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Posted: 02/18/21 01:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RV Service Reviews

Not sure if there is one for Mobile Techs

I just ask the CG Staff for Whos/who....even if not staying there.
CGs in the area know which mobile guy to call


And seeing as how you did the repairs etc on your other RV.....jump in and get that new on (even if new is used)


Is it time for your medication or mine?


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If you are buying new because you expect a warranty that will have a highly trained tech following you around ready to repair anything that goes wrong at a monuments notice...you are in for a bad experience.

At best, it's a minor perk. Warranty work is something dealers do when they don't have anything more profitable to do (including the dealer you bought from). And just about everything is more profitable than warranty work and will take precedence.


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Generally a dealer will give you a break if you are on the road. Some may expedite your repair but as you know parts can take time to be shipped in. There is no white glove service where everyone has smiles and tells you it will be fixed shortly at no cost. Sometimes you deal with it until you get home for repair. Or you pay and may your own arrangements to attempt reimbursement. Some help more than others.

But honestly there is not as much to a trailer and you may have few to no claims.


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The warranty is only as good as the manufacturer. Remember, things like A/C, Fridge, heaters are covered by those manufactures, not the RV company. I have a Cameo that went out of business, like many others, but any problems I did have, all though few, were covered by the appliance manufactures.

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JDsdogs wrote:

Hey All, thanks for the input. It certainly provided food for thought.
I have done all the repairs on our 2000 Motor Home, with the exception the loss of a wheel bearing in Louisville KY. A mobile service took care of us and at a fair price. I could have done that too, except I did not carry the necessary tools to complete the repair. I'm not getting any younger and probably should no longer be doing the heavy stuff anyway.
Leaning hard toward a used unit now.

Has anyone compiled a directory of mobil RV repair services available across the nation? Does Good Sam
have a list of providers that they recommend if you break down?

Yeah, I know. I have more questions than a 4 yr old on a sugar high. :-D


But you sound like the type of person who can handle this, which is good. More capable and knowledgeable than many.

While I/we could buy new for large purchases, I generally subscribe to the buy used theory like you said in your first post.
Now, someone HAS to buy new or there won't be a used rig for you to buy, but there's no danger in that happening....human nature for many to "have" to have new.
It's really a question of both real and perceived "value" combined with a bit of personal quirks, like those that couldn't possibly buy a used RV because someone else slept in the bed or used the toilet, lol.
Either way, my reasons for buying new wouldn't revolve around having a warranty (for a year or maybe 2?). Mostly for reasons Dedmiston said. If it's less time, effort and aggravation to fix a warrantable item myself, I'll fix it myself.


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As I understand it, despite my Cedar Creek being a FR product, not every FR dealer carries or works on Cedar Creek's. That said, it has not been an issue. I bought my FW about 2 hours away but get it serviced at a local dealer - who is not a Cedar Creek dealer. They sell FR, just not Cedar Creek. Heck they don't even sell FW's. But FR has been fantastic with warranty service and allowing me to take it there. Their communication is quick to respond, they text me, email me, whatever- my preference. We've owned several MH's and now a FW all from different manufacturers. I have NEVER had an issue getting warranty work at a dealership I didn't buy from. As long as that dealer is associated with the manufacturer, never been an issue. I don't get all the doom and gloom. Frankly I think a lot comes down to plain old communication.


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