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Old 01-23-2011, 05:42 AM   #15
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I wouldn't resort to profanity. I would:
  • write the owner of the "repair" shop detailing the dangerously done repair (your shell could fly right off!) and demand a full refund - also ask him if he's ever heard of Youtube, or Airforums. Tell him he's about to be a STAR on the internet, baby.
  • locally we have a TV station that does "10 On Your Side" - I'd bet you have something similar, call them, this is the kind of stuff they love! (Dirty little secret - TV stations don't like to take on their big advertisers, but an RV repair shop isn't a potentially big spender.)
  • file a complaint with the BBB - semi-futile, but it could hurt the shop's sales
  • sue in small claims court to the limit there - it doesn't require a lawyer. If your losses are greater than the state limit, it's better to get HALF what you want without a lawyer than 100% with one. Information from this site alone could prove the case about how badly your work was done.
  • check every online site where you can do a review of a local business and do one - 100% truthful with photos to back up your claim
  • let the owner KNOW where you've done your online reviews
  • personally vist your shop's competitors and ask them what else you could do to get legal redress.
  • Depending on your state, look for consumer protection department
DON'T walk around muttering "God made big men and God made little men, and Smith & Wesson made them all alike."

Be CIVIL just not QUIET.

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Wow....They should be really glad that they didnt work on your AS. I do plan to go and have a talk with the RV shop owner and give him the opportunity to make things right. I pretty sure what happen is that they men the he pays to do the job havent worked on a AS before and took the job anyway and the Owner of the shop failed to check the craftmenship of his workers. But that still dosent make it right. I have pictures to document the work and I will approach him with them. Hes was really nice and I look for him to make it right with me, the reason I havent already approached him is I wanted to cool down before I talked to him. Whats really bad is hes one of my best friends father in law. Thats how I found out about him. But again still no reason for poor craftmanship. But I dont want to cause a huge fallout. Sometimes as I tell Mrs. S, You got to make sure the lemon is worth the squeeze. Or simply pick and choose your battles. Thanks for your advice never know it may come to something like that, Ill let him make the choice.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:57 AM   #16
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Ok so yester day I did accomplish a good bit up until about 3 pm then the jet lag really hit me hard and I had to abort my project and come inside for a nap. If youve never travel abroad you should try it once, the changing of time zones really messes your body clock up. Anyway I wont ramble anymore about that.

I got my templates made yesterday and got the road side section of flooring cut out and ready for installment. The curb side template is made but needs alittle more fine tuning. Then all Ill need is the POR-15 and I can put my flooring in. I used Mr. HiHoAgRV's method of making my templates and its a REALLY great way to do it. Very easy, and made for a great fit. Im so glad he posted that thread for others like myself to learn with.
Dont know if Ill get anything done today being Sunday, might have to though, looks like rain early in the week so I really need my POR to get here on Monday but I really dont look for it until Tuesday. Maybe with some luck Ill get it early Monday. You know Im really proud that Ive been able to do this myself, Ive even surpised Mrs S. Who Knew Huh! But Im along way from finished just yet so better not speak to soon. But I do thank everyone for there support and comments. Attached few more photos of yesterday, couple of them may look familiar to some. The last one is a pic of my war zone Mrs. S called it. Even run the battery down on my truck using the radio.... Good times...
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:48 AM   #17
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keep up the good work J. once its all done as you said its a thing of the past an d you can enjoy your trailer. later this year i will probably join the floor rot club as i restore either a '63 sovereign or '58 custom. good luck!!
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:44 AM   #18
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Whats really bad is hes one of my best friends father in law.
oooh.......that's bad...! If there's anything I've learned in life, it's to try to avoid hiring family or people I know for work. I've had it happen so many times that I haven't been satisfied with something & would have said something to someone I didn't know, but had to sit tight with my mouth closed to keep the peace with friends/relatives/aquaintances (like having the entire roof done in the wrong color--friend asked me to come out & see how I liked it---AAH! wrong color--not terrible, but not what I wanted--oh well!) Good luck with that one. Like you said, you have to choose your battles & speak well thought out words!

Keep up the good work. Looks like you're getting to know every inch of your trailer!
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:10 PM   #19
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keep up the good work J. once its all done as you said its a thing of the past an d you can enjoy your trailer. later this year i will probably join the floor rot club as i restore either a '63 sovereign or '58 custom. good luck!!

Thanks bwoodtx! I need all the the support I can get. I didnt know if I was up for the floor rot club or not but so far it hasnt been that bad. AS are easier to work on than I thought....BUT Im not done yet..Dont wanna count my chickens before they hatch.

A 58 Custom huh? Sounds like the one Id go with. I hope one day to redo an old AS...Maybe a shell off restore....but thats way down the road I got to get Mrs S baby on the road first. Good luck to you too!
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:13 PM   #20
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oooh.......that's bad...! If there's anything I've learned in life, it's to try to avoid hiring family or people I know for work. I've had it happen so many times that I haven't been satisfied with something & would have said something to someone I didn't know, but had to sit tight with my mouth closed to keep the peace with friends/relatives/aquaintances (like having the entire roof done in the wrong color--friend asked me to come out & see how I liked it---AAH! wrong color--not terrible, but not what I wanted--oh well!) Good luck with that one. Like you said, you have to choose your battles & speak well thought out words!

Keep up the good work. Looks like you're getting to know every inch of your trailer!
Yea Ive learned a lesson for sure....No more friends of friends deals. But to be honest Im really enjoying doing it myself. Wished I would have just done it myself to start with. Like you said Im learning every inch of my trailer and creating a bond LOL...
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:23 PM   #21
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Well I wasnt going to do much today being Sunday and all but I got to thinking about the last template I made for the curb side and really wasnt satisfied with the fit. It would have worked but Im very picky. So I redone it today. Mrs. S joined me today and brought out the kiddos. Guess for yall who have been following my thread should go ahead and meet the family. (Zeus & Lola) They were a big help today got lots of laughs.

All the flooring is ready to install got perfect fits on both sides. Ill be waiting on the UPS man tomorrow for my POR...Hope he dont let me down. The weather man is calling for rain Tuesday so I really need to get a lot done tomorrow. Hope the AS God's are on my side tomorrow.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:10 PM   #22
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Nice. Looks a lot like my day! Luckily we're in Texas!
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That looks a lot like my "workshop". Every time I work on the trailer I have to pull all of my "infrastructure" out into the yard.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:35 AM   #24
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That looks a lot like my "workshop". Every time I work on the trailer I have to pull all of my "infrastructure" out into the yard.
Glad to know Im not the only one with the same workshop....it was cheap and easy to install but its not worth a crap when it rains and the flooring is pretty rough.
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Well the UPS man just showed up! So I run out to his truck like a little kid to get my package and notice right away something wasnt right. The package was so small.....Then Mrs. S says O thats my facial products I ordered, her new line of products she sells... Lot of good thats gonna do me.....Guess it will be tomorrow. Hopefully!
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:50 PM   #26
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Well not much got done today....Rain Rain Rain... Had to run out early this morning and move the AS under the shed to keep her dry.

I did manage to clean me out a spot in my barn so I could do some work on the flooring. After the POR shows up Im going to install the flooring in two sections. I cut the sections so that they will overlap each other 4 inches after there layed in the trailer. I plained the 4 inch strip 3/8 of an inch so that when they are overlaped it will create a splice in the center and I can apply wood glue and it will be better then just butting them up side by side. Ive attached some photos so you can better understand. Im guessing this is a ok way to go about this. If anyone thinks differently then please let me know. Im always up for suggestions.
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i'm thinkin' if you use gorilla glue(found @lowes) and put your elevator bolts through it and maybe some coarse drywall screws strategically placed, it should be bulletproof.
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That lap joint will be just fine. I'm sure that it'll be just as strong as one piece. What type of plywood are you using? I know in an earlier post you said you got some Marine ply. Maybe it's the lighting or you have used a sealer but, from the pics it looks like green pressure treated plywood. There are many people that will tell you that pressure treated ply should not be used as sub floor because of the potential corrosion with the "C" channel. Something about copper.
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