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Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics Good Places To Stop For Repairs And Maintenance, Mobile Mechanics, Or Bad Places To Avoid Too -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please add the names of facilities that you can recommend for service and repairs for a 'Bird, or those places to avoid for the same things. Be sure to give as much information as you can....... NAME OF BUSINESS..... BUSINESS LOCATION..... BUSINESS PHONE NUMBER..... BUSINESS CONTACT PERSON..... YEAR/ MODEL/ENGINE/TRANS OF 'BIRD WORKED ON..... WHAT ARE THEIR HOURLY REPAIR RATES..... SERVICE WAS GOOD, OR BAD..... WHAT KIND OF SERVICE, OR REPAIR WAS DONE..... REASON YOU RECOMMEND, OR AVOID DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM..... YOUR NAME..... Here is a tip about how to post your record and comments. First copy the topics above and then open a "New Thread" with the NAME OF THE BUSINESS and/or the TOWN WHERE THE BUSINESS IS LOCATED, then paste what you just copied there and then fill in the information.

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Anyone have reliable places in IA?
Not sure how many folks here get through IA or even live in IA who have a Bird....LOL, but thought I'd see if anyone had suggestions. Thanks!!
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Not sure about repairs , but you must stop at I80 Truck Stop

http://www.iowa80.com/DirectionsWEB/...89-761142049-b
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Anyone have reliable places in IA?
Not sure how many folks here get through IA or even live in IA who have a Bird....LOL, but thought I'd see if anyone had suggestions. Thanks!!
At least 10 Birds in Iowa. The list is on the BoF site.
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Not sure about repairs , but you must stop at I80 Truck Stop

http://www.iowa80.com/DirectionsWEB/...89-761142049-b
Oh, we know the place well.
We stop all the time when we are heading down 80.
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At least 10 Birds in Iowa. The list is on the BoF site.
Ok, maybe I'll contact every one of them....LOL.


are they all on this forum or do you know who are, or is that on the list.....ok, I'll go look at the list.

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I've used Altorfer Caterpillar in Davenport, since it is a CAT Dealer expect high prices, but the work was good. They have locations in Iowa and Illinois.

Go to the local school bus garage and ask if they can recommend any good mechanics or service centers in your area, some of their mechanics probably do work on the side and there are a lot of Bluebird school busses in use that have some similar systems as a Wanderlodge especially engines and drive trains, you may even find an older mechanic that has experience with the CAT 3208.

Check for any Charter bus companies in the area and see where they get their work done. I have used one in Columbia, SC for the work that I cannot do on my own.
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Would recommend!!

Nelson Fabrication
2080 Marshalltown Blvd
Marshalltown IA 50158
641-751-5636

about 40 miles north off I80, give or take a few depending how you go.

They serviced us twice.

one to level us out, second was a mobile mechanic call and got it brought into his shop. Fixed it right up. Had an issue with our racor filter. While in there did oil change and checked out other systems to make sure they were good to go.

Happy with his service!!

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