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Old 08-10-2016, 01:17 PM   #11
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Having lived in St Charles years ago, I'm sure you can probably find plenty of truck repair shops across the river that can do the basic chassis work for you.

When I was driving a 36' Diesel Pusher, I found many RV Dealers, and Truck shops that could do repairs and service. I took mine to a Cummins truck place because they could also work on my Onan generator (Cummins purchased Onan several years ago).

A good source of help is to find people in your area driving similar size coaches and ask them where they have their rigs serviced.
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:18 PM   #12
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Super C service

We have always taken our RV's to the local semi truck service center for things that I don't or can't do myself. They have worked on both our previously owned Super C and our current class A.
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:53 PM   #13
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Where to get a big RV serviced, chassis wise

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my local ford dealer will not do oil changes on my 31' mh as their bays are too tight to get mine on a lift. ok, i understand that but they also refuse to do the old fashioned way of getting under with a creeper as the ground may be damp or dirty? wth? found an independant repair shop that has no problem laying on their back.

Yup. I would do certain jobs in the parking lot, but not dragging an oil bucket around, getting spilled on.
No thanks.

You could lie on your back too...

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Old 08-10-2016, 08:27 PM   #14
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I have a Super-C DX3, based on a Freightliner M2 cab~chassis (33,000# GVWR). I'm lucky to have both Freightliner and Cummins service centers only 20 miles away. I've had both annual check ups done at the Cummins service center and, will definitely keep using them.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:46 PM   #15
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Check with Broadway Ford in downtown St. Louis if you decide on the Ford chassis. They should be able to take care of you.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:55 AM   #16
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If you're still south in March, the Escapees will be holding their big bash "Escapade" in Tucson, AZ March 19th ~ 24th, 2017. The weekend before Escapade, Escapees run an RV Boot Camp which I would HIGHLY recommend. Boot Camp graduates are smarter, safer RVers. It's amazing all the RV education that can be packed into two or three days.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:49 AM   #17
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We travel for half of each year and never know where we'll be when we need another basic chassis service. With one exception, every WallMart we've stopped at that has a 15' high door service bay has been able to perform this service work. The one WM that wouldn't service the rig said " We don't have a specification for torquing the oil pan drain plug so we can't do the service."

You may need to back the rig out of the service bay. WM has been "improving" the service bay capabilities and they've told the stores that after the improvement, they can't drive a heavy vehicle forward out of the bay because the grate they install over the new channel in the concrete won't support the heavy vehicle's weight.

One WM even loaned me an oil collection bin so I could change the generator oil. I always carry a spare filter for the generator because it's one part that can only be obtained from an RV dealer.

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Old 08-12-2016, 09:00 AM   #18
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my local ford dealer will not do oil changes on my 31' mh as their bays are too tight to get mine on a lift. ok, i understand that but they also refuse to do the old fashioned way of getting under with a creeper as the ground may be damp or dirty? wth? found an independant repair shop that has no problem laying on their back.
Sometimes this is insurance company and/or lawyer driven requirement these days, especially with a big corporation like Ford as opposed to a mom & pop shop.
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Check with Broadway Ford in downtown St. Louis if you decide on the Ford chassis. They should be able to take care of you.
I'd check with them too. Just south of downtown St. Louis in the soulard area. Also, Byerly RV in Eureka, MO has a lot of bays and can handle the bigger rigs. They're very good to work with.
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