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Old 03-23-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
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Last week I had to take my camper to the dealers to fine out why the bolts keep shearing on the slide out, and by the way It is still there. After taking the camper to the dealers on the way home the "check Engine Light" came on in the truck, now It is a 2008 with 11,000 miles on It. I toke the truck into the Chevy dealers yesterday for them to work on it today. I received a call to day at 10:30 this morning from the Chevy dealer saying that they found the problem.....with the "check Engine Light" on one would think that there may be something wrong with a sensor in the exhaust, and the truck is still under warrenty...No, it would not be that easy.. The problem came from my back-up camera, the connection to the battery came loose causing the computer in the truck to go crazy, the computer in the truck had 14 error codes, this indicated that there was a lack of communication between 14 modules out of the 27 that are in the truck, all do to a loose connection, I had no Idea, and it was not covered under warrenty, but I did get a free oil change and tires rotated for $93.00 bucks worth for 1 hours of labor to tighten up two nuts. Truck is back home now, but the camper is not......
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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They always tell me bad things come in threes, so watch out. You have one left.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:04 PM   #3
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Dang, you had me going there for a minute. Glad it really was nothing more serious than a loose connection. With today's vehicles I shudder when things are going quite right because all I see is dollar signs and a thinner wallet in my future.

Hope they get the problems with the RV worked out.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:41 PM   #4
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It's amazing that with the gazillion different processes going on at one time just to get a vehicle to go down the road that they even run at all.

What happened to the engine that would run mounted on an engine stand connected to a battery?
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:09 AM   #5
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i am still confused how its not a warranty item.
but is good its fixed and ready to go rving
i had a bad ground on my 02 f350 and it drove them nuts for a week,
me to it would shut off just any old time. we are talking stone cold dead, kaputt, no burps no wiggles , just flat DEAD




what do you think is causing the slide bolts shearing off?
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:33 AM   #6
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i am still confused how its not a warranty item.
I think because it was the connection of the backup camera which caused the issue with something not being tightened down enough from the original post. Therefore it was a customer caused issue.

The manufacturer is under burden to prove that an aftermarket item caused the issue to deny the claim, in this case I think they can. Now if you take your vehicle in because lets say the power window isn't working and they claim you installed a different rear bumper and won't honor the warranty then they have no proof that installing a bumper would effect the window and therefore they wouldn't have a leg to stand on.
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It's amazing that with the gazillion different processes going on at one time just to get a vehicle to go down the road that they even run at all.

What happened to the engine that would run mounted on an engine stand connected to a battery?

Think that disappeared about the same time as nickel candy. Oh man I remember both of those- I must be gettin old!
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i am still confused how its not a warranty item.
but is good its fixed and ready to go rving
i had a bad ground on my 02 f350 and it drove them nuts for a week,
me to it would shut off just any old time. we are talking stone cold dead, kaputt, no burps no wiggles , just flat DEAD




what do you think is causing the slide bolts shearing off?
powerboatr, the reason it was not covered under warranty is because the connection were made with after market nuts and washers, I double nutted the post with a lock washer on the fuse block terminal and they know it, GM does not use lock washers.
The computer in the truck has an internal clock, this problem started two weeks ago but there were no indication that there was any thing wrong there 4 error codes that came up that were back dated with in those two weeks, the last 10 came up 3 days ago and according to the shop they were major ones. After correcting the loose connection the computer was reset and all of the wiring was traced out by the Mechanic to make sure that was it and so far all seems to be ok.
As far as the problem with the sheared bolts on the camper, I still don't know and waiting to hear. The RV shop told me that they were not loaded down with work and that they would be able to check it out in a day or two and that was last Thursday......My panties are bunching up, because they have not looked at it as they said they would and time is getting closer we are suppost to take the camper up this Saturday and get it set up, it's starting to get to me......
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They always tell me bad things come in threes, so watch out. You have one left.
I have heard that as well, I just hope I see it comming.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:36 AM   #10
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Dang, you had me going there for a minute. Glad it really was nothing more serious than a loose connection. With today's vehicles I shudder when things are going quite right because all I see is dollar signs and a thinner wallet in my future.

Hope they get the problems with the RV worked out.
The shop was telling that the $93.00 charge is cheap compared to the $1,600 module replacement which verywell could have happen and to think that there is 27 of them in the truck. Soon I won't have a wallet, no need If I don't have anything to put in It.
As far as th RV, I am going to make a phone call today to see what is taking so long.
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