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Old 05-05-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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Generator Repair

Has anyone out there had any experience having work done on their RV by the Camping World in Junction City Oregon? Our generator has stopped working and needs to be repaired. We have the GS extended Policy and one of the reasons I am leaning towards using camping world is that they will honor their warrantied work nation wide. Any feed back will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Old 05-05-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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What brand generator is it?

I've never seen a camping world qualified to work on that kind of stuff. If I had a problem with my onan (owned by cummins now) it would go to an authorized cummins service center for repair.

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Old 05-09-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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Thanks Jim. Our generator is a Generac. I got in touch with with a certified mobile Generac repairman and he is currently in the process of repairing it. His estimate was considerably less than camping worlds, and he can do the repairs at our campsite. Thanks for the reply!
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:57 AM   #4
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Glad you found a good mechanic.

When we purchased our used motorhome the seller told us the Onan had a problem and would not hold RPM, it would surge up and down. Camping world told him the governor was bad and the repair was going to be over a grand.

I found a local Onan repair guy on craigslist of all places. He came out to my house, pulled the carb, cleaned the screen and the jets and adjusted it. Had it done in about 20 minutes and charged me $100.

The furnace also had an issue. It would run once and not come back on. You had to move the thermostat down and back up before it would run again. CW replaced the control board and fan and told him they could not figure out what was wrong. The real problem was corroded contacts on the cheap thermostat. I bought a nice digital one at home depot for $20. Furnace works great.

Bottom line is that you are better off finding someone that knows the particular subsystem you need repaired. A general repair facility like CW is ok for routine maintenance or doing remove and replace. I don't think I will ever trust them to do diagnostics.
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If you are ok with high school kids turning wrench on things they don't understand... CW will work just fine except for they will charge you more than if you had qualified mechs working on your equipment who do understand it.
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wow lotta of good advice here!!!

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