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Old 06-03-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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Slideout Failur - And Service Not Available

Instead of placing this in the Winnebago section I think that because of the "service" or "lack of" this belongs in a general thread.

Four days ago, after traveling 1500 miles with many stops, my long passenger slide decided it did not want to come in. I kept getting a 6 blinking green light indicating a "Stall On Rear Actuator." (That be the motor - electric.) I called Good Sam and they dispatched a "mobile" mechanic. And I mean Mechanic. Robert's Truck Repair, but he was knowledgeable regarding motorhomes. He (we) got the slideout retracted and I moved sites. Since he told me that if it stuck again to just call him and he'd stop on the way home. Well, four days later it stalled again. I called Robert and at the end of his day he stopped by and we got the slide in. It required him heaving and hoing (is that a word).

Here is the rest of the story. (I wish I had been in the service business.) I spent all of the better part of today talking with Winnebago, Power Gear, and many, many RV dealers. Winnebago and Power Gear could not be of any help over the phone - take it to a dealer. Well, every dealer I called, except two, could not get me in until August. Wait! This is the first week of June! Wow! Of the other two, one could not get me in until June 23rd.

Finally, Beckley RV in Thurmont, MD to the rescue. After conversing with a service writer, he talked with his manager, and asked if I could have it their Monday morning at 08:30 hours. You bet!

So, if you don't expect to break down, but you do, and it deals with the coach side of the rig, you can also expect that you will not get into a dealer real soon. Every dealer within a 75 mile radius of me is busy for the next few months. Boy, did I ever start out in the wrong business.

Happy trails.

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Old 06-03-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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Howdy Gung-ho,
Thank you for your looong service to our country, sir !! (thatz from a swabbie)

Now, have you changed vehic--hic-hic-els?? I didn't know you had a passenger-slided Winnebago.. Winnebago 'do not breakdown', quothe the
editor of the Gypsy Journal, Mr Nixter hisself... It's probably an out of alignment problem, a shorted wire some place or a screw loose..
Did you help him lift that slide?????? Please, don't do that Wayne.. We need you around to razz for a while !!! I hope you can get it repaired Monday,Tuesday,???... AUGUST????
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