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Old 09-19-2019, 07:25 PM   #1
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Need a second RV

I've decided that a second RV is needed in order to continue to enjoy camping while the first RV is in the shop getting fixed (over two weeks to correct the "dangling" hood bracket syndrome)
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:41 PM   #2
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Some times its just faster and easy'er to do it your self.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:02 PM   #3
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This post caused me to envision a Class-A towing a Class-B!!! The best of both worlds?
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Old 09-21-2019, 04:18 PM   #4
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I've decided that a second RV is needed in order to continue to enjoy camping while the first RV is in the shop getting fixed (over two weeks to correct the "dangling" hood bracket syndrome)
Ya but with my luck they both would be in the shop at the same time...lol
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:25 PM   #5
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Took me half an hour and a package of epoxy to fix. Used an extendable window washer t get the correct length to hold it in place. Second day did the grill - which also came adrift. (Thank you Pennsylvania/NY Interstates - ba-bump ba-bump ba bump)
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Right now I have one missing also and the hood on that side is being held in place by a piece of Gorilla tape. When we get off the road for a bit, I will get a big batch of epoxy and get it fixed..Winnie sure blew it on this idea.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:07 PM   #7
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20 days

Earlier this month I saw that there was a factory recall on Norcold refrigerators, mine was in the group. I called a local RV shop that was listed as an authorized Norcold repair center, made an appointment for Wednesday the following week. The appointment time was for 1030 and I dropped the RV off at 8:30 when the service department opened. The service agent said a technician would call me when they started working on the fridge. Two days later I called since I had not heard anything, was told it was still in line for the shop. The following Wednesday I called again and it was still in line. Anyway 20 days after I dropped it off I finally got the RV back. They put one part on which looks like it took one minute to install.
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EUREKA or is it SHAZAAAAAM

EUREKA or is it SHAZAAAAAM



By golly thats it exactly.


Any pile o parts assembler and brander that provides a loaner while your rig is being fixed is worth their weight in salt.


So how about it pileoparts branders pony up to the table who is in?


This way the pileoparts brander can take responsibility for design, choosing of suppliers, implementation of design and build quality bigly heck hugely.


Loaner RV wow talk about heaven and peace on earth eh.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:09 PM   #9
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This post caused me to envision a Class-A towing a Class-B!!! The best of both worlds?
Saw that this past summer. I think the B was on a trailer.
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A with a B is like a battle ship towing a PT boat along wow
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I’ve read so many complaints about dealers and warranty work that I am now convinced that the trick to RV shopping and purchase might be to shop dealer reputations first, camper brand second, price 3rd. I have had an exceptional experience with my dealer, maybe I’m just lucky?
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Iíve read so many complaints about dealers and warranty work that I am now convinced that the trick to RV shopping and purchase might be to shop dealer reputations first, camper brand second, price 3rd. I have had an exceptional experience with my dealer, maybe Iím just lucky?
I agree with the note that having a good dealer back home doesn't help much when you're a few states away. But it sure do make things easier and better when you're back.

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Old 09-25-2019, 06:27 PM   #13
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Warranty

I think (&#129322 that every day your rig is in the shop due to warranty issues, your warranty should be extended by those days.

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UPDATE to OP: Called today to check on status (9 business days since dropping off). Was told they were waiting on a tool to score the bracket so it would stick better. I told them to do that when I dropped it off. I would have loaned them my Dremel if I'd known they were short on tools. Kind of leary thinking about having them install a baseplate on my 2018 Jeep Trailhawk. I'm out of warranty, but the mother ship approved 1 hour work to fix. My bill could be interesting.
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I think (&#129322 that every day your rig is in the shop due to warranty issues, your warranty should be extended by those days.

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I would vote for a factor of 10 for the extension. 1 day at the dealer is 10 days extension given that it was not supposed to be there at all!
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A year ago we came to understand that one size/type of RV did not really fit our travel plans. So we bought a second one to compliment the first.

In some ways it seems like a Class A towing a Class B would be the best solution, for some people.

I do nearly 100% of the maintenance on both of our RVs, a 5th and a MH. I see no reason to have an RV sit at service center for weeks and then the work quality is iffy at best. I know I can fix most stuff either at home or on the road and keep on trucking.

I carry enough tools and spares to fix most everything that has happened on the road in the past or have a way to work around it until I can get the parts and any tools required.

If you're a credit card mechanic so be it and best of luck. I know people that should never pick up a hammer!
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I have never bought a new Class A and never will due to the high depreciation and quality problems. My first Class A was a 2002 Monaco LaPalma W22 I bought 5 years ago, that I worked on a lot and in the process learned a lot. I was very lucky to find a "one in a thousand" like new 2005 Winnebago 38R Adventurer W22 with just 12,000 miles that was always stored inside and I am thrilled with it. I just put 7000 miles on it in two months without a single problem. If there was one I would fix it myself and I carry the tools to do most anything. I feel sorry for the people that have to rely on most RV Service Departments. I don't trust the workmanship of many of them anyway, so my motto is: "Why pay someone to screw it up, when I can do that myself for nothing!"
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:35 PM   #18
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Some times its just faster and easy'er to do it your self.
Yes Amen... If you cannot do it yourself, find a friend....
Problem is dealers don't have technical people to do the work properly. They don't pay enough. If they do get a good tech, he will shortly move on to a car dealer where he will be paid much more.

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Old 09-27-2019, 01:55 AM   #19
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I luckily found my hood bracket loose before it fell off. I had the dealer use epoxy for it AND the other side as well. While I have had great success with my repair center/dealer, I was disappointed to find out that they missed the grill getting ready to fall out. 5 out of the 10 brackets were disconnected from the vehicle.
I decided, after looking at what they did, that I also could repair the grill. I'll include some pics of the epoxy they used and then what I used. Remember these repairs don't have to be pretty, they can't be seen. Hope this helps someone.
I guess we'll see how they both hold up.
p.s. I also used the PL on any other bracket I could reach with the caulk gun.
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