I went to the dealer this morning and they had just opened the box and found they have the wrong part. They have had the part since Tuesday, but didn’t verify it’s the correct one. They also found out that nobody has the right one anymore. The mechanic has some ideas because the motor is identical but the mounting method is different. He either has to take both motors apart and make the right one out of it or drill holes in the motor drive shaft so the new keyed mounts will fit.
The mechanic rigged up a brace that is probably more sturdy than the mounting method that Holiday Rambler / Harley Davidson used when our rig was built in March of 1998.
To top the day off they washed the rig to make up for not having it ready and didn’t charge me, right as they were washing it the sky opened up and it began to storm. When I got there the sky was cloudless… when they finished up the ground was drying pretty good and the roads were mostly dry so I at least was able to get to the KOA in a clean rig.
We’re at the KOA now and the sites are tiny, I expected a bit more considering how they talk about the sites on the website. We’re going to have 7 people on this tiny site tomorrow late afternoon and this KOA charges $5.00 per person and has enough rules to choke a horse. We had hoped this place would be one we could visit often but we both agree this will be the first and last, it just isn’t worth the cost.
The good news is the brace for the slide motor held and the slide went out smoothly and quietly, actually the quietest it has ever sounded. When they figure out how they are going to do the repair I’m going to ask that he create a permanent brace that can be there if and when the new motor mounts break.
I’ll post pictures tomorrow of the KOA, the slide motor brace and the site.