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Old 06-10-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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The alternator in my 31-foot Class C 2004 Itasca Spirit -- E-450 chassis/V-10 6.8L -- went kaput halfway to Baltimore on my trip to Chicago (via Atlantic City). Looks like GS Extended Warranty will pay for the fix and GS Roadside Assistance will tow it to where it needs to go for service.

But where? Ford dealers here don't work on RVs and my usual mechanic doesn't have the space, either.

Can anyone suggest a good "under-the-hood" tech?

I'm driving out to Chicago the old fashioned way -- in a *gasp!* automobile -- so I've got a couple of weeks to address this.

Would appreciate any suggestions.

(NOTE: I've also posted this in the Ford Chassis Forum).
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Any local place that works on commercial trucks should be able to do the work. My local mechanic services mine outside since it doesn't fit in the service bay. I try to schedule it for service on a nice day though.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:25 AM   #3
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The alternator in my 31-foot Class C 2004 Itasca Spirit -- E-450 chassis/V-10 6.8L -- went kaput halfway to Baltimore on my trip to Chicago (via Atlantic City). Looks like GS Extended Warranty will pay for the fix and GS Roadside Assistance will tow it to where it needs to go for service.

But where? Ford dealers here don't work on RVs and my usual mechanic doesn't have the space, either.

Can anyone suggest a good "under-the-hood" tech?

I'm driving out to Chicago the old fashioned way -- in a *gasp!* automobile -- so I've got a couple of weeks to address this.

Would appreciate any suggestions.

(NOTE: I've also posted this in the Ford Chassis Forum).
Pitt’s Automotive (540) 371-4233. 2610 Princess Anne Street. Fredericksburg, VA 22401... Ask for Gary, the owner.... he has been in business for at least 25 years, a great Ford mechanic, also owns a Class C... We lived in Fredericksburg for 17 years and he was always fair with us....
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