Craig: The repairs, I'm told, are going to be about 3K. Harvey out at S&S is a pretty straight up guy, so I'm okay with that. It's for a new alternator without a core, as the thing did blow up. I don't dare turn it into the insurance company, they'd probably cancel me. Further, there was no fire damage, just mechanical damage.
I think that's reasonable, considering you could easily have lost the entire coach.
Underwear doesn't cost much, and is easily replaced. <g>
I've got plans to fly out next week with my girls, and drive it home picking up the towed on the way.
This too shall pass.....g
Good luck on the trip back. Look me up next time you're up this way.