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RE: Replacement catalytic converter

One last post. Out of all the catalytic converters on the website, only 3 were approved by the state. When we shared the list with the shop, it turned out only 2 we're actually legal for getting our registration.
blackburnju 05/20/22 02:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement catalytic converter

Finally have the new catalytic converter on with anti-theft cables. 3000.00. Insurance will reimburse some of it. Now we have to go to the state and get some new sticker plate put on after they verify the correct after market part was put on. Then we can get it smogged. I'm optimistic but there is something broken with this whole process in Calif. Timing is close but if all goes well next week, we can take it out. I need to give a shout out to C&E Auto in San Leandro. They were so helpful. I'll be using them going forward for all my servicing!
blackburnju 05/20/22 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement catalytic converter

Thanks very much all! Our NorCal location no longer services RVs. I really appreciate the link to the catalytic converter supplier. Very Helpful. I know what I am looking at now, if the insurance company does not come through. Can't do the straight pipe dues to not being able to get it smogged. I found a location in Gant that at least has explained the issue to me. And will do the work. Legally, I have to go through the state and obtain the legal part number for our vehicle (based on vin and registration). Then a shop can legally order the part and install. I cannot just buy an aftermarket (if I follow the rules) Apparently in Calif, if the part number does not match what the state says, even if it passes the check, the smog folks cannot smog it and then the installer is liable. Even though the chassis is the same as the trucks, just being an RV makes this kick in. The trucks do not need to go through the state. Takes 3 weeks to get the part number from the state, no way to look this up on line. It has to come via mail :( We spoke to the state, so the wheels are turning. I am furious the insurance company is not handling this and guiding us. I think a new insurance company will be in our future. I am still looking for a shop that will do the installation (based on the pn from the above link) but with a cost of 1800.00 for the part, having the smog shop fail us, it is concerning. I think at a minimum, I need to wait for the state approved part number for out vin/registration. So we are just trying to decide now whether to keep this all on the up and up, or put in a straight pipe and go out of state :( At any rate, the RV will not be going on the trip. I am starting to understand why people hate California. Thanks again for all your help!!!!
blackburnju 04/29/22 08:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement catalytic converter

Our local muffler shops will not service RVs. I've called dozens. I'm expanding my search range to Sacramento and checking the big rig truck centers now. We did contact our Ford truck center and they recommended muffler shops as well, but did not actually know of one. Our insurance will cover it but it is crazy the hoops we have to jump through. We need to get information from the state outlining what cat is needed and that takes 3 to 6 weeks! (We are working that angle ?? ) And then after we receive the state info we have to send the packet back to the insurance company. And then the insurance company will hopefully find a shop. After this is resolved, I'm finding another insurance company. After all these years, this is the first time I'm starting to regret having the RV (just kidding). I just can't believe with all the RVs in the SF Bay Area, it's this hard. It might be time to register this thing outside of Calif :) I hope there's a special place down below for catalytic converter thieves...
blackburnju 04/27/22 08:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement catalytic converter

We would have gone that route but are registration is due before our trip. And we won't be able to pass smog in California without getting the catalytic converter work done first. We may have to cancel taking it out :(
blackburnju 04/27/22 06:40pm Class C Motorhomes
Replacement catalytic converter

Our catalytic converter was stolen several weeks ago. And we cannot find any shops anywhere in the San Francisco Bay area that will do replacement catalytic converters on a 2002 Winnebago mini RV. Does anybody have any suggestions or has anybody found any shops anywhere within a hundred miles of San Jose California that might repair or replace catalytic converters? We are frantic.
blackburnju 04/27/22 05:53pm Class C Motorhomes
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