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Old 09-19-2018, 10:38 AM   #1
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We are pretty new to RVing. We have a gas 2006 Allegro Bay and need to have some basic maintenance done- check brakes, fluids, oil change. We have a Chevy Vortex 8100. Where do we go- Rv dealer, Chevy dealer or ?. We live in a rural area, so not a lot of choices. Sloc2
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The Chevy dealer would be best ; mechanics who have access to the parts you need ; engine/trans was used in 3/4 and 1 ton trucks.
However some Chevy dealers don't have the shop size to deal with a Class A , coach so phone around .
Access to a suitable shop, is why many Class A owners do their own maintenance.
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If you have an indpendant shop you trust that has the access that's the best alt IMO.
The same shop that works on my cars has done my gas & DP routine maint.
He has also changed jacks for me and will sometimes have me ordet parts and he will change them.
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Well Skip & OP,
The potential problem with taking it to a regular Chevy dealer is, many of them are not equipped to handle RVs. Yep, the OPs engine is a GM but, if they can't fit it into a bay or, simply don't have equipment to get or gain access to doing the needed work, they won't do it. But, that's what they make phones for so, a call before you take the time and effort to drive the distance might be in order.
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For all my chassis work I have a mobile truck service do my work. The one I have is certified on Spartan chassis so I know he knows what he's doing. Look around and you may find one. Even if you have to bring the rig to them.
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When we had a gas motor home I just used our local service station. It wouldn't fit in their bays so the tech just crawled under it to lube and drain the oil. It was also less expensive than any kind of "dealer". I miss those $30 -40 oil changes!
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I would advise neither. There is a list on the Workhorse chassis forum of Workhorse service centers. It sure how handy you are, but the coach is pretty simple to work on, however the brake flush on the W24 chassis is a little more involved.

Not sure where you are located, but someone on the Workhorse forum may be able to make a recommendation.
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