Not Again!

I had to cancel my reservations for this weekend.

My van’s remote keys are working intermittently, my clock display disappears at times, and my right brake light got dimmer and dimmer, then went out yesterday. So I am thinking it is probably electrical problems.

I do have a warranty that should cover the repairs, but it breaks my heart to have to cancel another camping trip.


  1. Oh no! So sorry, that’s a huge disappointment. Don’t you just hate electrical problems! Hopefully it’s something easily fixed.


    • Thanks, Janis. I am hoping things will start happening on your house soon. I’ve been hoping for an update. πŸ™‚


  2. Debbie

     /  April 6, 2019

    Good thing it was discovered before youleft. But I can feel your disappointment! Your bones just ache to get out there!!!


    • Hi, Debbie. Yes, I really am grateful that it happened now instead of leaving me stranded somewhere! But also disappointed. πŸ™‚


  3. Bummer! Hate it when that happens! Hope you get going soon!

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  4. Sorry to hear about the delay, but best that you are home and not on the road.
    Safe travels, whenever they may be!


    • Thanks, Betty. I don’t even want to think about the stress of electrical problems on the road!


  5. Judy L Crankshaw

     /  April 7, 2019

    Electrical problems, who need ’em? But wise decision to get everything fixed up first. I don’t think there’s anything worse than getting towed!

    Hang in there.


    • I am sitting here torn between wishing I was camping and being very grateful that I am safe and comfortable at home until everything is fixed and reliable again.

      Also am having website issues. I thought I was rid of the ads!

      Hope you are enjoying your travels wherever you are. πŸ™‚


  6. Donald Roberts

     /  April 8, 2019

    Your remote problem is most likely the internal battery inside the remote. About $6.00 mol and if it is a battery shop like Batteries + they will install them for free. My batteries last about 3 to 4 years.


    • Donald, I had new keys programmed at the Ford dealer Monday. The batteries in the remote are fine. I already had to replace one in my old key that was starting to act erratically, which fixed it. The dealer said it might be the actuator wearing out. But after I noticed the clock display and the brake light acting erratically, I’m guessing I have a lose wire or a bad ground somewhere.

      Thanks for your suggestion, though. I really needed it the first time the battery started dying in my remote and I got panicky about not being able to unlock my door then!


  7. Oh I am so sorry to hear this news!!! I know you are disappointed but β€œthis too shall pass!” I am so excited to see you blogging again and we can stay in touch!! Take care…that electrical will get fixed!!


    • Gerri, I have tried to comment on your blog using my Google account and my name/URL and I can’t comment for some reason. Maybe I am going to your spam filter? Anyway, I want you to know that I am reading and loving your blog.


      • I’ll try to see if I can figure out what might be happening. Jerry C had trouble once but I’m getting his comments now. Let me see what I can do!!


  8. Carla Freeman

     /  April 10, 2019

    Oh poo…hoping they find the shortest trail thru the electrical mess to a quick fix. It’s too cute not to be setting on a fun site in the woods with you onboard. Stinks to have things fail were not masters at. Challenges OK but something expensive and baffling. Been there. πŸ’ŸπŸ€―πŸ€—


    • When I was younger, I would have been so upset. Now I’m a bit more philosophical about it. But I miss that little buggy (my neighbor’s term for it) so badly! I am cutting solar screening for the windows while it’s gone, which helps a lot. πŸ™‚


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