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Thursday
Oct162008

No Mountain Stream

We are bummed!  Tuesday we learned the tires put on the Bus after the blowout are not the correct load range.  This is a big problem in terms of cost and safety so we are staying @ Freightliner until they can replace the tires.  Since this was a request outside of the earlier appointment, we are now on a waiting list for the work ins.   frown

Meanwhile Tom spent most of yesterday working with Coach Net to resolve the cost issue.  Long story, short they went to bat for us and we will receive a full credit for the Michelins from the roadside company and Coach Net will make up the difference. 

Coach Net is the facilitator of the process and they took ownership from the get go.  The quality assurance manager told us  their recordings confirm they asked us and we responded -  we must have load range H’s.   Every person we spoke with throughout this process has been incredibly professional. 

So here we sit.  Freightliner has 20 sites with electric hookups — these are sites 16-20.  We are in site 19.  Water and dump station is not far away. 

And we hope to get in here asap.  They have 6 service bays.  A rare moment where the bay door is open.   They are very thorough and manage their schedules carefully to be fair for everyone.  You don’t walk around in here without a service tech assisting and there is also no jumping ahead of another — although it’s hard to sit here, we respect that. 

We already know it won’t be today.  groan  And tomorrow doesn’t look good either…unless someone cancels.  It will be a loooong weekend.   Patience is a virtue - eh?

This is the 2nd year in a row we had plans to revisit Mountain Stream but  had to cancel.  Hopefully someone else got to enjoy this site - it would be  a shame for it to remain empty especially this time  of year.

Reader Comments (5)

We love this campground. We were planning to go this weekend but they are full. :( I hear it is beautiful in the mountains with the leaves changing this season. Sorry to hear you are stuck at Freightliner. Hopefully you won't have to wait too long. Hop eyou have something "quilty" to work on while you wait.

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertreasa

What a bummer of a trip for the two of you!
At least the weather should be good.
You and Tom are away from the house.
Work on the quilts and try to have some quality time together.

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNITA

Well, that just stinks! At least you know that you will have the correct and safe tires when it it all done.
Did you bring something to work on? At least you are together, spending time away from the pressures and demands of work.

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Oh no Lucy, how disappointing! I hope there's something enjoyable to do nearby!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

Oh Lucy I am sorry to read your latest. I know how much you and Tom were looking forward to Mountain Stream. After just having been at Freightliner I know it isn't the best place to be "stuck". They do try to make the waiting area as enjoyable as possible but......... and there isn't a lot to do in the Gaffney area that we found. You do seem to be looking on the bright side - certainly to your credit! When we were just there they really were terrific at "fitting" us in - hopefully your luck will be as good as ours was.

How was the class?

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

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