Last Sunday our slide-outs refused to slide-in. So we were stuck in Canton, Mississippi.
Monday we got in touch with an on-site RV repair guy. He said he didn’t work on Winnebago hydraulics and recommended another on-site repair guy. This second fellow came out, looked things over, said it was probably the hydraulic pump. He would need to get in touch with the hydraulic system manufacturer and would call us back the next day.
He didn’t call back at all on Tuesday, so we called and left a message on his machine asking him to call us and let us know what was up.
We called him again Wednesday around noon. There are only two on-site RV repair service guys in this area. One doesn’t work on Winnebago hydraulics and the other won’t return our calls.
We went in search of another repair shop. We drove to one local RV dealer, hoping that he would have a harder time saying “no” to us face-to-face than over the phone. He was booked up for the next two weeks. But he recommended another service center nearby. On we drove.
At the next service center we told our tale of woe once more. Apparently we looked suitably pathetic. The mechanic/owner took pity on us and said he would come out and look at it that day, even though he doesn’t do service calls.
He came out, crawled under the motorhome and did some real troubleshooting. He determined that it was a faulty solenoid. He wrote down the pertinent information, returned to his shop, ordered it and called us to say it would be here by Monday morning at the latest.
This morning, he called, then came out with the new solenoid, installed it and guess what?!?!? The slide-outs now slide-in!!!! YAY!!!!! We are so grateful and happy!! I would tell you who this wonderful fellow is, but he made us promise not to tell anyone that he does service calls.
Tomorrow, we will roll down the road to Slidell, La. 😀