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Old 09-22-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Leaving for Middlebury this Wednesday

Well having made arrangements with Jayco about 3 months ago, I'm taking our trailer back to the plant to have the structural bracing installed and the sidewall crack repaired. I had arranged to do the trip ourselves for a couple of reasons, 1) I don't want some transport jockey pulling our trailer almost 5,000 miles round trip.. Sorry just don't trust them. 2) We thought we would make a trip out of it since Jayco is paying our fuel and expenses. I'm really saving them a few thousand dollars by doing this so when I asked about doing this they instantly gave me a yes.

After looking forward to this trip for some time, now the situation has changed and I'm making the trip without DW. We are in the process of buying a few acres with a new home on it and now have our house on the market. Additionally her 95 year old mother is in need of a bit of extra care at this time, so she is staying behind to take care of these things. What I was looking forward to for so long I am now looking it as a chore rather than an adventure.

One thing for sure, when I go it is going to be all out, stopping only for a few winks when needed then straight back as fast as I can.

The up side to all this is that when I get back we will have a solid chassis on our trailer and a new home foothills of the Sierra Mountains.

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Old 09-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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Well that's a shame that you have to make the trip solo. Please take care and stop enough to stay alert, and keep the shiny side up.

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Old 09-22-2013, 09:01 PM   #3
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:25 AM   #4
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My 5ver is there right now getting the same repair. They have had it for three weeks now and I haven't heard from them yet
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:54 AM   #5
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My 5ver is there right now getting the same repair. They have had it for three weeks now and I haven't heard from them yet
This is another good reason to take it myself. I will be in a hotel on their dime which gives them an incentive to get it done. Did you drop it off your self or was it picked up at your dealer and hauled by a transport company?

As far as driving goes, that's no big deal since I drove for a living for 30 years or so. I'm just used to always having the DW with me in all our travels since retiring 4 years ago so it will be a bit lonely this time.


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Old 09-23-2013, 09:05 AM   #6
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Drive safe, watch out for the lunatics out there. Last road trip I saw more than the usual amount it seemed. Take your time in Middlebury and take in some sights and maybe factory tours. If you head east on hwy 20 to Shipshewana you will see the 5 & 20 restaurant on your left. I've heard real good things about the food there but I've never stopped in myself. Not sure on fuel prices west of the Dakotas but diesel is always cheapest closets to Lake Station, In and into Middlebury. Not sure which Jayco factory you have to take your 5er to but the main one is on hwy 13 just south of hwy 20. BTW if you are not interested in taking the I80 into Middlebury PM me and I'll give you the better non toll road option.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #7
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Well having made arrangements with Jayco about 3 months ago, I'm taking our trailer back to the plant to have the structural bracing installed and the sidewall crack repaired.

Steve
Say Steve, can you elaborate on the structural problem and cracked sidewall? Or, if you have a previous post about this problem, direct me there?
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #8
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My 5ver is there right now getting the same repair. They have had it for three weeks now and I haven't heard from them yet
Well I talked to Jayco today to confirm the dates. When the service advisor that is handling my repair called back and confirmed that we are in fact on target for the repair to begin Monday the 30th B-U-T they are not sure they can have it back to me by that Friday. The Fiberglass shop has been running a bit behind and I may have to stay over till the following Wednesday. Thats a total of 10 days sitting around Middlebury. Looks like I'm going to have plenty of time to see the sights, its just sad that I'll be doing it alone

Anybody got an extra ticket they want to sell for the Notre Dame that weekend?

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Good trip East Steve...albeit solo.

At least you are taking it to the right place to get right.
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Best of luck with the trip and the repairs.....
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