Just got a call from Collier RV, it cost $686.00 to do the following work, wash RV, wash RV roof, wax front and rear caps, shampoo carpet in main cabin only, repair emergency flasher(s), replace burnt out bulb in third brake light. Turns out they had to spend hours looking for the flasher problem, it was a ground under the hood. When I took electronics repair, the first thing we were taught to check, was the ground, ugh. The third brake light had to be re-wired completely because they claimed it wasn’t working at all and couldn’t figure out why. So they wired it to one of the brake lights and they claim it’s LED so won’t pose a problem, I don’t remember it being LED so we’ll see when I get there.
I have to take them at their word until I get there, I find it hard to believe that knowledgeable RV mechanics don’t know how the flasher is wired or how the third brake light is wired. Holiday Rambler and Ford both have schematics available as this is the F53 chassis and thousands are out there. I’m trying not to think negatively here but I also remember the dealer we bought from installed new headlights and I had to re-wire not only them but the marker lights and turn signals because everything was wrong and not working properly even though the dealer QC said everything was “perfect”.
Collier ends up doing the job right but in the past I have had to return because it wasn’t done right the first time. In the end they get it right and I have not seen the rig yet so I’m clueless about how good of a job they did. I do know this, they did the washing and carpet cleaning before doing the wiring so that means dirty mechanics have been in and out of the rig after it was cleaned, which seems a bit backwards to me.
Between the tires and this work we are now at the cost of installing the Michelin tires by themselves so I’m glad I found tires that saved us enough to get this work done as well. I am going to try and get there some time this week before they close to I can inspect everything and bring it home to work on the Allure floor and washing the interior and de-winterize it.
I’m going to try and think positive folks I promise! I’ll post an update when I have one.