Waking up to the beautifulness that is Shamrock, Texas is not a bad thing. But, while it is pretty to look at, it is hot as hades, so we were glad to be leaving. We had called an RV place in Oklahoma City and found an electric hitch jack. The only problem was, it meant we had to drive through Oklahoma City on those cracked up roads to get there. We were NOT looking forward to that at all.
We decided to look for RV dealers along the way so we could try to buy one before we got to Oklahoma City, so we could take the bypass through Mustang to avoid the interstate through town. The last time we went through Oklahoma City, the roads just about beat us and our trailer to death, and the rod in my wardrobe closet actually broke! Just thinking about doing that ride made me hurt.
We found one dealership somewhere in Oklahoma about halfway to Oklahoma City, but when we go there they were closed for lunch. That sandwich break cost them a sale. We didn’t want to wait around for 45 minutes for them to come back. So, we were on the road again.
Fabgrandpa asked me to get online and search for RV dealers on the west side of OKC so we could still avoid I-40 through town, and I found two. We went to both of them. One was the Camping World. It had NOTHING in the store part of it. They were selling RV’s in the showroom, but the part of the place that was supposed to be the Camping World store had nothing on the shelves. The other place that was supposed to be an RV dealership according to the internetz was closed. So, we had a little scenic tour of the west side of Oklahoma City for absolutely nothing. And, keep in mind we were dragging a 34 foot travel trailer through all that traffic. Blah!
To our amazement, there had been a LOT of roadwork on I-40 since the last time we went this was. The road was smooth, almost like a brand new road. So, all that running around looking for a different place to buy a jack was for nothing. We could have saved an hour and a half and just gone straight to Lewis RV on the east side of town. But we didn’t know. We just remembered how it used to be here.
We finally got to Lewis RV and bought the new hitch jack, and got back on the road out of town before rush hour. So, after all that dread of Oklahoma City, it turned out to be not so bad.