Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Back where we started........
However, we had one MAJOR problem! Our Thetford Toilet had a malfunction while we were at the HDT Rally and wouldn't work. They didn't have the parts to fix it anywhere in Kansas and we were headed down here in a few days for a service appointment, so Pat and I decided to "Get by" until we could get here to MOT in Nacogdoches, TX. They had the parts and are very familiar with this Special Electronic TOILET. It was inconvenient to say the least, traveling without a toilet. Boy, don't we get spoiled? At any rate, Mike, the Service Manager, said that for such an emergency as that he would get us right in....which he did! At 8:15 Monday morning, our home was sitting inside their shop being worked on.... even though our appointment wasn't until Wednesday morning.
It wasn't long until our Mechanic, Seth told us "Your toilet is FIXED and working properly"! Whew, that's a relief! An electronic component (the brain of the toilet) had malfunctioned...and praise the Lord, it was covered under our warranty!
*Example= I had a feeling that our engine batteries were weak. They wouldn't crank the motor over like I thought they should. These Motorhomes have a neat feature that I didn't even know about. When your engine won't crank, there is a "boost" switch you can flip and it "borrows" some power from the house batteries to start it right up. Thank God for that little feature. I used it a lot!! MOT tested the 3 engine batteries and confirmed my feeling. Two were quite weak and one was shot. They agreed that they needed to be replaced. I told them that I didn't want "Cheap" batteries. I wanted the BEST ones available. I don't like to worry about batteries, especially on my starting motor. They can let you down at the most inopportune times. They said that they put in nothing but the best. Soon they had 3 big heavy duty OPTIMUM sealed batteries installed. WOW, now those batteries are GOOD...the best!! I also know that they are VERY expensive.
However, I'm proud and happy to announce that MOT agreed that they should have caught them on the original "PDI" (pre delivery inspection) and there was no charge. We were sure glad as just the batteries would have cost at least $700.00 plus installation. They also took good care of us on all the other items we had on our list and after a day and a half of work on the rig, our total bill was only $88.00! We were so thankful that we bought our Home at Motorhomes of Texas.
Even though our scheduled appointment wasn't until today, they have everything on our list fixed and we're ready to leave. Today we are preparing to return up to McKinney, TX and look into installing some shades on the Motorhome. It's called MCD Innovations. They have done work for some of our friends including Jack and Danielle Mayer. We will let you know if we decide to do it or not.
It is a GREAT WEEK!!!
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