Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Motorhome blues

Our intrepid 1984 motor home needs a new carburetor.

I can buy a rebuilt one online for about $225 including shipping. Or I can go to a retail store and pay $400 and up.

One brick and mortar retailer is asking $400 for a rebuild that comes from the same company that advertises it will sell me one direct for around $250.

And don't expect to find many savvy rebuilders locally.  A carburetor is old school technology. You might as well ask about rebuilding a steam locomotive when you ask most of today's auto shops about rebuilding a carburetor.

After we get the carberator squared away, it looks like the rear brakes may need some attention. For now, the coach remains parked. Little more than a storage shed with wheels.

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