Chris-n-Dennis

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  1. Wyoming Territorial Prison, interp work so you get to be an actor in the prison. We missed out due to a scheduling conflict. Another is just across the border in Utah at Flaming Gorge.
  2. If you ask the window manufacturer or even the maker of your RV, you can probably get a copy of the technician repair procedure checklist. HEHR was extremely helpful to us on our fogging problem.
  3. It was All Seasons RV in Wenatchee, WA. So far their work has been excellent and with the exception of some scheduling by a brand new service manager; timely. We still have some other work to be done and we're shooting for the first week of July when we pass through that area again.
  4. We just went through some of this with our Berkshire motorhome. Taking it back to the dealer for the punchlist we had was not possible due to distance and scheduling and being a Forest River product, we not only had to find an FR dealer, it had to be one who had the training to work on the coach. Unfortunately, one of the big service outfits is Camping World and I wasn't too enthusiastic in trying them given their history. So... We found a local RV shop that did do FR warranty work and were authorized to work on coaches. We first contacted them to schedule a looksee appointment (having already told them we were full-timers) and followed the conversation with an emailed punchlist. Day One: Brought the coach in and did a thorough walk-thru to address and point out each item on the punchlist. This included pictures and everything else to accurately describe each problem area. Once completed, we continued on to our hosting gig while the RV shop went to work getting authorization on each item and getting the parts ordered. The plan was, once the parts came in, to bring in the coach and let them have at it during the work hours with us picking it back up in the afternoon. It took almost a full month to get all the parts in (several were resends after sending the wrong part the first time) and to schedule the best time to bring the coach in. Service figured at least 2 days to get all the list done. Day Two [Monday]: Drove the 5 miles from our hosting gig to the shop to drop the coach off first thing in the morning. Shop worked on the items all day and as expected did not complete the list. Scheduled back in on Wednesday so we returned to the park we were hosting at. Day Three [Wednesday]: All coach related issued completed with the exception of a small leak/whistle in the windshield which required sub-contractor work as the shop was not able to work on such a big item. Also found an issue with two driver side slides, took pictures and ordered parts. Day Four [Friday]: Sub-contractor fixed windshield, punchlist complete with exception of issue with slides, parts had not arrived. We left that one pending and went on to our other hosting gig, approximately 65 miles away. We'll have the work completed probably the first week in July when we roll back through the town. So, we did manage to get our work done on a 24 item punch list without leaving our coach at the shop. Sure, it was inconvenient to have to take the coach in several times but it was much better than getting a room at a motel for an indefinite period of time. Suggest, if you can, to see if you can work the same type of deal where ever you are - even if you have to take your issues in bits and pieces to get the work done. Remember, you don't have to get them all done at the same time or at the same shop and as long as you have gone through the necessary hoops to make a record of a warranty deficiency and they have acknowledged it is a warranty item the clock usually is stopped for that specific item.
  5. Beside winterizing the rig as suggested, I recommend considering a method for snow removal on the roof. Either you have your neighbor do it when needed or create a tent type arrangement so the snow slides off. Just a thought - after seeing one get crunched from this past winter's "splendor".
  6. Um, posted on April Fool's day? Hmmm, what are the odds
  7. Safe-T-Plus installed after a full alignment balance and steering wheel rounding. Results same as Pat & Pete. Can now steer with a light touch and its rock solid in side winds.
  8. Teena, email sent. Edit with update: Have passed on this due to a scheduling conflict.
  9. And here I was thinking acrophobia was the unreasoned fear or acrobats. Never could trust them.
  10. I don't know, I'm currently budgeting $300/month for fuel in the rig regardless if we are parked hosting or not. Don't feel restricted in our travel,
  11. Finished the trip today. The grades were more pronounced and the curves tighter on the segment north of John Day. Road is simply outstanding. Smooth, very few patches and none needed. Traffic extremely light - I believe we counted 6 semi's over the whole 6 hour trip, all going the other way. Yes, 6 hours, most attributable to the 35/40/45 speeds on the northern leg due to curves and grades. Nothing too steep, just taking it slow because another curve would come along. We have our hidey hole mostly planned out for August and we have a couple of fall backs just in case and we WILL be seeing the eclipse in August in Oregon.
  12. Anyone traveled this route? Looking for a north trek to get up to Pendleton or I-84. Oddly enough, we've always gone on 20 east/west and 78. Never a north/south route.
  13. While being shown EVERYTHING on the coach, take notes on look/fit/operation and stop the presenter when you have a question while it is fresh in your mind. Write it down, do not rely on mental notes as they are sure to get jumbled will all the new you are about to discover. The pre-delivery inspection is your opportunity to correct things that appear wrong, learn things you may not have known, and uncover things tucked away or hidden. If your presenter says he/she doesn't know about something that is not necessarily a bad thing, just be sure to hold him/her to finding out (take more notes!) Some people go from one end to the other, outside to in or vice versa. Other go from system to system. Pick which one you are most comfortable with (or accept the presenter's method) and once you do, do not succumb to the shiney; stick with it and, did I already mention it? TAKE NOTES! Don't be surprised of some bobbles or glitches, they are bound to happen but the more detailed you are during pre-delivery, the better you'll be - in getting set up and in your own knowledge of your new rig. Once you have taken delivery - TAKE NOTES. Enjoy and safe travels to you.
  14. Too many factors involved in this tragic accident. Such things as instinctively getting off the gas (instead of the correct thing - getting on the gas), braking, over correcting, loading on the mh and yes, speed. Also location. Crashing through an abutment and down into a draw is far worse then going off on a level shoulder. A combination of dangerous things came together resulting the deaths of two hence making it newsworthy. Does it happen more to motorhomes vs 5'ers? I doubt it. Same holds true on heading down the highway - motorhome or 5'er or TT, there will be some who will drive faster. I for one will keep to a modest speed part for safety and a good part for economy.
  15. I can't agree with the topic title. I would say the new forum is different but I can't find even one area that comes close to horrible. Yep, looks different and acts a bit different and that name reversion was sure a kicker but it does look like a workable and usable forum. Shame the no warning but shhhh, erm, um, "it" happens.