Wondering about wild grapes

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wondering When the RV Will Return.

It seems like my RV has been in the shop for ages, and actually, it has been!!  Here is a link to the my post back on March 28th just after I put the RV in the shop.
 http://dizzydick.blogspot.com/2014/03/where-is-rv-and-who-is-in-its-spot.html
In 5 more days it will be five months that it has been sitting in there waiting to be fixed.  They said the holdup was getting the compartment doors made to replace the damaged ones.  I bet it doesn't take five months to build a complete motorhome from scratch let alone a few small doors!!  Now they tell me that they have to replace the drivers side window and panel below it, since its seal leaks and lets moisture into the windows electric motor and shorts it out.  I am really missing it, but then too, it has been summer here in Texas and not the most comfortable time of year to be camping.

For those of you who are not familiar with my Dutch Star, I went back to pplmotorhomes.com archives to find their advertisement of it that they posted on line with pictures and descriptions:
https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/diesel/2005-Dutch-Star-By-Newmar-19997.htm
I still can't make any definite trip plans because I am not sure when I will get it back.  Sure hope it is soon.  Even if I don't take a trip, I like to have it sitting in my driveway where I can see it.  Since I have three dogs in my home, sometimes when company comes, we visit with them in the RV.  I always keep it plugged in to my 50 amp outlet and run the AC's in the summer and the heat in the winter.  Now, you all have a great day, you hear?

13 comments:

  1. Wow, that seems like a very long time. It took a lot less time to build it, I am sure:(

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    1. Yes, and I am getting a little teed off about it.

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  2. FIVE MONTHS??? that's outrageous ... I'm with you ... they probably built the whole RV in that much time... you got ore patience than I have ... want me to call 'em?

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    1. I should learn not to take it to a local place, but back to the dealers on the other side of Houston. I probably would have had it back by now but did not want to drive that far with that super loud alarm going off.

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  3. Since we live in our motorhome full-time I can't even imagine it being in the shop that long.... Hope you get it back soon so you can hit the road and enjoy some autumn travels!

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    1. I would guess that they fix the full timer's RV first and part timers second and mine third.

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  4. That does seem to be a bit out of line for repairs. Maybe you could get some help from the home office...or a good lawyer!

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    1. You wouldn't believe how much I have already paid them and they still want more. Did you go to that last link I posted to see what the floor plan is and what it looks like inside?

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  5. A little over a year ago I damaged one of my bin doors, among other damage. This was in Ardmore, OK not your RV repair center in the USA. I got two estimates with one of them claiming they would replace the door. I asked how long to receive the replacement and was told one day - there is a local shop that builds them. I went with the lower estimate which included taking the door off and straightening it. All work done within a week and I kept the Class C that I was living in during all that time.

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    1. I know I made a mistake and have been taken advantage of. Some lessons are harder to learn than others.

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  6. Think i might just get it out of there and take it to that dealer.

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    1. They already have the insurance money.

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  7. I went to the link and saw the pics, Dizzy, and that is one good looking pice of house/travelling home! Beautiful!
    Good luck getting it back really soon...........

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