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Old 09-28-2012, 08:33 AM   #15
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I wouldn't trust anything anyone said there. Just my personal biased opinion about the place.
Reminds me of buying a used trailer from a dealer some years ago and paying extra to have the bearings inspected and repacked so I would be confident all was well.

A year later, I decided to pull the wheels and repack them and found that in every wheel the grease was hard and caked and the rollers were starting to spall off little bits of metal!

On the one hand I was happy to catch things (just) in time, but on the other hand it lowered my faith in humanity a bit. I'm sure those bearings had never been serviced since the trailer was new.

You'd think I would have learned my lesson, but more recently when we bought our present Airstream from an Airstream dealer (no longer in business I don't believe) I again paid extra to have the bearings repacked before picking up the tariler.

When I picked it up and reviewed the various invoices, there was one for the repack, but no charge for new grease seals.

When I questioned this I was told "We didn't need to change them."

Makes me suspicious!

I generally prefer to do my own repacks!


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Old 09-29-2012, 10:19 AM   #16
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I wouldn't trust anything anyone said there. Just my personal biased opinion about the place.
If they changed their Service and Parts Managers (two clueless girls) it may have improved. I made an appt. for Jan 5th a month earlier to check my awning and wheel bearings since I just got the trailer and when I arrived the S/Mgr said oh we can't help you today, after coming from Naples I was a little miffed. They sent a guy out who came from Lazy Days RV and he didn't have a clue, then I asked is the rig set up right with the weight bars and they sent another guy out who said drive it and see how you feel (it was to high, needed a longer shank), dangerous condition. I'm a little picky being an ex-Mercedes factory guy but this store needs serious help, front and back.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #17
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If they changed their Service and Parts Managers (two clueless girls) it may have improved. I made an appt. for Jan 5th a month earlier to check my awning and wheel bearings since I just got the trailer and when I arrived the S/Mgr said oh we can't help you today, after coming from Naples I was a little miffed. They sent a guy out who came from Lazy Days RV and he didn't have a clue, then I asked is the rig set up right with the weight bars and they sent another guy out who said drive it and see how you feel (it was to high, needed a longer shank), dangerous condition. I'm a little picky being an ex-Mercedes factory guy but this store needs serious help, front and back.
I can't tell you how disgusted I am with them time and time again. Unfortunately, I need them more than they need me. Total bozos. I haven't ever found one person to be helpful there. The last time I was there (about a month ago) I told myself I'd never step foot back on the premises.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #18
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I use the IR sensor pretty much every time I stop - as a part of my normal walk-around. I just look for differences. I also check to be everything is secure (even though I know it is).

Glad to have met you at the rally, Pete and Dan. See you on the road. Pat
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