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Old 07-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #99
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I have read this thread with great interest. and am in agreement with almost all. but I have to add my two cents in here,

I payed a lot of for my unit and would pay more If I knew that what I paid for was the best that could be done. at 110 to 125 bucks and hour I expect the Best PERIOD! Well I can expect all I want because most places doing repairs are interested in being paid not quality of the service they provide.

I recently had water leaks repaired in my unit, it turned into a major piece of work and most of the pipes were replaced. I would have done the job myself but as it turned out the insurance company paid for it to the tune of $5000 and and more than two months of down time for me.

Not only did the INSUR. co. get ripped off, the quality of workmanship was deplorable. junk was laying underneath things that you wouldn't normally see. the pipes were assembled crooked and caused wall panels to stick out for lack of room, wood panels were laying in place in a over lapping manner, but the nail in the coffin was the water heater being reinstalled and not sealed, so at the first rain I had a small flood. I only mentioned some of the problems, so when asked if I do my own work? you bet!

I could go on for a much longer time on this subject without mentioning the theft of items from my unit. all this in four months of ownership.
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Sorry to hear all this bad news...do you think the dealer's people stole things from your rig as well? If so, who was it?
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:37 PM   #101
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I have read this thread with great interest. and am in agreement with almost all. but I have to add my two cents in here,
I could go on for a much longer time on this subject without mentioning the theft of items from my unit. all this in four months of ownership.
Pretty sad story, WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SHOP ?
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Much less aggrivation for me to do the work myself. I fix my own cars, built my own house and did all these things because I couldnt afford to pay someone else.

These days I often choose to pay one of my friends kids to come give me a hand with it. That way I control what is done, assure its done the way that I want it done and dictate the quality of work. Not to mention the kids get to make some money and learn something along the way.

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Old 07-11-2011, 08:48 AM   #103
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I have done exactly as you, and for the same reasons. the results is I am totally out of debt. the only money I owe is on this motor home. The sad part is, it is very hard to find reliable help and few have any idea what quality or pride of workmanship is. they destroy your tools and leave a mess.

I would take Great pleasure telling the name of the dealer that did the work on my unit, and was warned not to go there.

I can't prove all of what i said. so for now I will let sleeping dogs lay. but I don't live to far from Buda Tex.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:16 AM   #104
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When I searched for and bought our MH I got lots of advice from my older brother. (He owns a Class A) Some items that make my current rig easier to work on are....
1. Cummins diesel pusher 2. Side radiator. 3. Side, rear and top access to engine and transmission.
With this configuration most maitenance is easy to do. Anything that requires lifting the MH are left to the professional heavy truck repair shops. I know this may not help your situation but it is something that I thought about before our recent move from 5th wheeler to MH.
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Much less aggrivation for me to do the work myself. I fix my own cars, built my own house and did all these things because I couldnt afford to pay someone else.

These days I often choose to pay one of my friends kids to come give me a hand with it. That way I control what is done, assure its done the way that I want it done and dictate the quality of work. Not to mention the kids get to make some money and learn something along the way.

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Hotrotica

I have done exactly as you, and for the same reasons. the results is I am totally out of debt. the only money I owe is on this motor home. The sad part is, it is very hard to find reliable help and few have any idea what quality or pride of workmanship is. they destroy your tools and leave a mess.

I would take Great pleasure telling the name of the dealer that did the work on my unit, and was warned not to go there.

I can't prove all of what i said. so for now I will let sleeping dogs lay. but I don't live to far from Buda Tex.
Who warned you about what. If nothing else they were sloppy. Are you telling me that you can't say who did the work. If I remember my history, Texas is part of the USA and therefore you have fredom of speech.
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