We arrived back safely and without any major incidents. That first night, we stayed at a campground so we could empty the grey and fill the fresh water back up. We made sure we took everything down that might kick the shower on again, but we also decided we shouldn't leave the pump on anyway, just turn it on when needed.
at about 10, i went out to turn the batteries on and start up - wouldn't turn over! voltage about 12.6. tried to short the solonoid and got big sparks. Bottom line, we ran the genset to use the inverter to charge the batteries at 14V for a 1/2 hour, then still wouldn't kick it over, but i tried shorting again with more sparks, but the final button push started right up.
By the way, the nice campground in Siebert, told me to either unplug the electric or pay a day when i explained we would run a little past the 11AM
checkout. i had offered a couple bucks extra at first, but i didn't want to pay a day, so we unplugged and started the genset to charge up.
The rest of the trip we stayed in rest stops and Walmart, $3.55 fill up in MO., then $3.61/gal in OH, 120 gal each time approx. 70 mph ave speed. Bus ran like a bus should, knock on wood.
Had a nice 4 hour visit with RedBus near Terra Haute. They are having some really tough family health issues and need any extra prayers any of you can add. They are great folks and we enjoy visiting them any time we can.
Checked the tires on our toad, an Express Van, when we got back because one kept going down. 2 bald tires, so i got new.
We'll be leaving for KY at the end of the month, then the Arcadia bus rally in January. Looks like this year's project will be a heat source to replace the bus air/heat control system.