On a recent trip to Brown County Indiana (Nashville), we had unhitched the toad and I fired up the Cummins to maneuver to a better position on our campsite. Unfortunately, my starter shorted out and it just kept on spinning that big old Cummins 6 cylinder even with me holding the ignition keys in my hand.
wife and I desperately attempted to disconnect the cranking batteries, but alas, the starter committed suicide--spun so long the outer casing glowed red
Exasperated, we trudged up the the campground office (Last Resort RV Park - Nashville) and the owners gave a a business card of someone to call: Axsom's Diesel Repair. As it was early Friday evening, I left a message and before long the owner, Paul Axsom, called me back.
Because it wasn't an emergency, Paul and son showed up bright and early Saturday, diagnosed the problem (along with the cause of the short), load tested my cranking batteries, found a new replacement starter (under $200), installed it, tested everything, and we were back in business. The labor charges were very reasonable and my confidence in Paul's service (he's a master certified diesel mechanic) is second to none.
So if you push or pull a motorhome with a diesel and you're planning a trip to Southern Indiana (highly recommended), write these numbers down:
Axsom's Diesel Repair (Paul) 812-361-5648, 812-837-9199
Last Resort RV Park (Dottie), Nashville, IN 812-988-4675
You just never know when you might need some excellent service.