Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
Wizard's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Home on the hill in Georgia
Posts: 2,334
CW battery inspection

Got a flyer in the mail today from Camping World. There is a RV Service Coupon for a battery inspection. Only $25.19, Reg price $59.99

I suppose they don't know that Advance Auto will inspect then for FREE. They will also test them and the charging system. They will also replace a bad battery for FREE if you buy the battery from them.


Jerry & Patsy Potter, Taz & Jake Jr.
2000 Winnebago Journey
2006 Ford Explorer 4X4
Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-06-2015, 05:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
Rich and Cork's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,020
One battery in a car is a trivial job. Six or more batteries in a motorhome is a lot more entailed.

What do you think your time is worth?

2001 34' Alpine Coach
2008 Jeep Rubicon or 2012 Ford F150 4x4 Lariat towds
or a couple of different trailers
Retired in Apple Valley, California
Rich and Cork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 06:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 21,174
Good point.. When I have needed battery replacement the testing was done for free..... However... I have my own tester.

Fact: FIrst 2 and 4th of five times my Chassis battery symptomed dead, it passed load test with flying color GREEN 3rd time I'd left the headlights on but got it quickly recharged (Had to jump start the ONAN though)
5th time it failed so I pulled it and set it on the counter at the DEKA store.. They showed only 50% cranking capacity.. new one was like 110 or 120% OEM cranking capacity (Still good)

House batteries.. Same kind of thing.. They filed my test in the campground.. This time I drove the motor home to the deka store and they helped me change 'em out.. (The new ones are just a bit more than I can lift up into the tray... (If I made major changes, which I'm in the process of making. I likely could lift them OUT of the tray and drop in new ones but just now that path is not open got to lift them INTO the tray)

THey are also bigger. than the OEM.s
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2015, 10:11 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Posts: 248
Based entirely on the experiences my Dad had with Camping World, I wouldn't trust them to inspect my windshield for bugs, let alone my battery system!

Maybe your local CW is better than the one in San Bernardino, CA. Even so, I'd be leery!
SilverBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2015, 10:28 AM   #5
Senior Member
mel s's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,546
Originally Posted by SilverBob View Post
Based entirely on the experiences my Dad had with Camping World, I wouldn't trust them to inspect my windshield for bugs, let alone my battery system!
Maybe your local CW is better than the one in San Bernardino, CA. Even so, I'd be leery!

Why doesn't surprise me that CW is sending out coupons for an "Only $25.19, (Reg price $59.99). Battery Insection".... which is a service most battery stores/sellers will do for FREE...(no coupon needed).

'96 Safari
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2015, 10:40 AM   #6
Senior Member
Rexhall Owners Group
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Auburndale, Florida
Posts: 183
ALL their service prices are out of this world. Toilet installation, $134.00 for instance. You can buy the toilet cheaper than that on Amazon.
Mick & Vonna, 1999 Rexhall Rexair
GRUU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2015, 11:52 AM   #7
Senior Member
530ktm's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,188
Camping World for RV's seems to be the same as Pep Boys for automobiles, I would not take anything to either of them.
2014 Itasca Sunova 33C towing a Jeep TJ Wrangler
530ktm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2015, 07:42 PM   #8
Senior Member
djbmsu's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Charlotte Harbor, FL
Posts: 1,792
Camping worlds reputation proceeds them across the country !

Don and Nancy
[2014 40QBH Phaeton, 2015 Buick Enclave, 2yr old sisters Sara n Kaycee, Havanese, Two Segways
djbmsu is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Large power draw on chassis battery '94 Kountry Star omegacanuck Newmar Owner's Forum 54 01-31-2016 08:22 PM
Battery Isolator slickest1 Monaco Owner's Forum 1 03-03-2015 02:00 AM
Pre-purchase Inspection Reveals $30k in Hidden Defects Ron_H iRV2.com General Discussion 46 10-04-2014 12:57 PM
Help Diagnosing Battery Isolator Relay RustyTravelr Class A Motorhome Discussions 13 09-06-2014 07:59 PM
Battery Control Center Problems jbrinsfi RV Systems & Appliances 9 05-26-2014 02:08 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.