With spring and summer approaching now is the time to complete maintenance items on your RV. Many service centers and dealers will be booked 4 to 6 weeks out during the spring and summer. However, now is the ideal time to get ahead of the crowd. So, what items should be maintained for this season? If you own a Motorhome then a Minor or Major service along with the brake service would be a priority. If you own a towable then bearing repacks, brakes and tires should be given attention. Also, with a hot summer coming servicing the Roof A/C would be a good idea. In this newsletter we’ll touch on some of the main services to consider.
The Major Service is performed on all motorized RVs. This service should be done yearly if you drive less than 12,000 / year.
What services are performed?
The Tech will change the engine oil and filter. Then the tech will lube the chassis, top off the chassis fluids and inspect the belts, hoses and other rubber parts. Also, the Tech change the fuel filter and air filter. He will also pressure check the radiator cap, replace the gear oil in the front wheel bearing (if equipped) and visually inspect the brake without removing the tires.
With the 2016 vacation season coming, now would be the time to prepare. To help reduce unwanted problems when camping, we are conducting a free battery testing service. The service is added alone with any other services requested. However, if you like to have your battery tested free of charge while you wait please contact us at 909-627-7566 or Info@McBridesRV.com.
We would like to remind you that we are one of only two Aqua-Hot service centers in the Greater Los Angeles & Inland Empire area (the other in Burbank). Currently we stock a complete list of service parts and boiler fluid. If you are in need of service or parts, feel free to contact us at 909-627-7566 or Info@McBridesRV.com.
McBride’s RV has been added to the Progressive's Direct Repair Network. We now work even closer with one of the biggest provider of RV insurance.
Although we currently have Aqua-Hot certified technicians, we encourage all of our technicians to continue to grow and expand their capabilities. With that said, in May of 2015 two of our technicians will be attending Aqua-Hot training in Frederick, Colorado. After completing their training, they will be Aqua-Hot certified.
Dometic, a manufacturer of RV appliances, has selected McBride's RV to host their Technician training class in March of 2015. RV Dealers and Repair Centers will be sending their technicians to us for training. This 2 day class covers warranty processes and repairs for appliances like: RV Air Conditioners, RV Refrigerators, Awnings and other products. Eventhough our technicians have been through these classes before, we always are looking for continued education to sharpen our skills.
Vic, our Body and Paint Manager, would like to show you why it is important to seal your roof and windows. Link to Video
We have completed our hands on training for Onan generators. Now we can provide warranty services for Onan generators. This includes all generators for RV and commercial use.
Many of our customers are refreshing their RV’s by replacing their carpet with new carpet. So the following will answer the 3 BIG questions about carpet: 1st- How much does it cost? Most customers are spending $4,000 to $6,000 to replace the carpeting throughout their coach. This includes slide-outs, engine cover and kick panels. 2nd – How long does it take? Typical replacement of carpet takes about 1 to 2 weeks depending on the stocking location of the carpet. 3rd – What carpets or colors can I choose to have installed? It would be best to choose lower profile carpets if your coach has slide-outs. Other than that, just about any carpet or color will work. If you would like more information on replacing your carpet please contact us at 909-627-7566.