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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Great repair service here in Plattsville, and a very busy day

Where are we today ?
        More great weather here in southern Ontario, Plattsville to be exact. Up early got all the morning stuff done and secured our coach to take to Pettigrew's Garage in town. For 8 am.
        We here and so is the road crews paving the main street of Plattsville. Not long before we set up the coach and Dale got to work.
         Coach all jacked up and on jack stands Dale got to work. He had ordered the parts in ahead of time. I got to chat with to paving crew while they were waiting for their first load of asphalt.
some of the parts were not right and he needed to order
a wrench to remove our axle
old rotor
new rotor
almost back together
        With ordering more parts and waiting times, we got stuff done. I dropped Suzie off at Sister in Laws, and mowed some lawn for a couple hours, until the rains began. Heavy down pour for a while then clear up. Also got some groceries picked up too while it was raining.
        Dale had finished the one side of the coach just as the rains began, I brought out our beach umbrella and tried to keep him dry, while he wrapped things up.
        The passenger side was next so opened our awning and it did help while he worked away.
working under the awning
old brake pad on let left, it was shot
        As he prepared the second side to install, he did notice the rotor was defective. Hmm,,, its now 4:30pm he called another supplier and hopped in the car to pick up the new part in Kitchener. Half hour away.
        So in the meantime I whipped up a quick supper inside, lettuce salad and a marinated chicken breast, in the frying pan! Weber Q is still at "Camp awesome"and we are now at "Camp Pettigrew". Coach on jacks and wheels missing, but hey we are home.
tasty supper
      Dale got back with the right parts and continued to re-assemble the rear brakes, put the wheels back on so we could, remove the jacks and level our house again. By this time it was after 7 pm. He had been at this since 8 am   (ok a few break here and there waiting for parts, a couple other jobs to keep him going too), but now we are back on the ground and level.
Dale getting thing almost done
       Sure do like coming here to have work done. We know it will be done right, thorough, in a timely fashion and reasonable rates.

done for the day and we relaxed outside
 for a bit and enjoyed our books
     It was a long busy and productive day, but sure glad we were able to get it done here.
     Thanks for taking a peek, and hope you did not have too much rain today.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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20 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds like a fabulous mechanic. Isn't it great that you can do whatever you want wherever you are, even in a garage :) ?

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    1. We do like getting repairs done here, Dale is very good and thorough.
      Feels like home too.

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  2. Maybe you could have him look at your genny fuel line issue....

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    1. We have already checked out the fuel line issue, not everything looks good, except we can see where the line enters the top of the fuel tank. Without removing the fuel tank.

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  3. When it comes to vehicles, I always feel fortunate when I find someone I can trust to do the right job and do the job right. We had terrible experiences with the dealer where we bought our coach.

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  4. I'll bet you'll notice a difference in stopping time.

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  5. What a blessing to have someone you trust to do your work...great job Dale!

    Isn't it just so neat how our homes move around and we can take care of these issues?

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    1. We can repairs done most anywhere, but still think Dale is the best one for us.

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  6. Peace of mind, knowing the work was done right. :c)

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  7. Ya gotta have good brakes and it looks like you'll be good to 'stop' for a long while. Sure was a long day for your mechanic.

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    1. We hope they will be good for a while yet.

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  8. Great work on the new brakes. I concur that finding and retaining a good mechanic is a blessing. And your choice seems to be a really good one. You will feel quite secure now with solid brakes while on the road.

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    1. Yes we will feel much better now knowing that thinks are done right.

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  9. Crikey! You really needed brakes. Aren't those rotors huge? I know with our coach, which was also the Ford F-53 chassis, if 'serious braking' was required, it would really stop.

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    1. The rotors are huge and very heavy too.

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  10. Some times those frying pan meals turn out a lot tastier than the bbq. It's nice to have both options.

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    1. WE have the options most of the time, still prefer the BBQ most of the time.

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