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Old 04-18-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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I am a new coach owner, but not new to camping with several years of TT outings. So I get this new coach. We love it. I take it out for my second "shake down" camp.......and wa la the generator will not start....so I panic. I call the service department of my dealer tell the head guy what is going on and he replies with the familiar "guess you better bring it in". So I do but at another of the same dealers stores in another area. The service manager gets in the coach with me and mashes the generator start button......he says "hum" and then simply walks back to the house battery button turns it to the on position.....uh, generator fired right up.....I am still kicking myself and wonder why the first guy did not catch it. Since this has happened, I am throughly familiar with EVERY button on my coach. I felt stupid, won't happen again.
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I am a new coach owner, but not new to camping with several years of TT outings. So I get this new coach. We love it. I take it out for my second "shake down" camp.......and wa la the generator will not start....so I panic. I call the service department of my dealer tell the head guy what is going on and he replies with the familiar "guess you better bring it in". So I do but at another of the same dealers stores in another area. The service manager gets in the coach with me and mashes the generator start button......he says "hum" and then simply walks back to the house battery button turns it to the on position.....uh, generator fired right up.....I am still kicking myself and wonder why the first guy did not catch it. Since this has happened, I am throughly familiar with EVERY button on my coach. I felt stupid, won't happen again.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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I picked up my rv from the shop the first time I took it in for repair and brought it right back when the radio in the dash and other items did not work. Same problem did not turn on the power switch. But being a newbie with this rig they said that happened all the time.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:28 PM   #4
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Higgins,

Don't fret. We've all had (an unfortunately still have) our bouts of ignorance. The wife and I bought a new Cadillac in 1993. On the way home from the dealership we stopped to get something to eat. When I turned the ignition off the radio kept playing. We thought it was broke. A look in the Owner's Manual indicated that there was a 10 minute delay on the power to the accessories going off. We had never seen or heard of the "feature" before. Talk about making you feel like a couple of hill-billies on their first trip to the big city. Just goes to prove how important it is for the dealer to do a thorough job of orienting you to your rig.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #5
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Well Higgins when it comes to the battery switch there are two types of people. Those of us that HAVE overlooked/forgot turning it on, and those that will....

Of course the same thing goes got making sure the TV antenna is down before hitting the road.
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I'll never forget the first truck I bought with the dimmer switch on the turn signal, like all cars are now. The first time I drove it and left for work early before daylight, I noticed the bright headlight light on the dash. I just about stomped a hole in the floorboard trying to find the dimmer switch.

Does that age me?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JayC:
I'll never forget the first truck I bought with the dimmer switch on the turn signal, like all cars are now. The first time I drove it and left for work early before daylight, I noticed the bright headlight light on the dash. I just about stomped a hole in the floorboard trying to find the dimmer switch.

Does that age me? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
No more than my knowing the starter switch in a Studebaker was under the clutch pedal - depress the clutch pedal all the way and it would engage the starter switch on the floorboard.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JayC:
I'll never forget the first truck I bought with the dimmer switch on the turn signal, like all cars are now. The first time I drove it and left for work early before daylight, I noticed the bright headlight light on the dash. I just about stomped a hole in the floorboard trying to find the dimmer switch.

Does that age me? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
No more than my knowing the starter switch in a Studebaker was under the clutch pedal - depress the clutch pedal all the way and it would engage the starter switch on the floorboard.

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Hey, my second car was a 1958 Studebaker, 2 door hard top. I worked on that thing a lot.

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Some new cars are coming with a starting button on the dash. They can sense the key even if it's in your pocket. I forget what manufacture is doing this.

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Hey, here's one for being "too young to remember"...

A couple years ago, I got my dream car, a 66 Mustang GT convertible. Driving it one day, I got caught in an out-of-nowhere shower. I panicked because no matter how much I tried to rotate the turn signal, the wipers wouldn't come on. I had to pull over & call the dealer to ask for help. The switch was on the dash in those days. Once the tech told me that, it was like DUH. Now I was showing my lack of age.

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Reply to Tom N,Cadillac STS has the "no key" thing. A real Problem thing... if anyone has the option... dont get it.... if the wife opens her door, when I get in the seat attacks me..she is 1 foot shorter than I, no buttons to control who is the driver, {for memories} you can only have 2 drivers, kids cant drive without resetting all the seat stuff... {This maybe a good idea to keep them out of it} mirrors go up and down without requesting it {Different drivers settings,} nice car but was better when the driver was allowed to control it.
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