|Whiling away the hours on the tank treatment aisle.....|
The Invisi Brake really never stood a chance after its bad start. Two days after its installation, Wayne was back at Camping World making the necessary arrangements to have it removed and replaced by a Brake Master system.
We'd "eat" the $500+ Invisi Brake installation fee but get a refund on the Invisi Brake.
Sometimes it seems we throw money away with both fists.
|Finding humor in sewage handling products. |
Here, it's a hearty laugh at "Tissue Dissolver"
One important item of research Wayne didn't do initially was to place a call to Roadmaster. He did make the call though after last week's fiasco. If he had called earlier, he would have learned a valuable lesson: An important part of slowing 30 tons of rolling thunder is to use the best brake available. That is not to use the brake pedal, but instead, to use Endie's exhaust brake. Too late we learned that using Endie's exhaust brake with Invisi Brake would apply pressure to the brake pedal on Big Blackie. That will cause unnecessary wear on Blackie's brakes. The service advisor at Roadmaster explained that the Brake Master would not cause pressure to be applied to the car brakes when the coach exhaust brakes are applied.
|This was the scene. Ugh.|
It all began with yet another 8:30 a.m. appointment, ending at 4:30, complete with exhaustion and a really bad backache for Wayne.
|The new Brake Master device that presses the brake pedal when the coach brake is applied. |
It does not apply pressure when the coach exhaust brake is applied.
A bar was attached in front of the driver seat for the cylinder to be attached.
|The cylinder is fitted onto the brake pedal.|
|So it looks like this when it's attached to the brake pedal on one end and the bar mounted under the drivers seat.|
There's also a Brake Master apparatus mounted under the hood that requires some kind of maintenance every 2,000-3,000 towed miles.
The imbecile who installed our Brake Master is Andrew. He is customer service challenged, as are very nearly all Camping World employees. It's a employment prerequisite, I believe.
|In this photo, Wayne is near collapse with back pain. |
Andrew would not assist in hooking up the car.
|Andrew looks on as Wayne hooks up the car. |
Wayne is too nice. I could hardly hold my tongue.
I did verbalize my complaint about Andrew, the tech from hell. The Junction City Camping World General Manager did not reply when I suggested that Andrew needed some customer service training. The General Manager never asked for detail, nor did he make any apology. Why am I not surprised?
|All brake lights illuminate when the coach brake pedal is pressed.|
We're ready to go. Finally.