The people of Creston are very friendly. We had a man and his wife stop and ask us if we wanted to drive just a short ways (about 1000 feet) to their house and park to let it cool down off the highway. We followed them and they fed us coffee. Russ and Maxine Romano even offered for us to stay in their driveway if we could not continue. Notice the jug for water for us. They also have a house in Yuma so we will look them up next winter. Hard to believe he just had his 80th birthday!
Ray called Freightliner in Cranbrook for some advice as to what to do. They told us to try refilling the radiator and see what happens and come to them in Cranbrook for a flush and more coolant to be added. We filled up the radiator reservoir and started the coach ... no lights so we started back down the highway. We only made it about another 2 km, if that, and the same thing happened so we pulled off the highway again. Ray phoned Freightliner again and he said we would need a tow, but they had no one available. Thank God for BCAA RV Service. BCAA had someone there to tow us within an hour. While we waited, 2 more people stopped making sure we were okay. Ray and I had to unload part of the car into the coach so there would be room for Freya. By this time it was 4 pm by the time the tow truck arrived. Of course we were barely off the highway and the speed limit was 100 km. Not the safest place to be! It took the guy over an hour to hook us up. Apparently you have to drop the driveshaft to be able to tow it. He was a little "stout" and could barely get under the coach. Lots of "blue air" was coming out from under the coach. He complained there were 18 bolts to undo.... turned out there were 4. However these would not budge so he had to call another guy who was smaller and to bring a torch to heat up the nuts to get them off. Chris also had to cage the brakes as we had left and when Ray disengaged the Parking Break the wheels didn't release. What a mess. He told us to go to Cranbrook ahead of him as he would be a couple of hours behind us and we were 90 km from Cranbrook. Most of the time this was going on I made Ray sit in the car reclined as our day just got extremely long.