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  1. I asked for a mobile RV service and Good Sam would only send a locksmith. Yes that does explain the damage - no real clue what they were doing. IMHO they should have done nothing and called Good Sam to send a service that better matched the job.
  2. An update... We were able to strap the door with a ratchet system well enough to get it to a shop in Beaumont TX (>500 miles from where the incident occurred). In Beaumont, Sun Travel & RV (highly recommend) was able to patch the door (temporary solution) enough to get us on the road while we wait the 6+ weeks its going to take Georgetown to make us a door. Last night I learned that the $6768 estimate for replacement (including repainting to match the coach with is full paint) was only authorized by insurance for $2634. I am livid at the thought of paying more than $4000 plus the $800+ that I spent on the temporary fix. Roadside (Good Sam), Zippy Unlock (sent by roadside) and National General Insurance (Good Sam) are all at the receiving end of my eire. Am interviewing attorneys to get to a settlement. Any suggestions for other actions to take? Any thoughts on engaging a legal advocate? Your comments to date have helped (and I thank all of you) and I am hoping to learn more from your sharing posts.
  3. Update... The door has to be manufactured. It will take at least 4-5 weeks. Then once installed it will have to be painted so not a 1 day installation. We are full timers so not sure how to live without a door for the next 5 weeks. Suggestions welcomed!
  4. New symptom... We have almost no water pressure on city water. At the input where I have a pressure controlling fitting it reads just over 40 - which is usually quite good. But inside when I turn on the water it starts flowing and very quickly slows to a drip. I turned on the pump and have nice pressure now. Not sure what it means but pretty sure it's connected.
  5. This is the damage that I will drive 270 mies to get repaired.
  6. It took 4 hours of the tech's time. The result is a broken door (will have to be replaced) and badly torn up door jamb. Disasters... So there were the brakes before we could even get on our way, the alternator that failed in the mountains at 7PM on a Sunday leaving us stranded with trucks whizzing by at 70 MPH, the slide that stuck open, the toilet that just broke... Now this... I think there are 3 in there that are major enough to count. Could tolerate some smooth sailing!
  7. Yes. Took 4 hours and left my rig with a twisted door frame and hole where the handle was removed. Now to find a place to get it fixed. Feeling traumatized and heartbroken - and it could be worse so onward. (You would have loved to see us lifting the dogs, especially the 65 pound black lab, out the emergency escape because after 6 hours they just had to go. Hysterical.)
  8. No resistance at all from inside. I believe that the cable inside the mechanism snapped. So a mobile service is now on it's way. How exciting?!
  9. 2012 Georgetown. Very common handle. I've taken it as apart as I can. Looks like a mobile repair unit is to be here in an hur, so I guess I wait and try not to panic! Thanks for the response.
  10. Replying because I forgot to enable notifications.
  11. Today's adventure is getting out. The door is not locked and the door will not open. Had camp host come and look and they say that the cable is broken inside the handle. I am taking the handle off and the screen door is in the way. Any suggestions? Can't seem to get help from a mobile service.
  12. No on the softener. We do have a water filter, but was told it's not RO. Don't think it flushes periodically but the rig is so new to me that...
  13. Not connected at that time. 10 minutes into a day's drive and checking my tow dolly when I saw this.
  14. I think that it is likely overflow from the fresh water tank. (What was coming out was simple, clear water.) What I don't get is that I filled that tank only 3/4 full about a week before the "gush". I was testing to see if the pump worked and what the water pressure would be (rig is new to us on 5/9). I have added no more water to the tank since! So how's it getting there? I feel like I'm missing a valve that needs opened or closed or something. I have 3 separate water inlets: "City Water", Fill Fresh Tank, and flush sewer. To use each I attach the water supply to the appropriate intake. I have not filled the fresh since that first partial fill. How did there get to be so much to come out? (Rhetorical question, really.) And the small amount of water that I see once a day could be condensation in the overflow hose dripping out. So the real question is do I have a problem or is this a one-time-thing or is this the way it works? If something's broken I do want to get it fixed! Thank you ALL for responding. I'm still digesting some of what you shared. I'm so new to this that the idea of an overhaul to the water pump (which seems to work just fine) is quite daunting.
  15. It does have a screen at the end. It has brownish residue in it and seems to drain a little every day we're parked. Will be watching closely on Sunday when we move to see if it gushes again.