Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Thursday, August 26, 2010

More Work Needed

We survived the night at the motel.  We chose to stay at a Knights Inn because it was only $50 a night, and was the least expensive place we could find near the RV dealer.  It seemed like an OK place.  Nothing fancy, but clean and would meet our needs just fine.  After all the news about bedbugs lately, I checked the mattress carefully.  No sign of any nasty bedbugs :)

At 2:30 a.m. there was a racquet outside as a number of young people came past our door.  It sounded like they were a few rooms down from us.  When they were in their room, I couldn’t hear them.  Unfortunately, some of them decided not to stay in the room.  A group of young men congregated at the end of the building 2 doors down from us. 

They spent about half an hour talking very loudly about people getting shot and spending time in jail even though they were innocent.  Every other word was f… or mother f…  I wanted to call the front desk or the police, but Kevin said let it go.  Finally, they went away, and I thought we were done.  I fell back asleep.  At 4:00 a.m. they were back.  Someone knocked on our door and tried to put a key in the door.  There was much laughing and carrying on and then I heard a bunch of cars drive off.  That was the end of it.  People can be so rude!!!

At the ball game the night before, there were four young men sitting behind us who also had a very limited vocabulary using the same f… and mother f… words.  No wonder many older people think all young people are hooligans.  I was pretty disgusted with the behaviors I witnessed.

This morning we got a call that our camper would be ready about 11:00 a.m.  The technician stayed until 11:00 p.m. last night to make sure he would get it fixed.  When we arrived to pick it up, we got some more bad news.

It appears our bedroom slide was installed completely wrong.  They used the wrong brackets and it is sitting too low.  When we slide it in, it rubs against the track and is causing the gasket to get all torn up.  The technician did attach the wall to the floor so we shouldn’t have any more water getting in.

They told us we would have to come back once Jayco determined what needed to be done to make our bedroom slide right.  This afternoon we got a call telling us Jayco now wants us to bring it to the factory in Indiana to get it fixed.

Since we’re headed to Colorado when we leave here, that would be quite an inconvenience for us.  If we have to, we’ll do it.  Believe me, Jayco will be getting an ear full from me.  I fully expect they will be paying for our gas and any other expenses we may have.

The technician told us that he’s been seeing more of this poor workmanship on all RVs.  With the economy being so poor, RV manufacturers have had to cut back on labor as well as quality.  He said it’s not just Jayco.  They’re all having problems.  What a shame.  We’ve been loyal Jayco owners since 1981.  I am really disappointed and frustrated. 

On a positive note, we do have a 2 year warranty.  Most other RVs only have a 1 year.  And, Jayco has been very good about fixing all of our problems.  It’s just so unfortunate we had to have the problems in the first place.

Tomorrow the DirecTV repairman comes.  I’m really hoping he can get the satellite working again.  Kevin couldn’t watch the Packer game tonight because it’s on ESPN; no local TV coverage.  This man needs his football :)

I expected our new life to be full of adventures.  These were not the type I was expecting.  I’m looking forward to the other types of adventures soon!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!