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Old 04-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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What to look for in a new mechanic.

We just recently bought our "new to us" class A gasser. We had it serviced at the Winnebago Dealer and while I have no specific complaints, I wasn't overly impressed either. I want to find a good mechanic to have as my go-to-guy. I read the online reviews and have it narrowed down to a few places based on those reviews.
So what are good things to look for, questions to ask, things to consider when choosing a tech and his shop?
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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I use two different guys. I use a mobile truck mech for mechanical and service and a mobile RV Tech for the coach. Works well for me.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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I use two different guys. I use a mobile truck mech for mechanical and service and a mobile RV Tech for the coach. Works well for me.
I thought I'd try the Ford truck dealer for the engine/chassis stuff and a RV specialist for the rest. I really wanted to like the Winnebago place, but felt I was being snowed. When I called him on it he changed his tune.
Is expecting a service rep to be straight with me just expecting too much?
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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I use an independent general automotive repair for all things engine/chassis - also does work on our cars. And a independent RV repair for those house related items I cannot handle myself.

I do not use a RV dealer due to cost, trust, etc.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:11 PM   #5
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I use an independent general automotive repair for all things engine/chassis - also does work on our cars. And a independent RV repair for those house related items I cannot handle myself.

I do not use a RV dealer due to cost, trust, etc.
I use East Valley RV Specialists here in Mesa. They are close by and so far have been 100% good. I know that only helps those close in but that's my story.
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I use East Valley RV Specialists here in Mesa. They are close by and so far have been 100% good. I know that only helps those close in but that's my story.
I stole avintage class A .1989 mobile traveler with 26000 miles and in great shape.We have been living fulltime for six months now with very little problems.A small leak under the sink and a leak from the pluming for the water heater.I will not let anybody touch most anything .I will do it myself and save a lot of money for gas. I have been a machinist and mechanic for over 60 vears helps.
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