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Old 01-12-2019, 08:16 PM   #1
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Georgia service place for workhorse chassis

I have a 2003 Holiday Rambler Vacationer with a Workhorse Chassis. I recently developed a leaking grease seal on the rear axle. We live outside of Carrollton, Georgia and a reputable mobile repairman suggested I use Triangle Fleet Repair in Carrollton. I took the coach there and they stayed in touch w/me as they repaired the axle leak. They called me to advise the bearings on the leaking side were galled and defective.

They suggested the bearings on the other side should be evaluated. Well, they were galled also. Fortunately, the rear end gears were not damaged.

These folks saved us from a breakdown on the road!

They also found an exhaust leak and repaired it.

I had them grease the chassis. I was told it appeared this was the 1ST time it had been lubricated. I also had them change out the fuel filter.

In addition I had them install a 6-pin connection for towing a tow dolly. They did a great job and put the wires in a loom.

I will take the MH back to them for transmission service when the coach hits 25,000 miles on the clock & a tune up. It currently has 23,600 miles and was neglected by the 2 previous owners. They just simply didn't do the preventative care.

I feel these guys know their way around this chassis. I will be trusting it's maintenance to them, because at 74 y.o. I'm too old to do it.

I just thought I would share my experience with these follks should someone in my area need to service their MH. These folks are pros and honest. They keep you informed of the repairs and document it on the final billl. There are no surprises!
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:30 PM   #2
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It's nice to find a place you can trust. I too have a good Workhorse dealer and consider myself lucky. I had my rear driver's side seal replaced about 10 years ago.

On your Allison 1000 transmission....it came with Dexron iii and was supposed to be changed every 25,000 miles or two years along with the spin on oil filter it uses. That filter should have been changed after the first 5,000 miles.

I change all my fluids myself and got tired of changing transmission fluid. It actually requires draining the transmission, filling it and then running it for about 20 miles and then drain it again.

That's because it holds about 13 quarts and only about 11 quarts drain out...torque converter holds the res

Two years ago I switched to Allison's recommended Transynd fluid which will go many years and miles between changes. I'm 74 too and tired of crawling around under there like you said.

I suggest you switch to Transynd and do NOT have a power flush done. Allison says do not do a power flush. Also have the spin-on transmission filter changed. It will require two changes of fluid to get you completly converted to Transynd.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:22 AM   #3
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It's nice to find a place you can trust. I too have a good Workhorse dealer and consider myself lucky. I had my rear driver's side seal replaced about 10 years ago.

On your Allison 1000 transmission....it came with Dexron iii and was supposed to be changed every 25,000 miles or two years along with the spin on oil filter it uses. That filter should have been changed after the first 5,000 miles.

I change all my fluids myself and got tired of changing transmission fluid. It actually requires draining the transmission, filling it and then running it for about 20 miles and then drain it again.

That's because it holds about 13 quarts and only about 11 quarts drain out...torque converter holds the res

Two years ago I switched to Allison's recommended Transynd fluid which will go many years and miles between changes. I'm 74 too and tired of crawling around under there like you said.

I suggest you switch to Transynd and do NOT have a power flush done. Allison says do not do a power flush. Also have the spin-on transmission filter changed. It will require two changes of fluid to get you completly converted to Transynd.

Arch --- Thank you very much for the valuable information. I wasn't aware of the transynd fluid, but will use it. I will tell them NO power flush. This shop does a lot commercial work on large, heavy trucks, so they are aware of big stuff.


Age is slowing me down. I wasn't aware of the changes associated w/aging. Boy does it ever slow me down -- esp. the "ritis" brothers. I now only do the "fun" easier work on stuff here and rely more on others for repairs.



I am a firm believer in taking care of our rolling stock. If you take care of it, then it will take care of you. I doubt the 1ST transmission oil change was ever done. They have caused me to deal w/the maintenance items these previous knuckleheads failed to do.
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