Barrelling through the desert with lead footed JERI is a HOOT ! I think I’ll start calling her Thelma – or would she be Louise ??
Barbara was showing us some of the amazing ROCK ART she discovered and of course was always aiming her camera.
But all is not wine and roses. Seems like there is ALWAYS something that breaks and needs to be fixed.
I was in the garage the other day and noticed the ramp door was protruding UP. Hmmmmm
When I went outside to investigate this is what I saw. OUCH ! Not good !
I mentioned it to Terry and we proceeded to try and do a temporary fix so that no further damage would be done.
Several additional screws later and it’s held back in place so that the crack doesn’t go all the way across the painted exterior surface of the ramp door – the part I just had repaired and re-painted last Spring while in Barrie, ON due to the DITCH ACCIDENT.
We could not get it completely back in place and it is still protruding out but will suffice for now.
I contacted Newmar immediately and naturally this is no longer under warranty AND the closest Newmar Service Centre is in Phoenix – a mere 129 miles (2+ hours drive) from where I am == NOT GOING TO HAPPEN !
After Newmar told me the part was no longer under Warranty they did say “the only assistance that we are going to be able to offer is the replacement hinge at a reduced cost of $640.21.” Reduced cost !!?? It’s a frikkin’ HINGE !!! Not a piece of GOLD ! $640.21 – plus tax no doubt – plus shipping no doubt – plus labour to install etc. etc.
I will be posting my newest dilemma on one of the RV Websites where there is a wealth of knowledge. I’m sure someone there will direct me to a place where I can get this GOLD HINGE (LOL) at a much cheaper price and have it fixed somewhere in Yuma.
Failing that, I will wait until the Spring when I go back to B.C. I’m sure Kevin, who found a solution for me for CLOSING THE RAMP DOOR and made those great EXTENDED RAMPS for me, will definitely come up with a much cheaper and much more secure solution.