We headed out Friday for a weekend in Lake Havasu in support of the AZ Food Bank and as soon as we arrived my fist problem hit. As I was pushing out the slides I notice the the drivers side slide was only extending on one side. I stop to see if something is blocking the slide but nothing !! I try and retract it again and now it will not retract so I send my son out to give a push while I press the button and he starts yelling at me to stop. I go outside to find fluid pouring out by the propane tank.
Both the other slides went out fine so I figure I will just drive it home on Sunday with the one slide out (maybe only 4 inchs). Next I try to level the rig and he again screams at me to stop. Fluid again pouring out.
This is not getting any better... So by now it is dark and I can't see anything so we head over to do our thing with the Food Bank.
Next day I call some friends in town that are in the RV business to see if someone will come out to get this fixed only to find out that the town of Havasu, unlike the rest of the country, does not need the work so no one works or answers their phones on the weekend. At this point I have had enough and decided I will just drive home on Sunday and have my local mechanic fix the problem.
Here is where the major failure happens... Not putting two and two together, I go to leave today and now I can't get my fully extended slide in either.. This is not looking good.. I get out the manual and go through the manual retracting procedure. Yes this is where it goes bad.. My son tells me it is tight and before I could say stop, SNAP, the head of the retractor bolt sheers off.. Now what.. I am 300 miles from home and can't stay in Havasu since both my son and I need to fly out to NCal in the morning.
So, I went to the campground office, bought 7 more days and parked it hoping to find someone that will go out Monday to fix it.
O'yea, Since all I had to drive home is my jeep, I had to go rent a car to fit the four of us plus the two dogs...
So, on the bright side, I helped out a great cause this weekend even if it is going to cost me a small fortune by next weekend when, I hope, go and pick my rig up....
Wow, I feel much better now that I got that off my chest..
Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in Havasu ??