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Old 04-20-2015, 09:46 PM   #1
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Listen to this....

I went to Discount tire this past week for annual tires. I stated no fewer than 4 times I must be present while the AS was jacked up and worked on. After about a half hour, I notice my 34' jacked up out in the lot...... Kaboom, my head explodes!
I go out to find 12000 pounds of Airstream jacked up on a single jack, on my tank pan! Holy s@&t batman!
I immediately shut down the work, and summon the manager!
He arrives and identifies the problem!
I go total psycho.... I told him I am a very intolerant person when crossed!
He offers to get their loss department involved.... I reminded him my Airstream is blocking no fewer than 5 bays, and will not move out of their way until problem is resolved here and now! He then asks what I would accept.....
I proposed a full refund if the $1200 cash I just paid for the 6 new tires, and new Michelins on my Excursion. Without hesitation, they grab my keys, and within minutes, my cash is returned, the Ex has new tires, and I have all paperwork including road hazard certificates in hand. $3000 in free Michelin tires later I roll out their door! Not bad for a crunched piece of sheet metal!
Luckily just the side of the pan got crunched, and no leaks, as it completely missed a tank! Whew!
Moral of the story, never leave your Airstream unattended at the tire shop!

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Old 04-20-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
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Don't blame you one bit! Under those circumstances, I would have found it difficult to maintain my composure. I'm glad you came out OK. I'm picking up my BAMBI 16 tomorrow and I'm already a very protective mommy!

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Old 04-20-2015, 10:12 PM   #3
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Just wait until you have it! You'll be a fierce protector!
You'll soon learn, nobody loves her like you love her!
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:16 PM   #4
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This scenario is exactly why I take my tires/rims to the tire shop to have the new tires mounted. I only trust "me" to safely and properly raise my Avion 34W up off of the ground.

Good opportunity to inspect the brakes and bearings.
“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”

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