2012 Eastern United States travel blog

Columbia, SC - Gaffney, SC - our route - 104 miles

Gaffney, SC - Spartanburg/Gaffney KOA - Site 78

Gaffney, SC - Spartanburg/Gaffney KOA - Site 78, another view


Our trip from Columbia to Gaffney, SC was 104 miles in light to heavy rain that prevented any pictures of the trip. We are staying at the Spartanburg/Gaffney KOA about four miles North of Gaffney. We have a full-hookup, 50 amps site with a clear view to the satellite, a very good Verizon coverage as well as decent WiFi from KOA. Gaffney is the home of Freightliner Custom Chassis which is the maker for about half of the diesel motor homes made in the US. That includes the Mothership.

We are in Gaffney so that I can learn a lot more about our chassis by attending the two-day Camp Freightliner school on the chassis. It was a very intensive two days that ended today about 6:30. We didn't really have time to do anything else while here plus I was too brain-dead each night to do anything but stay in the Mothership and decompress! Our instructor was Mike Cody who probably knows these chassis better than anyone else in the country. There are many different models made for the different motor home manufacturers and even these change from year to year so there are a multitude of combinations out there and Mike is intimately familiar with each. Needless to say I learned a lot!

Doris kept herself busy while I was gone each day, getting a lot of knitting and crafts done as well as taking care of a lot of things done around the Mothership that needed done. The school had all the students and their spouses for dinner the first night and we both enjoyed that. Today when I finally got home, she had baked a cake, baked a loaf of bread and made a batch of fudge. She was busy in my absence!!

Tomorrow we head for the small community of Old Fort, NC which is about 20 miles East of Ashville. We will be staying there about a week. Depending on how much we do while there, I may make a mid-stay entry or wait until the night before we leave to post.

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