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Old 10-10-2019, 04:23 AM   #1
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Full timers that travel often, where do you get your routine maintenance and Ford warranty work done on your Class A? Can you take it to any Ford dealer or does it have to be a Ford heavy truck service center?
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If by 'Ford Dealer' you mean the place where you can buy a Mustang or an F150 - nope, you can't go there. First off, their bays aren't big enough to handle an RV. I've been in many of them where even the parking lot isn't big enough. Second, those techs aren't trained on the F53, they're trained on the smaller stuff - you don't want them working on your rig.
You'll have to go to an authorized Ford truck service center to get warranty service work done on an F53 chassis.
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Some regular Ford dealers will do oil changes, but not other stuff. Call and ask. And even some of the ones listed as doing RVs on Fords site won't do Class As.
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I have had warranty work done on the road and you need to call the 800 number in your manual to see the nearest Ford Dealer that can help you. The previous poster is correct they do not have the facilities at all the Ford service centers. Mine was towed 267 miles. For maintance you can go where ever you want for grease and oil, just save your paper work.
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Our local Meineke does our MH and car. Have never taken it to a Ford dealer. Previously our local machanic took care of it.
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Let me add that we have never needed warranty work, just regular maintenance.
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Full timers that travel often, where do you get your routine maintenance and Ford warranty work done on your Class A? Can you take it to any Ford dealer or does it have to be a Ford heavy truck service center?
We are nomads, traveling FT 24/7/365, we are out of warranty and we do all our own routine maintenance on chassis and house stuff. If something happened big on the chassis that we couldn't take care of, we'd go to a good recommended shop wherever we are, or a Ford medium and large truck service center. If it was a large house item (like a major slide issue), we'd make an appointment with Winnebago at the factory and travel to IN.
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