Being Towed, Twice.

We made the most out of being broken down in Seattle, WA

So do you all remember that one time when I talked about how trading the motorhome and the jeep was a good idea because we would gain a single, newer, and therefore more reliable vehicle?

Yeah, that vehicle’s name is Walter White, and he totally blew up on the highway.

OK he didn’t really blow up in the literal sense, but we did break down and have to be towed. However, when you have a truck and trailer you have to have both of them towed. So the truck went to a the closest Ford dealer and the trailer (and us) went to the nearest RV park.

What an ordeal that was. And expensive! Of course it was “after hours” for many of the tow truck companies so we had to use the 24 hour service one. And that just makes it more expensive.

It could have been worse that is for sure. But our brand new, to us, truck cost just over another $5,000 to repair, which took a weeks time to complete. That meant that we were stuck in Seattle for a week with a tiny little rental car to get around in.

No matter, we did manage to have some fun! The RV park we stayed in was a Thousand Trails campground, which happened just out of pure luck. We were able to stay for free because the new trailer came with a trails membership for one year! So we saved at least $400 bucks that way.

The best part though was that this campground was also just down the road from Duthie bike park! We shoved the bikes in the truck of the rental car and rode the park several times. We even got to meet up with Steve and Tess and ride it with them! It was a blast!


We did get the truck back and were able to finally begin our trek to South Dakota. As a full time RVer you expect to have some break downs and rough roads, but it all seems to work it’s self out in the end.

Overall, we don’t regret our decision to switch rigs. If it’s your turn to break down and be towed, then it just is. You have to be flexible, keep a positive attitude and work it out. But also know that it is ok to be frustrated at the situation too. But don’t dwell on the things that are out of your control.

2 thoughts on “Being Towed, Twice.

  1. I came across your blog not too long ago as I have been working to get mine going again. I took a little peek at your blog and read some of your adventures. I look forward to coming back to it and reading more. I am originally from the Seattle area….more like across the Puget Sound in Gig Harbor that was originally a fishing town back in the day. When I saw you broke down in Seattle and got towed I had to say hello. I love your attitude about the breakdown and it is so true, it is a hassle and annoying but you have to take it in stride and just get through it. I love that you guys have a profession you can do on the road. That is something I would love to do but haven’t figured out quite what I could do yet, so in the meantime, I am working and traveling. Anyway glad you guys got the truck fixed and got back on the road again. I hope you might find an interest in my blog and see how I got started and what I have been doing. I have been out traveling for 2 1/2 years…..I started blogging and just love it. I got way behind after I had my grandkids for a month, then with work and life….but I do love blogging and so I sat down recently and decided to get back to it by upgrading the plan I was on with better colors, format, etc. So its a work in progress trying to stay current and catch up on the backlog. I am looking forward to staying up with your journey.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading! We will certainly have to check yours out as well! It’s hard to keep up on, but I love going back and re-living the adventures we have had over the past two years! Happy travels!


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