Monday, May 6, 2013

Goshen, Elkhart and Midlebury Indiana

    After we left Indianapolis we went to Middlebury to have some work done on our RV at Fox RV. Fox RV was very highly recommended by many folks in our Carriage Club. We stayed in their lot for five nights. They didn't work full time on our rig all that time, but when they finished late on Thursday we decided to stay that night and go to a RV park the next morning. We went to the Elkhart 4 H County Fairgrounds. Most of the RV park was reserved for a Holiday Rambler rally. They were having two different rallies a week or so apart. They were expecting over 600 rigs. They had the sites reserved from April 28th to May  22nd according to the sign. While taking a walk one evening a fellow in a golf cart pulled along side and asked if I like a glass of wine. He was the mobile wine bar. He had about 5 different box wines to hand out. They was a first aid golf cart, plus shuttle carts. A very organized rally. We did manage to get a full hook up 50 amp site. The sites were very very close. We will do a review in a later post. Photo is of just one section of the rally.

   We took a walk around the fairgrounds to see what was going on, as there were a lot of cars coming in. They were having a household auction in one building. Many tables and boxes of "stuff". Fun to watch for a short time. Then in the next building they were having a "tack" sale to benefit the 4 H riding club.  In another area they were having dog training class. There was also a horse back training section. We walked over to the track and there were some horse's training pulling sulkies.
  We also took a trip to Nappanee to Focal Wood to see about a built in we were looking for. We ordered a table surround. We have a scheduled installation on the 13th. Driving around the area we did see a number of statues of elk. I believe they are elk, not deer. In other areas we saw pigs, frogs, horse's etc.

  We then took a trip to White Pigeon MI. We saw this on the side of a building,

so had to stop. Inside we found a old fashion soda fountain. This one was original from 1920, as told by the owner. But the selection of nuts was not to large.

     We went to White Pigeon to check out an RV salvage store, that was suppose to be one of the largest in the area .The store was Bontrager's Surplus. It was very big and well organized. The first photo is all cabinet doors.

A selection of windows.

Doors and flooring in the background

Small parts.

   The town of White Pigeon is like many small towns with a dying downtown. But some neat old buildings.

     We went back to Middlebury to the Rise N Roll bakery. This jam caught my eye
They also had a Frog, Christmas and a Dandelion jelly. We have to go back to get soon more great bakery treats.
They we went to Elkhart and Mor/Ryde for our Independent suspension and disc brakes upgrade. We spent two days in the garage. Well that was at night . They have a 30 amp electric hook up for us. During the day while they worked on the RV there is a nice lounge were you could pass the time. One day we were there at lunch time and they ordered Panera for us. But mostly we did some more touring the area.  

Our old axels and wheel drums

The empty wheel wells

The new IS and discs brakes
 The lazar wheel alignment set up



  1. You will have to let us know how the IS system works out.

    1. So far we are very pleased. We feel the truck hit the pot holes/railroad tracks, but not the trailer. The disc brakes are super.