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Old 08-26-2014, 12:20 AM   #1
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Lets get a Speedco in Florida

After feeling ripped off by by a famous RV dealer in Ft. Myers [North Trails] for a simple lube / oil change, I would like to see a SpeedCo lube place in Florida on I-75. For those of you that haven't been to one, it is a fast lube for truckers and RVers. They get you in and out without an appointment, they lube your chassis, check fluids, air the tires and replace fuel filters which should be done at oil changes. For a little bit more they will do a oil analysis to tell you if there is a hidden problem in your engine. The best thing is, they use Rotella Oil, which is the best for diesels. And, they do all this for about $100 less than the RV dealer. I e-mailed them and asked them to put one in Florida since the closest one is in Georgia, but if more RVers write or call them...I bet we'll see one put in Florida. When you find a good thing, you want to share it with others. The HowtoRVGeeks.com website recommends them also. Any other experiences are welcome, but I will only use Speedco from now on!
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I believe Speedco's are independently owned so you should open one!
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Speedco will want to locate on heavily traveled truck routes. That is where you will find them.

An RV dealer is the the last place I would take my coach for chassis service with perhaps a few exceptions. Cummins Coach care, Freightliner Oasis, or find a good independent heavy truck shop for that.
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Why would you ever go to an RV dealer for chassis service anyway? Just about any other place will be both better and cheaper. Any truck service shop can do it, and the ones smlranger named are happy to do RVs.
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How about the new Love's at exit 143 in N. Ft. Myers? I believe they just opened this month. Do they change oil? Is there a cost savings? I'm in NH and won't be in NFM until Jan 1. I'll have to wait and see. Here's a link.

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Many Caterpillar shops will also service motorhomes regardless of the engine make.
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After feeling ripped off by by a famous RV dealer in Ft. Myers [North Trails] for a simple lube / oil change, I would like to see a SpeedCo lube place in Florida on I-75. For those of you that haven't been to one, it is a fast lube for truckers and RVers. They get you in and out without an appointment, they lube your chassis, check fluids, air the tires and replace fuel filters which should be done at oil changes. For a little bit more they will do a oil analysis to tell you if there is a hidden problem in your engine. The best thing is, they use Rotella Oil, which is the best for diesels. And, they do all this for about $100 less than the RV dealer. I e-mailed them and asked them to put one in Florida since the closest one is in Georgia, but if more RVers write or call them...I bet we'll see one put in Florida. When you find a good thing, you want to share it with others. The HowtoRVGeeks.com website recommends them also. Any other experiences are welcome, but I will only use Speedco from now on!
I'm with you! Loan me $2mil to setup the place and I'll do it.
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Your going to have to do more than a few e-mails. I had this very discussion with a Speedco manager last year and his response was that they would love to have sites in Florida except that the enviromental and pollution requirements were cost prohibitive. That is why they have two sites in Georgia close to the Florida line.

As someone who is in the chemical business here in Florida I can understand their point of view.

BTW I have quit using Speedco after a couple of issues, I am not waiting for the third strike.
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The Tampa area around I75 and I4 would be a great place to open one. Plenty of trucks and rvs in this area. Boy can I understand what you said Gacamp. Just putting a mobile home on my 2 1/2 acres agriculture zoned was horrible. People don't know their jobs for one thing. And regulations are getting worse every year. It's a wonder there are any new businesses or any businesses anywhere.
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In the last 6yrs. it's gotten so cost prohibitive to try and open a small business it's nearly impossible. You have to have the patience of Job to wade through all the govt. beaurocratic paperwork.
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