Last night was a battle, I feel with Janies nursing I’ve exercised the demon by it really too it out of me so I’m here today due to marvels in modern chemistry It’s a big day today, I’m sure I will crash before noon but there’s just so much gong on I need to be here for at least for some of it.
We have a new addition to our interior shop, a new trim foreman who has been a major player in the area for limo restorations and shuttle bus outfitting… should fit into our routine very well.
We have shipping containers coming in to help elevate the pile of stuff we’ve had to work around… stuff I just can’t throw away. We need every piece of those thing so we’re doing something about that today.
“Chauncey’s” generator came in yesterday so Hank will be putting it through it’s paces. . This is one of the Honda EV-4010 water cooled 4000 watt units and we’ll be installing it in just like we did on Janies coach on slides in sideways. so stay tuned on that project.
Have a new owners coach up on the lift bringing the coach back to the road. For you Facebook folks, you saw that recent thread on all the problems Sara was having trying to get home after picking up here coach from a repair center. This is the exact thing I want to warn everyone about. The coach is a new coach to her, picking it up the lamebrains she had picking it up blew the motor because they did not take proper care to fire the motor up after it’s long sleep but that’s another story. They rebuilt the motor for here, buffed out the paint but shortly after picking the coach up she had brake issues. Listen, it’s great if the coach runs but you MUST be able to stop it so bringing this coach back to the road my bet is there was nothing done to the brakes. She had problems with the wiring, aftermarket sputious wiring should also be sorted before you get out on the road with it. The folks that did the work couldn’t help here so last we heard some on the road mechanic is working on the brakes.. 6 hours later this guy is still bleeding the brakes and her pocket book. I told her to let me talk the the mechanic… he declined. This is the worst possible scenario and it could have been avoided if the shop had done what they should have for this new purchase.. EVERYTHING needs to be considered buying one of these coaches. It must run, stop and the wiring needs to feed power to her tow car… we all would usually say Duuuuhhhh… but here She is hoping for the best from a “what can I do ya fer” e. I feel so bad for her, I hope things work and of course we have reached out to help in any way we can. Interview your mechanics carefully, if they will not take free input to help them do their job know he has his own agenda and for goodness sakes don;t have someone work on your coach who does not know what they are doing! As you have put up with me over the past month or so of me yelling this from my soap box… realize these are unique machines and you need someone who will work with you in repairing and maintaining them. I hope this too will pass and all the things that were missed on her coach can be found and repaired, until then it’s going to be a struggle putting a GMC on the road that hasn’t been properly checked out, updated and seen to work well.
Hey this is the way it is guys, just because someone is willing to work on your coach does not mean things are going to be done right. We are here and I’ll personally take the time to talk a mechanic through whatever he’s trying to do… but he has to be willing to take input. I would say if a mechanic is unwilling to listen working on one of these, you need to find another mechanic.
Moving on, I’m going to pack it in as soon as I get some things accomplished… convalescing has it’s draws for me right now. Coming in a little late… it was already daylight & I felt like a slacker Kevin was “under the bus” fitting Ron’s awesome bumpers Like a glove….. Yes sir, MoHo is going to be an awesome machine. Stay tuned…
OK, that’s it, my dilithium crystals need recharging. I have hopes tomorrow will be a better day for me. Crap, didn;t push the Font button, I’ll fix that tomorrow… talk to you then…