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Old 06-05-2014, 11:30 PM   #41
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:02 AM   #42
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We'll Join, DW will like that!
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:10 AM   #43
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Our dealer has a MISSION STATEMENT THAT SAYS: IF you bought your new unit, you will come 1ft. So what happens when some one comes for repairs with the same qualifiers? Dealer had 125 on list, 3 months unit set to fix awning and door, could take out for a day or back to,the bottom of the list!
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:27 PM   #44
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Our dealership (B. Young RV in Milwaukee Oregon) Has a mobile tech that they can send also for warranty work. I will post up if and when we use it. DEFINITELY a bonus for Full Timers! So many of the repairs could easily be handled by a skilled guy in a van. WHAT A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY for someone interested in that. He would be a busy guy.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:33 PM   #45
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It would seems a mechanic and a pickup would free up about 40% of the Dealer lot and make available for new units!
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:44 PM   #46
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My wife and I have discussed this. When I retire, I'm going to seriously consider getting additional training to be a RV repair guy.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:09 PM   #47
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It seems like there is more and more need for a mobile repairman. We have run across several that are retired from general work, and do it in there travels. If they are in an area for awhile, they will put up flyers in the parks, and work while in the area.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:17 PM   #48
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I've seriously considered it, but I also had an employee that considered it more seriously than me and he made the jump - unfortunately he failed and lost his investment and it kind of intimidated me a bit.

Maybe after retirement would be better, but not sure I want to work on these things anymore after retirement
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:41 PM   #49
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The great thing about a strong owners group would be a united front to bring the concerns to negligent dealers and to Redwood themselves. I see lots of folks quick to blame their dealer, but the problems are systematic as see it. I vote yes for a owners club!
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I've seriously considered it, but I also had an employee that considered it more seriously than me and he made the jump - unfortunately he failed and lost his investment and it kind of intimidated me a bit.

Maybe after retirement would be better, but not sure I want to work on these things anymore after retirement


I'm looking at it as a casual job only working when I wanted to. These things are fairly easy to fix once you get use to the way that they're put together. The hardest part I would guess would be getting lined up for parts that are specific to a brand. And getting certified for specific brands
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:28 PM   #51
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I pursued the idea as well. After I did the math, and realized that the RV population in the northeast is "part time", I came to the conclusion that the career wasn't going to generate the income I needed to support my family. I'm waiting for things to slow down a bit.
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Like most of us I've worked on all of my rvs & helped several others in various parks, but don't think I would do it professionally as some people these days are way too hard to please & I'm too old now to put up with the aggravation.
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Haha...well said!
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I'd love to have the training...but not so much to work on RV's professionally but mores to maintain my own.

If the training were offered at a convenient time and price I'd do it but so far I haven't seen offered near where I am nor geared towards self-maintenance.
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I'd love to have the training...but not so much to work on RV's professionally but mores to maintain my own.

If the training were offered at a convenient time and price I'd do it but so far I haven't seen offered near where I am nor geared towards self-maintenance.
http://rvmaintenancetech.com/
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