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Old 03-25-2019, 04:55 AM   #1
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Just can't win...

It seems that we simply can't take a trip without "something" happening. We haven't gone anywhere lately because of our schedules. This weekend we took our rzr and met up with some friends in KY. As usual, here's what happened... smh.

We were getting some tile replaced because half a dozen tiles have cracked over the last year. I made an appointment two weeks before we were suppose to leave this weekend and asked the service manager if that was enough time. If not, I would just bring it back after my long awaited trip.

NOPE, NO PROBLEM... only a 3-4 day job. Well, almost two weeks later on the day we're suppose to leave at 8am, I get the RV back at 4 pm with 5 out of the 6 tiles replaced. That wouldn't have been such a big deal but while it was in there, they said I should have my Aqua hot serviced. (how hard can that be I thought?)

Well, apparently as they were taking it apart, something broke and parts were rusted and my aqua hot (which has been the achilles heal of this RV) needs the motor replaced. Again,SMH.

Turns out they can jerry rig it for the weekend so I can leave. Well, that didn't last long, woke up Saturday morning and it was 51 degrees in the RV. AGAIN, SHAKING MY HEAD.

That's not the worse part....

So I go to pick up the RV and we do a quick walk around to make sure everything is okay, I'm walking around quickly and yup, yup, it's good and leave. (I'M SO LATE AS IT IS) so I get in my RV and leave.

I stop at my house on the way to my shop to pick up my wife and head immediately to the shop. I back my RV up to my awaiting trailer, hook up and leave. At no point was anything around me to back into.

I get on the road and about 50 miles into it, I stop at my local truck stop and check my fluids and tire pressures as I always do.

The inner right tire had no air in it at all. The bead was broken off the rim and couldn't hold pressure. I called a mobile tire repair place and they said they wouldn't be able to do anything because it was run flat (technically, it wasn't)

So I used the leveling system, raised the tires off the ground and put air in it. It worked just fine and I monitored all weekend and never had a problem (I suspect the valve stem extension leaked) Good thing I installed those TMPS sensors on all the wheels... they're annoying but it works.

Sooooo, while I'm looking over the RV and doing a general walk around, I see this....

I can't believe it. My poor RV has had the **** beat out of the rear cap. I have NO IDEA where it came from, it has green paint on it like a dumpster or something but it goes up the side. I racked my brains trying to see what I could have hit and in between picking it up at the dealer and going to the truck stop, I wasn't anywhere to hit anything. I don't know if a sign was clipped and some how it hit the side of the corner and swung around and hit the back but I suspect I just didn't see it when I picked up the RV because I was in such a rush.

I can't win....
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:56 AM   #2
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Not sure why the pics are sideways... The only thing I do know is this is getting old.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:52 AM   #3
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Man, when it rains, it pours.

I'm interested in the tire though ( who would have thought).

I'm not really following the statement about the mobile tire repair, and why they wouldn't fix the tire if they were a tire repair service.

From a tire biz standpoint, we also will not just air up a tire that has been run low/flat enough that the beads come separated from the rims. We will only air it up after we have dismounted the tire and inspected the inside of the tire for damage caused by running it low/flat. The reason for this is if it is damaged, it can explode when attempting to air it up. Its very dangerous. We also charge the customer for this labor. We have to.

However, a mobile tire repair, especially one that services semis and motorhomes, would have the equipment for such, and should explain it as I did above.

Where you just wanting them to only put air in it, and maybe not take it off the motorhome and dismount it? If not, then it sounds like maybe they weren't really set up to repair tires in a mobile sense.

Also it sounds like maybe the tpms for that tire did not work. It should have alerted you before the tire was run low enough to come off the rim and you found it while at the truck stop. I am saying this because if it was an instant air loss event, like in a blowout, it wouldn't have aired back up as you were able to do.

I am still a little concerned over that tire, and if it possibly has internal damage. You said the stem extensions were suspect. Did you remove, tighten, or find out for sure. Something caused an air loss.

On the pics being sideways, are you uploading them from an iPhone? If so, I can show how to correct that.

Also, did you mean for the title of this thread to be "Just can't win"?
If so I will fix that for you.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:56 AM   #4
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Mark: sorry to hear of your pain.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:25 AM   #5
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Ugh sorry bud. I always tell my wife ... if she didn't have bad luck she wouldn't have any luck at all.

Hope you at least got some quality trail time
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:26 AM   #6
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Next time you are at the dealer, see what they use to move RVs around the lot. Could be a green tractor. Photos Fixed.

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Old 03-25-2019, 07:31 AM   #7
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Damn, man...hate to hear all this. Hope y’all were able to at least enjoy the rest of the trip.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:29 AM   #8
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Sorry to hear....I always tell my wife we cannot have anything nice.

Had the week in getting the supercharger serviced and get a call for the shop. They were on a test drive and got behind a yard debris trailer and a branch flew out busted the windshield and put a nice little dent on the hood. I guess the good thing was I had several pop marks in the windshield that needed I got a whole new windshield.

I’m at the point I just mark it up to “making memories”...
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:34 AM   #9
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Just make sure you have good insurance and enjoy. PS - Get a low deductable.
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:05 PM   #10
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Not to pile on....but it also looks like there is a "typo" on the subject line....

unless "Just can't witw..." means something that I don't know about. Acronym?

Just can't "Win In This World"? (Even though I don't think we normally include "the" and "in" and "a" in creating acronyms.

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