We had one of the best sleeps of our lives last night. With all the preparations, we just weren't sleeping properly, but last night we were finally on the road, and could just let go of everything. I am also sure that being snuggled in our little cocoon, with outside temperatures so cold, contributed to our sleep. I had the furnace turned down, and when we woke up it was 56 degrees in the rig.
I walked over to the Walmart entrance, to purchase my bride a coffee, but, the doors were locked, and a sign said that due to a North Dakota bylaw, they were not allowed to open until noon on Sundays.
No problem, we had everything we needed at the rig, we were just hoping for a little extra convenience, so we could be on our way.
On the drive to Fargo, we had a major propane malfunction. There was a set of railroad tracks that crossed the highway. When we drove over them, the whole rig banged fiercely. The next thing we new, our propane leak detector was beeping and whistling, and we knew something bad had just happened.
Of course, these kinds of emergencies never happen anywhere convenient. We had no shoulder to pull over on to, and worse yet, we could both smell propane !!
I told Teresa to take off her seat belt, and get ready to make a hasty exit as soon as I could get pulled over. I rolled down both of our windows, and wasn't sure about what just might happen. Just minutes later we found enough room to get pulled over, and I had barely put the rig in Park, when we both jumped out. I ran around to Teresa's side, and to my horror, I could see, hear, and smell, propane filling the air.
It was coming from the compartment where the large tank is mounted, and in a flash, I opened the compartment, and was able to turn off the main tank. Whew....we were shaking like leaves !!
Here is the culprit. A broken fitting on our Extend-a-stay adaptor.
When we arrived at the Fargo Walmart, I was able to remove the adaptor, and reattach the propane line, so we could have the fridge, water heater, and most important..... the furnace. It is going down to -1 again tonight.
Teresa bought groceries and supper from Walmart, so we are warm and full.
We have full batteries, so we will watch a movie or two, with some munchies, and head off to bed.
Tomorrow, we are going to be in Minnesota, and I think our first stop will be at Camping World. I can think of at least a dozen things I would like to buy.
We have a free Wi-fi connection again, thanks to the Sam's Club, next door to us. Thanks....we appreciate being able to let everyone know we are fine.