Thanks to some hard work from our new web master, Lucy, the old Co-op web site is getting filtered back in. For those that have come lately, when MS came out with MS10, our web provider finally stopped the program I had used for over 15 years to put stuff up on this site. Basically I could no longer access the site. So then came the NEW program and the ear smoking learning curve that always goes along with NEW internet stuff. Why can’t I just need to know how to work on these classic motorhomes?
Oh no, it’s not as easy as all that! no, there’s new buttons to push and new sequences, new logic…. crap.. OK, so what now…. and it’s been that way for a bit but now we’re getting a handle on it all so all of that information that used to be here for everyone is again coming back. I invite you to poke around on the site. There still may be pics that don’t come up and yep, my spelling back then is still terrible but that’s my job now to clean things up. I used to look at the misspelled words, run on sentences, expressions and all that framed our company as we’re real, now that I’m finding more using the site having things make better sense is probably a good thing. Make no mistake though it’s still just me plunking on this lap top and I will still misspell stuff and use incorrect grammar…… what can I say, it’s just me.
We are all still here to help and want to stay available so see how Lucy is doing and look around. New stuff can now be properly added….
Like the new driver/passenger full slider windows. Kevin has done the last fitment measurement and we think we have the gasket worked out. The manufacturer made the window to our spec, now we have to see what it takes to fit it. They didn’t have a motorhome to do that for us. Today, I’m going to pick up a couple rolls of the proper butyl tape as the gasket and Tim, you are first so don’t worry… you may feel a strange sensation….. it’s OK , we’re just fitting your windows Stay tuned, you should see this window in Tim’s coach. Here’s a before shot Bumpers were done since this pic… lets focus on the windows for now. Yep, the first windows will be for the Brits. The rest of you guys wanting to see the progress, like I said… stay tuned…
Had a little push back on my rant post last week about how Walmart is killing the American experience and how I related that to the GMC community. I’m not saying if you buy oil or spark plugs from some guy in a phone booth from N. Dakota (please, no reflection on the great state of North Dakota). Those are not the parts I am referring to. I am happy to help you out with part numbers for alternator, starters, AC compressors, spark plugs, filters and stuff like that. A starter just like all that other stuff is available almost anywhere and the shipping from me to you would blow the cost out. No, that’s not what I’m talking about… I feel folks should support the GMC dealers and not rag them down in from of new GMC owners. It’s a new world trying to find parts for an old thing like ours and going in you may not understand what the GMC dealer network is here for. It’s here for parts you cannot get locally, the GMC community needs dealers to look out for their best interests… resource parts as they drop out, redesign things that need it and buy enough of a limited production part to make the price to the customers within reason. You must know the original height control valves in the air ride system… for instance… is totally out of production… Jim K. sweet talked someone and had a product run made… now it should be our duty to sell from that inventory so he can go out and have more made…. maybe at a lower cost if he can buy enough. The rear brake hoses are totally not available anywhere but from GMC dealers… and there are more.
Look, I don’t want to ship you an AC compressor… makes no sense and this was my point. Don’t talk us down because gentlemen… you need us… and by God we need you. There’s no one else we can sell our goods to. So this is a symbiotic relationship and up to both od us to keep this motorhome one the road. Folks have a contrasting view are welcome to chime in and I’ll post anything you send me but hey… it is what it is and this is where we are.
The day is on & I need to pick up some butyl tape. See ya tomorrow with some good news… hopefully.