Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Jul 6, 2016

Update

I'm posting from my iPhone for the first time so who knows how it will turn out. This is an update. Finally got the hitch fixed. Arm still in limbo-hope to get cast off tomorrow and start physical therapy. I went to open the slide on my forest river surveyor 2016 and the slide wouldn't open. I finally got someone to take a look at it, and he tried his best to get it to work but it would only go out about 3 inches. He told me I'd be best taking it to a warrantee dealer.

Because of my arm, and though the hitch is fixed, I still can't hitch up because of my arm so I'll have to have AAA tow it to a dealer. So here it sits in the driveway, brand-new and only one trip under its belt and a dangerous drive home.

I know they're are much sadder things going on in this country and in this world and I have a very good friend who just lost her dog – – I can't even find words to write about things like that anymore, but for those of you contemplating buying a trailer, buy from a reputable dealer, and make sure you can wind the slide in yourself if it fails. I had no slides in my last trailer but in our motorhomes, we had hydraulic slides and never had a problem. Just to catch up and hi to everyone or anyone if they're left reading.
 


11 comments:

  1. So good to talk to you today. I hope you can get that slide fixed, the cast off, and the arm good to go. Good luck.

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    1. Don't know what happened to my replies. Some showed up and some didn't. So always nice to hear from you Sandie. Thank you for your friendship and encouragement, as always. We think a lot like on many things. Hi to Jim and scratches

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    2. I think I better stay away from posting on the iPhone.

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  2. I'd be calling the dealer that sold you the trailer and installed the hitch incorrectly to come and repair it. Show up with the cast and threaten them with a law suit because if they had done their job properly that wouldn't have happen. There should be no charge for this service call.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Sorry Rick, I replied earlier but it didn't show up. The dealer that I bought from is in Ohio and I'm in Atlanta. I just want to be treated fairly. I'm so tired of trying to get this trailer on the road. So hopefully, now that the hitch is fixed, the slide Will be fixed under warranty Pearce if they give me a hard time about that, then I'll have to rethink things. Thanks, as always, for your encouragement and support. Best wishes to Kathy.

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    2. Again, I apologize. Don't know where the word "Pearce" came from.

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    3. The dealer is in Ohio. I'm in Atlanta. To be honest, I'm worn down. As I told the dealer and Forest River I just want to be treated fairly. If I can get the slide fixed under the warranty, I'll be satisfied. I want/need to move on and get the strength and range of motion back in my arm and wrist so I can hitch up. Otherwise, I won't be able to use the trailer at all. I know you are right...I'm just not up for the fight--would rather just warn people of the problem. I wouldn't get this kind of slide, again, and I would make certain that the dealer had installed Hensley hitches and talk to the people who had them installed. The trailer is not a top of the line trailer but I didn't expect a problem the 3rd time I tried to open the slide. Good thing I wasn't camping--I was showing the trailer to someone. Thanks for caring and for your advice. Hopefully, all will work out.

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  3. I used to have a problem with my slide but once I plugged it into an outlet it worked. We figured since it has been sitting for a few months in the cold winter the battery just wasn't strong enough to push it out. I sure hope they stand good for this new problem.

    Hope the cast comes off and all is well with not to much PT.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. It's hooked up to power, but my understanding is that it works on 12 volt. Casey checked everything before recommending a warranty dealer. I hope they will fix it for me. Thanks for asking about my arm--I just explained it all in my reply to Russ. Hugs to Fred.

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  4. Good to hear that you're making progress with your arm. Do all the things that they will recommend to you at physical therapy. There are no short cuts to full recovery of your range of motion. It's tough, but so are you, Nancy.

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    1. Thanks, Russ! Hi to Donna, Jewel, and Ollie. I just returned from the doctor. He said he was astounded at how well I have healed and that he could tell I was already doing my own physical therapy. He wants me to continue to wear the soft cast for 6-9 months as protection as I am still vulnerable to re-injury. I can take it off when hanging around the house, and I'm allowed back in the pool as long as I'm careful. He said he'd normally have me come back in 4-6 weeks for another x-ray but doesn't think it's necessary unless I have a problem. He felt that I was motivated enough to perform the physical therapy on my own, but he could send me to PT if I want. I don't want. I asked about the hitch and he said not for quite a while. Thanks for keeping in touch, Russ. It's the encouragement of friends that has kept my spirits up and my determination strong.

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      On Jul 7, 2016, at 12:51 AM, Russ Krecklow wrote:

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      Good to hear that you're making progress with your arm. Do all the things that they will recommend to you at physical therapy. There are no short cuts to full recovery of your range of motion. It's tough, but so are you, Nancy.



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