Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bring out the eraser!

Not going to New Orleans or Biloxi this year.  We were spending some time in Kinder Louisiana at a casino.  We were going to be there for a couple of days then go on to New Orleans for a few more days and then to Biloxi.  This was to be our last bit of fun before we settled in at Beech Bend Amusement park in Bowling Green for our summer job.

This wasn't meant to be.  Late last evening our refrigerator decided to stop working again! We just had the cooling unit replaced when we were at Amazon less than 4 months ago.  Same symptoms!  Doing what I do best, I got on the computer and started looking for places to go for a repair.  Looking on Norcold's web site, I found 2 different places in Hammond, Louisiana.  Oh good, maybe we could still make New Orleans!

That wasn't meant to be.  A very bad storm has been working its way across the country and it hit the Kinder last night.  What a bad night we spent.  What with the storm and worrying about the refrigerator, we got very little sleep.  No way were we going to head east to the Hammond area.  That would mean catching up to the storm! Back to the computer and we find a dealer in Shreveport, Louisiana.

This WAS meant to be.  I called first thing this morning and spoke to Brian in the service department of Camper RV Center.  He didn't think is was the cooling unit again and said to come on and he would look at it for us.  Turns out it was the recall board that went bad.  It also shuts everything down.  He has ordered the part. We are staying at their RV park with full hookups for FREE until the part arrives.  Best of all Norcold is picking up the tab!!  Yeah!! We have finally caught a break.

We were already scheduled for another repair in Nashville next week.  Our EMS board has gone bad and they have one in stock.  Hopefully that will go as well. 

So New Orleans and Biloxi will have to wait.  I'll get there someday!!


  1. We love the casino RV park in Kinder. We stay there every time we go back and forth to Texas.
    So sorry to hear about the refrig. We have been there and done that EXCEPT we just said screw it and put in the residential refrig. Haven't regretted the move one time. Glad Norcold is being civil about it and paying the bill.
    Did you two buy a new camera? ~wheresweaver

  2. Biloxi and New Orleans will be there next time you're through the area. Hopefully, you'll get things fixed and on the road without too much of a dent in the pocket book. Take care and SAFE travels.

  3. Hopefully this will finally fix your frig and you'll get to play a bit more before going back to work. I'm glad to hear Norcold is stepping up to the plate this time. I hate that they won't let service people keep items in stock, though, so you always have to "order a part".