The PRIMARY reason people choose DIY RV repair is to save money. There are folks who enjoy repair work, but generally, saving money is the motivating factor to do the work yourself.
One trip to the repair shop will most likely cost you hundreds of dollars on labor charges alone...
In addition, many times, doing the repairs yourself (especially the smaller jobs) will result in you saving precious time.
Another advantage of doing the repairs yourself is that you are less dependent on others while on the road. Being able to make most of the smaller, less complicated repairs that will inevitably occur, will make your overall RVing experience so much more enjoyable.
Not knowing what's wrong with your rig
and not knowing how to fix it, will
wreak havoc on your peace of mind.
So, if you’ve decided that you would like to know more about troubleshooting and about DIY repair work so that you can do some of the less complicated repairs yourself rather than take your rig into a travel trailer or motorhome repair shop,
Not every repair is complicated.
Some are very simple.
Some are not.
Some problems are easily detectable.
Some are not.
Also, having a few good, dependable RV repair and maintenance reference books regarding DIY RV repair will help you tremendously. Store them in your RV or keep them in your car.
Calling your RV's manufacturer can be a very reliable reference point, but they aren't available 24/7/365.
There are plenty of RVers who will tell you that their experiences with the manufacturer is less than pleasant. And, there have been many manufacturers that have come and gone through the years. You may not have the luxury of contacting them directly when it comes time for DIY repairs.
Tapping into sites such as the one above where you can ask questions or to one such as Money Saving RV Repair.com where you can tap into the knowledge of an RV technician with over 30 years of experience and whose goal is to help you save money while keeping your RV in tip-top shape are always valuable resources for any RVer who has decided to try to do some of those inevitable repairs.
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