay this time. 

We stopped at Tallahassee Florida for one night on the way to Alabama and our neighbor was flying his drone around the ark. That was the first time I had seen one close up. Looks like lots of fun but of course expensive like all fun. Here is a photo taken from the drone while it was hovering about six feet from us.