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Old 08-19-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Hey Troops...
Question.
I'm Taking my 5'er in for some Damage Control to Perris..
What can I leave in her and what do I need to remove?
I am having the damage from the tow companies F150 towing my 5'er damage fixed. Talked to one of the Service Directors... yes, Directors. and he told me that he wouldn't recomend replacing the front, that he had a guy that could patch the hole and I would never know the diff.. I am taking his word for it.
Also, due to some nice pot-holes on I-40 in New Mexico, I am having some warrenty repair done where the front clip is coming loose where WW didn't use long enough screws to hold it up.
I am having the Refer cover (on the out side) repaired where I hit a paper towel dispenser (In El Reno Ok) at a fuel station.. same place where I saw that my middle vent (the one that faced forward when open) was,, well, very open. I did battle damage repair with tie straps. That is also where 20 miles down the road I dropped my tranny (no Phat,, not the kind that just looks like a girl). Man, old man Murphy must live in the El Reno OK area..
Any who, I want them to do a go check up of the 5'er as this November she will be 2 years old and she is still a 2005 model.. figur that one out.
Have I babbled enough yet?
Hooty Hoo everyone.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:45 PM   #2
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Hey Troops...
Question.
I'm Taking my 5'er in for some Damage Control to Perris..
What can I leave in her and what do I need to remove?
I am having the damage from the tow companies F150 towing my 5'er damage fixed. Talked to one of the Service Directors... yes, Directors. and he told me that he wouldn't recomend replacing the front, that he had a guy that could patch the hole and I would never know the diff.. I am taking his word for it.
Also, due to some nice pot-holes on I-40 in New Mexico, I am having some warrenty repair done where the front clip is coming loose where WW didn't use long enough screws to hold it up.
I am having the Refer cover (on the out side) repaired where I hit a paper towel dispenser (In El Reno Ok) at a fuel station.. same place where I saw that my middle vent (the one that faced forward when open) was,, well, very open. I did battle damage repair with tie straps. That is also where 20 miles down the road I dropped my tranny (no Phat,, not the kind that just looks like a girl). Man, old man Murphy must live in the El Reno OK area..
Any who, I want them to do a go check up of the 5'er as this November she will be 2 years old and she is still a 2005 model.. figur that one out.
Have I babbled enough yet?
Hooty Hoo everyone.
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Old 08-20-2005, 05:04 AM   #3
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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 Aviator:
I'm Taking my 5'er in for some Damage Control to Perris..
What can I leave in her and what do I need to remove? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I had a new travel trailer was was shipped back to the factory twice for warranty repair. The dealer advised me to completely remove all items.

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I would remove anything of value such as chain saws, camping gear and things like that but would leave the dishes and things that people probably wouldn't want anyway. Thats my opinion.

As for El Reno, thats where I ran over an alligator in the road with my old motorhome and wiped off the step and the generator muffler, not to mention a real rough piece of road.

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On our first trip out in a Class C we had purchased from Lazy Days in Tampa a guy runs a stop sign and broadsides us just behind the rear wheels. Lazy Days had it in their shop 3 months and like George, advised removing everything. In fact they were adamant so as not to be responsible for any loss. The repair eventually turned out well, but the workers had used the rig as a lunch room. Believe me it was a chore getting rid of the ants enjoying the leftover crumbs. Moral: specifically state and put a sign in your WW stating "Do Not Eat In This Coach"!! Happy Trails!! Dave
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Old 08-20-2005, 07:37 AM   #6
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Good idea to take out all the valuables...I was just there dropping off my SLC for some warranty work we discovered on the Shakedown, and the place might as well be in Tiajuana or Mexicali. And speaking of ants, might be a good idea to sprinkle some ant powder around the tires and landing gear. Sounds like Dave's had a boute with them also- our coach was crawling with them before PDI, but Giant was able to get 'em evicted before we took possession.
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As a former Floridian I can say with confidence that the best thing for creepy crawlies is 20 Mule Team Borax. Sprinkle is on the carpet like that smelly stuff and brush into cracks under cabinets with a paint brush. Use it in the house also. It will kill fleas and other critters living in the carpet.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">As for El Reno, thats where I ran over an alligator in the road with my old motorhome and wiped off the step and the generator muffler, not to mention a real rough piece of road. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

YOU RAN OVER AN ALLIGATOR WITH A MH? Where is this place anyway? HB- as a former Floridian, any thoughts here?!
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Any service dept. is going to tell you to remove everything cuz they dont want to hear you accuse one there their employees of stealing anything out of youre rig. I usually take anything I cant or dont want to replace out, just because they are like bulls in a china shop when they work on it. They dont want to have to work around your stuff more than they have to. The only problem is you have to find a place to keep all your cr@p. You should have seen the floor of my garage in between the sale of our old trailer and when me picked up our new one.

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Old 08-20-2005, 01:06 PM   #10
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I really did'nt know about gators in OK, but there is a stretch of US 301 between Gainsville and Ocala that I have seen some big ones crossing the road. In fact there is a crew that has the sole purpose of roadkill removal everyday. And you thought your job is the pits.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I was just there dropping off my SLC for some warranty work we discovered on the Shakedown, and the place might as well be in Tiajuana or Mexicali </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You know, reading about all the fun you SOCals are having Hovergirl and I thought we might take a trip down to join in the fun. I was told ,however, that travel below Redding would require a special drivers licence. And cost mucho peso. Here is the new DL.

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MY GOD,,
Gater.... the "Retread of a Tire that has come off of a 18 wheeler" You know,, the left over big chunks of a tire on the freeway and Hiways.

Yeah, I guess I will have to strip it all out, Its just a pain, the TV is hard mounted and all of that booze.. that will take some time.
Move all of my SoBe bottles... I hope I don't break any.
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Hey Aviator, just drink the booze while unloading the trailer, kill two birds with one stone.

And yes Sean, an alligator around here is a carcase left by an 18 wheeler, in my case it was a complete outside one. Took it under the right front wheel at 70 MPH in the dark. But, I have been across alligator alley in Florida and had to stop to let the real thing cross the highway. Big puppy!
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Whew! I'm glad to hear that. All I could think of was a poor ole gator wandering around I-40 looking for a swamp.
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