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gitchermotorrunnin'

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Posted: 06/02/14 08:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone have a a windshield crack going over speed bumps in an RV park? I've never seen speed bumps inside an rv park until we visited here in S. Austin. These things are (measured) six inches tall. We had to negotiate a 90 degree turn with very little room to swing into the turn. I crawled over the first and "boom" the driver side windshield cracked in two dozen cracks. RV Park refuses to admit to the damage it did to my motorhome and now not only do I need to fork over for a new belt I needed anyway and a delay to fix a brake recall repair, I now have to fork over more days of stay here until my new piece of glass gets here and the 250 deductible I didn't count on either.

I will be leaving a scathing review for this place when it's all said and done and I told the management that. His reaction to that was "do what you think you need to do, but threatening to pass on how bad it is here won't fix anything." "I've never heard of a windshield cracking from going over a speed bump." And I have never seen the need for speed bumps to this degree in an RV park. I'm wondering now when I explain the "cause" of the damage if the insurer won't go after them for the liability, not to mention the sad ass customer service.

One other thing while I'm in the whining mood. I'm really getting tired of the trash and the no vacancies created by oilfield workers at "RV" parks all across the oil belt.

I also contacted the manufacturer and ask why this would happen. And you guessed it, no help there.

Customer service in this country is really begun to stink everywhere ya go.

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Posted: 06/02/14 08:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I dont know how to type this with out sounding like a jerk but you have got to be kidding.

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Posted: 06/02/14 08:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Watch that bump on the way out

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Posted: 06/02/14 08:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 06/02/14 08:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was looking to see if this person signed up today to complain. That is a pet peeve of mine.


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Posted: 06/02/14 09:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No way a speed bump cracked a windshield. Now if you had a rock chip the bump could cause the chip to develop into a crack. The only other answer would be a very weak frame causing the rig to flex cracking the windshield. Give the campground a break, it isn't their fault or problem.

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Posted: 06/03/14 12:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have to deal with four large speed bumps everytime I leave and return to my neighborhood. The key is to go over them very slowly, and to make sure the opposing tires go over them at the same time. In other words, Don't go at an angle that will flex the frame diagonally.

Even the slightest chip can spread into spider cracks during driving and flexing of the frame. I would not hold the RV Park accountable at all, and a negagive review is not going to get your windshield replaced.


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Wow, there sure is not a lot going right in your world. It does seems kind of ironic that a guy that drives a rig getting sub 10 MPG would be hating on oil field workers.


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Posted: 06/03/14 04:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well when I owned a park I welcomed the workers. They kept me full. I'de rather have them there than listening to you complain about speed bumps.


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Posted: 06/03/14 04:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

More about gitchermotorrunnin'

If it ain't broke........fix it 'til it is.

What does this comment in you profile mean?


I think if the speed bumps are a 'liability' more people would have cracked windshields.

A scathing review because the CG has speed bumps?

Please, keep us updated on you progress.

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