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Old 07-04-2016, 07:19 PM   #1
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I was told that to have the periodic maintenance done on my Ford chassis I have to take it to a Ford dealer. I have a Vegas 25.2 and bought it at Camping World in March. I can not believe that an RV dealer can not do maintenance on the Ford chassis without voiding the warranty . I live 40 miles from a Ford dealer who will do the maintenance and I am much closer to Camping World. I am talking a simple oil change and check of other fluids. Any one else has this problem ??? Nicckels
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:51 PM   #2
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I am talking a simple oil change and check of other fluids. Any one else has this problem ???
Our local Camping World has changed the engine oil on our Axis (and changed the generator oil as well).

I've also had an oil change at a, somewhat nearby, Ford dealer--they were less expensive than Camping World.

You may also want to see how close your nearest Onan/Cummins shop is as they will also provide an oil change for both the V-10 and the generator (at least the one near us offered to handle both).
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:10 PM   #3
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Most Camping Worlds can't fix a leaking faucet & you want them working on your engine?? The Ford chassis is more than likely warrantied by Ford not the dealer/manufacturer.
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:05 PM   #4
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Why is that people continue to harp on Camping World? We have had great interaction with the folks there and find them willing to help as best they can. No one is perfect. We could all complain about some minor thing with any business I guess. Owing my own business for 30 years I know it's impossible to please everyone. Why don't we try to live by the "Golden Rule" and maybe life would be a little less stressful😊 Happy Fourth🇱🇷
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:05 PM   #6
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Why is that people continue to harp on Camping World?
Ah I see you are in Michigan--I have also had good interactions with the one in Michigan (Belleville). That one is an outlier, however, as many Camping World's (especially ones in the Southwest) have provided somewhat less than stellar sales and service experiences.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:03 AM   #7
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We purchased our unit from General RV here in Michigan and they will not do oil changes either. What is Ford's is Ford's and what is Thor's is Thor's until you find that grey area like windshield wipers. At that point flip a coin.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:55 PM   #8
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Add to that a normal Ford car/truck dealer will not work on a MH.
I take mine to Rush Ford Medium Duty Truck dealer in Commerce
just North of Denver for any service work.

I bought my MH in Texas so the local Camping Worlds will repair
RV stuff, but it usually takes about 3-4 weeks to get a appointment.
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:48 PM   #9
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Scott -- we bought our 2015 Vegas at General RV in Tampa. They are part of the family owned General RV headquartered in Michigan. They changed the oil in my generator and the oil and filter on the Ford chassis. Don't know why you can't get one of the Michigan ones to change your engine oil.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:02 PM   #10
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Scott -- we bought our 2015 Vegas at General RV in Tampa. They are part of the family owned General RV headquartered in Michigan. They changed the oil in my generator and the oil and filter on the Ford chassis. Don't know why you can't get one of the Michigan ones to change your engine oil.
Yeah I don't think the Brownstown, MI one that we got our Axis from does oil changes either.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:51 PM   #11
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I don't think that it is that unusual for RV centers to not want to perform the periodic maintenance on the chassis. Most of them are so backed up with RV non-chassis related maintenance and warrantee work that you can't get an appointment for weeks or months. I would rather see them use their time to fix things that I can't get fixed at the Ford dealer. Except for major milestones, I have my oil changed and lube at a local oil change spot. Luckily, the Axis fits into a lot of those. Cheaper, easier to find and you don't need an appointment. I'm generally a thousand miles from home anyway.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:25 AM   #12
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General RV in Tampa has a drive-in, fitst-come first-servrd that they accept about 10 jobs that can be completed in less than two hours. The service dept opens at 9AM and if you get in the service line before they open they can have you in and out in less than 2 hours. That was what I did for the chassis oil & filter change.
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