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Old 04-08-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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Good RV repair shop near Bellingham-Burlington-Mt. Vernon, WA

We'll be in the Bellingham-Burlington-Mount Vernon area early next week, and would like to get our brakes checked and adjusted before heading across the North Cascades Highway, which has just reopened after its winter closure.

Could someone please recommend a good RV service shop in that area of Washington? I know there's a Camping World in Burlington, but am not sure whether a smaller shop might be cheaper and better.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:16 PM   #2
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Bellingham is further north of Hiway 20. I think you mean Burlington which is just north of Mt. Vernon.

Google search on "rv repair in Mt Vernon WA". There are several other dealer/repair shops right by I-5 besides Campingworld of Burlington. Poulsbo RV is a big name out here.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, grc. I mentioned Bellingham because we will be camped at Birch Bay, right near the border, on our first night. I'll try Poulsbo, and do the Google search if their appointments are backed up, or use Camping World in Burlington.
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There is Vacationland RV on Iowa Street right off the freeway. I used them to fix my furnace so they are familiar with Escapes. Jennifer is the service person; I would call ahead to make sure you can get in for service although it's early in the season. Can't speak to cost but I like them. If you don't care about the place being RV specific, I highly recommend Meridian Auto &Tire on Kentucky. I've gone to them for years and even have talked to them about the controversial brake re-pack (don't even think about it yet). Good people.
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Thanks, Karen. It's great to have a recommendation from someone who is local, and has done business with those companies.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:40 PM   #6
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Finding a good place to work on our wonderful trailers within a given city that folks can recommend is STELLER. Here in the PDX area, we know of an Earl Scwab location (tires, etc.) that knows how to pack our build wheel bearings, check the brakes, etc. without damaging the torsion axle. Marketing at it's best. Share the knowledge.
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Donna, you nut, that's Les Schwab. Great place, we have been using them for years for brakes and bearings.

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Donna, you nut, that's Les Schwab. Great place, we have been using them for years for brakes and bearings.

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Yeah, she's confusing them with Earl Scwab: paint your trailer any color for $19.95
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:46 PM   #9
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Oh crap. I'd normally say "not enough coffee," but this time of day, I'd just say... waaaaay tooooo tired to be posting. But, y'all get the idea.

And you do know I can "fix" everyone's posts, right?
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:27 PM   #10
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I'm curious how towing over the North Cascades went for you? We are also thinking of traveling to the west coast that way, from the West Kootenays in BC - bit leary of those hills, so wondering how towing went for you. We also have a Tacoma, pulling a 19'.
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