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Old 10-12-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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Where do members get their class B inspected. Some garages can't handle the size/weight on their lifts. Car dealers, RV dealer, chains like Midas, local garage etc...?
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:21 PM   #2
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LOL... when I brought mine from MD to AZ, I drove it to the motor vehicle office to transfer ownership, thinking they’d at least want to verify the VIN. Nothing! Not even an emissions test in my county.

My sympathies to those living in nanny states...

I avoid RV dealers in general, though I’m sure there are good ones. How about shops that work on trucks? I know my Mom in MD used a garage for Roadtrek chassis services that seemed to do a lot of light and medium-duty truck work. Folks in my region like their big trucks, so my local Chevy dealer is able to handle it, though they warned me that not all can.

Call around. Shouldn’t be too hard- Class B’s aren’t so big, really.
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:27 PM   #3
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The local garage where I take my cars also does small trucks. So some regular garages do have the gear to handle a B. They obviously do only the chassis portion. Any RV particulars like a propane leakdown test or a circuit board on a heater I find are done primarily by RV places.
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Where do members get their class B inspected. Some garages can't handle the size/weight on their lifts. Car dealers, RV dealer, chains like Midas, local garage etc...?
I take my Travato to a Dodge/Ram dealer in Canandaigua, NY for NY State inspection, and any truck related work like oil changes, etc.
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I get inspection and maintenance of my sprinter diesel done at a fleet truck repair place. They do lots of sprinters, transits, and other commercial trucks, plus have diesel expertise. The dealer also has been good. My rule of thumb, vehicle systems, use commercial mechanic or dealership; RV systems use an RV specialist. The mechanics and dealers will also be up on any applicable recalls.
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I wish!
Picked mine up in Nevada drove to Cali spent 4 hrs in DMV trying to explain & show the VIN they're supposed to check making it a 2019 to register. Like the title in hand states. They wouldn't have it insisted on the chassis VIN making it a 2017! Ended up sending everything to Sacramento for a decision who called me & said they didn't know what the problem was it's clearly 2019 as previous title stated. I'm now waiting on CHP to give me an appointment to check the 'proper' VIN so i can finally get it all squared away! Oh & don't forget the $90 smog test. The price of living in SoCal!!!

If anyone lives near Pasadena, CA & knows a good garage, mechanic, dealer who will work on a 2500 Promaster please let me know for future reference. Tried the Alhambra Dodge/Ram/Chrysler dealership for minor hose leak & they wouldn't touch it.
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I had a bit of an adventure registering. Prior owner had the GCVW which was higher than the GVW and also was very close (just over) a cutoff that exempted diesels over 8000 lbs from emission test. The other upside of being under 10000 (and not a dually axle) is that the toll account is same as a car. Got a second toll tag to use when pulling a toad.
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Where do members get their class B inspected. Some garages can't handle the size/weight on their lifts. Car dealers, RV dealer, chains like Midas, local garage etc...?

When I started looking, my Chevy Dealer was in an old facility and couldn't handle the weight or height. The Service Manager told me to check with the local ambulance and Rescue Squads.......their place of service was where I found service. Ron
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