Wednesday, July 31, 2019
It's a Funny Squeaky Sound...
They sold me a hub and a pair of brake shoes that supposedly would fit... well I got back and then had to wait until last Friday for Keith to come back and install the new hardware. Unfortunately I did not take the time to check everything thoroughly and the brake shoes were not the correct type. I needed self-adjusting brake shoes and they sold me the manual adjust brake shoes. So I drove back to Trinidad (second trip) to the trailer shop to return the brake shoes and get the correct ones. Well... they didn't carry self-adjusting brake shoes but referred me to Carquest in Trinidad. Carquest didn't have them either but said they had some in their store in Raton - they could have them for me on Saturday.
So on Saturday morning I drove back to Trinidad (third trip) to pick up the brake shoes... wait for it - they were the wrong ones again! Carquest worked with me to find the correct brake shoe part and I called all the way to Colorado Springs to find them - no one stocks these brake shoes - so I ordered them online and asked for overnight delivery - the earliest I could get the brake shoes was Tuesday.
1. Always order your RV parts online yourself and match the exact part numbers. Local trailer shops really only have parts for utility, stock, and farm trailers. Most RV dealers do not stock these parts - they order them as they need them (called several RV Dealers in Colorado Springs - they all said they could order the parts for me but could not get the parts quick enough).
2. If you her something (like Aunt Bethany) - don't wait to investigate - better to have plenty of time to research and remedy problems - causes less stress for yourself and your spouse :)