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Old 08-08-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
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Where to get a big RV serviced, chassis wise

Looking to buy a large chassis class super c. Interested in a Dynamax Isata 5. It is 36 feet long and over 19000 lbs. It has a Dodge 5500 chassis. Also looking at a Thor Fourwinds with a 550 Ford chassis. Currently driving a Forest River Solera on a Mercedes chassis. My question is where would you take this large chassis vehicle for warranty service. My Mercedes dealer works on my 24 foot Sprinter on the parking lot. An oil change and tire rotation took 5 hours. Who's gonna work on a 36 footer. I live in the St. Louis area.
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Looking to buy a large chassis class super c. Interested in a Dynamax Isata 5. It is 36 feet long and over 19000 lbs. It has a Dodge 5500 chassis. Also looking at a Thor Fourwinds with a 550 Ford chassis. Currently driving a Forest River Solera on a Mercedes chassis. My question is where would you take this large chassis vehicle for warranty service. My Mercedes dealer works on my 24 foot Sprinter on the parking lot. An oil change and tire rotation took 5 hours. Who's gonna work on a 36 footer. I live in the St. Louis area.
I can't help you with your area but if you are buying new and your RV dealer can't service them you will have to call a Dodge dealer and a Ford dealer. Most will not be able to lift your RV but they should know which dealers can lift and do warranty work. You may have to drive a distance for warranty work.

Look up some large truck service outfits, some will be willng to work on your RV.

I expect that you will receive some specific suggestions on this forum soon.

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Old 08-09-2016, 08:25 PM   #3
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Don't know about Dodge... but Ford has heavy truck service centers that can handle the RV's. They aren't everywhere but there are quite a few out there. I know mine services a wide range of vehicles and I am sure a Dodge would not faze them a bit. I take my Subaru (company car) to the local Ford QuickLane all the time. (half the cost of Subaru dealer and twice as fast )

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Inland Truck Parts, (ITP), services a lot of big RV's. There is one located in St Charles, Mo.
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I forgot to mention that my Ford dealer serviced my Sunseeker and now my Dynamax REV. They can lift most class C RV chassis.

And as mentioned the price is better, they offer service with a smile and a thank you and no long wait for an appointment.
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Fords go up to the 750.. So they can service the bigger rigs.

The 5500 is the biggest ram.
It's not always the lifting of the hoist, but it's the height that is usually an issue as well.

When I was at ford, the biggest thing I worked on was an F550 dump truck.

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Fords go up to the 750.. So they can service the bigger rigs.

The 5500 is the biggest ram.
It's not always the lifting of the hoist, but it's the height that is usually an issue as well.

When I was at ford, the biggest thing I worked on was an F550 dump truck.

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Yeah in most places that I encountered it was the height of the bay door and the bay ceiling that limited what they could lift. tire stores were usually the weight.
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Get the 800 service phone number for the units that you are looking at and call them. When I needed warranty work on my Georgetown I called the Ford 800 number that was provided. They connected me with the Ford RV help line who gave me a Ford dealer that was also a medium truck dealer. They took care of my problem.
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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.
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Ford has a toll free number dedicated to motorhome assistance. It's 800-444-3311. They will find an authorized Ford facility that will service their chassis. The number is in the Owner's Guide.

Hopefully you will be as lucky as we have been. Our Ford E450 Sunseeker, which we purchased new, is now 6 years old with nearly 50,000 miles. It never had a warranty-related problem.
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