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I can't see a Peterbilt dealer being an improvement. You might have to start the big engine and do a little traveling to get to a good dealer. Unfortunately I don't know any, but PowerTech lists lots of dealers in California, many with "RV" or "coach" in their name and within 300 miles of you.
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I will be in Calif soon. I will look into those. After calling the first supposedly authorized service provider my hopes aren't as high all of them can handle it.

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Lots of bad shops out there. However, lots of WOGers in SoCal so maybe one of them will weigh in with the name of a good PowerTech shop.
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I recommend you talk to the "authorized Powertech" dealers on the phone and question them about their Powertech experience before any action. When my powertech quit working I went to the "large Powertech dealer in St Louis". They charged me $200 to look at my generator and tried to sell me a different brand to replace my Powertech.

I went to Florida to the Powertech factory and had it fixed correctly by the people that know Powertech. After talking to a couple of semi drivers waiting for service at the factory, I really question how good the Powertech dealer network is.

I know a trip to the factory is not an option for you but be very careful who you select to do the work. Don't think that because a dealer is listed on the Powertech website, they know what they are doing.
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I recommend you talk to the "authorized Powertech" dealers on the phone and question them about their Powertech experience before any action. When my powertech quit working I went to the "large Powertech dealer in St Louis". They charged me $200 to look at my generator and tried to sell me a different brand to replace my Powertech.

I went to Florida to the Powertech factory and had it fixed correctly by the people that know Powertech. After talking to a couple of semi drivers waiting for service at the factory, I really question how good the Powertech dealer network is.

I know a trip to the factory is not an option for you but be very careful who you select to do the work. Don't think that because a dealer is listed on the Powertech website, they know what they are doing.
You said it Larry. Those folks at Powertech know their business.
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I will be in Calif soon. I will look into those. After calling the first supposedly authorized service provider my hopes aren't as high all of them can handle it.

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George, in 2005 I used this company to replace our dead Kohler with a NewAge unit. The work was done at their Lakeside, CA shop.

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Thanks for the info!
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George, when we were at the Albuquerque Balloon Fest in 2010, our Powertech's fan belt failed. The folks at Power Generation Services http://www.powergenerationservice.com/ said they were formerly a Powertech service center. They did a great job for me getting us back in operation in about a day.
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George, when we were at the Albuquerque Balloon Fest in 2010, our Powertech's fan belt failed. The folks at Power Generation Services http://www.powergenerationservice.com/ said they were formerly a Powertech service center. They did a great job for me getting us back in operation in about a day.
Dan, did they need to pull the generator for that job...How much time was needed to complete the job?
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Robert, they had to completely remove and disassemble the enclosure. Also pulled the radiator to change the belt. Took'em about 8 hours to do the job and put it all back.
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