Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Park County RV Service in Cody, Wyoming RECOMMENDED

Three Ford dealers could not handle the simple installation of wiring the Ford F-150 so that it can be towed behind a motor home and be able to count on the transference of brake lights and turn signals as they are applied on  the motor  home. We have contacted other RV dealers and service people in Montana, South Dakota, and in Wyoming, but could not get an appointment to have them do the work within 3 or 4 days, as we were traveling. However, we contacted our salesman, Jake Vigil at Fremont Motors in Sheridan WY to see if their other dealership in Cody, either could do the work or could refer us to a good RV service facility, there. He said they could not do the work either, but that their Service Manager had recommended "Marty at Park County RV in Cody, close to their own facility".  Jake called Marty at Park County RV and explained the situation, getting Marty to agree to seeing us as soon as we got to Cody. Thanks Jake! Upon arriving to the campground in Cody, we called Marty and set an appointment for 8:30am the morning the next day, as he was going to have to fit us into his already busy schedule.

Actually we expected an RV dealership (sales, service, parts and camping store, but Park County RV is actually just a repair facility with Marty, who is the owner, and two other technicians. They work much like our friend J. T. did (and the company 'Lonestar RV Center' still does) in Harker Heights TX. These are guys that don't just settle for following the instructions that come with a product, and are then stumped if things don't work as they are supposed to. These guys find alternate ways of solving whatever problem comes up and don't give up trying.

We provided the wiring harness kit from Roadmaster, Inc., that we had purchased through but there was an issue with it. Whether it came that way, or whether it was something that the bumbling tech at Bob Smith Ford (Hardin) had done to it we will never know, but the fact was that it was just not passing the power through it to the brakes. So Marty said that he would wire it directly by drilling a small hole into the brake lights of the truck and installing a separate bulb to act as brake and turn signal, which just required new lights and a new wiring harness, as the tech at Bob Smith Ford did in fact mutilate the harness we had given him (Bill saw that himself). By 3:00pm they had finished the job, and also installed the Brake Buddy break-away cable as well. Thank you Marty and crew for fitting us in and doing such good work. It all works well now and we can tow Edith2.

Marty is obviously a big game hunter. 3x as many mounts in the back room (Marty's office)

The store and office, shop is in the background.

Marty is on the right

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