Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Do you have a “go-to” RV shop or technician who you trust for repair work?

Having a person you know and trust to help you service or maintain your RV is soooo nice. It’s like having a vet you trust with a pet, or a doctor you trust with your child (or heck, even you!). It can be hard finding someone who you think treats your “baby” (pet, kid, RV) right.

Do you have a “go-to” RV shop or technician you use for repair work? If so, will you tell us a little more about it/them in the comments? How long have you been going to them? How did you find them?

If not, perhaps scroll through the comments and find some recommendations. Hopefully there will be someone in your area who is recommended by a fellow RVer—that would be nice!

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Donna (@guest_185196)
1 year ago

RV Force in FL. Several shops around the state. They also come to your site.

Gene Bjerke (@guest_185127)
1 year ago

I have two people I trust (both named Jason), one for the chassis and one for the “house.”

Beverley (@guest_184980)
1 year ago

Most of the ones I have used have been because of necessity at the moment. I think most are over priced and unreliable. They come when they want no matter what they said as to when they would come. Then they have to order parts and they take forever to get the parts. I have called where they said they ordered and no record found. I am fed up with them. I don’t have a lot of experience in fixing some of the things, but I try, I am at their mercy after getting some estimates. Most of the technician want fees just for looking.

Guy Mazzarella (@guest_184951)
1 year ago

Connecticut motor cars & Coaches is a great place to have repair, replacement and install work done and they charge a fairwork price for the work and they will give you an idea how long it will take
Another place is Good Times RV in Westbrook, CT.

Deborah Mason (@guest_184932)
1 year ago

I picked the first option only because it was the least incorrect. My husband takes care of our rig. We are over 100 miles from the nearest RV repair facility or technician. Not sure if the “local” techs are even certified in anything.

Patty (@guest_184896)
1 year ago

We use ours for vacation, so we make a list on each trip. When the list gets long we take it back to the Newmar dealership in Lewisville, Texas we bought it from. Usually it’s there for 1-3 months depending on what’s wrong with it. We can do minor repairs, like batteries.

Neal Davis (@guest_184851)
1 year ago

If home and the engine or chassis (and the generator) need work, then I go to Les at North Georgia Tire (formerly the RV tech at Premier Truck Group of Chattanooga, a Freightliner Oasis dealer). For any other work on our 2016 43′ DP, I go to Northgate Parts, an RV service company in the Chattanooga metro area. We have used both Les and Northgate Parts’ service department since 2017 and plan to continue to use both once we trade for a 2022 DP next month.

Julz H (@guest_184836)
1 year ago

I did not answer today’s poll as we’ve done all our own maintenance & repairs in the 6 years we’ve owned our TT.

rag_ftw (@guest_184835)
1 year ago

An unmaintained database of repair facilities still lives at: RV Service Reviews. This was an excellent source of information for all RVers until 2018 when updating was stopped. For some reason the folks at IRV2 decided it no longer needed to be supported. Maybe if enough of us asked them to reestablish the forum it would come to life again. Here’s a link for IRV2 support: iRV2 Forums – Contact Us If everyone would send them an email maybe they would raise it to a higher priority.

Joel L (@guest_184824)
1 year ago

I drive 5 hours to Sunshine State RV in Gainesville, FL to have my Coachmen Beyond worked on. Their understanding of our coach’s systems and construction is outstanding and they do the work properly on a timely basis.

Ardis (@guest_184808)
1 year ago

Motorhomes of Texas, Nacogdoches, Texas. They do what they say they are going to do, for the price they told you, and do it when they said they were going to do it! Tops! I don’t think they do trailers, though.

travilenman (@guest_184792)
1 year ago

I use Quality Coach Services in Eugene Ore. They do GREAT work and at a FAIR price….Have been going to them for about 10 years…

KellyR (@guest_184786)
1 year ago

I didn’t really know how to answer, as the “mom n pop” shop that has been around for I don’t know how many decades, JUST closed. The owner could not find anyone to buy the business when he retired. I believe that left about a dozen people out of work. Down the interstate, about 30 min from me, is Camping World and Lazy Days but they are too snooty to deal with my Class B, so I am too snooty to even walk into their accessory stores. Two other independent shops went out of business a couple of decades ago, so it looks like I will be googling around. I was fortunate lately to find an independent, one man, Onan person who used to work for Onan, to work on my generator. The large local Cummings Onan shop, just 10 min from me, cannot work on my 2800 Onan BECAUSE they do not currently have a generator tech. ?????
I am trying real hard to learn to live in this new world I find myself in, but not without frustration and basically in awe of the stupidity and craziness.

Bill Forbes (@guest_184785)
1 year ago

None of the above. We go back to the Newmar factory when possible for work on the house portion, or to one of the places they or friends have referred us to in that area. Also for chassis work prefer to go to Spartan factory service, or Western Branch Auto in Virginia, or Cummins Coach Care.

Patty (@guest_184894)
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill Forbes

We have a Newmar

Lee Ann (@guest_184761)
1 year ago

Need another choice for full-timers which we are. We have a trusted technician and a trusted rv service center. We contact the technician when not in his area for help with issues we can fix ourselves. Once a year we travel to the rv service center for a checkup and with a list of repairs we need. For emergencies, we search the area we are in at the time. Your question and the answers from which to select do not match.

George (@guest_184744)
1 year ago

Oregon Lite Truck, White City, OR is my go to RV shop. they have taken care of my chassis work on 5 different MH’s.

Rich (@guest_184723)
1 year ago

Barrington RV in St. Charles IL (moving there from Bartlett IL) does our MH maintenance, upgrades and repairs.

Kammes Auto & Truck Repair in Bloomingdale, IL does all chassis maintenance.

Last edited 1 year ago by Rich
Dennis G. (@guest_184716)
1 year ago

Have used various internet based companies for parts, and upgrades. The only shop we must use every two years, our local RV smog station. For all the rest I generally do all the work myself. Many online resources for technical information, and of course YouTube for certain repairs helps tremendously.

Kit Vargas (@guest_184704)
1 year ago

When in our home state, we use RVSwag, Davenport, IA. Always have them do our regular yearly checks and maintenance. They have mobile techs and a local shop if needed. Mitch and his staff are trust worthy, fairly priced and great service!!! If we are traveling, we ask the campground or fellow campers for local techs.

Bill (@guest_184703)
1 year ago

I do my own work, but I had the dealer install the factory 7″ lift kit (2016 1985).

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