Your RV is your prized possession. You take care of it and it takes care of you. These modern RVs are well-built with quality parts and handmade craftsmanship. Some people can go years without ever having a problem or a broken part on their RV. They are the lucky ones. With constant use, something is bound to get damaged or broken on your RV, and when it does, you should depend on only the best quality repairs and parts. Here are a few things to look for when you have to bring your house on wheels to a repair shop.
When you know what you’re doing and have seen as much as our guys have seen, we know how to fix it. Avoid companies who just hire anyone to man their repair shop. You could run into a case where fixing the problem temporarily causes problems in the long run. A quality repair shop will fix the problem completely to the best of their ability, and save you money in the long run by minimizing future repairs and costly parts. All of our technicians are RVDA Certified Technicians and can take care of you and your RV’s needs. That means they know the ropes and know how to fix it.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be amazed at the amount of repairs we get in our shop that are fixing a problem that was caused by an incorrect or sub par quality part. Using the correct part, from a reputable manufacturer, will keep your RV running smoothly and without any hiccups. After all, would you put a cheap part in your air conditioner before you head out during the blazing heat? I wouldn’t either. Top quality parts or nothing!
One great way to find a repair company is to talk with your fellow RVers. I’m willing to bet most, if not all, of them have had some work done at some point in time. Ask them who they used and if they would go back. RVers are a trustworthy bunch and if an RV repair shop gets their seal of approval, you know they will treat your RV like it was their own. Also, don’t be afraid to check out the internet for online reviews. Yelp, Google, and Facebook all have ratings and testimonials for customers and you can always get a little bit of insight to how the company treats their customers.
Sure, RVers don’t want to have to pay a lot for repairs. We’d all love to get it for as cheap as we can, but don’t be too stingy. If you decide to choose the cheapest place to get your air conditioner fixed, double check the quality of the parts and the experience of the people making the repairs.
If you ever need any advice regarding repairs, body work or general maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be glad to help you find what you’re looking for or offer a helping hand.
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