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Old 01-23-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hondo122 did a post talk about luck and it made me decide to talk about my nightmare.

The end of Oct we decided to hit the road after selling our house and become full time rvers. So we went to the nearest Camping World and bought a splendide all in one. They screwed up our installation something dearly. Ok thats minor we will get it fixed along the way.
Five days later we are enroute to Branson, Missouri and our change oil light comes on. Oh what fun. We get to Camping World near Springfield, Mo, and they changed the oil, properly installed the Splendide and tell us that our front tires need to be replaced due to dry rot. So we set an appt for getting that done. Day before we get it done my computer crashed and so did my router. So now we are buying a new laptop, router, and two tires. To the tune of around 2000 dollars for the four.
Ok we leave Mo and head to Louisiana from Camping World.
Get to Louisiana and the exhaust falls off our car. A week later our Moto Sat satellite dish on the roof is wiped out in a storm and the roof on the rv leaks in the same storm.
We get the car fixed, satellite repaired, and roof sealed. Another 500 dollars out the window.
The next week furnace goes out, fridge starts to bubble and grey tank sensor goes bonkers. We get the furnace fixed and sensor ordered and told my Norcold that until fridge rusts or peels this is normal. Good grief. Im now out another 250 dollars.
The next week another storm and the slideout leaks and floods the bedroom, I go to the car and its got two inches of water in it, from where we have no idea. I run to walmart and buy a shampooer to clean up the water and hit a water puddle in the road on the way home and knock out the coil, rotor, and cap on the car.
Monday it goes to the shop and they repair it to the tune of about 500 dollars.
Ok we have been full timing now for two and a half months and we are out around 3300 dollars for repairs on our car and rv.
What a way to start off fulltime rving. I am keeping a positive outlook that this will be our only problems for a long time to come and that unlike those who get them over time we are getting all of ours from the start and be done with them.
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Hondo122 did a post talk about luck and it made me decide to talk about my nightmare.

The end of Oct we decided to hit the road after selling our house and become full time rvers. So we went to the nearest Camping World and bought a splendide all in one. They screwed up our installation something dearly. Ok thats minor we will get it fixed along the way.
Five days later we are enroute to Branson, Missouri and our change oil light comes on. Oh what fun. We get to Camping World near Springfield, Mo, and they changed the oil, properly installed the Splendide and tell us that our front tires need to be replaced due to dry rot. So we set an appt for getting that done. Day before we get it done my computer crashed and so did my router. So now we are buying a new laptop, router, and two tires. To the tune of around 2000 dollars for the four.
Ok we leave Mo and head to Louisiana from Camping World.
Get to Louisiana and the exhaust falls off our car. A week later our Moto Sat satellite dish on the roof is wiped out in a storm and the roof on the rv leaks in the same storm.
We get the car fixed, satellite repaired, and roof sealed. Another 500 dollars out the window.
The next week furnace goes out, fridge starts to bubble and grey tank sensor goes bonkers. We get the furnace fixed and sensor ordered and told my Norcold that until fridge rusts or peels this is normal. Good grief. Im now out another 250 dollars.
The next week another storm and the slideout leaks and floods the bedroom, I go to the car and its got two inches of water in it, from where we have no idea. I run to walmart and buy a shampooer to clean up the water and hit a water puddle in the road on the way home and knock out the coil, rotor, and cap on the car.
Monday it goes to the shop and they repair it to the tune of about 500 dollars.
Ok we have been full timing now for two and a half months and we are out around 3300 dollars for repairs on our car and rv.
What a way to start off fulltime rving. I am keeping a positive outlook that this will be our only problems for a long time to come and that unlike those who get them over time we are getting all of ours from the start and be done with them.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:42 PM   #3
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Holy cow! I do hope you've gotten everything out of the way now!! Wishing you many happy, safe, and trouble free travels!

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Old 01-23-2008, 02:59 PM   #4
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MtManLee go to the Newmar Owners Forum and read Bob's LADP--an emotional end. It's 47/48 pages and I just hope you don't have his BLACK CLOUD.
Good Luck on your fulltiming adventures and the DW and myself hope the problems are over.
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MtManlee:Cheer up , things could be worse. At least you are now fulltiming and things go in streaks. We also fulltime and on this trip to FL the TV antenna got wiped out, the air horn quit working( Naturally when I needed it) and the brake buddy ceased to function.
Would I quit because of the challenges involved with fulltiming, NOPE,but I may go broke trying.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Lee and Fran </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Just think 5 years from now when you are sitting around the campfire with friends and they start telling of things that have happened. With a big grin you can say,"let me tell you"-------.
Hey hope the fun will be worth it.

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This would be the one time I would of paid for a service contract and it would of been worth it. Good luck on your travels.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:35 PM   #8
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I have extended warrenties but they do not pay for dianostics and they do not pay for the deductible and they dont pay for oil changes or tire changes or satellites that are not factory installed. We will see what they say monday about the leaking slideouts when we take it into the shop. Also the laptop I had was a few years old and beyond its warrenty by a year or two.
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What can I say? My condolences.
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I think it's called paying your dues.
Look at it this way, at least your finding and fixing all the weak links up front. Now it should be clear sailing. Hope to meet you on the road somewhere, travel safe.
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I would recommend using somewhere.... anywhere other than a Camping World for service.
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Can't touch that. Holy Cow my condolences, are you still married, the DW would have left me taken the toad Hummer and flown off to the ASPEN for snow skiing and for me to call her when i get rid of this problem.I would have called her back that I just traded and bought a brand new M/H 2 days ago from Lazy Days in tampa ,FL now I am in SOUTH BEACH ,FL in 80 plus degree weather surrounded by young women drinking margaritas.
or maybe I will enjoy my vacation by myself.HEHEHEHE. Never leave home without your American Express card.
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HEAR, HEAR, Rebelswbeach.... Find a GOOD repair shop that does RV's. Full Timed for 3 1/2 years ... now part time ... but the expenses still hand on. !! Oh Well , I love it anyway, just Manochistic I guess !!

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A quick inspection my save you some $$$ on that slide leak. Our started leaking, and a quick glance revealed an acorn got trapped under the seal and had it lifted just enough for water to seep in.
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