A little after 8:00 AM I called Bruce Deaton to see if I could come over and pay him for the paint work he did. I went over and wrote out a check for $380.00. Pretty reasonable for painting two bay doors, the bottom trim of the driver side (DS), and buffing out and touching up the front area where the flying window hit us earlier in the week.
Later, we were called into the Express Bay at the Service Center about 10:00 AM and we got over there shortly after 10:30 AM. We had to get back to the coach and close it up, unhook the water and electric hoses and get over to Bay 32.
We got Rickey and Terry and went over our list before they started to work. Rickey looked at the cracks in the bathroom door and the floor of the bathroom cabinet under the bathroom sink.
The wood on the bathroom door had expanded in the last few weeks in the humid South, so it was barely visible. Not much he could do about that. We put it on our list to look at back in February when we were in the high mountains of Arizona. The dry weather there and into NM and West Texas caused the wood to shrink and we could see cracks in the glued panels. But now in the wet and rainy weather of this part of the country, they were no longer visible. Checked that one off the list.
Next he checked under the sink. He showed us a new trap door I didn't realize we had.
Out side, I told him about a piece of insulation that had worked its way out of the channel on the top inside of the passenger side (PS) rear slide out topper.
I figured it was in the channel and serving some purpose? like cushioning the rollup topper against the inside of the slideout and the side of the body? Hmm...
Decided not to make a big deal about it and checked it off the list.
Next, on the inside, Rickey was trying to figure out why we were getting audio on the DVD but no picture.
Next we ran the small awning out over the front door. It was not aligned quite right and it usually doesn't retrack without making a loud noise as if it is off the rails. Course when I ran it out 3-4 times it worked perfectly. On the 5th time it actually would not come out, then it was crooked going back into its casing. They took a look, may have tightened a couple of things, and put WD-40 in some key places. Works fine now. Checked that one off the list.
Then we came to the front door. It was still closing hard and I think needed some fine tuning. We also had a broken plastic keyless door piece that I was keeping together with electrical tape. Terry swapped out the keyless piece.
The door frame looks like it is not perfectly square. The door touched on the top and bottom edges but has a 1/8 inch gap in the middle. Which is why it is a little bit harder than I think it should be. But after a while, I knew it was as good as it was going to get so, I left it at that and we checked it off the list.
Then on to the rails. I was told we had a crack and needed them replaced. What?? Hmm. I went up a ladder and looked myself.
I asked Rickey to take a look and he cinched up his safety harness and slowly when over them. He agreed that I had a scratch in the paint versus a crack in the rail. Cracks cause leaks and we don't want to mess with that. But if it is only a scratch, we will keep an eye on it and keep checking for cracks.
The last item was a question on the jacks. Sometimes after being in place for a few days, we notice that one of the jacks either was not fully extended or that it has retracted about 1/2 inch off the ground. Also, at times it seems as if the coach shakes some when we move around inside.
We spoke with a tech in the Mechanic Bay who works on jacks and he suggested I mark the jacks 1" down the cylinder. He was thinking we may have a bad solenoid on one or more of the jacks.
When we got back to our site and got set up, I crawled under the coach and made a marking with a Sharpie on each jack. If the jack retracts over the next couple of days, we should be able to tell. If not, we will check that one off the list, pay our bill and be done.
Many have wondered or asked, "What are you getting done at Red Bay?". Hopefully over the last couple of posts, you have a better idea. We try to get to factory about every 12 or 18 months and keep a running list of items to get checked out.
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