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Old 01-19-2021, 12:51 PM   #21
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so they can charge you for the repairs at the current "shop rate" which is likely to be $125-150/hour.....

Just left Holiday World in Katy today and their new shop rate for 2021 is $229hr unless you bought it from them. Then it's only $169hr.

I'm in the wrong business..

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Old 01-19-2021, 02:43 PM   #22
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Just left Holiday World in Katy today and their new shop rate for 2021 is $229hr unless you bought it from them. Then it's only $169hr.

I'm in the wrong business..

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Yeah, I know. I did surgeries that didn't pay that much per hour.....
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Old 01-19-2021, 03:37 PM   #23
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Just left Holiday World in Katy today and their new shop rate for 2021 is $229hr unless you bought it from them. Then it's only $169hr.

I'm in the wrong business..

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What??
You may as well get a cheap attorney and sue the dealership for that hourly rate.
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Old 01-19-2021, 04:06 PM   #24
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Griz, I have a 2002 Cougar and don't use any shop; I learned how to take care of things myself and at $229 an hour suspect my work is better anyway. If there was something that was beyond me, there is a mobile RV service in Pipe Creek and the guy has a fully stocked panel truck for parts. He is also a certified tech and certified to work on various appliances by the manufacturer. His trip charge and two hours labor won't get near $229 and hour dragging a camper to that place in Katy. There isn't a lot that is really complicated if you have some basic plumbing and electrical skills and are fairly handy.
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Old 01-19-2021, 04:34 PM   #25
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Labor rates can be quite different even 40 miles apart. Out here $150-165/hr seems to be the going rate.

Warranty labor rates are set by the factory and aren’t even close to “customer pay” rates.
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Old 01-19-2021, 04:54 PM   #26
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I think the old punch line is the plumber says “Yes, I didn’t charge that much when I was a doctor either.”
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:28 PM   #27
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I think the old punch line is the plumber says “Yes, I didn’t charge that much when I was a doctor either.”
Now that I'm retired, looking back, I can see where I'd have had a much less stressful career, made more money and paid significantly less for malpractice insurance had I gone to plumbing school, HVAC school or just opened a lawn maintenance business. An old truck, a flatbed trailer, one zero-turn mower and a couple of weed eaters.... Oh, and with any of them, the obligatory cooler filled with adult beverages.....
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:38 AM   #28
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Just left Holiday World in Katy today and their new shop rate for 2021 is $229hr unless you bought it from them. Then it's only $169hr.

I'm in the wrong business..

Griz
Based on my experience there, they either really don't want your warranty/repair business or that rate is what it takes to overcome their incompetence.
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:45 AM   #29
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Tode are ludicrous rates. Must be they the same guy that made this speed.
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:49 AM   #30
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Now that I'm retired, looking back, I can see where I'd have had a much less stressful career, made more money and paid significantly less for malpractice insurance had I gone to plumbing school, HVAC school or just opened a lawn maintenance business. An old truck, a flatbed trailer, one zero-turn mower and a couple of weed eaters.... Oh, and with any of them, the obligatory cooler filled with adult beverages.....
Yes sir. I say that often. Down here, as you know, lawn maintenance is a 10-11 month business. Almost year 'round. That's about right for a nice vacation. We have a friend of Betty's that used to teach to do our lawn when we're on the road. A crew cab truck, 2 zero turns, and 3-4 helpers on weed eaters. Lots of regular customers. Nothing too technical. Just mows and trims, no fertilizer or chemicals. A fair percentage is cash. She is happy.
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Old 01-20-2021, 07:33 AM   #31
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There isn't a lot that is really complicated if you have some basic plumbing and electrical skills and are fairly handy.
No problem doing any plumbing/electrical work or anything mechanical. Installed new spring/hangers/wet bolts and upgraded the equalizer on the rig, along with E rated tires before ever pulling it out of the storage slot where we bought it.

I ride Harleys and have been working on them for over 40 years including building my own engines and running a lathe and mill.

No body work experience and a lack of a place to do the slide seals is why I am having them give me a quote on replacing them. If it was siding/trim/soffit like on a house or garage, I would have done it myself without hesitation. I'd hate to cause more trouble by tearing into it without knowing the steps/materials needed.

The quote may change all of that.. LOL..

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Old 01-22-2021, 04:44 PM   #32
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Got lucky and dealer I bought trailer paid in full

So big shout out to the dealership I bought my 2020 keystone 367 impact fusion for agreeing to pay all repairs in full. Dealership is Becker Auto/trailer sales in Beliot Kansas.
The part that fired is called a power board/circuit board (part 43091/control board/5929949 $159.99) that controls power into the refrigerator. It was installed without the plastic board mount (94-1685/5930197 $6.00) and board cover (95-9959/5930197 $10.00) which covers and protects the power board from shorting out when mounted against the inside trailer wall behind the refrigerator. Either the previous dealer installed it wrong with missing cover or the factory did?
But Keystone nor Coldstone frig warranty would cover it because they stated I removed it which is insane who would take apart a electrical box for no reason then re install without the plastic box to protect it. The circuit board was completely exposed by itself screwed into a wall with a strip of metal flashing. Total price was $524.
Which Beckers dealership paid without hesitation. Gander RV in Caldwell Idaho said I was lucky it didn't catch of fire.
So I dodged a bullet.
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That’s great news. I’m glad someone stepped up and I hope the new board, base and cover were installed on the back of the fridge where it belongs.
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:10 PM   #34
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Shot in the dark but could they be talking about the gfci enclosure as the “power board” and what’s missing is the “ground” ? So the board shorted to ground instead of the gfci? Although I don’t know why the control board fuses didn’t save itself.. the only other thing I saw is the control board looks to have a isolation base that goes between the board and whatever it mounts to.The board itself may have been borrowed to repair another warranty claim before your unit was sold.When the dealer received the replacement warranty part and installed back on your unit(before you or anyone purchased it),they may have left the isolation base off,causing the back of the board to short to refigerator chassis when jostled
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So big shout out to the dealership I bought my 2020 keystone 367 impact fusion for agreeing to pay all repairs in full. Dealership is Becker Auto/trailer sales in Beliot Kansas.
The part that fired is called a power board/circuit board (part 43091/control board/5929949 $159.99) that controls power into the refrigerator. It was installed without the plastic board mount (94-1685/5930197 $6.00) and board cover (95-9959/5930197 $10.00) which covers and protects the power board from shorting out when mounted against the inside trailer wall behind the refrigerator. Either the previous dealer installed it wrong with missing cover or the factory did?
But Keystone nor Coldstone frig warranty would cover it because they stated I removed it which is insane who would take apart a electrical box for no reason then re install without the plastic box to protect it. The circuit board was completely exposed by itself screwed into a wall with a strip of metal flashing. Total price was $524.
Which Beckers dealership paid without hesitation. Gander RV in Caldwell Idaho said I was lucky it didn't catch of fire.
So I dodged a bullet.
I think my scenario here someone” borrowed “the board is likely
Every now and then a shot in the dark hits something lol. Great news for you!
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:01 PM   #35
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Tough crowd lol..i know it not about being right or wrong I just like figuring out mysteries
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:13 AM   #36
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You are trying to deal with Camping World (Gander - Good Sam). That was your first mistake.
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:50 AM   #37
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Good afternoon Robert! I would want to see the board. I am an appliance servicer with 30 yrs experience. I do control board repairs. Very easy if a relay or capacitor is blown. If that is what they are calling "fried", you have options a lot cheaper. If you can get a picture of it, send it.
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