Best sources for service items.

PAJ

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Hi, can anyone please advise on best place to buy service items. 2002 8.1 Vortec - plugs, oil, air and fuel filters, sump washer. Drive belt as well, and anything else you would recommend. Done 24500 miles, but only 2000 since 2013, so not sure what has been done. Will change all fluids - brakes, gearbox, diff (will maybe just check the ram fluid). Are there any filters on gearbox does anyone know? Also, Onan 5000. Done 273 hours, but stood a while! Plug, oil and air filters, fuel filter. Possibly change front discs and pads as a precautionary. Any tips greatly appreciated and what else any of you would recommend. Have looked on-line and prices vary enormously. Looked at prices in US and way less. Have relatives over there, so may get a bulk buy and get it shipped, not sure.
 

poacher

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I only buy from the States, the parts I cannot get over here - serpentine belts / air springs / brake slack adjusters (US market only)
After you have added transport, import duty and VAT into the equation, there is often little in it

I am a big fan of using the 'local' UK based RV suppliers, for stuff I cannot source from the local factors - use them or lose them
(the US suppliers are also not "on the end of a phone" if you need a little advice / guidance !!)
 

PAJ

Subscriber
I only buy from the States, the parts I cannot get over here - serpentine belts / air springs / brake slack adjusters (US market only)
After you have added transport, import duty and VAT into the equation, there is often little in it

I am a big fan of using the 'local' UK based RV suppliers, for stuff I cannot source from the local factors - use them or lose them
(the US suppliers are also not "on the end of a phone" if you need a little advice / guidance !!)
I would rather support someone here, I run a small business, I know what it can be like! Just wanted to know a good source. Any that you would recommend? Any on the Forum? many thanks.
 

shovelheadrob

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Put RV spares into Google, it will show all the ones we use & their contact/website details.
Also Rockauto.com is good for service items you can't find here & if you use the FedEx shipping option, you'll prepay any taxes & the parts are usually here in a few days.
 

Gareth62

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Find Duncan here:
https://www.starspangledspanner.co.uk/

https://mobilervmaintenance.co.uk/

or on eBay

And Adi4 is always ready and willing to help

Places imho to AVOID due to "VERY" bad customer attitude ......

LAS Motorhomes in Northampton
Gas Auto Centre Huddersfield
 
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PAJ

Subscriber
Find Duncan here:
https://www.starspangledspanner.co.uk/

https://mobilervmaintenance.co.uk/

or on eBay

And Adi4 is always ready and willing to help

Places imho to AVOID due to "VERY" bad customer attitude ......

LAS Motorhomes in Northampton
Gas Auto Centre Huddersfield
Thank you. Have had a good chat with Duncan this morning. Very helpful. Will be making a shopping list! It will be a bit long I think!
 
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