The letter in the April 2012 “House Calls” column titled “The Law of Gravity” (page 20) was very interesting. I wanted to note an alternative to spin welding that provides a quick (3-to-5 minute) way to tap into your water tank using our bulkhead blind tank fitting. They can be found at www.USI-RV.com in sizes from 3/8 inch to 1 inch and are made to be installed by your average do-it-yourselfer without needing to remove the tank.
Greg Corwin, C11757
Unique Solutions Inc. – RV Products Group
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Celebrating Forty-Five Years
The Rocky Mountain chapter celebrated its 45th anniversary in July 2012. We would like to thank past and present chapter members for their support throughout the years. Members make a chapter great!
We look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with this great group of people and want to invite anyone looking to join a chapter in the Front Range area to check us out. For more information, visit www.rmc-fmca.org or call (714) 534-9943.
Connie Jones, F327809
Secretary, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Colorado Springs, Colorado
We were on our way to Florida in our Newell Coach and had reservations at Bella Terra RV Resort in Foley, Alabama. In Foley, we noticed that we were having some serious brake trouble and needed to find someone who had the knowledge to repair brakes in a Newell Coach.
To our good fortune, we stopped at B&D Automotive (22345-C U.S. 59 S.; 251-947-4400) in Robertsdale, Alabama. Wow, what a great place and nice people. Owners Bruce and Dona Lauser could not have been more accommodating. Not only did they repair our coach at a very fair price, but they also allowed us to park our coach and trailer on a concrete pad with full hookups while Bruce completed the entire brake job.
Next door is Allstar RV Repair (22320 Magnolia St.; 251-945-1777). The owners, Randy and Cheryl, and their staff, went out of their way to help in any way possible. Their shop handles a full line of RV supplies and they can repair exterior, interior, electrical, or any other RV problems.
We can’t say enough about these two great businesses in Robertsdale, Alabama.
If you are ever in need of help just off Interstate 10, exit 44, find these people. You’ll be glad you did.
Ron & Becky Bacon, F238969
Osage Beach, Missouri
Big Kindness, Small Bill
We were traveling from Minnesota to Texas when we discovered that our towed car’s taillights and signal lights were not working. It seemed a power cord running from the RV to the towed car had malfunctioned.
Soon a man named George DeJarnette, along with his wife and daughter, drove up in a pickup truck and asked whether he could help. He owns an RV repair service facility in Grove, Oklahoma, 31/2 hours away from where we were stopped. He was in town for his granddaughter’s birthday party. They were picking up a cake and buying gifts for her on a Sunday morning when they saw us and felt they should help.
George spent three hours checking the wires in our electrical systems, installed a converter, and worked on our RV until 2:00 p.m., thereby missing their lunch. He also made trips to Walmart to buy the correct parts. You would have thought he or his family would have complained, as we caused a delay of the birthday party, but, on the contrary, they were cheerful the entire time.
After we paid him and they left, I looked at the bill and found he had charged us for only three-quarters of an hour’s worth of work.
If you are near Grove, Oklahoma, and need RV services, we urge you to try DJ’s RV Service and Sales (918-786-4541), which is owned by a wonderful family.
Al & Rebecca Holz, F392601
Cottage Grove, Minnesota