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Old 08-06-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 08-06-2015, 05:18 PM   #2
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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?

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Old 08-06-2015, 06:14 PM   #3
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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
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:11 AM   #4
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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!
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:28 AM   #5
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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).

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Old 08-07-2015, 10:40 AM   #6
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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.
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Camping World for RV's seems to be the same as Pep Boys for automobiles, I would not take anything to either of them.
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Camping worlds reputation proceeds them across the country !

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