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Fishing Expediton vs. Avoiding Problems

camper123camper123 Posts: 1
edited April 2017 in Dodge
I am concerned about launching 'fishing expeditions' vs. avoiding repair headaches down the road.

How would you suggest finding honest, experienced, competent Sprinter diesel garages / mechanics? What questions would you ask to qualify the garages / mechanics.

Having read various forums (including this one), the list of potential or existing problems is a bit overwhelming. What inspection checks and upgrades would you recommend to find existing problems and avoid future ones: 1) To be done by an experienced mechanic; 2) To be done by me?

We just bought a 2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 High Roof 158WB T1N Cargo that was converted into an Airstream Interstate IRS Class B RV in 2005. It has close to 60,000 miles on it. We will take delivery from the RV Dealer probably later this week.

I am technically savvy enough to read and understand some of the technical ins and outs of maintenance / repair issues. Back in the 60s/70s I used do my own oil/filter changes, minor tune-ups, brake pad replacements, etc., on passenger cars with conventional gas engines.
I do not own or have access to a creeper, lift or commercial jacks, air tools. I do have a fair selection of automotive hand tools.

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