Monday, August 12, 2013

I'd Prefer Not to Explode Tonight, Thank You Very Much!

We are in Junction City, Oregon again.  You know what that means, right?  We're getting more repair work done.  

We left the Casino campground on Thursday morning and were parked in Woodburn, Oregon (directly behind a huge outlet mall) by 1:30 pm.  We registered for three nights and once we got parked we couldn't wait to get out.  This place was so cramped that they have parallel parking along both sides of the streets which leaves about one narrow lane to drive through the park.  We literally had to ask people to move cars and trucks in order to get into and out of our space.  Never again!  It wasn't a bad park, the staff were friendly, the WiFi was great and the water pressure was good too.  It was just way too crowded and there were lots of long term residents.

Saturday was the day of our annual family reunion just outside Salem.  We visited, ate, visited, ate and then headed back to the Little RV.  It was fun to see everyone.  We didn't get any photos except for one of our cousins new puppy.  Meet Pippa!  She's 12 weeks old and completely adorable. 
Sunday we got up bright and early and drove to Junction City.  We parked in the campground/parking lot here at the dealership.  The lot was so full it took us more than an hour to find a spot we could fit in and have electricity for air conditioning.   Someone was just leaving and we snagged their space. 

We were up bright and early this morning, getting ready to vacate the RV for the day.  Once we were ready we had to dump the tanks and drive across the street to the service department.  We checked in at 8am and went through out list of issues with our service person. 

Repairs
  • Replace couch, the old one is peeling
  • Fix lights over island that keep coming down while moving and hanging by the wires. 
  • Secure seam molding on the ceiling.
  • Investigate tank sensors that still don't work.
  • Replace the broken living room A/C filter cover.
  • Fix the leaking gray tank(s).
  • Fix the black tank valve that is so hard to open and close that it is breaking the wall behind the handle.
We left the repair shop at about 9:30, went to get coffee and fill the tank with diesel.  After that we headed over to Camping World.  Sadly it's not Camping World any more. 

We puttered around killing time as best we could and decided to drop back by the shop to see if any progress had been made.  It was just before 1 pm and the Little RV was still sitting all alone in the drop-off lot where we left her.  Nothing had been done and the work day was 1/2 over.  I went to see our service person who was still at lunch.  after waiting for a bit, he was back and let us know that they had just gotten the go ahead from DRV (the manufacturer) to diagnose the problems.  You see, our warranty ran out on June 15th and if you are a regular reader you know that we have had countless problems with the Little RV.  The problems on the list above are ongoing and were reported before the warranty expired.  I believe they finally took her into the shop at around 2 pm.  

There is a nice little park just a couple of blocks down the street from the repair shop so we took Grant to play ball for a while.  I'm sure he was getting sick of waiting in the truck all day too.  He showed his appreciation by rolling in the grass, a lot!

He's a happy dog!

Just before 5:00 we returned to find them pushing the RV out of the bay so we could move back in until morning when we start waiting all over again.

Apparently DRV is indeed working with the shop to get these repairs made and cover them under warranty. 

Here are updates on the check list of repairs.

Repairs Updated End of Day 1
  • Replace couch, the old one is peeling.  The new couch has to come in through a window. This means they have to remove a window to install it.  This will be done tomorrow 
  • Fix lights over island that keep coming down while moving and hanging by the wires. The new fixtures that were installed in Arkansas are stripped and cannot be used anymore.  New lights have to be ordered.  
  • Secure seam molding on the ceiling.
  • Investigate tank sensors that still don't work.
  • Replace the broken living room A/C filter cover.
  • Fix the leaking gray tank(s). The routing and length of the valve cables is being blamed for the problems with the gray leak.
  • Fix the black tank valve that is so hard to open and close that it is breaking the wall behind the handle.  The routing and length of the valve cables is being blamed for the problems with the black tank valve.  I've seen the spaghetti bowl that is our basement and this is a very valid observation.  This repair is partially done but will be continued tomorrow.  The repairman told us he's prefer we didn't use the black tank.  My response was "But we're sleeping here and there is no other restroom."  His response was "That's why I said prefer."  I thought to myself, I'd prefer not to explode tonight, thank you very much.  
To be continued...

1 comment:

  1. The problem with owning an RV is that sometimes they need to be fixed. I hope all of the issues with your rig are resolved soon!

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