GREEN BAY, WI – Getting Ready for a New RV Roof! That’s what this is all about. I’ve been waiting since March to have it happen and we are oh so close to making it a reality!
First, if you’re new to the blog/channel and you don’t know what I’m talking about, I own a 2005 Winnebago Sightseer that awhile back I did a full renovation on and have been hitting the road exploring ever since.
In March of this year, 2021 I took my rig out for the very first time and had immediate drama when my rough literally blew off of my RV! I had no clue that was even a thing and it was quite frankly devastating.
Once I got the rig back to Green Bay and spoke with my insurance company, Geico, the search was on to find someone to do the roof and after and exhaustive search, I decide to go with RV Armor. They provide a lifetime guarantee AND they come out to you to fix the RV. So the plan was set!
So while I’ve been waiting for the roof to get fixed… RV Armor telling me because of the pandemic it wouldn’t be fixed until August, I embraced the world for Car Camping and have been out and about for the last several months.
Car Camping has been amazing so far and I’ve been content still getting out into great state parks, while waiting my turn to get the roof fixed. Every week though, I check in with RV Armor to see if there are any cancellations and for months nothing… that is until the middle of June when they called me to let me know there WAS.a cancellation and they could get me in at the end of the month!
I was sooooo excited and happy! It was now time to get everything I needed ready for the install. I needed to check on the RV… order new vent covers to put on the roof once it was done and because I don’t have water at my storage unit, they said they couldn’t do the install here, so I had to find an RV park in Oshkosh Wisconsin, which is about 45 minutes south of Green Bay to do it all in,.
Everything was falling into place, except when I went to my storage unit and the door wouldn’t open.
There was a major issue, no power to the door and I had to now wait a week, until the owner of the complex could get the garage door folks in to fix the unit and oh by the way did I forget to tell you, there was no back up to into the place, so they had to call both of the storage unit owners next to mine to figure out which one they were going to have to cut a hole into, to get into my rig.
Once they got into my rig and they put in the garage door emergency back-up chain in, we opened and closed the unit twice and the… yep more drama… the garage door got stuck. Turns out the motor blew a board and they were going to have to replace it in about a week and half. Did I mention I had to get my RV out by Sunday to get it down to Oshkosh for the repairs?
Staying positive, I returned to the RV on Saturday to open the door manually and start up my RV to make sure everything was ready to go for Sunday… that is until the RV refused to turn over and start and the panic mode started again. I had less than 24 hours to get the rig up and running.
I normally have a battery jump starter with me and it wasn’t fully charged so I had to take that back home to charge it. While I was doing that, I took my trickle charger BACK to the storage unit and put it onto the batteries and started charging.
Later in the day I returned tried to start it up again… it didn’t turn over right away until I tried something different and put the jumper onto my second battery and viola, it turned over and I was so happy that my RV was up and running.
Now, during all of this, I got a call from the guy who was doing the roof install. We both were looking at the weather and it didn’t look good. The RV park in Oshkosh is outside and they need 3 straight days of good weather to put on a new roof.
He asked about my storage unit. I told him about it. It had power but no water. I sent him pics and he said, “that’s OK, I can do the install at your place.” Boom! I wish I had known this from the get go, although I might not have found out that: I couldn’t get into my storage… the door opener would crash and burn… and my RV wouldn’t start had we just planned to do it all in Green Bay in the first place.
In the end, all of the prep work was complete and there was a plan to put the roof on… And THAT is where I will leave you for now… net time… I’ll take you through the complete process of getting a new roof put on your RV!
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