Saturday, April 19, 2014

OIL…AND OLDIES …

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oil changed the other day…in prep for our trip to PA…I was walking around the RV repair shop and looked at few old RVs …they also have RV storage…it looks like this fellow has been here awhile…there were things growing out the back side of it…obviously it has not been moved in many many years…I wonder if someone is still paying to store this or …if it were me and no one was it would be gone cause the way I look at it …that’s a rental spot …look how far the wheels have sunk in the sand!
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And here is an oldie but goodie…looks like it still can move and is used….
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Another useable oldie but goodie…when I was looking I looked at the names of these rigs…but now I don’t remember them Sad smileI know I recognized them at the time…old names…
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Here is a row of newer RV’s in the storage area…
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and another row…they had about 5 very long rows of rigs in storage….I should have counted them…I was there long enough!!!…RV storage is at a premium in Florida in the winter…in summer not so bad because the peeps that live here take them out and head for cooler climate…what kind of birds would you call them?? lol
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Here is SweetDream with her mouth open waiting for her drink of oil…it was a 5 hr. wait!! Grrrrrrr…..
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I was hanging around the oil change and work area ..watching and looking…and found this lying on the engine….What! ….a peanut!!!…
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And the rest of the story….
I have decided that when my rig is being serviced or worked on I will be watching and paying attention to what they are doing…I was not happy with the last oil and lube so this time went to another place…he did some caulking for me and I was happy with the work…and I was happy …the other guy charged me $200 for oil change and I am not sure but what they put the same oil back in….I check my oil all the time and this time it was much darker than normal and didn’t even have the 3,000 miles on it…so made me wonder…my appointment was fore 9 am…got there they took it right out back…lifted the hood and it stood like that for about45 min…finally after walking around I went over and took a look…they had the dip stick out lying on top of the engine…bugs were flying all over the place I could just imagine one falling down the hole or something else falling down it….so I put it back in…I did this twice…finally seen a guy doing the lube and other stuff….there were about 4 guys working on and off various rigs…. finally got to the point I was going to be late for my quilt block class at JoAnn’s on the other side of town…if they didn’t get a move on…finally seen the man come with a case of oil…started to put the first can in and stopped…looked and said it was wrong oil…now keep this in mind…they do not keep many cases of oil on stock…for what reason I don’t know…maybe they don’t do many..he went to talk to the boss …boss called the distributer said they would send case right over…20 min no oil…30 min no oil…finally went into office …they called again…its on the way…finally came…and I was out of there after 5 hrs.…walked into the class at 1pm…straight from the garage…no lunch …no change clothes…very rushed…and not happy camper….and oh…I found a peanut on the engine…thought maybe the workman was eating them…he said no wasn’t him…he wondered where it came from also…I think a squirrel down at the home park put it there…peeps feed them…I will be on the look out for them…don’t need a squirrel in my engine wrecking havoc…all for now..thanks for looking and come back soon…
blessings to all G&M

3 comments:

  1. You're very smart to keep an eye on them!

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  2. Wow 5 hours for an oil change is ridiculous. Seriously ridiculous and so is $200. Are you kidding. Makes me suspicious they are taking advantage of you because you are a woman.

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  3. Last fall I went to a Ford Dealership and they charged me $180 for an oil change, new fuel filter, topped off all the fluids, and new windshield wipers, installed. Your $200 was way too much for an oil change. I'd go back and talk to them, give them all the details you outlined in your post, and ask for a refund. Check around and see what others in your area would charge. And put them in http://www.rvservicereviews.com/ and also http://www.ripoffreport.com/c/456/automotive/rv-repair-centers. I hate it when repair shops rip people off. :(

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