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Old 02-01-2017, 09:33 AM   #1
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Service and Tires

Does anybody have any experience with Florida Shores Truck Center in Edgewater FL? Considering them for my annual service and new tires...

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My experience has been that there are some truck centers that don't know what maint. is required on a MH. An example is the U joints. They apparently don't do them as often on trucks. My MH is supposed to have it done every 5000 miles. May be other things as well. Just a thought.
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My experience has been that there are some truck centers that don't know what maint. is required on a MH. An example is the U joints. They apparently don't do them as often on trucks. My MH is supposed to have it done every 5000 miles. May be other things as well. Just a thought.
In my experience u-joints are done more often on trucks. A truck service center would be a good place to have the mechanical part of your RV serviced.
When it comes to the inside, appliances and such they probably are not the best choice.
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Tommy, although I haven't used Florida Shores Truck Center myself, we do keep a log in our files anytime we hear good or bad about various service facilities when talking with people on the road.

I found in my notes that Florida Shores Truck Center is familiar with working on motorhomes and that two couples have told us about very good experiences there with work pertaining to the chassis.

I don't see any reviews on the RV Service Reviews website but they do have some good Google reviews HERE, and some of the forum members here at iRV2 have mentioned ordering various things from them.

Here is their webpage pertaining to motorhomes:

Florida Shores Truck Center -- Trailer, RV, Truck and Motorhome Service And Repair


eta: I've found their motorhome inspection list in my files and it's pretty impressive --attached
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I had 6 tires installed a few months ago by Stuart Truck center. It was quick, they spun balanced them even with 22.5" rims. I do not regret a penny of the cost. Our Diesel pusher rides so smooth now. Not sure how far they are from you, but I would ask if they can spin balance the tire. It cost $25.00 per wheel and it's sooooooo smooth now. For the other work I take it to a Freightliner service center, a bit more cost but they do catch things others don't and if you need an odd part they know what to order.
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Speaking as someone who serviced heavy trucks, U joints were always greased along with everything else.

Dual drive axle trucks have short driveshafts between them, similar to MH shafts. For the most part, MH chassis are built with off the shelf truck parts.
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