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Old 02-16-2016, 05:06 PM   #1
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Berk's In The Shop

Well, dropped my coach off to have the repair work done... Yard sure looks empty with it gone....

Will get estimate tomorrow and a time frame for the repair work....

At least I'm getting the ugly diamond shield replaced and also having the top of the front cap repainted as well....

Just hate having it out of my sight - don't know how you guys that put yours in storage manage ....


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Old 02-16-2016, 06:01 PM   #2
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hope you will get it back very soon
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:38 PM   #3
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Hi Ernest,
I know it is miserable when your MH is "in someone else's care". The one thing that really surprised me last time we had a coach in for repairs (our previous coach, not this one) was how many lies the repair facility told us and blamed everything on the manufacturer. They blamed availability of parts, authorization delays, and lack of response on the manufacturer when in reality the repair facility hadn't even notified the manufacturer yet. Once all the repairs were finished, I found out that the repair facility had charged the manufacturer for repairs that were never done.
Since that time, anytime I bring my MH to a repair facility I notify the manufacturer myself on the day the coach is dropped off. That usually stops a lot of the "miscommunication" especially once the repair facility knows I notified the manufacturer myself. I tell the repair facility I did it FOR them so the manufacturer doesn't delay them. I also ask for all old parts and an itemized bill.
Like Wyatt Earp once said "Sometimes an honest man just needs a little help staying honest".
Good Luck with the repairs. Keep us posted.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:47 PM   #4
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Ernest, I had the top of the front cap repainted for paint delamination. (Looked like sunburned bald guy). I took the opportunity to change the color to match the lower gold areas. It made a huge difference in the temperature in the front top storage areas when in sunny areas. Just an informed suggestion. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-16-2016, 09:11 PM   #5
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Ernest, I had the top of the front cap repainted for paint delamination. (Looked like sunburned bald guy). I took the opportunity to change the color to match the lower gold areas. It made a huge difference in the temperature in the front top storage areas when in sunny areas. Just an informed suggestion. Attachment 99705Attachment 99706


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Nice idea!
Ernest, since I have never been able to store mine at home, it's not as bad. But I still miis her Good luck.

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Old 02-16-2016, 09:52 PM   #6
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Have the same color scheme, if ours starts to peal, will do the same gold color on top.
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:19 PM   #7
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What else are you having done besides the Diamond Shield?
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:51 PM   #8
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Well...... A couple of weeks ago while camping at a local SP, as I was backing into our site I dropped the front left (driver's side) wheel into the ditch which caused the fiberglass on the front left to slam onto the asphalt drive....

Insurance estimate is $6,700.00 so expensive rookie mistake.... In order to repair it, the diamond shield must come off.... I'm also having the faded paint above windshield repainted as well....


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Old 02-17-2016, 09:07 PM   #9
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Wow that is expensive
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:30 PM   #10
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With a motorhome isn't expensive
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:44 PM   #11
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Sounds reasonable to me if it gets fixed for that much. Backed into a fence post last fall. Insurance company estimated about 6500. Body Shop estimate 13000. Insurance paid the 13000.
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:24 PM   #12
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Sounds reasonable to me if it gets fixed for that much. Backed into a fence post last fall. Insurance company estimated about 6500. Body Shop estimate 13000. Insurance paid the 13000.
X2 - had some idiot cross 2 lanes of traffic and sideswipe me in my F150 - all they did was take out the running board and a couple of paint chips here and there (car vs truck, car ALWAYS looses )

Anyway the body shop repair bill was a whopping $7,000
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:47 PM   #13
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:40 PM   #14
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My shop's in pain in the --- so far.... Took one week for shop to get me an estimate and here I am starting the third week and no coach yet.... Still don't have an estimate for two other areas I wanted them to paint as well.... Really frustrating....

Gonna do a surprise drop-by tomorrow and see what the ---- is taking so long.....


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Old 03-01-2016, 09:34 AM   #15
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Ernest we were talking about your repairs and we were wondering if this accident was just a ruse to get your steps replaced. Any truth to that theory?



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Old 03-01-2016, 10:40 AM   #16
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Phil....

Wish it were true BUT couldn't figure out how to work it into the claim....

Dang it, wrong side of coach.....


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Old 03-08-2016, 09:28 PM   #17
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Well - picked up my coach and just got home after driving in the pouring rain....

When I left the shop and pulled out on I-10, I reached over to turn on radio - dead; camera - dead; wipers - dead (yes drove home (48 miles)in pouring rain with NO wipers). Praise God for rainX... Amazing stuff...

Got home and no 12v lights inside and no driving or docking lights....

Seems everything is 12v related... Cked master switches in battery compartment - turned on....

I'm wondering if sitting there at the shop for a tad over 3 wks allowed the house batteries to run down???

Gonna plug in tomorrow and charge them up and see if that's it... Any suggestions??


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Sounds like chassis, not house, 12V problem. Damage to left side, I'd check electrical cabinet in left front , looking for a cable disconnected during repair. Hope it is an easy fix.


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Just cracked fiberglass on front left.... Plus - everything worked before I dropped it off....


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Left front is where fuses for radio, wipers, and dock lamps are. Did the heater and a/c work? i do not know how much disassembly was necessary for the fiberglass repair, but the shop may have had to move wiring for the repair..


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