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Author Topic: We are OTR NW Arkansas and need a good shop  (Read 4912 times)
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« on: February 15, 2008, 01:42:12 PM »

We are just south of Bentonville on the shoulder right now. Low air alarm light came on. Suspect the compressor for now. Am going to try to hook up my shop compressor and try to get off this highway. Does anyone know of a good shop not to far south of here? A am heading out now to chk things out and to try hooking up the small comnpressor.  TIA
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 01:48:49 PM »

Bentonville, Where?
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 01:52:12 PM »

just south of bentonville- on 71
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 01:54:27 PM »

John, I don't know of a bus shop but Browns RV will repair it or help you find a shop they are located in Springdale or Rogers
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 02:08:27 PM »

JohnZ, it is rarely a compressor, they go forever as a rule.

I am hoping for a new leak somewhere.
Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 02:14:49 PM »

I looked under and around the bus and could hear no leaks. It dropped to about 50 pounds and pretty much stayed there. After hooking up my elec compressor the air came up and is holding well. So i think it is the compressor. I doubt the coupling failed cause i could feel it was still turning over.

Browns RV does not have mechanics, but they gave me directions to a couple truck stops at Springdale, so am heading down there.

Any other shops who could replace or whatever the comp between here and south TX would be appreciated to hear about them. Thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 02:18:31 PM »

John,
Disconnect the governor on the compressor and plug the line. It sounds like the governor has gone titsup. If it were the compressor, it would most likely not pump any air at all if it were broken. If it pumps at all, it is working.
If you plug the governor, beware that the pressure will go up to 150PSI and the over pressure valves will release on the tank.

Good Luck!

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008, 02:23:22 PM »

John, are you headed toward Ft.Smith and Van Buren
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2008, 02:29:17 PM »

yes- we are headed towards fort smith-

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 02:29:51 PM »

John,

If your going toward Phoenix, there is a great shop south of the airport. They did some work for me and treated me right.

It's Michelangelo's  602-340-0018.  Sometimes they work on Saturday.  You would want to speak to Eugene or Andy.  They run charters all over the west.  They may know of someone your way that can help. Give them a call, Andy is great.

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2008, 02:35:00 PM »

oh- thank you so much....JOhn will call him, and well let you know whats happening. thanks to everyone!
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2008, 02:37:18 PM »

wait- Phoenix? we're in arkansas...did you mean fort smith? airport in what town?
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2008, 02:40:19 PM »

Your in Ark,,,, not the dersert........oophs.

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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2008, 02:44:12 PM »

ok- we are on our way to springdale...will keep in touch....  thanks
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2008, 02:46:25 PM »

Oh so sorry,,,,,(let me switch states).... Huh

I had work done at a place in Little Rock, called Glover's Truck Parts & Equipment.  1-800-321-0046.   They are a truck shop, not a bus shop.  The service guy is David Wright.

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