And than there was one!

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Beaver Coach Sales & Service

Flag of United States  , Oregon
Monday, May 16, 2011

I know that there are some of you out there who would like a technical description of what occured with the Stewart and Anderson coaches.  Unfortunately, I don't really understand all the mechanical talk. 

Here's what I do know.  The Stewart coach ( a 2004 Holiday Rambler Imperial ) wouldn't start.  Everyone, and this includes the mobile repair person,  believed it was something to do with the solenoid for the starter.  The solenoid was by-passed in an effort to allow Jack to drive it to the service center.  Well, in by-passing it something happened to the 'brain' that talks to the transmission.  So, even though the motor was running the coach wouldn't move. 

This required the big-rig tow into the service center here in Bend.  The solenoid was replaced today and a fuse problem for the transmission was fixed.  The Stewart coach was fixed and ready to roll by noon!  The big rig tow was covered by a tow service policy - otherwise it would have been $900!!  The mobile repair was paid for out of pocket and the fuse 'issue' was fixed with a free consultation from the service director here at Beaver coach.  All and all a fairly successful service center experience....

Now, the Anderson coach is a bit of a different story.  It is a 2000 Beaver Patriot.  They came into the service center on a pre-arranged appointment to have a jack issue looked into.  Seems whenever the living room slide was extended or retracted the front leveler would extend - not a good thing!   What we believed would be a pretty easy fix has turned in to a bag of worms.  It seems the more they look, the more they find that needs to be fixed.  As I write this the Anderson's are looking at being here for at least one more day - if not more.  We ( the other three coaches ) will stay as long as we can but we have non-refundable reservations in British Columbia on Thursday.

The silver lining in all this??  Well, come to find out some of the repairs will be covered under an extended warranty. And this is truly the best service center for them to be at...it is after all where the coach was originally built!
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