Friends and the Carolinas

We’re currently on the Atlantic coast of north Florida; the events covered in this post (Nov 16-22) occurred before the recent snow storms hit the Carolinas. We left Gaffney, South Carolina soaking wet, but happy that Betsy had come out of the Freightliner shop in good shape.  We camped at Carowinds Campground, just south of Charlotte, NC as our home […]

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About Camp Freightliner – Gaffney, SC

Several folks have asked us to comment about the Camp Freightliner chassis class I attended recently, either because they have signed up for a future class or just out of curiosity.  Since Mona Liza was 9,000 miles away during the class, I’m probably the logical one to write about it. As you may know, this is a two-day “boot camp” that really gets into the major systems and maintenance items pertaining to your chassis – air brakes and suspension, engine, transmission and other miscellaneous systems.  It is an EXCELLENT class taught by Mike Cody, who used to work on the assembly line and didn’t get a question he couldn’t answer while I was there.  The class is very inexpensive for what you get – two days of intense study, two lunches and dinner after the first night’s class.  The price is $175 for one person, $225 for couples.  I was told the price basically covers materials and meals, and they aren’t really in it for profit. If your Freightliner chassis is due for maintenance, having it done during the class works out great since the class and service facility are in the same building in Gaffney, SC.  I don’t know if the other “offsite” class locations have the same setup.  Since I was hanging around Gaffney for a while waiting for my honey to get back from her travels, I scheduled my maintenance for a few days after the class […]

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BMW Zentrum- Spartanburg, SC

BMW Zentrum

While in the Greenville area, I remembered that John and Pam of Oh the Places they go wrote a story about a BMW factory tour they took in Spartanburg.  It turns out that the BMW Zentrum Museum and “Plant Spartanburg” were just 25 miles from our campground, and I just knew Steve would love the tour – I was right!  The plant, […]

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Baggages

Some of you who have been following our travels may have noticed we ‘ve been putting on the miles since we left Arizona and headed east in late January.  One of the reasons is that I’ll be visiting family in the Philippines for a month and for various reasons we had planned my departure from Charlotte, NC.  In fact, by […]

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