I've been on the phone lately trying to get ballpark estimates on the overhead repairs. So far, the range has been from $4.5K to um, $12K! Wow, was I shocked over the $12K quote!! For now, I will refrain from mentioning what place that was. I plan on calling in the morning as I was having issues with the guy that gave me the quote. He copped a bad attitude with me & was rude about it. I guess the big city RV places don't need business enough to even be pleasant anymore!? Not to mention (well I am, aren't I) the absurd price they quoted me. I also found a review site & they were not very favored. To be honest, I've used them before & sustained damages to my RV from them. I called one of the managers & they made good by offering some free work & a discount on the work they did, but still, the damages should never have happened to begin with. They seem to view my RV as a piece of junk because it's not a newer model. That to me is RUDE. This same company also made me feel bad about living in my RV because of losing my house after Hurricane Ike. I should NEVER go back there! I was scolded by a certain person of this company for living in my RV with DOGS! ::shudder::!!!
He spoke of how his house is perfect, how inconvienced he was when he had to evacuate for Hurricane Rita (which didn't turn out to be a big deal here, except for the zillion fire ant bites I got during the clean up), blah, blah, blah....well, as you can imagine, I could not seem to dig up any sympathy for such a person. Especially since the person was dissing me! Wow. Amazing. So now it looks like my woes are turning into a rant. Sorry. I tried to take issue while I was there, but all the people of importance were out to lunch. Just my luck. I started to tear up, so had to leave asap. I just could not face anyone anymore.
I am considering on doing some of the repair myself, but not sure if I can do that or not. I just don't have a big expense account. Due to my injury in 2010, I got caught up in red tape & was told by my specialist that I should not work. Well, I could not walk well & had pain, lots of pain, every day, so driving was hard, & I had to let go of a good driving job before I could even start it. Anyhow, I digress. I'm just looking for a way to make my way through all this mess right now. I am on the right path towards healing & am getting stronger each day, so am grateful for that.
My RV is not just a motorhome. It's my home. The place I park my boots & hang my hat. The place I lay my head down at night & raise it each morning. (well, the rest of my body follows too because that would be weird otherwise). I've maintained this RV through the years I've owned it. I've done more than many women will do with theirs. I have to do most of the work myself. But I don't mind. I do mind those that judge me though & take the simple things of life for granted. I can't afford to take life or money for granted. Life is a gift & money is to be earned. I take pride in what I am capable of doing with my house on wheels.
So for now, the RV remains parked in a driveway, plastic still staying intact. I've called many RV places so far, one is supposed to come to take a look at it & give me a quote. Oh yes, then there was the guy that told me to trash it....that was nice huh? He kept calling it a trailer. I finally said it's not a trailer it's a motorhome & it's my home! He instantly changed his tune after that. But still ...oops, again, I digress.
I probably should not post any of this at all, but I am going to anyhow. It helps when we all have to get things like this off our chest. It helps others to learn through our situations. I've been looking at repair blogs to see what I can find & learn on taking on the task myself if needed.
And of course, if anyone has had any RV repairs done in the Houston, TX area & were happy with the results, please let me know of them as well.
This is Roper, one of those ::shudder:: dawgs!
Here is what I did over the weekend. It was nice to have the time to just sit & create. The pics aren't the best. I can take better pics of each item, which I usually do, but a friend wanted to see them, so I took a quick shot of what I had done.
These are called ladder bracelets. They are fun to make & I am hoping to make a bunch for a craft show. The two above have swarovski crystals on them. I like using glass beads, but do use other beads as well. I just love the brilliance of glass beads though. So pretty!
The detail just doesn't really show up well in these photos. The tan one with the peace beads are man sized, the others are woman sized.
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~