We got up well before dawn and were underway for the 100 mile trip to General RV (which contends it is the largest family-owned RV dealer in the nation) in Wayland MI … requiring a trip through the heart of Grand Rapids
during rush hour.
Despite having had General RV order for a new motor and a controller for our steps, their service department opens at 9:00 AM and they take people on a first-come-first -serve basis. And, despite three slowdowns, we arrived by 8:40!
With some twenty service doors, we were optimistic about getting being on our way to our next campground by late morning at the latest.
10:00, 11:00, 12:00 1:00 … and still our coach remained “in the queue”!
Meanwhile, we cooled our heels.
About 2:30, we heard loud rumbles of thunder and, as we’d left some of the windows on our motor home open, I headed for the parking lot only to discover that, at long last, someone was moving it toward one of the service bays …
One of the technicians, an Afghanistan veteran, went to work shortly thereafter.
At 3:00, we discovered that it may have not been either the controller or the motor … the replacements costing $429 … may not have been the underlying problem. Rather, it might have been the magnetic switch, costing only a fraction of that amount.
C’est la vie! The good news is that our steps now work perfectly.
We finally left the dealer around 4:00 and didn’t reach our campground until after 5:00, eleven-plus hours after hitting the road this morning.