After a two day journey I arrived safely at Philpott Lake in southwestern Virginia. But what a harrowing experience getting here.
Somewhere between Columbia, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina all my rear lights went out on the RV. No tail lights, no brake lights, no running lights!
My turn signals stayed on solid, no blinking and the hazards blinked very slowly. But Holy Mother of Pearl I still had headlights, as dusk was upon me.
Stopped at the North Carolina Visitor Center just minutes before they closed. Got the name of a campground, VanHoy Farms RV just a quarter mile off Interstate 77 but only after another 65 miles.
I figured out how to “pretend” I had brake lights by turning on the hazards when nearing a stop sign. For “blinking” turn signals I’d keep moving the turn arm back and forth.
Rain storms were following me as I got back onto the highway. After a couple of rush hour standstills I made it. In near dark I found a site and parked for the night.
Next morning I drove another 100 miles and into the Volunteer Village at Philpott Lake. What a welcome sight!