You can read the first part of this story here.
The morning of day 5, we drove through Salt Lake City, UT and stopped at a Camping World to get a new jack. Chris had already called ahead to ensure that they had what we needed. They also had a service bay so I could have them install if I was unable to do it for some reason. Easy peasy, right? WRONG.
We arrived at Camping World and I went in to grab the part. Guess what? They did not have any in stock. I asked the guy to check in the back… they were out there too. Needless to say, I was pissed. The man offered to order a part for us, but I explained that we were just passing through, so he suggested we try General RV. I got back to the car, fuming. I called General RV to ensure they had the part, and was a bit snippy on the phone with the guy in the parts department. When he told me they did have the part, I was like… “Are you sure????”
We drove across town to General RV. The parking situation was precarious and I was sure that I had gotten myself blocked in as soon as I pulled in. Luckily, they did have the part and I was able to talk with the guy from the phone. I explained what had happened with Camping World and apologized for being an asshole. He laughed it off and said he would feel the same way. Whew. Guilt gone.
I decided that I would wait until we got to our campground for the night to install the part. I wanted to get on the road and didn’t want to have to worry about the kids in the car while I was messing with the repair. Too much pressure!
This morning while Lorelei was sleeping and the boys were occupied with their Legos, I was able to replace the part. Thankfully, it was super easy–just putting the new jack in the hole, attaching the foot, and bolting the whole thing in. Freaking hooray! I’m so happy to have this whole ordeal behind us!