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Old 11-20-2020, 12:35 PM   #1
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Class A DP - Engine Breakdown - Who do You Call?

I have a 40' Tiffin Phaeton DP 360 Cummins/Freightliner Chassis

I have Good Sam Road side & Progressive Ins Roadside

I do aggressive maintenance to avoid a breakdown

But if I do ... I know that I can call Freightliner for assistance

I assume truckers must have some mechanism to call for help

Just to be prepared just in case

Is there any other Nationwide Diesel service call number

Is there any mobile Diesel mechanic service call number

Or any other approach to getting mechanic service in an emergency?

Thanks in advance for your info
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:05 PM   #2
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First call; if on road side ; would be GS , when I lost hydraulic pump drive , GS got a tow truck , located a safe spot to park the coach ( closest Freightliner was closed on the Sunday so they couldn't confirm them as an RV repair facility ) they found a mobile mechanic , and when the issue proved to be beyond mobile repair , sent the tow truck again; next morning; to move the coach to the dealer.

Now if you have a break down at home , and feel you're capable of a DIY , then Freightliner or Cummins would be the first calls.
NOTE: as Freightliner discontinues support of older chassis ( 20 + years ) then , F/L is less of the option .
JMHO: Call Freightliner now, with your serial number , get wiring diagrams , wiring schematics , air system diagrams , JOIN DTNA Connect , and get access to part numbers for items linked to your chassis serial number and keep comprehensive notes , for your future use, and to pass along with the RV if/when you sell , sooner or later those notes & info, will come in handy .
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:31 PM   #3
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thanks great info
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:31 PM   #4
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Skip426 is absolutely right with his advice.
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I had my first roadside experience last week that taught me a couple of things. I had a no-start condition. I called GS and asked for a mobile mech. After checking, they said there weren’t any near me and I would have to be towed to a shop about 20 miles away. The tow company reached out to me and asked if I would like to see if one of their mechs could fix it onsite first. I leapt at the opportunity, and was back in business a few short hours later.

My takeaway from that is that GS doesn’t know everything, and it may be worthwhile to call a few tow companies to see if they have a mobile capability if you’re told one isn’t available.
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Here's a website you can use to find service in your area.

https://www.truckdown.com/
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Here's a website you can use to find service in your area.

https://www.truckdown.com/
Thanks for posting that!
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Very excellent. Downloaded app. Thanks
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+1 on TruckDown. I have used them before and it worked out great.

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