Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-21-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
Senior Member
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 148
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.

WV Bum is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-21-2015, 02:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,867
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).

cb1000rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 02:46 PM   #3
Senior Member
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 148
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.
WV Bum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 03:15 PM   #4
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,307
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.
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our Anthem is ordered! Mychesh Entegra Owner's Forum 55 04-11-2015 08:03 AM
Best Place To Live? jb60 Full-Timers 43 03-03-2015 07:36 AM
Back surgery? for the Disabled Rvers thread Oldme iRV2.com General Discussion 120 02-18-2014 11:38 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.