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Old 06-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #15
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You could write a couple country and western songs about all that. Man I sure hope your luck changes. You guys sound like survivors so enjoy your next trip.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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Wink Thanks for the comments.

For sure they were trying times but when an rv sits in the yard for 16 months without moving some problems are to be expected!

I have taken it to a shop for the transmission cable and also to repair a small oil leak.

I have ordered a new tire and i will get the 2 front tires properly balanced and then aligned to factory specs.

I will post updates on my progress.

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Old 06-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #17
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WOW

What more can one say but, "if it wasn't for bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all" Sorry to here all the problems, it should go better the next trip. I hope!!!!
We bought our 1982 Pace Arrow last season and it had sat for 6 years except to go from storage to his driveway and then back to storage in the fall. (He had a stroke) after a few repairs like the exhaust,moving tires around to match and 2 fuel filters. I feel blessed, We put on 4,000 miles last season. So far this season around 500 miles and we have a leaking toilet (on occasion) You have the record though.
Hope it didn't sour you and the wife from RVing?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #18
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Hope everything goes better from now on. The rv god's had your name on their list for sure. Hate to bring this up, but, did you find the leak or did I miss seeing where you had found it?

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Old 06-04-2013, 01:56 PM   #19
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Glad you got home safe! I cannot imagine having all that happen. Just a side note, I live about 25 minutes Southeast of Rochester!
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #20
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Wink Getting Fixed!

Well things are starting to get fixed...my tooth was fixed today and the rv should have the new transmission cable and oïl leak fixed by end day tomorrow.

And did I mention that even with all this my transmission blew on my 2008 Saturn Outlook costing me another 4000.00$.

Amazing how may things can go wrong in so short a period!

Take care all!

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Old 06-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #21
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It was a treat to read your story. I now when I have my "Trip from Hell" I hopefully can say " I've heard of worse"!! Life experience.....well that's what I tell me wife.

Happy trails ahead!
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #22
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Exclamation Another update.

Whell I'm back with another update.
The new tire for the other side got here today and I will make an appointment as soon as the machine is back form the garage.
And do you remember that little oïl leak I mentioned ...... it turned out to be a major rebuild of the motor. Pan and rocker cover removed. Rocker arms removed and lifters lifted out of the way to remove the cam shaft. All this for a gasket behind the cam gear. While they are at it they will be changing the bearings on the crank shaft. Another 4000.00 poof!

Oh whell I'll take it with a grin knowing things should get better!

SOON I HOPE!
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It's only money Eric.

Start to worry if you see a cloud of locusts.

Congrats for having a good outlook in the face of adversity!
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Well things are starting to get fixed...my tooth was fixed today and the rv should have the new transmission cable and oïl leak fixed by end day tomorrow.

And did I mention that even with all this my transmission blew on my 2008 Saturn Outlook costing me another 4000.00$.

Amazing how may things can go wrong in so short a period!

Take care all!

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Whell I'm back with another update.
The new tire for the other side got here today and I will make an appointment as soon as the machine is back form the garage.
And do you remember that little oïl leak I mentioned ...... it turned out to be a major rebuild of the motor. Pan and rocker cover removed. Rocker arms removed and lifters lifted out of the way to remove the cam shaft. All this for a gasket behind the cam gear. While they are at it they will be changing the bearings on the crank shaft. Another 4000.00 poof!

Oh whell I'll take it with a grin knowing things should get better!

SOON I HOPE!
Wow, I hope so too, Eric.
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The fact that when the tire blew out and you "pumped" the brakes and brought it to a stop in "record time" is amazing that you did not lose control and cause you even further damage.
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I could only wish to have the patience and positive outlook you provide. Very nice and great job!
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #27
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WOW... Murphy's law, in spades.
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Remember that you have a 21 year old motorhome. That is old. Your tire may have blown from overloading or old age. They should be replaced regardless of tread by 10 years or less. Check the age of the other tires and replace as needed to avoid any further problems. The rust in the refrigerator vent is common. It needs to have the rust brushed out completely and the burner cleaned. Then hopefully the refrigerator will be fine. All seals on the roof and around the windows and doors need to be checked and new caulking installed as necessary. These are maintenance items and there will be a lot with a motorhome that is this old. You might also consider changing the brake fluid, doing a tuneup and oil change on the generator and changing the tranny fluid. Also check the belts and hoses and flush the radiator. Replace the fuel filters and air filter too. This can be a nice motorhome that will last for many more years but it just needs some maintenance.
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