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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 07-18-2012 05:09 PM 947 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well we finally arrived. As some of you know I moved back to Alberta Canada. Packed the truck, packed the trailer and we were off. 2 hours later I was sitting at the transmission shop waiting for answers WHY the tranny got HOT. The guy put it on the hoist, a lever fell off, causung shifting to be radical, causing clutches INSIDE to wear, . 2 days later I was back on the road. (While sitting at shop I realized tires are poor on trailer and rear truck. Bought new ones to be safe.) Everything checked out and I was on the road again. 2 hours later tranny light comes on. Called the guy, he didn’t know, Do I go back or do I contniue on ! I had family reunion to go to in 7 days. This was a 4 day drive if everything went WELL . So we started off in 2nd gear and drove ALL day. Nothing got hot, not lights. Down side is we travelled for 5 days at 70-80 kms per hour.(45 -50mph). I got to SEE alot of scenery at that pace.
ONLY 5 people TOOTED horns to get the “h “off the road ! Almost passed a tourist driving RV ! I stayed behind them and travelled together.
If anyone is familiar with Manitoba…..Manitoba has large bugs that mess up the windshield. At the speed I was going this did not happen, the bugs had TIME to fly away. BONUS !
I have brother in Sask, sister in ALberta so showers were on the way.
15 miles from destination my old Dodge gave a LOUD backfire and I coasted to side of highway. OF course NO CELL service. After 15 cars went by and 3/4 hour later a kind man stopped and let me use his phone for help. We got towed into dealership. All it was was the coil, the backfire also blew the exhaust apart. Finally I arrived 1 day before reunion started…...........Got my cell phone fixed….have service NOW . Parked trailer with tools and clothes in brother-in-laws yard.
Just waiting for the job to start !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"



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Don W

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 05:17 PM

glad you finally made it. I had similar tranny problems once with my colorado. Made 3 different 3 hour drives home in second gear, so I kind of feel your pain. To a small degree anyhow.

Thankfully mine was all covered under warrantee, that’s both rebuilds and finally a new tranny.

god luck in the new location.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#2 posted 07-18-2012 05:36 PM

BIEN HECHO VIRUTA CANADIENSE!!!!!!
IMAGINA SI EL VIAJE HUBIERA SIDO NORMAL, NO TENDRÍAS QUÉ CONTARLES A TUS NIETOS Y A TUS COLEGAS DE LJ JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA
TE MANDO UN ABRAZO Y SUERTE CON TU TRABAJO Y CON TU VIDA!!!!!!

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#3 posted 07-18-2012 05:39 PM

CHIP CANADIAN WELL DONE!!
IMAGINE IF THE TRIP HAS BEEN NORMAL would not have to TELL YOUR GRANDCHILDREN AND YOUR COLLEAGUES LJ’S JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA
I SEND A HUG AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR JOB AND YOUR LIFE!!

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#4 posted 07-18-2012 05:52 PM

Life is an adventure which makes for great story telling. Glad you arrived safely.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-19-2012 01:04 AM

Glad you made it.
I remember Manitoba bugs.
When I as in th Air Force I went to the School of Meteorology in CFB Winnipeg.
On the first day the first slide the instructor put on the screen was an enormous mosquito, and the instructor said, “Welcome to Winnipeg, this is the Manitoba Provincial bird”.
Hope your reunion is/was great.
I may have to look west to find a job soon.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#6 posted 07-19-2012 10:05 AM

and the good news is …. you made it safe and sound!! And on time!! And you had the time/money to deal with the problems… and .. and…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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