There is just something about Port Angeles that attracts the coolest people! With very few exceptions, the businesses I have dealt with here have been top notch and very kind. We just had the pleasure of dealing with Rick at Tranco Transmission Service and highly recommend them! I am pretty picky about Taj and who works on her. Usually it is me, but something just doesn't thrill me about laying on my back under her. I would rather leave the transmission to the real experts anyway. She was in very good hands and well taken care of.
We had her tranny fluid(synthetic) and filter changed, bands adjusted(didn't need it really), One cooling line replaced since it had a tiny leak, new universal joints installed and the rear differential fluid(synthetic) changed and the fill plug replaced since it was leaking a bit.
From what they told me, Taj's tranny is in very good condition! Not bad for a home with 131K on her now!
Preventative maintenance is just one of those things that has to be done. In a vanhome, it is easily twice as important as any other typical vehicle. When you dedicate as much time and money into customizing them to be your home, it is important that you get the most out of the mechanical side of the equasion. Of course in Taj's case, when her major parts wear out or fail, I will be upgrading and re-engineering as always, but I would rather put that off as long as possible so we can spend more time enjoying her out on the road now!