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Old 06-12-2014, 04:26 PM   #17459
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Anyone know what this is located on the bottom of the A Frame?
The other side of the coach has the same setup but the wheel is on the right hand side.

There's also a couple of shock absorber look-a-like thing-a-mes hooked to a duplicate of the steering arm.

Are you talking about the steering stabilizer spring? I used four of those on porch swing chains.

Otherwise the only other "strange thing" is the bottle jack. I assume you are about to replace shock absorbers, yes? That and put more grease into the ball joints. Grease em until they heap up a pile on the ground. 😬
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:44 PM   #17460
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I will no longer believe any lube place has done what I asked be done. The unit was supposed to have had a grease job and oil change and I know they begrudgingly reimbursed me for the oil filter they didn't change as I proved to them they didn't. When I do things like oil changes I habitually mark dates on things with an indelible marker and the oil filter had the date on it from last fall. I now wonder if they added the Lucas Oil additive that I supplied.

I'm taking these pictures showing no new grease to the manager and ask for my money back there too.
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Possum ... I know how you feel. It's enough to drive me into a paranoid froth. I too, scratch dates on all the filters, and look under the bus for fresh grease on fittings. Some years ago I had the bus in for a few air line fixes. One of the items on my bill was a shutterstat. Asked the mechanic to point it out to me. He did ... it had the same nice silver gray paint that I sprayed on the engine a few weeks prior. I demanded my bill be adjusted for this obvious false charge.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:57 PM   #17462
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Possum ... I know how you feel. It's enough to drive me into a paranoid froth. I too, scratch dates on all the filters, and look under the bus for fresh grease on fittings. Some years ago I had the bus in for a few air line fixes. One of the items on my bill was a shutterstat. Asked the mechanic to point it out to me. He did ... it had the same nice silver gray paint that I sprayed on the engine a few weeks prior. I demanded my bill be adjusted for this obvious false charge.
shutterstat? something to do with diesels?

I got a tad anal when I have a small construction company. Three trucks, a couple of cars, an RV and various maintenance schedules it was easier to write dates on things with a magic marker than to rely on a fallible remembery
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So you're saying that this old lady with the out of state tags on her RV hasn't a prayer of getting what she pays for? Geesh! What's this world coming to?
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:34 PM   #17464
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So you're saying that this old lady with the out of state tags on her RV hasn't a prayer of getting what she pays for? Geesh! What's this world coming to?
I wouldn't say that. But ya do have to pay attention. I'm sure nobody can get anything past you!
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So you're saying that this old lady with the out of state tags on her RV hasn't a prayer of getting what she pays for? Geesh! What's this world coming to?

Don't be shy about taking the time to look over the repairs before leaving the shop.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:56 PM   #17466
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Well, just glad to hear that it didn't turn out this way...

Be safe & keep in contact, as we might cross paths.
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Wayne, are you sure it wasn't Camping World that you took it to? A few years ago, I took our MH to Camping World to have them work on the HW heater. After picking it up, something told me to check the connections, to make sure that the water's connection was turned back on. To my surprise, I found the hoses running to the heater were disconnected. If we had turned the water pump on, the bedroom would have been flooded.
I have heard stories about CW, but I have also heard stories about other places, and personally I have experienced Winnebago and the Dealer I purchased the "new" coach from. I had one experience with CW and it was a good one. Story another time.

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I read your other post before I replied. I just thought you were a little better seasoned.... I mean accustomed to SNAFU with these sorts of things. The fist and logical reaction is to panic and get PO'd - but experience should kick in and tell ya - sit down - cool off - relax and think a minute. Remember my refrigerator last summer - I told the guy working on it - "I'm going on vacation - close er up - we're leaving. There will be a mobil guy where we're going who knows what he's doing." Apparently most of the problem was his wimpy extension cord and weak 120 cause we've been good ever since.

But - as Larry says -
If you would stop and take note of how many times this MH has been in the shop for repairs, you would understand my frustration at having something else break. At least I thought something was "bruk." A big because I was able to deduce a possible problem and correct it. But for about an hour of trial and tribulation it was frustration. Being on telephone hold with Winnebago for 30 minutes was also on the list of frustrations, and I hung up before they every answered at there service center.

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I've found CW does not have a lock on morons.

I just thought about this......we need to have a GC just so we can hire & pay Dwayne to fix all of our problems.
I think we would all chip in and pay for his site for the week or two.

Hey Dwayne, where are you when you are needed???

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^^ I hear ya Wayne... I know you have had issues. Maybe it's time to trade er in. Start with a fresh set of issues... Problems... Squeaks and Rattles. Ya know eventually that windshield is gonna be the last straw - at least thats my guess... Be safe tomorrow - we'll miss hearing from you as your posting slows down as you roam the rainbow - to know you is to loath you and I do... Or something like that!
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^^ I hear ya Wayne... I know you have had issues. Maybe it's time to trade er in. Start with a fresh set of issues... Problems... Squeaks and Rattles. Ya know eventually that windshield is gonna be the last straw - at least thats my guess... Be safe tomorrow - we'll miss hearing from you as your posting slows down as you roam the rainbow - to know you is to loath you and I do... Or something like that!
Do I need to send you my theme song so you can get it right for once? Sheesh.

Yep! Just waiting to see if the windshield is going to ...... well, I'll just leave it at that.

Tomorrow is a Mini-c. We are stopping at Jeannie and Dave's place and Bob and Stephanie may drop over. It's nice to be close. Although I don't know how I put up with them.

p.s., Got rid of the Euro Chair, well not quit rid of it is sitting in our living room for now. The new Lazy Boy recliner is in place. It is going to give new meaning to the word "NAP." So there's a positive for ya'll.
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Do I need to send you my theme song so you can get it right for once? Sheesh.

Yep! Just waiting to see if the windshield is going to ...... well, I'll just leave it at that.

Tomorrow is a Mini-c. We are stopping at Jeannie and Dave's place and Bob and Stephanie may drop over. It's nice to be close. Although I don't know how I put up with them.

p.s., Got rid of the Euro Chair, well not quit rid of it is sitting in our living room for now. The new Lazy Boy recliner is in place. It is going to give new meaning to the word "NAP." So there's a positive for ya'll.
Sweet! I have never been a recliner type - really like my big leather chair - but I understand the need for a comfortable place to nap!! I usually just plop down on the sleep number.... Or a lawn chair. Annie insists on camp chairs and chaise lounge. I guess a gravity chai might cover both bases. Hmm.... Does it ever end...
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Here ye all Mutants - near and far -
Annie has given in and on July 18th we will be married. She has put up with me for about 14 years now so I guess she knows what she's doing. I am a lucky mutant!

And that's all I have to say about that - for now anyway!!
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Today is our 27th anniversary and we celebrated with Subway sandwiches from the Exxon station. We are hopeless romantics, and "still crazy after all these years."
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Hmm.... Does it ever end...
Not until you hand the keys to someone else and check into the nursing home.
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Today is our 27th anniversary and we celebrated with Subway sandwiches from the Exxon station. We are hopeless romantics, and "still crazy after all these years."
Congrats Sarah! You bring a whole new meaning to the word, CELEBRATION.
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