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Old 05-18-2017, 06:34 PM   #71
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Nope, not playing your game. Someone else pointed out problems (not me), you insulted them and I provided search results. Time to do your own research.

What game?





That's a high and mighty post designed to make yourself feel superior and drive someone else into the mud.

No more replies on this topic from me. As it is I might get infracted for calling out your rudeness.
Yes, mea culpa. When subjected to a post like "You couldn't pay me $139,000 firm to own that", I confess that in another of my many weaker moments, the temptation to be rude in response was downright irrepressible.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:49 PM   #72
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i reread your post and think you are a little misinformed-anyone who joins facebook can create a site AND make it private or non-private. Most make it private not because they are trying to hide stuff-lol. they make it private so that they will actually get more posters. If you think thats a contradiction you have to understand how facebook works. when you join you get your own page. you can post open stuff on it. However when you go to a group site to post about something- if it's an open site your post also ends up on your main page-most of us including me DON'T what every post we put at a group on a particular issue showing on our main site-i once said something about the wife at a group and it posted to my main page-and since she looks at my main page she saw it-was i in hot water. whew. So most people who create sites make them private.
I appreciate your laying out the complexities of the FB format. I'm sure FB has its virtues but as a charter member of Luddites R Us, I'll continue to pass.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:13 PM   #73
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I appreciate your laying out the complexities of the FB format. I'm sure FB has its virtues but as a charter member of Luddites R Us, I'll continue to pass.
lol-i had to look up luddites.

As Willie Sutton said why he robbed banks-'because that's were they keep the money'

social media is where they keep the =ecotrek and voltstart complaints.

If you ignore social media -for whatever reason-you ignore these complaints.

again-your the one who asked where these complaints were-and to be directed to them.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:15 PM   #74
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Steven Jones Update:
VoltStart module removed from behind the dashboard switch by Mercedes Long Beach CA, new key successfully programmed causing ZERO ERROR MESSAGES!
7 hours in the customer service lounge yesterday (boring). Mercedes only charges me $85 for the standard reprogramming g fee!
I'm back on the road, sans my VoltStart which didn't work anyway!
Happy Camper..now off to the Eastern Sierras for 10 days fly fishing!
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:37 PM   #75
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Steven Jones Update:
VoltStart module removed from behind the dashboard switch by Mercedes Long Beach CA, new key successfully programmed causing ZERO ERROR MESSAGES!
7 hours in the customer service lounge yesterday (boring). Mercedes only charges me $85 for the standard reprogramming g fee!
I'm back on the road, sans my VoltStart which didn't work anyway!
Happy Camper..now off to the Eastern Sierras for 10 days fly fishing!
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When he refers to a reprogrammed key, is this the ignition key or the remote fob? Or both?
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:45 PM   #76
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When he refers to a reprogrammed key, is this the ignition key or the remote fob? Or both?
he only got 1 key from roadtrek. he brought it in to MB to get a second key made. However MB was getting multiple errors and couldn't get another key to be made.

So since his voltstart never worked anyways-the disconnected it and took it out. Voila another key made.

He said he will get his voltstart worked on again when he gets back.

I only posted this because it's the newest voltstart comment on facebook-came in yesterday
i also did not say everybody has issues. but some do.

social media has it's uses
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:04 PM   #77
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I did not know much about VoltStart so I searched and this blob surfaced, wow.

A very long writeup-by the very frustrated owner of the new Roadtrek with Alde system. Fortunately for him the saga ended with van replacement by Roadtrek. I thought that only the DIY vans are prototypes but I guess we are not alone. Class B Warned – Well, This Hasn't Gone Well
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:33 AM   #78
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he only got 1 key from roadtrek. he brought it in to MB to get a second key made. However MB was getting multiple errors and couldn't get another key to be made.

So since his voltstart never worked anyways-the disconnected it and took it out. Voila another key made.

He said he will get his voltstart worked on again when he gets back.

I only posted this because it's the newest voltstart comment on facebook-came in yesterday
i also did not say everybody has issues. but some do.

social media has it's uses
Perhaps while Voltstart doesn't interfere with previously programmed keys, when attempting to program additional keys, it upsets something in the key programming sequence and throws an error unless the Voltstart module is disconnected. After completing a successful Voltstart free key program, it's too bad the Mercy tech wasn't curious enough to hook Voltstart back up to see if the same programming error(s) returned.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:39 AM   #79
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I did not know much about VoltStart so I searched and this blob surfaced, wow.

A very long writeup-by the very frustrated owner of the new Roadtrek with Alde system. Fortunately for him the saga ended with van replacement by Roadtrek. I thought that only the DIY vans are prototypes but I guess we are not alone. Class B Warned Well, This Hasn't Gone Well

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Old 05-19-2017, 01:28 AM   #80
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Roadtrek has always seemed to find a way to prove the folks, that say the problems are in the past, wrong. It appears to be a never ending parade of issues that sorta kinda get addressed, but rarely fixed well. Etreks without balancers, lithium with a whole row of manual switches because of the parasitic, voltstarts that don't start, dead vans, etc, etc.

The fact that Hymer hasn't changed the administration would seem to say they are OK with the situation, so that has been a big disappointment.
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