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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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Hi, newbie here...

We just bought a 68 Wanderlodge BlueBird and I need to have some mechanical stuff done...I called Seguin Diesel and he is backed up and not taking any jobs for a few months.

Right now, I need an oil change, but going forward there are a bunch of things I need looked at, including brakes, steering, some electrical stuff etc...Nothing major (I hope), but I would like to have it running better than it currently does..

A quick internet search shows that Mac Haik in Georgetown does RV and truck service, if anyone can make any personal recommendations for an older bird I would really appreciate it...

She's got a Ford 391 motor and hydraulic brakes

Thanks in advance!
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Adrian,

I have a mechanic up in cedar park that is good he does my oil changes and work on my 1986 PT 40 but he is good on both Diesel and gas engines. His name is Justin and can be reached at 512-257-8451
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If Justin doesn't work out I have a buddy works at Honda in Round Rock, lives in Wells Branch that does some side work.
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Dam fellas thanks for the info! With all the oilfield activity Clyde will be busy for years or until he gets sick of working!
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Dam fellas thanks for the info! With all the oilfield activity Clyde will be busy for years or until he gets sick of working!
He's close to that now. Hope his son stays there and keeps the business open.
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Hi All,

I called True Auto Sales in Cedar Park and spoke with Dave, who seems like a stand up guy. (I asked for Justin, but we had a really bad connection and Dave called me back)

I'm going to bring Ole Bessie up there tomorrow or Friday, and I'll report back once all is done.

Thanks everyone, much appreciated!
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I saw your bird on the way home (live 5 minutes from true auto).. Very nice
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I saw your bird on the way home (live 5 minutes from true auto).. Very nice
Hah, thanks :-)

I don't think Dave realized it was a bus sized vehicle when I spoke with him on the phone.

Anyway, he's going to look it over, so far so good!
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How did it work out? Ii saw your bird on Miranda today while visiting my dad... He lives three houses down
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Hey, sorry for the delay, I wanted to wait till I drove it a bit before reporting back...They recommended a new carb, runs much better now...They went thru the various items on my list and gave good recommendations (most of the stuff is "hey, it's from the 60's, it's not going to run like a newer vehicle :-)

Some stuff they recommended going to a specialist, so I will call Seguin Diesel again and try to get an appt...

Anyway, for anything mechanical they are fine!

Hope this helps...
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