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Old 10-02-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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Locating a mobile RV repairmen

How do you go about finding a mobile RV repairmen in a particular area? A Web search wasn't too helpful for my area of Northern Virginia.
Thanks.
P.S. I don't have current work for him/her; I just wanted to locate the ones in my area.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:17 AM   #2
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Check with area RV parks because a lot of times they will be working on RV's in RV Parks while people are traveling.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:19 AM   #3
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Visit bulletin boards at RV dealers, supermarkets. Call RV dealers and ask. Nothing in Yellow Pages?
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #4
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I've need such help several times in my RV career. Fortunately, each time was in a camp ground. I checked with the office and they had several to call. Usually, these people are reliable as their service reflects on the campground doing the recommending. One time, the service truck was there almost as soon as I walked back to the rig. For him, the problem was a very easy, simple fix and he would take no money for the service call.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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Thanks guys - I'll check some local campgrounds.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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In addition to the campgrounds, check with RV storage lot owners. Lots of times these mobile RV repair services are in the storage lots making repairs on RVs that have returned from a trip, and the storage lot owners have a pretty good handle on who's good and who isn't based on tenant feedback and comments.

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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Here is another resource.

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Old 10-02-2013, 12:54 PM   #8
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Mobile RV Tech source

I found a really good mobile tech on craigslist under RV's for sale. I've used him twice and my neighbor also started using him. Neighbor has a 1978 DP so he's used him a lot more than I have.

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Old 10-02-2013, 01:25 PM   #9
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Tom, do you have Coach-net or Good Sam roadside assistance? They can likely provide mobile technician info.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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My son in law does it for a living, I've never asked them about their method of getting work/advertising.
Guess I'll ask them.

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Business cards, word of mouth, phone book and talking to campground managers/owners.

So, that pretty much follows what was already posted.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:16 PM   #11
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Thanks all - I'll check local campgrounds, storage lots and I'll call Coach-Net.
Good thoughts - thank-you.
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Try this site: RV Service Reviews It may have some one in your area. We moved and it was over 100 miles to the repair place I used to use. I tried google and didn't find anyone. while out driving I started looking for independent automobile / truck repair places. Guess what with in a couple of days I found several places where it looked like MH were stored. I stopped in and talked with the owners. Now I have 4 places within 10 miles of my home. Independent places are there, you just have to look for them. I've found 2 places that will work on my Cat C-7 diesel. Have 3 places that do will service almost anything. They may have to go thru a MH to get a brand specific part. Cat dealer in Ft Meyers wanted over a $1,000 to do annual oil changes and checks. when I inquired what they were going to do for a grand he said change the oil & filters. grease the lube points on the engine. what about the lube points on the chassis? They said i'd have to go to Freightliner shop for that. I've found independent facilities willing to go the extra mile and save me dollars. I furnish the synthetic oil, filters and they change them out for $100, that is right One hundred Dollars. that includes greasing the chassis so I furnished them a diagram from Freight liner of grease points. Safe travels.... ed
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Craigslist is where a couple guys advertise in my area. I used one with good results.

I have seen them advertise in campground handouts, on bulletin boards, etc. A call to area campgrounds may be productive.
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I was out of town recently at a fairground and needed someone. Called local RV dealer and recommended someone.
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