Over 2 weeks starting the weekend of the 4th of July my family and I took a trip with the MH to Charleston SC from Detroit. The trip down was great with a stop at Shawnee State Park in OH for a few days.
We stayed on James Island at a county park. It was a very nice stay and Charleston is a great city. The problem started when we were leaving to head to Myrtle Beach for 4 days. We had snaked a 4 day reservation at Ocean Lakes on the beach.
The problems started when we left Charleston. About 10 miles out of town on US 17 going to Myrtle we had a brake caliper fail to release and almost had a brake fire. Lots of smoke but no flames.
One of the problems we ran into was finding someone to tow it. And also finding someone to work on it. I have AAA plus RV and they bent over backwards to find someone to tow and work on it. We finally did get someone but it was far from a dealership-like shop.
Now I was very skeptical about Henry's Garage, but they went over and above to get us moving but it still took 3 days, custom made brake lines, and we ended up having to give up on making it to Myrtle Beach.
There must be a better way of getting Road Side assistance and to a more qualified shop. Henry did a professional job and did get us moving but I think he was in alittle over his head with finding parts. But I ultimately payed $800 for 2 calipers, Severe sevice pads, wheel bearings, custom brake lines, and resurfacing of the rotors. Not bad at all. AAA payed for the towing even though Henry wasn't a AAA tower.
My MH is on a 97' P32 Chevy Chassis. You would think a Chevy dealer would be of some assistance. NOPE!!! None what so ever. They wouldn't even recommend someone or try to talk to GM to try and find us a qualified dealer. Even after I explained to them I'm sitting on the side of the road, It's 95 degrees out, and I have a disabled wife. Great customer service Rick Hendrick Chevy.
Yes, the Rick Hendrick NASCAR team owner for Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Dale Ernhardt Jr. and Jimmy Johnson.
There must be a better way.