When your newly rebuilt engine breaks down, the universe is trying to tell you something.
The story is longer than that though. It started with the first breakdown. It was a hassle getting the RV off the highway, then finding a place to fix it, then getting it to the repair place, then waiting four months till the rebuilt engine came.
At the time, people told me it was a sign to quit, but I was too stubborn to believe them.
Then the misfire started happening. I found a workaround.
Then the exhaust pipe got crunched. I cut it off and kept going.
Then the noise began, and the engine lost power. I limped it as far as I could, but finally had to give in.
Now it’s being fixed again, and I’m sure it will run fine, but the doubt is planted. I will be overly suspicious of every noise. I will always worry that it will break down again.
The problem is...what’s the alternative? Do we settle down, or do we change our approach?
If we buy a travel trailer and a pickup truck to pull it, that will separate the mobility and livability. If the truck breaks down, we still have a place to live. If the trailer needs service, we can still get around.
Settling down would seem to be the easiest solution, but are we ready to do that?