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Old 06-30-2011, 11:30 PM   #15
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I do everything to my coach except alignments or similar. I did use Speedco once while on a trip. My OCD got the better of me and I didnt want to wait to get home a couple of months later. I found them to be very professional. I never left their side and they did everything right, they used Fleetguard filters, hit all of the grease zerks without me pointing them out (except the hydraulic fan, which I did have to point out... and I had to insist on letting me raise the front end so they could hit the kingpins.)

I did have a couple of concerns, they wouldn't do the fuel filter on the generator, they didn't have an oil filter for it, they were hesitant to properly lube the kingpins, and they pre-filled the filter (which is SOP for my application -- no lift pump) but just filled it in the center hole. I made them throw the filter out, plug the center hole and fill with the outer holes.

I'm of the belief, nobody will treat your coach as well as you can/will. They're good, as mentioned, as a last resort, but I'm particular who I let touch my coach!
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:32 AM   #16
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SpeedCo use

Hi All,
I have used SpeedCo for years, and have never had a problem. I get a service done once a year and everything has worked out well.
I find that they do good competent work, relatively quickly, and the price is OK with me. There are bunches of them, all over, so never a problem finding one when it's time for a change. I have used them all over America.
I don't watch them, or chase them around or get into the pit, I just let them do what they do.
No complaints from me.
My Cat C-12 uses 9 gallons of oil, and they have always had the filters required for a service.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:12 AM   #17
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No! They had no way to lift the coach since it was sitting over "the pit" and they certainly never went inside to turn the wheel.

Rick

I have seen places that could lift the vehicle even when "over the pit"

One pit design I saw had what I call a "Waffle floor" this is the very high traction metal squares (hard to descrie) the oil and grease fell into the holes to the concrete below and was cleaned away often, you walked about an inch above the concrete on steel flooring. Flat soul shoes are best on this surface, soft like tennies even better as they really grip a floor like that (Think pebbles)
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:09 PM   #18
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My first Speedco visit today. Milan NM exit 79 on I 40 east of Albuquerque. Very pleased, fast, courteous service. The techs and office personnel were great, the price was right. Only get this way once in a while but will stop again.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:53 PM   #19
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I have used Speedco twice. The first visit sold me for life, the second turned me off them for life. Last week I took my Dynasty to them for an oil & filter change, While trying to remove the fuel filter on my Cummins ISC, the tech shorted his wrench against the hot starter post, twice. It took a mobile tech two hours before the engine would start again. There were greasy marks on both ends of the coach. After 6-1/2 hours, I finally drove away under my own power.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:25 PM   #20
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I used the Speedco in Carmel Church, VA. Not good.

Only had them change the oil and oil filter and had them grease the chassis.

19 qts oil and a filter cost me $192. Next day when I was home I crawled under and checked the grease fittings, they didn't grease anything but the tie rod ends.

I usually do all this by myself but was pressed for time. Never again. I was ripped off.

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Old 09-28-2011, 06:34 PM   #21
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I stopped at the speedco in Ashtabula Oh ( on I 90 ) on the way home from Madison Wi.
I must have cought them on an off day . No fuel filters, ( suggested I go to the TA and bring one back) no oil filter, and wasn't sure on price .They did not seem interested in taking care of the RV and this with 3 bays empty. I thanked them for their time and left. I had job done at home by a local independent shop . I also emailed them twice and never got a response.
Results at Speedco seem to be mixed . If I go back it would be to a shop that other RV'ers have had good results at..
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:28 PM   #22
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Speedco is no different from any other business, the quality and competency of the local management makes all the difference.

Was at their Brunswick, Georgia location last week for my 3rd visit to this location. Excellent attention to detail, 2 techs worked on the coach for a little over an hour.

Same manager as the first 2 visits.

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Old 10-02-2011, 07:56 PM   #23
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Thanks 'FormerBoater'. Others have had good experiences too.. I think it may be time to make a list of recommended locations
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #24
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We have had good luck at the Brunswick, GA, Speedco also.
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I stopped at the speedco in Ashtabula Oh ( on I 90 ) on the way home from Madison Wi.
I must have cought them on an off day . No fuel filters, ( suggested I go to the TA and bring one back) no oil filter, and wasn't sure on price .They did not seem interested in taking care of the RV and this with 3 bays empty. I thanked them for their time and left. I had job done at home by a local independent shop . I also emailed them twice and never got a response.
Results at Speedco seem to be mixed . If I go back it would be to a shop that other RV'ers have had good results at..
Similar to my experience at the Denver location
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