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Old 06-17-2016, 10:10 PM   #171
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Dash cover Lt side. Both items were made and installed in one day by Wade RV. I did have a pre-scheduled appointment for the dash cover however the roller shade was an add on.
They came to LazyDays RV park the in late afternoon when we were in our site, made a template of the dash, measured for shade (different guy) and came back the next afternoon to the installation. Different guys for that as well. They were fast, neat and clean. The finished product is first rate and cost was comparable to internet sourcing where you would be installing it yourself. I'm happy with my choice.
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:29 AM   #172
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Very nice!
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:35 AM   #173
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looks great there duck,,,

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Dash cover Lt side. Both items were made and installed in one day by Wade RV. I did have a pre-scheduled appointment for the dash cover however the roller shade was an add on.
They came to LazyDays RV park the in late afternoon when we were in our site, made a template of the dash, measured for shade (different guy) and came back the next afternoon to the installation. Different guys for that as well. They were fast, neat and clean. The finished product is first rate and cost was comparable to internet sourcing where you would be installing it yourself. I'm happy with my choice.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:03 PM   #174
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now I just have to figure how I want to tow it
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:42 PM   #175
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now I just have to figure how I want to tow it
You could almost stuff it in a storage compartment...

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Old 09-17-2016, 02:01 PM   #176
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You could almost stuff it in a storage compartment...

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Where's the rest of it?

You gonna flat or dolly tow? Or just zip tie it to the bumper?
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:06 PM   #178
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hahaha "pa"
it is either flat tow or full trailer tow, from what I read, of coarse I could be wrong,
I was going to try to zip it but i couldn't find the black tye wraps long enough to go around the motor home and the go cart all in one length,

but was way cheaper to get this rather than a jeep, to the tune of about 30 grand difference

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Where's the rest of it?

You gonna flat or dolly tow? Or just zip tie it to the bumper?
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Should be easy to tow either way, and the perfect size for zipping around the campground and the local area...
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27KB Slide Failure and Repair - a long story!

While on our Summer adventure I began noticing that the slide was not retracting evenly and the motors would have to re-synchronize after every operation. I checked the tracks and for debris but found no issue. I lubed the gear block with CRC Power Lube w/ptfe as specified. It seemed to help a little.

As we continued our travels the slide operation became very labored. This "binding" increased until it reached the point that caused the motors to "amp out", or shut down due to load. This caused the control box to indicate a "short" to Motor #1 which is the rear motor. I inspected the wiring and even reset the connectors. No change. At this point the slide would no longer retract on its own. I did another inspection and this time I noticed that the rollers under the slide had made indentations into the bottom of the slide! This appeared to be the cause of the binding as it allowed the slide to lower on the gear blocks. A close look at the v- roller under the gear block confirmed this theory as they were loose under the track. I discussed this with some friends/fellow RV'ers and we were in agreement. The slide needed repair that I could not do while traveling. I was thinking that inserting some steel plates above the rollers would reinforce the bottom of the slide and allow the gear blocks to move freely. So what was I to do? The RV is really not very useable without the slide working. So on July 31st I wrote to Nate Hedges asking for help. I needed to find a place to get it fixed while we were traveling. Nate responded and advised me that there were no repair facilities that could do the repair in a timely manner. He then asked if I could come to Middlebury, IN. At this point we were on our way from the Birkshires (Western MA) to Topsail Beach, NC. Our choices were to go home (SW Florida) unload and take it up to Nokomis for repair which would end our travels for a long period, or divert to Indiana. We decided to say yes to Middlebury. Nate coordinated with Bob Jewell and we set a date for getting it in for him to look at it. Nate also offered us the campground facilities at the factory. Three days later we arrived at the factory. By this time the slide was no longer functioning. It was mostly closed, enough for travel, but something was very wrong...
We showed up at the repair facility bright and early the next morning. Mr. Jewell got us in and we moved into the lounge with our pooch. We had our toad so we were able to go out for lunch during the wait. Mr. Jewell came in with news for everybody who was waiting in the early afternoon. It was not good. Yes the bottom of the slide was not supporting the weight. He suggested that he could put some steel plates over the rollers! He also suggested a couple of extra rollers under the bed and fridge to help relieve the drag and more evenly distribute the weight. So far so good. Now comes the bombshell. Turns out the entire slide frame was defective, out of tolerance and broken. This is not good. So Mr. Jewell had contacted LCI and their technician came out to look at it. He agreed and LCI replaced the entire assembly. Frame, gears, blocks, wiring harnesses and motors. It took 3 days to fix it.
We stayed at a retreat in Amish country that allowed pets. It was operated by the spouse of one of the technicians at the repair facility. It was fantastic! We spent our time exploring the area an meeting some new folks. When our repairs were completed we headed back to pick our unit up and resume our travels. I walked in and they had the coach ready to go. I asked for the bill and was told that LCI and Coachmen had stepped up and took care of it! My jaw dropped. I can't tell you how surprised I was. It was totally unexpected. My unit was 2 years out of warranty.

We were able to continue our travels for another month because of the efforts of Nate Hedges, Bob Jewell and LCI (Will).

THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Now some bad news. Bob Jewell is retiring at the end of this year. Whoever replaces him will have some really big shoes to fill. Our best wishes to Bob and his family for a very enjoyable and well earned retirement.

To end on a high note, my past experiences with Coachmen were not very good. However, it appears that things are changing for the better. If you are having a problem you should give Nate Hedges a chance to make it right. I took that step and things ended up great.

Maybe we'll see ya on the road next Summer.

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