On Monday morning while leaving Salisbury State Park I took a wrong turn and accidentally "bumped" a concrete barrier. After pulling over to assess the damage I noticed the front driver's side wheel was out of alignment. I immediately parked and the Camp Host took me to town (4 miles) to a Truck Equipment Company. They came out and assessed that the axle was in fact bent and I would need a new one. My stomach turned I figured I'd be here for weeks if not longer. I called my insurance agent, then I called and cancelled our reservation for Bar Harbor this week, and our reservation for Quebec City. All the negatives I've read came to my mind and I was thinking the worst.
I then called Crossroads and got a hold of Bill Hodge. He said normally they don't ship parts to non-dealers but he would see what he could do. We booked ourselves back into Salisbury, but only until Friday as they are booked full for next weekend. The State Police gave me permission to move to a public parking area over the weekend, 88 degrees and no electricity oh my! My day was getting worse.
Bill Hodge called me yesterday and he said they would ship an axle to me 2nd day, so it would be here Thursday and we could be on our way by Friday. Imagine my surprise when I got a call from Lacey Trucking here at 12:30 today telling me my axle was in, in only ONE DAY! Shocked, pleasantly shocked. Tomorrow at 8 they install the axle and we have arranged to indeed go to Bar Harbor with no loss of our payment, they moved our reservation for us so we're good to go.
Thanks for listening, just wanted to post something positive for once
Jim & Linda Tator
2013 Crusier CF34SS GMC 3500 8.1L Dually
154 nights in 2013 - 4,370 miles
178 nights in 2014 - 5,082 miles
365 nights in 2015 - 6,040 miles