Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-21-2016, 12:54 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
2004 39' Skydeck
Green Cove Springs , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 34
Allison Transmission Shop Recommendation

We had an issue with our Skydeck not shifting properly into 4th gear (slipping) while in Utah. We made an appointment at Smith Power Products (a certified Allison shop) in Salt Lake City. Unlike the norm for RV service, we can highly recommend them for routine service or repairs. They were accommodating, efficient, properly diagnosed the issue (pressure solenoids) while keeping us informed of the process and results, they had the parts in stock and got the repair done on Sat morning so we could be on our way. Total time 2 days from arrival to departure. It is a large shop (20 plus bays working 24hrs) and although they do service RVs (there were a half dozen or so on the lot) their focus is commercial vehicles. That may be the very reason they know what they are doing, which is not always the case with RV repair specific shops.

Big Blue Rv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2016, 02:00 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
PSchw's Avatar
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 456
Images: 4
Sounds great. Will mark that down to use if I am in this area.
I was in Ft. Worth at a professional commercial Freightliner service shop and had the most horrible service experience ever including after I paid and tried to get my rig for 5 hours I got to it and they damaged the driver site rear corner just drove into something.
A good Freightliner service was in St. Peter MO the first service I had done there.

PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 07:53 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
israndy's Avatar

2005 39' Skydeck
Alameda , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 358
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 1
I'll call out Reno, their Freightliner dealer, though not open 24 hours, opened early after I limped in the night before last September. In my case it was just a blown hose, but they kept me up to date and charged me $300. Not too bad. Spent the day gabbing with a bunch of truck drivers who were in similar states. Have yet to have a Quick repair done on an RV.

2007 LTV Serenity beater 2005 Airstream SkyDeck
Also a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Honda Hybrid Insight, new 2013 Volvo C70 hardtop convertible
And all electric: a 2012 Mitsubishi i-Miev and two 2007 Vectrix VX1 motorcycles, waiting in line for the Model ☰
israndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 05:40 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
PSchw's Avatar
2005 39' Skydeck 390 SD
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 456
Images: 4
Good to hear from others with positive experience.
I font mind slow or not quick as long it is done right.
PSchw is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cummins B5.9L 230 HP Turbo Diesel w/Allison MD-3060 6-speed transmission 1995LY Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 7 10-19-2010 04:58 PM
Allison Transmission Problem Aggiehusky14 Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11 05-12-2009 12:04 PM
GMC Allison Transmission Overheat 2dabeach Tow Vehicles 7 07-20-2007 07:15 PM
Allison Transmission ??? thenewkid64 Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 8 12-01-2003 01:52 PM
Allison auto transmission O/D lockout davidz71 Tow Vehicles 0 01-20-2003 10:28 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.