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Old 11-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #29
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I would take it back and tell them that they damaged your coach and you want it repainted. That'll get their attention.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #30
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naw (have some fun) Dogpatch has it right.. Those are my panels, but that's not my coach !!! or the coach must have been unside down when the tech put the covers back on.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #31
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Most fun I had with dealer service was a new GMC conversion van. It had a bad battery that would go from 12.5 V to 7 V in about 15 minutes sitting with an interior light on. (I used to sit and grade papers in it while son was inside on the ice at hockey practice) I took it in, they said battery was 'within specs.' I told them I had a multimeter and knew it shouldn't 'collapse' like that. I drove away, the next 3 times the battery went dead, I called for my free roadside service to jump start it. On the 4th call, they said they had to take it in for service. Tested, said battery was within specs. Next time I called for a jump, they said I had exceeded my # of service calls, I said, "No, your certified techs say it's within specs. we start the count over again." I got a new battery. On that trip to the dealer, I was wearing a button I'd made that said, "Ask me about the 3 trips to the (dealer's name) to get it fixed deal." I sat in the waiting room, the owner came by, saw the button and had a fit. I offered him my button and told him of the multiple trips I'd made to have things fixed, they'd order the part, I'd return, the part would be wrong or more needed, I'd have to return again. He made sure I was taken care of from then on.

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #32
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PLEASE let us know what they say when you show them this! I can't wait to hear all about it!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:29 PM   #33
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We had our coach in to the dealer last spring to replace an awning arm that had become out of alignment. When we were told it was done & ready for pick up, we didn't check it. Several weeks later, the first time we unrolled it, a rusty pair of pliers fell out of it.

Then about a month ago, I noticed something on the edge of the roof, just above where the new awning arm attached. Dave got up on the roof & found the rusty bracket, pictured below, laying up there. It had to have rode around up there for months. We washed the roof before it went to the dealer so I know it wasn't up there prior. We'd been to Indiana twice, a few other weekend campouts locally, down to the rally in TN & then over to GA before it worked it's way far enough to the roof edge for us to see. It's heavy, but I'm surprised it didn't fall off & do damage to some other motorist somewhere along our travels.

Lesson learned=inspect any repairs...& the roof...before leaving the dealer.

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:27 AM   #34
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Most RV technicians are men, and Color blindness is a sex linked trait (most likely to strike, in this case, men).

If you ever read the books "Murphy's Law and other reasons why things go wrong) I think it's book 2) The author gives the official story about the creation of Murphy's law.

In his version Murphy was a technician, on the rocket sled project back in the 50's which led to the space program and a man on the moon by the end of the 60's. (And I might add a great period in this country's history, but to say more about that woudl be politics).

He had the habbit of hooking the blue wire to the green screw and so on.

Some reporter ask a General (I think) what was taking so long "It's that )@#@ MURPHY!, IF there is any way to do it wrong he will" by the magic of mis-quoting became Murphy's law.

The law was really discovered by Mrs. Murphy of chowder fame.

(Who threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder... Mrs. Murphy of course, the chowder pot was also the laundry tub).
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:39 AM   #35
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Color blindness doesn't mean you can't match patterns and bold, contrasting lines on the two doors. Murphy is fun, but just an excuse for inattention to detail and quality. Would you put your mother on Murphy's airplane?

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:17 PM   #36
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Ummm...maybe I'm slow, but this didn't just look like swapped doors to me.

Thanks to photoshop...I submit that you may have at least one door that is a badly matched replacement.
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I didn't take too much time on it so you can still see the awning blocking the bottom door.

Best of luck sorting this out.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #37
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I think it's angles, lighting, and perspective causing the mismatch. Unless the techs use all the hatches for tiddlywinks then the colorblind loser named Murphy redistributes them.

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #38
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Does that mean some other poor guy has YOUR door panels?


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Old 11-09-2012, 02:00 PM   #39
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Digital cameras have a tendency to change colors to more closely match those around them..
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #40
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That's not your RV. Only the fridge panels are.
You may be right! The RV we left with them was MUCH Cleaner than the one we picked up, especially inside!
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:22 PM   #41
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Why do they use these crazy paint designs anyway? They hurt my eyes!

I almost ordered my Lance without all the gumbo on the outside. LOLOL At least Lance stopped putting some of the stickers over the windows per customer outcry!

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #42
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I think you had the mechanic that did a C of A (yearly certification) on my airplane. I picked it up late at night - returning their loaner) and took off. As I was climbing over a small mountain range in the dark I noticed that the throttle was loose in the dash so I pushed it in all the way and wiggled it. A flashlight fell down from under my dash - still on. I was very cautious about adjusting any of my controls on my 1 1/2 hour flight home. After the weekend I received a phone call from the service center asking me if I had found a flashlight in my plane.
I was lucky that was the only thing that was loose and fell "off" in the dark.
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