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Old 07-31-2015, 03:18 PM   #29
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With the brakes, let's not overlook the possibility of rust. I don't know how far you drove it, but while sitting, particularly if it is humid, the brakes can get a pretty good coating of iron oxide....rust. This can happen in a week around here. If you just drove it around the campground or the block, the rust may not have knocked off yet. It can sound like grinding until it does. Now if you drove it around in town for 20 minutes and made several stops or even just one from highway speed, the rust ought to be gone.
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specifics would be helpful, what type of work needed, what company is you warranty with, etc?
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Yes, thats the main issue we have.
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One of the "main issues" you HAD was lack of specifics.
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Jenna, I think the best suggestion I've heard so far for your noises while turning left or right is the fellow who suggested checking your hydraulic fluid. I had not thought of that. The reservoir is typically in the rear and is a large, vertical cylinder with a fill cap and dipstick on top. If you indeed had run low on fluid, even after refilling, your steering gear's hydraulic system may need to be bled of air bubbles--too lengthy a subject until you determine if that is the problem. Also, if you ran low, it is most likely that you have a leak.

Brake noises--I'm not sure about your model of coach, but the great majority of them had drum brakes, and the condition of the linings, and sometimes the drums, can be seen on most of them without removing anything. Someone would have to check that for you. If they are indeed disk brakes, the inspection is even easier.

I think everyone is trying hard to help you, but diagnosing noises through email can be very difficult. You seem like a very resourceful lady. Hang in there, and I'm sure the folks here will help you reach some kind of resolution for your problems.
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Jenna, I think the best suggestion I've heard so far for your noises while turning left or right is the fellow who suggested checking your hydraulic fluid. I had not thought of that. The reservoir is typically in the rear and is a large, vertical cylinder with a fill cap and dipstick on top. If you indeed had run low on fluid, even after refilling, your steering gear's hydraulic system may need to be bled of air bubbles--too lengthy a subject
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Bleeding the air from my power steering/power brake booster system is easily accomplished by turning the wheels fully to the left and fully to the right a few times after "topping off" the hydraulic reservoir with Dexron III ATF, (Automatic Transmission Fluid).
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:52 AM   #33
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Jenna:

There's a company along SR-20 as you approach Sedro Wolley from Burlington called "JR's RV Maintenance & Repair". It's just before the traffic lights at the McDonalds on the north side of the highway.

The building looks a bit ramshackle, but that's because their money goes into their people. Everything we had done on our Georgetown in the four years we owned it was really well done and reasonably priced. IMO, it's one of the best RV service places in Washington. I have no connection with the outfit except for my opinion on their quality, particularly as we no longer have the RV!
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JennaBoo, good morning! Hope this finds you well. The preceeding post by FrankDamp jogged my memory. That place he called out in Sedro Wooley
was the one I was trying to think of earlier. I've heard some good stuff
about this service: JR's RV Maintenance & repair
1162 State Route 20 & Sedro Wooley
360-854-9722
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They do a bit of everything RV. Might be able to come to you, if you call.

Also right in Burlington is: Action RV
They have mobile RV service! Will come to you! Also
also shop repairs.
10757 District Line Road in Burlington
360-757-7873
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I would advise calling someone, DO NOT bring up the warranty. Have them come to you, examine your coach, find out whats wrong and needed, and give estimate first. If its in your financial "range" go ahead, and deal with it, then settle with warranty folks later.Keep all reciepts of course.
Who's to say? You may get lucky and find its something relatively simple. At least you'll know. Good luck!
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If you have "warranty" work done before the "warranty" company approves it, they will never pay. Every "warranty" company I know of requires prior authorization before the repairs start.

Just another opinion.
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You should use this month that you cannot travel to learn about your coach. Tons of information online, study how it is made, study schematics, learn terminology, study all manuals associated with the vehicle.

In short, help yourself.

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I would advise calling someone, DO NOT bring up the warranty. Have them come to you, examine your coach, find out whats wrong and needed, and give estimate first. If its in your financial "range" go ahead, and deal with it, then settle with warranty folks later.Keep all reciepts of course.
Who's to say? You may get lucky and find its something relatively simple. At least you'll know. Good luck!
I agree to a point. Get the estimate, THEN call the warranty company, tell them that since they could not provide you with a company they would work with, YOU found one, YOU got the estimate, and now all they have to do is agree to pay for the repairs. If they balk, DO contact the WA State Attorney General's office. They should be a LOT of help! Don't let the warranty company, who is in the business to deny ALL claims if they can to set the rules. Be courteous, write down everything they say, or better yet correspond via e-mail and if something comes up that you don't agree with, just let them know you disagree and will be asking the AG's (attorney general) which interpretation they agree with. Odds are once you actually open a case with the AG, the warranty company will honor their contract. That being said, and not having seen you contract, and not knowing exactly what is says in black and white, they probably WON'T pay for anything they don't have to, and neither should they. I'm just saying that you need to keep them honest and hold them to whatever contract you have with them.
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This would be so much simpler without the warranty company. Sorry for your troubles.
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Jenna, I think the best suggestion I've heard so far for your noises while turning left or right is the fellow who suggested checking your hydraulic fluid. I had not thought of that. The reservoir is typically in the rear and is a large, vertical cylinder with a fill cap and dipstick on top. If you indeed had run low on fluid, even after refilling, your steering gear's hydraulic system may need to be bled of air bubbles--too lengthy a subject until you determine if that is the problem. Also, if you ran low, it is most likely that you have a leak.

Brake noises--I'm not sure about your model of coach, but the great majority of them had drum brakes, and the condition of the linings, and sometimes the drums, can be seen on most of them without removing anything. Someone would have to check that for you. If they are indeed disk brakes, the inspection is even easier.

I think everyone is trying hard to help you, but diagnosing noises through email can be very difficult. You seem like a very resourceful lady. Hang in there, and I'm sure the folks here will help you reach some kind of resolution for your problems.
Thank you soo much. Youguys are awesome.as to what type of breaks, all I know is that they are air, I guess. Its a 37 ft diesel pusher safari. The noise is constant, it started while going over stevens pass and has continued. The creaking when turning wheal started shortley thereafter and has gotten worse,to where I will not drive it for fear of death...im parked right now for appr. A month while dealing with fam emerg. I am safe as well. Thank you all so very much. As I said in previous post, will be taking her to Freightliner when im able, thankfullyafter being refused about a hundred and eight times they are willing to repair and work with warranty. So thank heavens! You guys are so helpful, thank you for taking the time and effort to help me.I will def. Come back and let you all know what happens when this newest crisis is resolved. Much love and sincere prayers to all who were so nice to me, and willing to help.
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Jenna:

There's a company along SR-20 as you approach Sedro Wolley from Burlington called "JR's RV Maintenance & Repair". It's just before the traffic lights at the McDonalds on the north side of the highway.

The building looks a bit ramshackle, but that's because their money goes into their people. Everything we had done on our Georgetown in the four years we owned it was really well done and reasonably priced. IMO, it's one of the best RV service places in Washington. I have no connection with the outfit except for my opinion on their quality, particularly as we no longer have the RV!
Oh. My goodness thank you so very much! I will def check them out. , I dont recal them being one we contacted, not easy to do when not familiar with area any longer, damn yellow pages... lol. Ty !!! ;-)
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Jenna since the issue is a strange noise under some conditions perhaps an MP3 recording, commented upon, of the sounds it makes when driving woudl be more helpful than a photo.

One thing to consider.. Most strange sounds are indicative of approaching failure but, unless they have been around a while, not impending doom. The kind of sounds you described I would be willing to drive it to the shop. And I see someone has recommended one of the top RV shops in the US (Brazills if I did not mispell it)
Alas I'm not in a position to assist you just now.
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You're probably going to take it to Valley Freightliner's Mt. Vernon location on Jacks Lane (click), or so I assume? And if so, you can trust them. I've used them for several things (mainly, warranty issues on my FCCC motorhome chassis) and even though they are a Freightliner dealer, they work on all brands of trucks. They are pretty good at diagnosing suspension and front-end problems as they worked tirelessly on fixing a steering pull and drifting I had.

So even if you can't get down to Brazels ...they are about 150 miles from Burlington in Centralia and you'd have to go through the Everett/Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia corridor to get to them which has some of the worst traffic congestion in the country (so you'd have to plan on at least a 3 and 1/2-hour drive during non-peak times), you'll be in good hands with Valley as they're one of the better Freightliner shops I've been to.

They are also have the "Oasis" Freightliner designation (click) which means they are motorhome accommodating. They will let you stay overnight in their yard (no hookups, however) for as long as you need to in order to fix the rig as they are open 24-hours a day during the week. Their location in Mt. Vernon is the only Oasis designated Freightliner shop in Washington state. But again, even with your Roadmaster chassis, they'll treat you well.


edit to add: maybe they do now have electrical hookups as their webpage says under amenities "30/50 Amp RV Service"
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