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Old 09-19-2007, 08:09 PM   #29
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Scott,

Could you provide me with more detail on the BAR you referenced above?

Its beginning to look like we're going to have trouble getting the motorhome back with good brakes. I've been trying to talk with the service manager and the night foreman for several hours this evening and I'm always getting put on hold for long perios (20 minutes, 16 minutes, etc). Night shift is saying they can't do anything more for it and that I aught to take it somewhere that can pressure bleed the brakes. I still can't get through the the service manager to let him know that BS isn't going to fly.

I'll keep ya'll posted.

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Brad
Brad,

Bureau of Automobile Repair. That is in California, there should be a similiar state agency in Arkansas.

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Old 09-19-2007, 08:32 PM   #30
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Hmmm. I have been searching and have found no mention of such in Arkansas. I will try calling the BBB tomorrow and see what they recommend.

I will be calling the shop manager and/or the owner tomorrow. We took the thing in there with good brakes--it had better come out of there with better brakes (after $600 of brake work)! If they can't do that then they will pay to tow it to a shop that can, and pay to have the work done. If that doesn't happen, then I will be calling in whomever I think will be able to help me--BBB, any state agency, etc. Any recommendations, other than a BAR, if we have one?

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Old 09-19-2007, 09:00 PM   #31
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Well you guys are right ,I see no BAR in your state , so then Im wondering
who monitors your automotive repair problems .there must be somthing .
Well ,check your state government offices for some other type of regulatory
office that does ,department of consumer affairs would be the first thing .
I hope they have that .I would get the vehical towed out and to a competent shop ,these guys totally have no clue ,and the whole hydroboost replacement and all surely RED FLAGGED me .keep records of all phone calls ,names ,dates and times of conversations NO WRITTEN ESTIMATE ,and take them to small claims or whatever you need to do .Its a mess no doubt ,but you deserve the best job possible and your not getting that .Ill try to find out more info tonight ,Ill let you know if I find out anything ,go ahead and call the BBB see
if they have a recommended place to call for help with this .

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Old 09-19-2007, 09:09 PM   #32
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What I have found is the Arkansas department of consumer and regulatory affairs ,consumer protection division at 800 482 8982 in Little rock .
hopefully this will yield some results .

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Old 09-20-2007, 05:40 AM   #33
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What I have found is the Arkansas department of consumer and regulatory affairs ,consumer protection division at 800 482 8982 in Little rock .
hopefully this will yield some results .

scott
Scott,

Thanks for all the information. I'm turning over negotiations with this company to my wife Susan (alumatube). She is much more persuasive than I am . Hopefully we'll know more sometime this morning as to what the outcome is.

I appreciate everyones comments on this problem.

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Old 09-25-2007, 05:55 AM   #34
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Well, if things go right (doubtful) we should get the motorhome tonight. They seem to have communications problems between shifts and no one could figure out if they pressure bled the brakes. Seems to me all they had to do was push on the brake pedal and see if it went to the floor.

Oh well, hopefully a final report tonight.

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Old 09-25-2007, 01:53 PM   #35
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Hi Brad and Susan,

Best of luck with the motorhome tonight.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:20 PM   #36
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Hi Brad and Susan,

Best of luck with the motorhome tonight.
Vaughn,

Apparently luck didn't come into play. When I got there the service manager was just pulling out of the shop for a test drive. They had just finished pressure bleeding the brakes. When he came back he said I could test drive it if I liked but he didn't think they were right yet. I got in and did a pull forward and stop routine in their parking lot and he was right, the brakes still weren't right.

It takes way to much effort to stop. He suggested that its like the hydroboost isn't doing anything. I tend to agree with him. To much effort to stop and the peddle travels to far.

So, they are tearing into them again tonight and are trying to locate another hydroboost.

We'll see what tomorrow brings.

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Brad,
I am sorry to hear your story, this sounds like my life.
Who knew camping would be soooo much fun and so in expensive.
I have a solution - I have decided to buy a lottery ticket tonight , this will solve all my MH problems
Good luck and keep us posted
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:19 PM   #38
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Rivet The Saga Continues

Gosh Brad,

Sounds like you need to tie a rope around the Service Manager’s neck and use him for an anchor.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:28 PM   #39
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Apparently luck didn't come into play
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To quote Albert King "if I wasn't for bad luck, you know I wouldn't have no luck at all".
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:53 PM   #40
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Brad & Susan,
AAARRRRGGGGGG! Sorry to hear you are still dealing with this. Please keep us all posted. I'm not sure all their collective experience is going to help....blaming the hydroboost [part] sounds like one more excuses/delay. I'm convinced at this point that they have no idea how to work on a P30 with hydroboost brakes. I think you need to move the motorhome to another shop and get your money back from these clowns.
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Keep hoping to check in here for some good news...
Always seems to have problems added.
Get some money back and move.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:33 AM   #42
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I just caught your post and want to add that I had the hyrdoboost replaced and the shop also replaced all of the hydraulic lines and fittings. The mechanic maintained that after 25 years of wear I was asking for trouble to reuse those lines. My total bill was about $900.00 which included new brakes on the rear wheels.
Good Luck, I do understand how frustrating this can be for you.
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