We got in to the facility and nothing happened over the weekend. We came out to the Roadrunner twice a day to fire up the generator and charge the batteries for the refrigerator.
On Monday morning we were there about 7:30 AM and got the "give me some time while I plan out the work for the day" response.
30 minutes later we went back and were told, "I will go check right now". He came back and the foreman said he would get in, "As soon as possible".
Our theory at this point was that we want to be visible but not irritating. And we wanted them to know we were staying with the coach, not waiting in some hotel room.
But who knows if that is the way to handle it? Sometimes you just have to go with your gut and be as patient and understanding as you know how....
So after another hour, we went back and he said someone was on their way out now to look at it.
About twenty minutes after that, a mechanic showed up and reattached the drive shaft.
Right about 2:00 PM a foreman came out with our computer readout. I started up the engine for him. Hmm. All the gauges were now working. What...?
The foreman instructed the mechanic to take a look for some loose connections, hose issues...
After another 30 minutes I went back and found out from the foreman he was assigning the issue to 'the electrical guy'. He come in about 10 PM. So we charged up the batteries some more and left for our very comfortable quarters at Bob and Sue's. (They are probably thinking, "When are these people going to leave...)
We had a great dinner of Chinese carry-out and watched some TV before hitting the hay. Then this morning we were up early, showered and left before 6:30 AM.
We grabbed a biscuit and coffee at Carl's Jr. and went over to the Freightliner facility. It had moved from our parking space so that was good...Whomever drove it carefully put down paper floor mats and plastic.
But then I saw this:
When a company hangs the sign:
The jury is still out on this episode, and I am still trying to be objective.
We checked in and found that the 'electrical guy' indeed looked at it last night but could not find the problem. Even with the test drive, no error codes or abnormalities were present. So the next step is to take it for an another test drive, not just around the block.
But that will take a driver. And they have drivers bringing in fleet vehicles during the morning and one of those guys will be taking the Roadrunner for a longer test drive. 'Check back about 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM. Hmmm...
If they don't have a driver they don't have a driver. What are you going to do? I will finish this blog, we'll charge up the batteries, get some online work done and then we'll probably go over to the mall. We'll need to update our friends later on and check on the possibility there of another night's stay and let the RV Park know we probably won't be in today and see if we can change our reservation yet again.
So more to come on getting back on the road. (My guess is that after the test drive, he will not be able to recreate the fault error codes and declare us OK. But that is just me. I hope they find something, otherwise we will be waiting for this to occur next time. Or until we can take it to another repair facility?)
All in all, its OK -- we are just a little inconvenienced. Its not like we have an due date or deadline hanging over our heads, or some compelling urgent situation we need to attend to. It is part of the deal and we'll see what happens in the next few days.
Thanks for checking in on us and seeing this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time...