Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 55, low 31)
The forecasted low for last night was supposed to get down to 32, but we never saw it lower than 42. Maybe the prediction for tonight won’t materialize either.
Al went back to the doctor for a follow up on his MRI. It was just like I thought. He had a subdural hematoma caused from the bump on the head last November. There is a small amount of blood between his scull and brain, but the doctor felt it should be re-absorbed and cause no problem. No surgery, no brain tumor. Good news.
There is not so much good news on the motorhome though. We did get an authorization from the extended warranty company, for the replacement of our rear a/c unit. I was a little worried after Merikay mentioned that they have the same company and have been denied for two out of three claims. Before this, we had only used the warranty for two different items, and they paid for both with no issues. We’re pleased with them so far. We have it through Allegiance, and purchased it through Go Rv Network, in case anybody is interested. It cost a little over $5000, so it was pretty pricey. At this point we have not gotten our money back, but of course we got some peace of mind. We still have a few more months to go, so we may still get our money back.
I can tell you from personal experience from the perspective of being a retired claim adjuster, and from one experience with our precious extended warranty company, read your contract. If you have a problem that you think is covered, find our from the repairman exactly what the problem is, and what caused it. If they deny your claim, understand exactly why. On our old MH, the generator went out due to a broken internal bolt. Our contract specifically excluded broken exterior bolts. I went a few rounds with the adjuster, but I eventually won the battle and they paid the $1500 to repair our generator. They finally agreed that the broken bolt was inside the generator compartment and was no where we could have seen. If I hadn’t have read the contract, and known exactly where the problem was, the outcome would have been different.
Okay, back to current issues.
Problem number two with the motorhome is the toilet. Thanks to all of you who chimed in on which toilet you have. We’re waiting for Tim to see which toilet will fit and get the authorization for the new toilet.
Problem number three started yesterday. We have disconnected the water the past two nights due to the predicted freezing temperatures. The first night, we noticed the water pump making noise. It had always been pretty quiet. Last night, it kept humming even when we weren’t running any water. It wasn’t cycling on and off like it had a leak, but just like it was continually running, but noisier than normal. This morning, it isn’t running at all. We think it died. The water pump is only 2 1/2 years old, as it was another of the many things Lazy Days replaced for us after we bought the coach.
The good thing about all three of these things happening at once, is because our deductible for the extended warranty is per occurrence, no matter how many items are repaired at the same time. If we get three items fixed at the same time, we only have one deductible.
The problem is that Tim, our repairman is extremely busy this time of the year and we are planning on leaving town Monday. Doesn’t it figure?
This is just a part of living in an RV. The water pump is really no big deal except when we are traveling.
These issues are a bit aggravating, but since we got good news about Al’s head injury, we aren’t going to complain about a few minor inconveniences.
Feel free to chime in on the water pump issues. Any idea for quick fixes?
and my Keys picture of the day.