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Old 06-10-2015, 12:04 AM   #1
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Double facepalm day

So of the many things I took my RV to the dealer to have fixed, the zone 2 audio was not working. Well not only do I not have audio from the DVD on zone 2, but now zone 1 does not play the video anywhere but the dashboard screen. Big trip in less than 30 days, Cummins appt in the morning, this is gonna be fun....
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:09 AM   #2
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Good luck convincing the service writer that there actually is a problem. Then hope that the service writer puts a competent tech on the job. And explains the problem properly.


Can you tell I'm no fan of dealer service departments?
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:57 AM   #3
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AMEN! And they say buying local is better....
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:00 PM   #4
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Buying local (brick & mortar stores) is much better for the local economy!


I bought my new TT from the next-to-nearest dealer.


But handing over an expensive piece of equipment to:
A) The service writer: who's job it is to separate you from the most of your hard-earned money.
B) Inadequately trained technicians that are reviewed on the basis of billable work. So they are pressured to get the job out-the-door, not do the best job possible.


I bought a brand-new 2013 VW Jetta TDi. The first 3 routine services were included in the price. I let them do the first one. I had to take the car back because they over-tightened the lugs and completely missed a change in a configuration setting.


Since then, I buy the filters and fluids from the dealer's PARTS department and do the service myself. At least I am doing something for the hour that it takes, rather than sitting around for 2-3 hours.


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Old 06-11-2015, 01:39 PM   #5
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Same thing with DVD happening to ours CarlB. It was working fine until I had dealer install the bluetooth mic. Now I have to bring it back. Did you find out what the "clanking" noise was coming from your water heater?
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:13 PM   #6
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I think the door outside wasn't seated right causing it to rattle and make a big ruckus. We still have the hammer effect and pulsating water. Not sure if I will get to that before THE TRIP, especially given the days it is being held hostage at various repair shops.
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Our water will pulsate with either full hot or full cold. If I mix them a bit I get a steady stream. Not sure why that is.
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Our water will pulsate with either full hot or full cold. If I mix them a bit I get a steady stream. Not sure why that is.
What's the plumbing distance from the pump to the faucet?
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:39 PM   #9
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I had to replace a pump in a previous trailer. Replacing a pump is one of the simpler RV repair jobs, and I know how to do plumbing very well, so the time and fuel costs it would have taken to transport it to the dealer to get it fixed weren't worth it.

I replaced the bad pump with one of these:
SHURFLO® REVOLUTION™ Pump 12 VDC 3.0 GPM | REVOLUTION™ 4008 Pumps

It runs virtually silent, plus it has an adjustable bypass. That means the pump just turns on and runs when the pressure drops below a certain threshold - no cycling when using just a little water and therefore no pulsing water. I'm not sure whether it's more efficient to run all the time or keep starting/stoping the pump. It's probably the former, so it may not the best option if all you do is boondocking and/or dry camping, however. A pressurized accumulator tank would probably work better for that.
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