Thursday, July 19, 2012

Truly the Refrigerator From Hell!

A Tree at the Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial Park

Wednesday, July 18, Gibs RV & Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial Park, OR, - 46.8 Miles Today, 9,685.2 For the Trip

I arrived at Gibs RV at 7:45 & the two hour job finished at 3:30. Some interesting problems - First, they did replace the thermostat, but because it was my call, not theirs, it was determined that it didn't fall under a warrantee repair. I suspect I could argue that with Dometic, but their answer is because I added a light to the refrigerator that has a magnetic switch to turn it on & off, I've modified the refrigerator & they won't do anything under warrantee. So, I'm out $94.50 for the part (which was bad & needed to be replaced) and $249.88 labor, which I really can't complain about since they worked on it all day. Actually, I was very happy with Gibs, but not the refrigerator or Camping World of Syracuse.

The real problem was the last "repair" by Camping World in Syracuse. Seems they left out the baffle that goes over the chimney in the heater, which is why it doesn't cool correctly on gas. Camping World also busted off the ground pin on the AC cord. I can see why - the new cooling unit has some of its plumbing right in the way of the AC receptacle. The only way it could be plugged in is by bending the connector enough that the pin broke. Of course, while the refrigerator was out they could have moved the receptacle, but they didn't. One last thing - they didn't connect the 12V ground wire - the refrigerator was getting its ground from the AC pin (that was missing) and the gas line. I'll have to take that up with them when I get back. In the mean time, since the missing baffle is a 2 week order, I didn't want to wait for it so I'm hoping Escape can order one. If they can I'll stop in Chilliwack after visiting the Mount Baker Highway in Washington.

So, with all that I'm now living out of a couple of ice chests and running the refrigerator on electric only. Truly, the refrigerator from Hell!

I'm is site 223 at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial Park. A pretty site nestled in tall trees and only $24.00 for water & electric. I could only get the site for one night since I didn't make a reservation; I'll add a night tomorrow since I want to photograph some of the area lighthouses, and it was too foggy to do it today. I did get out to some of the dunes in the park.  Photos at today's LakeshoreImages Post.

Dinner was a Bubba burger, coleslaw & soupy ice cream!

Till Tomorrow!

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