Now about those other repairs...
The rear window was removed, the old couch removed and the new couch was installed. The new couch was supposed to be chocolate brown but it's really black. However, I really like it and it goes well with the fabric on the cornices. Grant says he likes it too.
|Still contains broken glass!|
Unfortunately they broke one of the light sconces while installing it so a new one is on order. I' m a bit concerned about what color the metal will be when they arrive because the last new fixtures were brushed nickel and all of the originals are oil rubbed bronze.
These fixtures are also stripped and the bulbs will not come out. They are being replaced.
|One of the offending fixture|
Secure seam molding on the ceiling. As it turns out the the molding was coming down because the entire ceiling panel was coming down. It's a 4'x8' panel. Can you imagine the damage if it had actually fallen during travel? The trim was damaged during repair and has to be replaced. It is also on order.
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Replace the broken living room A/C filter cover. This has been ordered.
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. This may not be possible. Apparently the cables that run from the control panel to the gate valves are just too long to function correctly. They replaced the cables and rerouted them numerous times and they are better but the repair people are not convinced it will stay that way. They told us at the first sign of problems we should let them know immediately. The only other thing that can be done is to install electric valves and that will be expensive. Because this is an ongoing warranty issue we would attempt to get DRV to foot the bill but I feel like that would be a long shot.
Given all of the above and the fact that our factory warranty actually ended on June 15th, it seems that DRV, the manufacturer, is covering these repairs. I had written to ask for an extension of the factory warranty back in June but was denied. They did tell me they would take our repairs on a case by case basis. I'm sure there will be an end to that generosity at some point but for now they seem to be playing nicely.
For those of you who keep telling me that RVs have problems and have to be repaired, thank you and I understand. However, there comes a point when the problems are excessive and completely unacceptable. We are at that point. I am thankful that DRV has stood behind their product thus far but it won't last forever. These repair stops tend to take over your life for days or weeks at a time. The amount of time we have lost in delays and the stress over these problems have become too much. Yesterday I was an emotional wreck because this never seems to end and takes our freedom and ability to do what we wish.
In an effort to recover emotionally from the past few days or perhaps months, I plan to sleep, cook, clean, do laundry, organize and feel like I have some control over my life.