In Shelley, ID, (pics) we parked for two nights at the North Bingham County Park which has 12 RV spaces on the grounds of this park that sits alongside the Snake River. Our reason for being in Shelley has to do with the levelers on our motorhome. They stopped working when we were in Northern California at Eagle Lake. The jacks simply no longer operate. We arranged to have it checked out in Bend, OR, where they determined that the motor that operates the leveling jacks was defective and would have to be replaced. When they contacted the manufacturer, they were told that the part is not stocked and would need to be built requiring about two weeks.
Well, bottom line is that we would need to be able to have a repair facility order the part and then subsequently install it which means we would have to be able to remain in the vicinity of that repair facility for two or three weeks. Since we were already planning to visit Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park we knew that we would be in eastern Idaho for at least two weeks. So we chose a repair facility in Shelley, ID, which is about 10 miles south of Idaho Falls. They did their inspection, determined what parts are needed and now will order them and let us know when we can return to have them installed. In the meantime, we will continue to explore eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming.
The leveling jacks are not vitally important to our experience. So far we have been relatively fortunate to find parking spots that need little or no adjustment in order to make the motorhome level. We do have some blocks that we can use in order to compensate when needed. In the meantime, we can only hope that the parts arrive in the expected timeframe so that we can return to Idaho Falls to have this repair completed as planned and continue on with our travel.
Next stop: Ashton, ID