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Old 11-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Two truly Good Samaritans

I drove the RV to the store last night. Ran fine until I tried to leave. After that it wouldn't start. Simply whined and whined, wouldn't cough, nothing. I tried ether and ran down both the car and house battery.

A guy drove up in a newer pickup, normal looking guy, with a sort of mangy passenger. They had parked near me, in a yellow area, and I was thinking how arrogant that was. The fellow said "Hi", and came over to my RV.

"Who are you?", I asked, having called AAA and wondering if it was somehow them. He replied, "We're here to help you." I looked at them both, and the more normal looking guy said,

"I saw you when I left the store earlier, noticed you look just like my dad. I was home watching TV, and thought that I just couldn't leave that old man out there. I called my uncle here, he's a mechanic, and said, 'Eric, we're doing a freebie', and here we are."

Eric asked me a few questions, and took over. He had some tools and simply took over. He clearly knew what he was doing, soon established I had a spark, fiddled around, finagled around, jumped it, and had it going in about half an hour. Just as AAA arrived. The AAA guy was gracious, cancelled the call, offered to follow me home.

While we were just generally BSing, Eric was busy redoing some connections I had made at the battery. They were intended to be temporary, may have turned out to be permanent if Eric hadn't seen them. He was always moving.

I have some electrical issues with the RV, described them to Eric. No brake lights, no backup lights, emergency brake light stuck 'on', cruise control doesn't release when brake applied, he said that's what he does is fix those. $40 an hour, he apologized, but he said he was fast. I know he was fast, I'd seen that. He suggested a terminal block for all the wires I have hanging off the car battery, CB set, backup flood lights, radiator fans, and another for the house battery which has wires for an inverter, future security lights, security cameras, rear view and side view cameras, TV outlet and so on.

We made an appointment.

Hard to believe, huh? Absolutely true.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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So good to hear positive things. BTW, when he does the other work please post him on

www.rvservicereviews.com

This will get him more business in your area and also help others out looking for good honest repairs in the area.
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Where is Eric? I have some electric issues also.
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He's in Portland, Oregon. Does that do you any good?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:09 AM   #5
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It's 5:08 AM and you just made my day. Thanks for sharing that story.

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A lesson for all please never judge whats on the outside. But what is on the inside. Our eyes are easily deceived and keep us from getting to know some really good people.

A guy drove up in a newer pickup, normal looking guy, with a sort of mangy passenger. They had parked near me, in a yellow area, and I was thinking how arrogant that was. The fellow said "Hi", and came over to my RV.

"Who are you?", I asked, having called AAA and wondering if it was somehow them. He replied, "We're here to help you." I looked at them both, and the more normal looking guy said,
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It's 5:08 AM and you just made my day. Thanks for sharing that story.

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Wonderful story! Thank you for sharing.
I work at a food pantry. When I started working there, one of the customers pulled up in a newer model van. I immediately judged them in my mind, something like " what are they using this free pantry for when they can afford that van? ". Come to find out they had lost their good jobs, nice home and the van was their only possession. It was near being repossessed.
I find that at the pantry, I have learned that in the blink of eye your life can change, that you can't judge a persons circumstance by their looks or possessions and that there are some absolutely wonderful people in the world.

Sounds like you met some of those wonderful people. I am sure you will pay it forward.
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"A terminal block for all the wires......"

When this rig was new I had them install a 40 amp dedicated line... I put a pair of Anderson Power polls on it and plugged it into a Rig-Runner from West Mountain Radio.

The Two CB's. the Two Ham Radio radios, the Overhead fan, the GPS and more all plug into that 12-slot fuesed power strip.. Work great. Till last Sunday.

When I broke out the meter Monday Moaning, (That is how I meant to spell it) I found the positive wire had a bulge, about 2 feet from one end.. Excised the bulge and it's all good once more (Cut it out, spliced the wire, soldered, sealed, taped, and replaced the fuse that feeds that line)

Yup, that's the only way to do it, That power strip addressed a whole lot of need.
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I hate 'electrial problems' so $40 and hour is a good deal!!!!!
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