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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Posted by Mike McFall at 5:24 AM
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Glad to see you made it to TX and they are treating you well! We are safe and sound @ Sunshine Key in the FL Keys @ MM 38.8 where we will be working 2nd shift for the winter until mid-April. We are the 2009 Excel that can be seen on the right as you exit the bridge from Missouri Key on a corner lot so our little "beast" has a choice grassy morning walk to chase geckos & pigeons. We are almost all set up and I have done the usual R&R on our site, including replacing leaking water vacuum breaker, removed a sewer clog on our row, corroded 50-amp electrical plug, new RG-6 coax connector on Comcast for our cable TV & high speed Internet, & picking up a million Corona bottle tops left from the summer program. It is a good thing we are workampers that get paid for doing all this stuff, LOL!
Dave & Sheila
That is sure a great testimonial to MOT and I hope they end up getting all their money back for the batteries from the advertising you just gave them. Isn't it nice to find an honest, competent company who remember to put their customers first!!
Now, about that 'electric toilet'! I've never, ever heard of one of those and it sounds just a bit scary to me. Maybe, in a future post, you could let us know what the 'electric' component does that our good old flush pedals don't!
Awww! You all will really like the MCD shades. We had them installed last year this time and it is one of the best things we ever did to our coach. Take pics....we want to see the results. :-)
That sounds like a great dealership to work with. No facilities is really a RV emergency, it is good that the dealer got that!
I've been called "the brains of the toilet" before, or something very similar. ;)
I'm glad you got the most important pieces of equipment on your rig fixed. :)
Glad you got all the work done on the motor home.
We have the MCD shades and love them.
Looking forward to seeing your new home. We should be to Retama by next Thrusday.
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