Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 11-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: indiana
Posts: 192
Alright stuck in Pigeon Forge!

well crap! Looks like we have a dud for a transmission!
Have to get towed home 339 miles!
Anyone no a trust worthy tow place to tow us here in Pigeon Forge?

Just stinks!
Thank god or kids (grown) was here with us. My son is my fixer of sorts, haha.
Said we could get the seal replaced but my gears might be burned up and he wants to drop
The transmission to check the gears. Good kid alright young man! He is 27!
__________________

__________________
Fancy 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 11-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Excel Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Farmington NM
Posts: 1,822
What kinda of rig? Are you in a CG? Where will your son going to do this work? Does he have the tools and equipment to pull and repair a tranny?
__________________

__________________
chief02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 71
More coach information would help for possible repairs locally.
Ricky's RV in Pigeon Forge can assist for pretty much anything RV related.
__________________
SDM1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,944
What seal?
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,232
Lose all fluid, overheat?
__________________
jesilvas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
brobox's Avatar


 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SW FL
Posts: 15,125
It would probably be cheaper to repair the transmission in PF than pay a 339 mile tow bill.
__________________
Chuck in SW FL
A "Classic" 2014 Entegra Anthem 42RBQ
2016 Colorado Z71 PU
brobox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 06:50 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Wizard's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Home on the hill in Georgia
Posts: 2,458
Sorry bout the problems but can't think of a better place to get stuck in
__________________
Jerry & Patsy Potter, Taz & Jake Jr.
2000 Winnebago Journey
2006 Ford Explorer 4X4
Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 07:08 AM   #8
Community Moderator
 
JMonroe's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Deer Creek RV and Golf Resort, Davenport FL
Posts: 6,855
Quote:
Originally Posted by brobox View Post
It would probably be cheaper to repair the transmission in PF than pay a 339 mile tow bill.
X2.
__________________
Jay & Peggy Monroe with Dolly
Can't take it with you - don't plan on leaving any behind
2016 Newmar London Aire 4553, Spartan chassis
2017 GMC Acadia toad
JMonroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 07:33 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Triker56's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,954
He has a 1993 28" Coachmen that is Ford powered

There is a nearby Chips Transmission Shop that reviews are 4.8 out of 5 stars.
A fix there will probably cheaper then a tow home. Plus if you have to rent a car to get there and then come back later to get the MH. Will still be cheaper then the tow.
__________________
Triker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 08:24 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: indiana
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by chief02 View Post
What kinda of rig? Are you in a CG? Where will your son going to do this work? Does he have the tools and equipment to pull and repair a tranny?
Chief
He would of pulled tranny at home.
We are at CG they dont like fluid changes etc..
We opted to check out Rickys and they referred us to D&S mechanic.
They have the RV today. The owner is a really nice man. Said if he has to order parts or such we can stay in RV at his shop he has a concrete pad. If it is major we will leave it with him and come back in a few weeks. It is our only option. My son is capable of fixing the tranny at home just didnt want to pay $600 + to tow it the last 139 miles. AAA tows 200 miles after that they charge $5 a mile. Just prayin it is just a seal and no damage to transmission. We drove it there ok but it started burning oil we could smell it.
__________________
Fancy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: indiana
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wizard View Post
Sorry bout the problems but can't think of a better place to get stuck in

I agree! We have enjoyed the stay. However we were suppose to go too Asheville to the Biltmore. Maybe next time.
__________________
Fancy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 08:30 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: indiana
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triker56 View Post
He has a 1993 28" Coachmen that is Ford powered

There is a nearby Chips Transmission Shop that reviews are 4.8 out of 5 stars.
A fix there will probably cheaper then a tow home. Plus if you have to rent a car to get there and then come back later to get the MH. Will still be cheaper then the tow.
Rickys recommended the mechanic shop we are at. Small shop family owned.
He told my husband how to start the gen. We could not get it to fire up this trip.
My son and husband did what Steve said and it worked! So YaY the gen works. Now if the tranny and engine check out. Fingers crossed and toes!
__________________
Fancy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: indiana
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by jesilvas View Post
Lose all fluid, overheat?
Yep! Smokin we were! Stunk oh did it stink! I was up all nite turning the fan on and sprayin febreeze!
__________________
Fancy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 08:40 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: indiana
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnRR View Post
What seal?
John I really dont know! The mechanic agreed with my son that the seal blew out then when it cooled down it resealed itself. But still not a good thing. I know my son said tranny pump and torque converter is probably shot. I will be lucky he says if my gears are ok. Thats enough $$$signs for me!
__________________

__________________
Fancy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rexhall



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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.