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Old 07-21-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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Have got to get more nerve

After owing a Motor Home for a year now, I see the need to have the ability and the nerve to work on them yourself. Maybe all of the motor home techs are not bad. I just have not found one that has a lot of ability or maybe just don't care. Just watched a tech trying to install a RVI braking system and breakaway system ,what a joke. Maybe I just live in area that motor homes are not a big deal and the techs just dont make enough money to take pride in there work. After reading some of the stores on this fourm a lot of people have seen the samething . The bad thing about doing work on , it requires a huge investment in tools and equipment , on the other hand may be worth it. Watching these guys just trying to get the coach out the door and start on another one to screw up!! This has not happened only at one dealership I have seen this at 3 dealers. Before someone someone replies that I shouldn't be bashing all techs ( I am not saying all are bad , just saying the ones I have used are not very professional or knowledgable . ) thanks for your ear to unleash my sob story.

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Old 07-21-2015, 02:03 PM   #2
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Try a tech not at a dealership. Dealership is paying, what - maybe $10-$15/hr on your labor. Usually not someone with an RV specialty. Even most car dealerships the techs have some class certification and they employee a very low number of ASE techs.

If we're not talking complete chassis service, the tools needed are actually reasonably limited.

Most experienced techs I've seen are mobile - they cost the same, you can watch them work (and learn something).

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Old 07-21-2015, 02:46 PM   #3
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cb1000rider . could be true on mobile tech , most of the time . the guy that I saw trying to install the RVI brake system was a mobile tech. should have said that in my sob story. I was at the storage area were he was putting in the system on unit beside mine. I stayed to watch, was hoping to learn and see if I would have trust in him.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:15 PM   #4
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So many of the problems and mods just require common sense and a fair amount of skill with basic tools. Sure, you wouldn't want to attempt any major engine or transmission repairs, but thank goodness that doesn't come very often! There's lots of guys on IRV2 that are experienced in a lot of different areas, and are willing to help out when you have a question.
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