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Old 07-28-2021, 08:45 AM   #1
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If you were in a campground and needed a repair would you use a tech certified by texas tech school who was camped in same campground and pay normal fees?
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Yes I would pay the fees. The campground is a separate entity from a repair person. Why would you think it should be any different?
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I would ask the campground management and check with a few folks camping there about the tech.
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A certified tech who also enjoys RVs and uses them for his own pleasure? Yep.
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:50 AM   #5
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If you were in a campground and needed a repair would you use a tech certified by texas tech school who was camped in same campground and pay normal fees?
Why wouldn't you?
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Old 07-28-2021, 11:06 AM   #6
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Boy, this post raises a lot of questions due to lack of detail and intent.

The first question, what is the value of a Texas Tech Certification? I honestly don't know and I don't know if it is relevant to an RV tech. One would need to ask about the kind of certification and if it applies to your needs in an RV.

If the tech is qualified to work on your RV, what does being in the campground have to do with anything? If nothing else, it is certainly a convenience/coincidence to you.

Finally, if the tech is qualified, why would you not pay his normal fee? This is assuming his normal fee does not include a percentage charge for an RV company that he usually works for and which usually pays him. If he is independent, he still has to pay for his tools, insurance, shop (if he has one), and time, regardless if he is camping.

If you met a lawyer while camping and needed him to draw up or give his opinion on formal legal documents, would you not pay him his hourly rate?
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Where are you camped? I can recommend a very good RV tech in the Hill Country (Fredricksburg, Kerrville, and maybe as far as San Antonio and Austin)
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I would.
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CG owners/managers are a great resource for finding good mobile RV repairers...I've used their advice more than a few times.
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I suppose it depends on what needed repairing. Can you give a little more context? I don't see me ever getting a repair in a campground for most things -- I would want to wait until I got home if I could -- but I can see where it might come in handy. What did you have in mind?
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I suppose it depends on what needed repairing. Can you give a little more context? I don't see me ever getting a repair in a campground for most things -- I would want to wait until I got home if I could -- but I can see where it might come in handy. What did you have in mind?
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What normal fees, mobile tech fees? Dealer fees? Is he just moonlighting or does he run a mobile business? Is he licensed and bonded? What is your recourse if he messes something up? How complicated is the job? What are your other options? And most importantly, how bad do you need it done? If he is moonlighting then you can bet he is not insured and if he causes expensive damage to your rig then your chances of being compensated are low. Therefore I would expect at least a 25% discount off a dealer or mobile tech’s fee. He has none of the overhead of the others.
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