RV Repair and Maintenance are two different items - yet very much a "Must Do" for your peace of mind, as well as the RV itself.
RV Repair will be more closely related to items that break and need to be repaired.
RV Maintenance is a schedule of items that should be done regularly to keep your RV functioning well.
The typical RV of today will have many different items that can be pretty complex and therefore require repair or maintenance beyond something that the owner can do.
Simple example is the combination one piece Washer and Dryer. Because it has both within one "box", it is much more complex to try to repair yourself.
The electricity systems within a RV are very complex - much more than a typical house! It will have 30 or 50 amp service supplied from a plug that functions just like a house does.
But - it will also have a generator that supplies the same 30 or 50 amp service if NOT plugged in to "shore Power".
It will have a 12 volt DC supply for various lights, the refrigerator and basic systems within the RV.
Then, it will also have propane that can supply energy to the refrigerator as well.
Lastly, you could have Solar Panels and a separate controller to charge the batteries!! And that's just the "electricity"!!
It doesn't matter if you are seeking RV Repair, motorhome repair, motorhome service or camper repair - RV Service can be very challenging to find.
That's why we strongly recommend the website
This site will certainly give you a better sense of how good or bad a RV Repair you can expect to receive!
After all, your RV Service is extremely important.
RV Maintenance ties right into the "Pay Me Now, or Pay Me Later" philosophy! Depending on the type of RV you have, determines how involved it can be to maintain.
A typical Camper/Popup/5th wheel will be very different from a large Class A Diesel Pusher.
The important thing to remember is that "Someone" must do the maintenance - either you as the owner or a repair/maintenance shop.
We happen to have a diesel pusher and wanted an economical source for the basic oil change, etc. A RV Dealer or Engine Brand facility can be quite expensive!
Just about anyone that has an RV knows how great those "Day/Night" shades are. That is until they break!! Now we are talking a pretty serious repair.
However, if you do a little research and are at all handy, they really aren't that bad to repair. When one of ours breaks, it is always the string/cord. All the other "items" never seem to be a issue - just the string.
Here's a great site to get the instructions and the various items needed - especially the string. The company is called Fix My Blinds and they are great in service, shipping and quality of product. They have everything in stock and get it out the door within a few hours on a normal business day!
Take a look at our simple and very inexpensive solution to a squeaky fan motor on our Kool-O-Matic Repair page. It really is quite the simple repair and fix to wonderful sounds of silence!!!
Remember, this is your "House on Wheels" that you want to keep rolling and working!