Saturday, September 24, 2022


How comfortable are you at performing minor repairs on your RV?

A while ago we asked if you considered yourself handy and 47 percent of you said you’re either extremely handy or very handy. Only 3 percent of you said you’re not handy at all. So, we’re guessing for the poll question below, the numbers may be similar.

If something in your RV breaks or needs a fixin’, do you think you’d be able to fix it or would you ask someone else or go somewhere to have it fixed?

Please tell us in the poll below. Leave a comment too if you have a good story.


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2 years ago

I can usually fix or figure out how to fix many things but I’m smart enough to know the things I can’t.

2 years ago

Can fix most anything but the new electronic engines and running gear. I could work on any part of my old VWs. I have found that even the Chevy dealer doesn’t understand their new vehicles.

2 years ago

Having a coach with sketchy repair directions at best and a number of things to fix I have started a electronic repair manual with a notebook backup. Every call to the manufacturer, info from you tube, RVtravel, every fix is recorded so we can remember how to fix again in future.

2 years ago

You all can repair anything with this well-known advice, and you only need two things. If its loose , use duct tape, if it won’t move use WD 40. Happy Trails.

Diane M
2 years ago

I said very capable, but I’m answering for my husband, not me. I’m hopeless at repairing things.

Don Nedrow
2 years ago

I can fix most everything. Was a mechanic for 40 years before retiring. Some heavy weight things I farm it out.

tom mason
2 years ago

Had both leaf springs on 1 axle snap just outside of Jasper Canada and had to replace them in a campground.There were a few challenges like not having support jacks, blocks and leaf springs,which I purchased in Jasper.Was able to get back on the road in a day.

Bob p
2 years ago

I was an industrial mechanic for 38 years, I have repaired my own vehicles, homes, appliances, and everything else all my life. At 77 years young I know how, but I’m not that enthusiastic about repairing things anymore, oh every time something breaks my first reaction is to tear into it and fix it. My wonderful wife usually steps in and reminds me that I’m retired and need to call someone. Lol

2 years ago
Reply to  Bob p

You might want to keep fixing some things– unless they are just too heavy or tricky and you need to call in the cavalry. It keeps your body and brain young. All the elders I know who are falling apart are the ones that have retired to their chairs. p.s. we are all jealous of your abilities!

2 years ago

I can fix ANYTHING with my two favorite tools…pen and checkbook.

2 years ago

I had the invisible poll so I answered in invisible ink.

Wayne Caldwell
2 years ago

In my backyard shop sits a ’68 MGB and a ’36 Hudson Terraplane. Kinda have to know the difference between my left-handed and right-hand vice grips and to remember to switch my ratchets to “off” when I put them away. And I have a set of Bluetooth jumper cables for when my regular ones just aren’t long enough.

Captn John
2 years ago

I could do it all UNTIL the effects of age, jumping out of airplanes, and assorted other foolish things a young man did.

2 years ago

Short story here. When we graduated to a motorhome, that increased my horizons of what I could do. With my previous motorhome, I replaced the transmission twice, the engine once and did a complete brake overhaul. All in my driveway. 1991 Journey front engine diesel, 35′ no slides.

2 years ago

There is a divide between those who are knowledgeable and those who should be arrested for possession of a screwdriver. For the latter the phrase (should be handled by a qualified technician ) should always be applied. For those with knowledge and safety in mind I would love to see more detailed articles on repairs to common rv systems.

Chuck Dunn
2 years ago
Reply to  Bill

I agree will Bill. You have done a great job with electricity but there is more than that to repair RV;s

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