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Recommend a Mechanic


If you've dealt with a reliable mechanic and would like to pass their details on to your fellow nomad, this is the place.  Please label each new post clearly with town and state the mechanic is in - for example "Good mechanic in Robe, SA".  As mentioned in the main 'Recommendations' forum, please post positive references only and keep in mind that even if someone else has a great experience with a particular business, it is no guarantee that you will be as happy.  We hope that this section will be used to provide 'word of mouth' suggestions for nomads on the road.   



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Webmaster wrote:

If you've dealt with a reliable mechanic and would like to pass their details on to your fellow nomad, this is the place.  Please label each new post clearly with town and state the mechanic is in - for example "Good mechanic in Robe, SA".  As mentioned in the main 'Recommendations' forum, please post positive references only and keep in mind that even if someone else has a great experience with a particular business, it is no guarantee that you will be as happy.  We hope that this section will be used to provide 'word of mouth' suggestions for nomads on the road.   


 my first post,  so hope is all good.  i found a very honest and great mechanic,  in nundroo sa,  davis motors.



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Welcome to the forum from us skip146. You need to repeat this recommendation as a new topic back one page. This will be lost here. So re-open 'Recommendations - Mechanics' and you will see all the other Recommendations. Then click on 'Start a New Topic' like you did here, with the heading 'Nundroo SA' and say what you've said above. Then people will find your tip. Enjoy this friendly forum.

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I recently travelled from Tasmania to Brisbane and used the Newell Highway. It was a fast trip over 3 days. After leaving Greens Lake, I knew I had a minor fuel (diesel) leak and decided to have it looked at along the track. On arrival at Gilgandra NSW on Sunday March 23, the fuel leak was rather significant so I decided to have it repaired in this town. I went to the Showgrounds intending to stay the night. A sign at the entrance gave a telephone number to call. The person I spoke to quoted $10.00 for an unpowered site, $15.00 for powered. I inquired about a local mechanic. He pointed me to a truck mechanic about 200 meters along the road, so I decided to look for the workshop before settling into the Showground. The mechanic happened to be in the workshop and said he would fix the leak early next morning. He had a very large property and I asked if I could park on his land overnight to which he agreed.

Next morning early, he looked at the leak, sent some 2.5 hours on the job and supplied and fitted a compression fitting. As the two pipes to be joined were plastic, he made up an inner metal tube sleeve, and installed the compression fitting.

At the end of the job, expecting to pay over $200.00, he said Just give me $40.00.  Apart from the low cost, I was more than impressed with the mans attitude, and quality of the work performed. If ever you pass thru Gilgandra NSW and need work on your RV, I highly recommend this Mechanic.

Mathew Thurlow,

Gilgandra Truck & Engine Repairs,

 

Tel: 0428 183 406



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Any Jeep owner requiring service or repairs you could do worse than detour thru to Shepparton Vic and try Ken Muston Automotives. We had ours diagnosed and repaired there when two other Jeep dealers couldnt find the problem ! Very satisfied.

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I would like to recommend 2 mechanics. Trevor Waterhouse, Bacon St, Grafton, NSW. Also we had to be towed to a mechanics while in Qld, by RACQ, who were great, the mechanic who while had to look at our car, gave us a courtesy car, Kamson Mechanical Services, Rochester Dr, Mt Warren Park.


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