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Old 06-16-2016, 05:54 AM   #15
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they serviced my slide our, Just for spraying lub was over $100. Learned later they never sprayed anything, otherwise they would have found a broken roller. They're trying to screw you. No wheel bearing goes out at 28k. And gen service is change oil, maybe fuel filter and air filter. All the stuff you can do with one or two beers. No big deal.
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I stopped changing oil in my vehicles when it became difficult to dispose of the old stuff.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:22 AM   #17
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I stopped changing oil in my vehicles when it became difficult to dispose of the old stuff.
Most Walmart's will take your used oil for free. They should, as they sell it to recyclers! Also many auto repair stores, some oil change places etc. It helps if you put in back in the container that had your new oil, but I've never had a problem getting rid of the old oil. Just check around!
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:18 AM   #18
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I stopped changing oil in my vehicles when it became difficult to dispose of the old stuff.
Virtually every auto parts place will accept oil. In Georgia it is the norm. Or find someone like me, I take as drained, not contaminated with water or other stuff... oil and transmission fluid. I burn it in my Used Oil Fueled heater. Basically I heat my shop in the winter for the cost of the electricity to run the blowers, pump, oil heater and ignition of the furnace. Not free, but quite cheap. As around, there are people like me who do take it.

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Old 06-21-2016, 01:09 PM   #19
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Just out of curiosity, did they do they actually do the maintenance on the slide and generator?
Will find out today when I bring the RV Home. First thing I will do is pull the dip stick in the generator to look at the oil color.
After I told the SA I just had the vehicle looked over by Ford, the backtracking started well, this is just a recommendation....yada yada yada.
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After I told the SA I just had the vehicle looked over by Ford, the backtracking started well, this is just a recommendation....yada yada yada.
I'd be raising h3ll with the Service Manager, AND the Store Manager. The SA told you "there are some issues (not specific) with brakes and its time for wheel bearing maintenance". Obviously there were NO issues with the brakes, having just been inspected by Ford, and there is NO recommended wheel bearing maintenance at 28K miles.
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At a well known service center for tires, they call and said my shocks were bad. I told them to go ahead and replace them, they had a life time guarantee. They said after further testing they were OK, I told them to replace, they failed the first test.

It was a LOT of FUN! Couldn't tell any difference in the ride with the NEW Shocks.
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A good brake technician can usually beat flat rate times by 50%.. they usually cheat and push the brake fluid back to the master cylinder with a c-clamp or tool.. thus saving having to bleed and flush the caliper... they (technician and shop) can make a ton of money doing this... so this service is pushed and pushed...

As a loss leader, Firestone stores used to offer a wheel bearing pack for 99 cents. of course this was to remove the outer bearing... pack it and reinstall it... they wouldn't touch the inner bearing/seal or brakes unless they called and up sold you a completer brake overhaul.... but they got you in the door for the typical safety inspection (SHAKE DOWN OF THE FRONT END AND THE OWNER)...

When I was a young man I ran a company Goodyear Store... and I'm afraid to say... I'm embarrassed with what they wanted their stores to do... of course that was 35-38 years ago... we were asked to suggest a brake overhaul when doing tires even when the brakes had 60% of the lining remaining... and of course replacement HD SHOCKS with the tire purchase to protect your new tires....

Have I said too much... sorry...
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Will find out today when I bring the RV Home. First thing I will do is pull the dip stick in the generator to look at the oil color.
After I told the SA I just had the vehicle looked over by Ford, the backtracking started well, this is just a recommendation....yada yada yada.
Yes they did the service. I marked the oil filter and there was clean oil. Slide moves a little quicker also.
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