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Old 04-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Went to pick up the new Roo 233s from the dealer. Warranty work and service at Ruff's RV was great.

BUT

As I hurriedly hitched up the trailer to the TV, I paused to put up the windows in my 2004 f150 screw as the rain started coming down.

Left rear window stops in mid ascent, makes a crunching noise and slips down into the door frame. What now!

Decide no other option but to tow trailer 30 miles home, drop it in the driveway and find a ford dealer.

Pull out of the RV store, uh oh. Lights on trailer "brake lights" not working. Death grip on wheel as I navigate to the nearest exit rampant hope nobody read ends me.

Jump out in the rain, wiggle the 7 pin adapter and light issue resolved.

Jump back into the truck looking like a wet rat and finally make it home with a drenched back seat.

Dropped trailer in drive, called liberty ford in Solon and the agreed to stay late and let me pull my truck into their service bay.

45 min later and another 30 miles of driving, I am now home and had to tell the kids that the long awaited first camping trip that was supposed to start tomorrow at punderson state park is now on hold.

Wow! This beer sure tastes good right now.

Hopefully liberty ford will come through and I may still get at least one over night at the state park.

If not, drive way camping and s'mores in the back yard will have to do.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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You know what they say.... "when it rains, it pours"

I just had to.....

I'm glad you got it all worked out in the end. Thank goodness they agreed to stay late and fix your window for you! (did it just slip out of the track?)

Now it is time to plan the NEXT camping trip.

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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the glass window is fine. the accuator broke. had the same issue with my front passenger window 2 years ago. there were a couple you tube videos that i used and a buddy and i repaired it.

didnt have the luxury of time or my buddy though this time so the dealer gets to benefit.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Had a weid experience when we went to get our new 5ver 2 months ago. Have had our 05 Silverado for 6 yrs and never failed to start. Got to the dealer, they installed hitch, backed up to hook up, stopped killed engine. Finished the PDI, mech wanted to try trailer brakes, truck refuses to even click. New battery a month before. Mech checks battery, full charge, everything else works, lights, door locks, radio, etc. Turn key to start, nothing. Pull out of Park, go thru the gears and back to Park, nothing. Hit starter with hammer, nothing. Mech picks up tools, I reach in thru window, turn key to start and voila, it starts. Drop trailer at home and head for Chevy garage. They check everything and say everything checks out. $50 shot and I leave. No problems since. Gremlins I guess.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #5
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Bummer! Sorry for your troubles. Just this past Sunday the window on the rear passenger door of my 2005 F150 just fell into the door while driving. After a quick search online it seems that failed window regulators are quite common in our trucks. Picked up a new regulator at O'Reilly's yesterday and will attempt to replace it this weekend. I was able to pull the glass back up by hand and duck tape it in place for now. Sorry yours had to go at such a bad time!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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FORD, Figure On Repairs Daily. Couldn't resist, SORRY!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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Knew it was coming!
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Every vehicle has it's problems, Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge and all the foreign trucks & cars. Some just are more talked about than others.
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Every vehicle has it's problems, Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge and all the foreign trucks & cars. Some just are more talked about than others.
So true!!
I've owned GM's (Suburbans, Trucks and Tahoes) most of my adult life aside from the 5 Jeeps that have been my hobby (lift kits, lockers, winch bumpers and junk). And I can tell you that I love Chevys..... no wait a minute, I hate Chevys... no.. I love them.... but then I also hate them!

You get the picture. I could tell about all the good things and in the very next breath tell you every little and BIG thing I KNOW GM hasn't fixed that have been problems for 20 years. Amazing really.
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Hear ya! When they're doing what you want you love 'em, but the minute they disagree with you the relationship goes sour fast! Wait....am I talking about my truck or my DW?!?
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