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Old 06-17-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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We recently bought our first RV a Winnebago Brave 2002 34d about three weeks ago. Has been used with 13,924 miles.

We started out in Virginia planning our move to Washington State.
Well we made it a couple days and a tire blew out on us and apparently the sway bar is broken. At the moment we are at Hickory Hollow campgrounds in North Utica, Illinois. Been calling everywhere with no luck at all finding anyone to repair/replace it.

We are basically stranded inIllinois.

Apparently when the ads says "complete RV repair" it's not true.

So If anyone knows anyone around this area to fix a Sway bar/chassis On a Winnebago Brave 2002. Please let us know. We would greatly appreciate your help.
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We recently bought our first RV a Winnebago Brave 2002 34d about three weeks ago. Has been used with 13,924 miles.

We started out in Virginia planning our move to Washington State.
Well we made it a couple days and a tire blew out on us and apparently the sway bar is broken. At the moment we are at Hickory Hollow campgrounds in North Utica, Illinois. Been calling everywhere with no luck at all finding anyone to repair/replace it.

We are basically stranded inIllinois.

Apparently when the ads says "complete RV repair" it's not true.

So If anyone knows anyone around this area to fix a Sway bar/chassis On a Winnebago Brave 2002. Please let us know. We would greatly appreciate your help.
Do you have any type of road side emergency coverage, Good Sam, Coach net, AAA or through your auto, MH insurance coverage. If so they should be able to locate service. You can also check with the RV park you are in our others near by to see if they have a listing of RV repair shops. Hope this helps
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complete rv repair may not mean chassis repair.Check around for a truck repair shop or a dealer for your chassis type
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How did it seem to drive with the broken sway bar? Rather than being stranded, unless it's all over the road, I think I'd be making my way toward destination with a Google search and some calls for a replacement somewhere along the way.
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Welcome to the forums and sorry to hear about your problems. But there has been some good advice. If it's drivable, I'd continue on my trip even at a slower speed until you can google and find a reputable truck repair shop. call your auto insurance company as they may be able to guide you in the right direction.
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What chassis do you have? Workhorse? Maybe these guys have something that could help you. 1109-116 - Precision Frame & Alignment - Online Store This is for a P32 Workhorse.
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How did it seem to drive with the broken sway bar? Rather than being stranded, unless it's all over the road, I think I'd be making my way toward destination with a Google search and some calls for a replacement somewhere along the way.

Oh no it's not all over the road we were just hoping to go ahead get it fixed now. We have called everywhere local including the places the campgrounds gave us but no one does that type of work. But we did find a place in Iowa so it looks like we might just go there and get the work done.
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Welcome to the forums and sorry to hear about your problems. But there has been some good advice. If it's drivable, I'd continue on my trip even at a slower speed until you can google and find a reputable truck repair shop. call your auto insurance company as they may be able to guide you in the right direction.
We called our insurance but the only places they listed for us were all the places that does not do that type of repairs. We found a place in Iowa though just a few hours away
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Do you have any type of road side emergency coverage, Good Sam, Coach net, AAA or through your auto, MH insurance coverage. If so they should be able to locate service. You can also check with the RV park you are in our others near by to see if they have a listing of RV repair shops. Hope this helps
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Welcome to the forums and sorry to hear about your problems. But there has been some good advice. If it's drivable, I'd continue on my trip even at a slower speed until you can google and find a reputable truck repair shop. call your auto insurance company as they may be able to guide you in the right direction.
It definitely drivable. Insurance gave us a listing but no one on the list dies that work. We did google it and found someone in Iowa to help us just a few hours away.
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You might try an independent truck repair shop....I don't know what chassis you have, truck repair might be able to help you
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Have you called Winnabago for suggestions?
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What chassis you have is helpful to know. If it's Ford for example you should be looking for a Ford truck repair facility.
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