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Old 07-27-2011, 07:29 AM   #15
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I talked to the owner of the storage lot/repair business today. (He is out of town.) He claims nothing like this has happened before and is going to send a mobile tech to us to replace the spring. 'Can't complain about that.

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This is an update. In spite of the lot owners saying he would have the spring replaced, it's now been over three weeks and nothing is happened. After first reporting it and being told that he would get it taken care of, the lot owner was not returning my calls. When he finally did answer the phone, he gave me the name and number of the repairman. I did make the mistake of telling him we didn't plan to leave on our trip till mid-August. He seemed to think there was no hurry.

I talked to the repairman over a week ago and he assured me that he was on it. Now HE's not returning my calls.

Maybe it's time to save the stomach acid, and just order the parts and fix it myself. JEEZ!
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:01 AM   #16
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We are very lucky in that we have inside storage with electric. Since I can put my own lock on the doors and it is in a secured facility we are probably safer than most. Yes, it does cost more than outside storage but it is also much better on the coach to be out of the weather when not in use.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:15 AM   #17
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RVs are prime targets no matter where there parked; I had my motorhome in a shop for some work; my air compressor, 15 ton jack and a lot of other items disappeared;
I never lock my storage holes; thieves pry open the doors, it cost more to repair the doors than the items the steal.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:40 AM   #18
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In Texas, they have to break in to get the registration sticker off the windshield. No sticker on the plates for several years.

Yup! CSI would be mad. Fingerprints are difficult to get sometimes, but a wrench should have one or two on it. If they wanted to pursue it that far. It all depends on the $$$ of damage. You may be lucky that it is all they took.

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Old 07-28-2011, 09:22 AM   #19
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Spring for jack; maybe $20 to $30
Hire a lawyer $150 an hour
Frustration ;can't put a price on that
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Buy a spring, put in on and forget it, it's just not worth the time to get upset about; some one came in my garage last week. stole two leaf blowers and a shovel, chances of caching the thieves, 0 and none,
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This is an update. In spite of the lot owners saying he would have the spring replaced, it's now been over three weeks and nothing is happened. After first reporting it and being told that he would get it taken care of, the lot owner was not returning my calls. When he finally did answer the phone, he gave me the name and number of the repairman. I did make the mistake of telling him we didn't plan to leave on our trip till mid-August. He seemed to think there was no hurry.

I talked to the repairman over a week ago and he assured me that he was on it. Now HE's not returning my calls.

Maybe it's time to save the stomach acid, and just order the parts and fix it myself. JEEZ!

And find another storage facility.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:15 PM   #21
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I partk my rig at home...if I had to store it offsite, I would not own it. A rig on a storage lot might as well have "STEAL ME!" painted on it.
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I partk my rig at home...if I had to store it offsite, I would not own it. A rig on a storage lot might as well have "STEAL ME!" painted on it.

agreed
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:56 PM   #23
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While my tt was in storage over the winter 2 years ago, my hitch pin lock and break-a-way connector were swiped over the winter.

When I come to pick my unit up, I will always do a walk-a-round before I hook up. I guess for 6 seasons, that's not too bad. It is in a fenced in area, on pavement and about 2 miles from my house.
Now that is ironic; stole the locked hitch lock.
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Spring for jack; maybe $20 to $30
Hire a lawyer $150 an hour
Frustration ;can't put a price on that
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Buy a spring, put in on and forget it, it's just not worth the time to get upset about; some one came in my garage last week. stole two leaf blowers and a shovel, chances of caching the thieves, 0 and none,
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You're right, of course.

I ordered the spring kit from PPL Motor Homes Monday. Was around $100 with shipping. The best I could do locally was around $125+ and they said it would probably take a couple of weeks. PPL said it would take four days, but it arrived in three.

It went on today. 'Took about half an hour. Most of that was cranking the screw into the new spring with a ratchet.

BTW: The local Camping World said that they had been having trouble getting through to Power Gear and didn't seem to want to bother.

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No wonder it was stolen ! A hundred Bucks for a Spring is Highway Robbery so You can now guess why the Lot Owner and the Local Mechanic aren't returning Your Phone calls!

I doubt that the wrench was worth anywhere near that much!
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This is an update. In spite of the lot owners saying he would have the spring replaced, it's now been over three weeks and nothing is happened. After first reporting it and being told that he would get it taken care of, the lot owner was not returning my calls. When he finally did answer the phone, he gave me the name and number of the repairman. I did make the mistake of telling him we didn't plan to leave on our trip till mid-August. He seemed to think there was no hurry.

I talked to the repairman over a week ago and he assured me that he was on it. Now HE's not returning my calls.

Maybe it's time to save the stomach acid, and just order the parts and fix it myself. JEEZ!
I think it's time to drive over to the facility and tell him you're not leaving until someone fixes the spring. He might be able to doge your calls, hard to doge your rig sitting in front of his office.

I don't often resort to being rude but it seems thats all that will motivate some people to d the right thing.
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Campground where I spend much of my summer.. I go for coffee every morning with bunch of guys (Campground buys) and one of them, Fireman Dave, his kids bicycles were taken out of the bike rack in front of the main family center the day before.

Now.... Lookind down on that bike rack is the cutest little security camera Dave ever saw and it got REAL GOOD pictures of the thief in action.

Oh well.. (it records too)
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Spring for jack; maybe $20 to $30
Hire a lawyer $150 an hour
Frustration ;can't put a price on that
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Buy a spring, put in on and forget it, it's just not worth the time to get upset about; some one came in my garage last week. stole two leaf blowers and a shovel, chances of caching the thieves, 0 and none,
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You make a great point about frustration and are dead right. I just hate a thief and want them caught and punished.

Recently someone charged $1200.00 on my credit Card with an online retailer. Bank said the retailer has a great policy and if I called they would refund my money. I choose to wait 2 months to get it back through having my bank do an investigation. I don't find it frustrating I find it satisfying to at least to try and nail jerks who find it necessary to steal what I have worked hard to earn.

That said I can do this and not be frustrated.
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