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Old 10-21-2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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Smog check - first one on my used MH

My RV is due for it's smog check (the first one for me since owning the RV) and I'm wondering where everyone goes for the smog check? For a little background, my RV is a 1997 with the 460. I'm located in Southern California. Most gas stations that I would typically go to don't have the space for the RV. I'm also assuming that the RV does not need to go on the dyno roller and is only tested at idle and reving the engine? Is that correct? Does anyone have any recommendations for a shop in Southern California (Orange County area)? Anything you do to prepare the RV for the check? Mine has had a tune up and runs well. My RV did not come from the factory with a catalytic converter, so I'm hoping they know about that. It does have a sticker in the engine compartment.

Thanks again for any suggestions/recommendations.

1997 Thor Residency 3650 - 460, F53, Tag Axle and 2 slides, Banks Power Pack & Transcommander!!
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
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Call local dmv and ask them.

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Old 10-21-2014, 09:20 AM   #3
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Run the engine as hot as you can get it, incld the A/C.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:49 PM   #4
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If you are near Garden Grove, some friends of ours have taken their older gasser to Auto Research Center. They were telling us that they've met the owner and it seems to be an honest shop. I personally haven't used them for anything but you might want to check them out. Here's their website and contact information:

Auto Research Center

It looks as if they offer some kind of a coupon discount from the link at the bottom of the page.
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:34 PM   #5
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If you don't mind driving to Corona, I've used the Mobil station off Cajalco/Eagle Glen parkway. Plenty of room for my 2007 National Dolphin and the tech really seems to know what he is doing.
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