Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wee-Bee RV Service helps out on the Tour

Rick has been pretty slack about posting to the blog! During the last month or so, we have been on the road and traveling from Arizona to Florida. Upon arrival in Eustis, FL, we found that one of our slide awning tops had pulled away from it's mount on the coach. At first, we figured this was no big deal, but we learned otherwise when we had a heavy rain and the slide awning formed a funnel where it pulled loose and directed a terrific amount of water right on the slide gasket which seeped some water into the coach. After this, it was definitely time to fix the awning!

Since we had just arrived at the Southern Palms RV Resort and did not know our way around, we checked with the office to see if any mobile service firms could work in the park. We received three names and called each one. Cody Wambolt, of Wee Bee RV Service, sounded knowledgeable and was interested in coming over, so we choose his service and were very glad we did.

Cody and his wife arrived at our coach right on time and quickly determined that our awning had separated around the plastic bead that fits in a channel on the coach. He un-wound the awning roller, pinned it, and then all three of us proceeded to slide out the awning fabric (all 20' of it) so we could examine it. This sounds easier than it was since this stuff is very flexible and hard to pull. Anyway, he got the material out of the awning rails and spread it on the ground where Rick (me!) used a special glue to re-fasten the awning material over the bead. This allowed us to save the money of a new awning since our current one was in great shape, but the old glue had let go.

Finally, we had the chance to re-thread the repaired awning into the rails -- which was a real thrill. It took all three of us to pull, push and maneuver the awning into position. I was really pleased that Cody knew exactly what to do.

All in all, this was a very good repair experience. Cody and team arrived on time, were very knowledgeable, and reasonably priced. Plus, he and his wife are fellow fulltime RVers! What more could you ask for! We highly recommend this firm if you are in the central Florida area.

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