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Old 02-10-2015, 07:49 AM   #1
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Good Chassis Repair Places in Central FL ?

We are fulltiming is a 1988 Holiday Rambler built on a P30 chassis with a 454 Big Block engine. She has taking a lot of work to get road ready. We have put 1000 miles on her in this shakedown cruise.

I had 3 top priority problems.

1) Squealing belts. (Which were just replaced in SC 4 weeks ago)
2) Non-functional oil gauge
3) Leaking unknown fluid.

I took the MH to an RV repair place in Eustis, FL. It was not an "all around" good experience. We had made an appointment but the MH sat around till about noon before they looked at it (we were waiting at the facility). They came back and told us:

#1a) Retensioned Belts /1b) Part of the noise was from a loose carburetor - Tightened
#2) Oil gauge bad. So I told the service manager just get me a gauge that works. Stick it on the dashboard with gum if you have to.
#3) Hydro-boost system leaking. $600 for part and 3 hrs labor. Rear main engine seal "appears" to be leaking. $50 part 6 hours labor

Conclusion: 4 1/2 hours later we find out that the oil gauge was NOT bad just a broken wire.

I asked whether the Hydro-boost system was leaking on the power steering side or the brake side. He didn't know.

I know the Hydro-boost unit has several places where it can leak. Rebuild kits are available. I'm not too happy spending another $1000 bucks to replace a rear seal that "appears" to be leaking without another opinion. This place seemed very honest. Just disorganized.

Hence my question. Any honest and thorough places that anyone can recommend in Central Florida?
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I have looked at that site. Problems there are not too many reviews and a lot are very old. Google also has reviews but I was hoping that some one here might have had personal knowledge.

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Some answers to a similar question here at irv2:

repair work needed in fl.
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We are fulltiming is a 1988 Holiday Rambler built on a P30 chassis with a 454 Big Block engine. She has taking a lot of work to get road ready. We have put 1000 miles on her in this shakedown cruise.

I had 3 top priority problems.

1) Squealing belts. (Which were just replaced in SC 4 weeks ago)
2) Non-functional oil gauge
3) Leaking unknown fluid.

I took the MH to an RV repair place in Eustis, FL. It was not an "all around" good experience. We had made an appointment but the MH sat around till about noon before they looked at it (we were waiting at the facility). They came back and told us:

#1a) Retensioned Belts /1b) Part of the noise was from a loose carburetor - Tightened
#2) Oil gauge bad. So I told the service manager just get me a gauge that works. Stick it on the dashboard with gum if you have to.
#3) Hydro-boost system leaking. $600 for part and 3 hrs labor. Rear main engine seal "appears" to be leaking. $50 part 6 hours labor

Conclusion: 4 1/2 hours later we find out that the oil gauge was NOT bad just a broken wire.

I asked whether the Hydro-boost system was leaking on the power steering side or the brake side. He didn't know.

I know the Hydro-boost unit has several places where it can leak. Rebuild kits are available. I'm not too happy spending another $1000 bucks to replace a rear seal that "appears" to be leaking without another opinion. This place seemed very honest. Just disorganized.

Hence my question. Any honest and thorough places that anyone can recommend in Central Florida?
That Hydroboost is not close to $600 for the part, if they can't tell the difference between brake fluid or p/s fluid, RUN as fast as you can away from there. There is one of the members on here Terry in Fla has a thread on rebuilding a burned up Pusher MH . He has some Crazy Mad Skills and i'm sure he could help you out or direct you to someone who can!
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