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Old 05-11-2014, 02:13 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by dontech View Post
Great advice. I had something like that procedure in my head, but hadn't quite worked it all out yet.

That's the major reason I decided to do it myself. I have not had good experiences with dealers, not to mention the expense. When I first bought the coach, it had been sitting on the lot for a year and had some major problems. The dealer really botched everything and I ended up getting Forest River involved. Since we were heading out for a cross country trip anyway, I decided to make Elkhart one of our stops. FR got everything back in order at no cost to us. So I have a deep mistrust of local RV dealers. After returning home, I refused to take the coach in for minor repairs, preferring to do it myself. I plan to change the oil myself from now on, which will save me $400 a year minus the cost of the oil and filters.
Good Job Don!
I agree with doing as much maintenance as you are able yourself.
ALL dealers cut corners to save money and move on to the next rig.
Many don't have the skill or tools to maintain these monsters and that's OK because that's how RV repair services make money.
It is also nice to hear Forest River took care of business.
With all the negative remarks here they actually seem to want to see a good quality MH.
Have fun on your travels this year.
I'm getting ready for a 10,000 mile, 3-4 month adventure.

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