- Jul 18, 2012
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Depends - how old is the van? It can be a bit expensive to "un-marry" a direct-drive unit if you intend to use the same van for a slide-in.Interesting though, a buddy of mine who owns a company just called because hes pissed his techs didnt inform him a waste tank float wasn't working and it caused debris to plug up the HX and may possibly damage the blower...
Pump was also leaking oil and has traces of graphite in it. Also needs a new drive shaft. This is all for a Hydramaster 4.8 CDS with Salsa, over 4,000 hours on it.
Couple other issues were also found, Jon Don wants $5,000 to repair it all.
Do you go with the with the $5,000 or say screw it and get a 370 Slide In?
More importantly, how many more working hours can he reasonably expect from the unit? If it has another 5,000 hours left in it, it's well worth repairing. But if other issues are present that will shorten its lifespan - which is likely given the lackadaisical attitude of the employee - it may be better to scrap both unit AND tech and start over fresh on both accounts.