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Old 01-14-2016, 08:28 PM   #11
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CT that must have been a very fun experience. If you don't mind what did it cost for the full service there? You can PM it to me if you rather.

I'm going the the Berk factory at the end of April, on my way back home I'd like to swing by Gaffney and get this done.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:36 PM   #12
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For those who want to know what is performed at the 24 month service interval, I had my MH serviced yetsteday at the Freightliner Service center in Gaffney SC. Attached is a copy of the invoice defining all that was done and the cost associated with each. They did things I did not know existed or how to service them. I also had my defective alternator changed under warranty. I hope this helps understanding the expenses of MH ownership and what needs to be done periodically. Attachment 67210


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This was a post from 2014 service at Gaffney for my 2 year check up. This should give you a ball park of the annual maintenance cost.


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Old 01-14-2016, 11:39 PM   #13
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$500 labour for the service?


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Old 01-15-2016, 07:09 AM   #14
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$500 labour for the service?


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On our "Berkshires" that's actually a pretty normal price for our service. You need to remember that these are not just normal pickup trucks, they are large motor homes on a freight liner chassis with a larger Cummins engine and Allison transmission. Our service includes all the oil, oil and fuel filters, air suspension and brakes, lube for the chassis and numerous other things. I believe the annual inspection covers over 100 items. With a MSRP of around $300K, I'll gladly spend the $500 for service to keep my motorhome running and driving smooth.

When I had a diesel pickup and fifth wheel I would usually do the maintenance myself.... Not on my Berk though!! To much $ invested!



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On our "Berkshires" that's actually a pretty normal price for our service. You need to remember that these are not just normal pickup trucks, they are large motor homes on a freight liner chassis with a larger Cummins engine and Allison transmission. Our service includes all the oil, oil and fuel filters, air suspension and brakes, lube for the chassis and numerous other things. I believe the annual inspection covers over 100 items. With a MSRP of around $300K, I'll gladly spend the $500 for service to keep my motorhome running and driving smooth.

When I had a diesel pickup and fifth wheel I would usually do the maintenance myself.... Not on my Berk though!! To much $ invested!



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Not to mention the genset oils and filters, air bag adjustment etc. my last inspection report had four pages of reports.


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On his invoice, that was just labour.

Oils filters etc was all separate.

But as per the other thread. 5 hours at 100 bucks an hour!


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Fuel filter change, Trans fluid & filter change,engine oil & filter change,coolant flush and change, chassis lube 2 months ago $1600 and change it took the better part of a full day. Not crawling around on the ground. Priceless!
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Fuel filter change, Trans fluid & filter change,engine oil & filter change,coolant flush and change, chassis lube 2 months ago $1600 and change it took the better part of a full day. Not crawling around on the ground. Priceless!

Yup!
Gotta pay to pay to play!
I have done a few services on the f53 chassis, when I was at Ford.
Hated it.


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This has to be another one of those "I kinda know what I'm talking about" post. If you knew what you were talking about you would realize this is a good price for service.
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What was the cost for the maintenance?
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