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Old 06-02-2018, 07:04 PM   #1
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Service Center Recommendation in NW Washington

I'm not sure what forum to put this in, but I need a recommendation for a good shop north of Seattle (preferably) to fix some transmission/chassis issues. 8,000 miles and over $12,000 in on-the-road repairs gets us home in a couple of days...still fighting transmission issues and no cruise control.


Do I go to an RV Dealer/Service Ctr (like Paul Evert) or to an Allison/Cummins truck repair shop like Northwest Freightliner?


I really need to get it fixed before I drive it into Puget Sound! (I don't know what happened Mr Insurance Adjuster...brakes must have failed!)
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:39 PM   #2
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I would go to an Allison or Cummins certified dealer personally. I would NOT go to a dealer like paul evert for drive train issues.
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:24 AM   #3
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I would try RV Service Reviews.... Lots of info......

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If it were me, I'd call Infinity Coach in Sumner.

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We bought a 2001 Diplomat from an individual who had it maintained by Infinity. All was in perfect shape. They may not offer transmission repairs but I would surely listen to any advice they had about where to get that kind of work done.

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Thanks everyone. I found "RV SERVICE REVIEWS" not particularly helpful. Many of the reviews were 12 years old!
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Thanks everyone. I found "RV SERVICE REVIEWS" not particularly helpful. Many of the reviews were 12 years old!
Don't let that prevent you from contacting Infinity Coach. The owner, Jim, currently participates on some of the RV boards and is very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Old 06-03-2018, 11:39 AM   #7
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I am not familiar with shops north of Seattle but I would highly recommend taking it to the best Allison shop that is close.


I know I have used the one down by Woodland for general service and they did a great job.
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Mark; As Captjake1 mentioned, I would find a certified Allision dealer for your transmission problems. There has to be one or two in the Everett area. I would look on the web and start calling. Make sure they have experience with your MH3000 series transmission. Hope you find something to your liking. Good luck in your repairs! Yikes, $12K in repairs! Was this all transmission related?
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Pacific Power Group does excellent work.. I have only used them for industrial transmissions in construction equip. but they knew more than the dealer's service dept. They would be worth checking out. Looks like the nearest service centers are Kent and Auburn.
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Thanks everyone for the valuable inputs. Much appreciated.

I dropped it off at "Northwest Freightliner" in Mount Vernon. They are an authorized Allison and Cummins repair facility. I'll report back how it goes.

No, all the repairs were to the engine...but, funny, I had NO transmission problems until they "repaired" my engine!
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