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Old 09-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Tell me it isn't true?


Is it true that when things happen, they sometimes happen in 3'S?

This day didnít go the way I planned for it to go. Sometimes I guess that can happen. I was being a nice guy today and took a look at the D/Wís hummer in my man cave garage to do some personal requested maintenance for her. She wanted the tires rotated and the air pressure checked. I got everything taken care of ok but when I lifted the front wheel with the jack the tire moved in a way I didnít want to see. Upon closer examination the tire looked as though it was leaning out at the bottom. I figured at this point it needed a real mechanic to look at it. I took it to our local service center about 4 miles away. The mechanic was later showing me just how bad it was. They said I shouldnít drive it at all. It had about 3-4 inches of play at the top of the wheel. That might explain why the D/W thought it needed some air, evidently it wasnít steering correctly. I thought it acted a little odd myself when I drove it to the garage but really didn't seem too bad. Anyway, it has a bad control arm which requires a replacement. They gave me a courtesy ride back home.

After I got home, I got in the great white (the 1-ton dually) and had some things to do, places to go, people to see, etc... So that became my run-around vehicle for the day. I drove to where the D/W works and got something I needed from the PT Cruiser (which is my usual run-around vehicle) and headed to Wally-World. I pulled in at Wally-World and parked next to the service center. When I opened the door I heard this un-usual gushing of liquid onto the pavement. Not a very pleasant sound to hear at this particular time. I found a broken plastic fitting in part of the coolant hose which had completely broken into. This wasn't something that I could easily fix myself. With the way the hoses were made that wasn't going to happen. This also meant that I wasnít going to be driving anywhere. Too bad Wally-Worldís service Center really isnít one. It would've been convenient if they actually did work on vehicles.

I called Good Sam once again and made plans to have the great White towed to the Ford garage for repairs in Ashland, KY; only because itís where I usually take it. After a few calls I called G/S back and changed where I was going to take it to. Without any hassle they agreed to the change. I had it taken to where I took the Hummer which was more convenient for me. Good Sam came through once again and towed it without any hassle; at least it didnít cost anything out of my pocket.

They gave me another courtesy ride home!

I now have two vehicles waiting for parts in the same service center. I hope itís not true what they say, that ďwhen things happen it happens in 3ís.Ē

Thatís my story and Iím sticking to it!
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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Not a good day at all....Maybe you should just stay home and take a nice nap!

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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X2 on the nice nap, and I thought I had trouble getting to the Rally.
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Bill, hope the next day will be better.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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I consider these problems like I posted as minor inconveniences. I posted mainly for the humor about the things that catch up with us from time to time. When it's all said & done I can only sit back and laugh anyway. It'll make a good campfire story sometime. It could have happened on a busy highway somewhere but it didnít. We are very blessed! I can't tell you how many times I've had problems where I had simply just pulled into the driveway at home and then discover a problem. They will get fixed and I have enough trust in the people doing the work that the damage will be as minimal as possible.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:50 PM   #6
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I'd be afraid to drive that PT Cruiser about now - it's days may be numbered if your streak of luck with vehicles continues...
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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I'd be afraid to drive that PT Cruiser about now - it's days may be numbered if your streak of luck with vehicles continues...

I would say that the days are numbered on it. Itís pushing a little over 151K miles on it. We purchased it new in 02 and itís probably been the most dependable vehicle weíve ever had. Earlier in the summer it did let us down. We were on our way to the state park lodge for Sunday dinner and it simply died. On that occasion the trimming belt broke. With so many miles things can be expected to happen.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:25 AM   #8
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:04 PM   #10
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Update: I got both vehicles repaired today and the cost was very reasonable. No more than what I would expect for what they did. Actually it was less than expected. Ok I know your curious
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Hey, that doesn't sound too bad at all. Anything hurts, but at least they were not astronomical! Glad you're back up and running!

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Hey, that doesn't sound too bad at all. Anything hurts, but at least they were not astronomical! Glad you're back up and running!

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Now you have those things fixed, I hope you guys have smooth sailing for along long time!
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