Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, December 30, 2011

Generator fixed / Warranty covered

fog on the beach

When I purchased my motor home in April and they walked through it with me, they turned on the generator and I heard it turnover.  About 6 weeks later when I was visiting my daughter in Texas, I turned it on and it did not work.

When I returned home, I felt like I did not have time to take it anywhere to be fixed and I really didn't need it, so I waited.

On Thursday, I had an appointment at the Camping World in Texas near San Antonio.  At first, they were not sure what was wrong, they thought it may be the starter.  They needed to pull the generator out to work on it.  After several hours of labor charges they determined that the ground wire needed to be replaced.

My extended warranty company is Cornerstone, I purchased the warranty through Lazy Days RV Center.  They covered the entire repair except for "shop supplies" (less my deductible).  Camping World had no problems with the claim, they called and were told what to fax over and the warranty company approved all charges.

I stayed 2 nights in the Camping World service lot (along with several others) with an electric hookup.  When I made my appointment, it was for 8am, so they asked if I wanted to stay Wednesday night. I also stayed Thursday because when they finished it was later in the day than I like to travel.

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Friday morning was a great driving day, sunshine and no wind.  I stopped in a few small towns on my way to the Gulf Coast for groceries and to mail a few items. I am going to be exploring the areas around Corpus Christi, Mustang Island and Padre Island. 


  1. Good solution on the generator fix. Glad it went well. Now here's to some cheap and lovely boondocking!

  2. I hope you enjoy the islands. Mustang Island is a great place to boondock.

  3. Lately the sand has been iffy in many places. Be cautious because the towing fees are priced in the hundreds. Some times the sand gets a crust that looks firm but will "let you down".

  4. Great news Teri! Glad that it was covered as well. Enjoy CC & the area. It's a nice place. I love your header pic, I recognized it as the river walk right away.

  5. nice to hear that the warranty was honored!!..great photos of the beach!!..enjoy the ocean breeze!

  6. Great warranty. So happy it covered most of the expense.
    I hear all the places you are headed to are beautiful and leave all who have been there lasting memories.
    Be safe on the road.
    I went to Lazy Days here and I saw my dream rig.
    Thats all it will be is a dream. LOL


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