What We Do
In a nutshell, with few exceptions, if it is part of your home on wheels, it is something we can show you how to operate, perform maintenance on, troubleshoot, repair, replace, or upgrade.
Common Maintenance Services
Most maintenance items can be a DIY class if you’d like to handle the item yourself in the future. (Some maintenance processes require special equipment. All maintenance processes involve some level of risk to persons and property, some much more than others.)
- Air Conditioner Deep Cleaning and System Check (much more than replacing the inside filter foam) – For recreational use, this should be done at least once a year. If you live in your RV, it may need to be done more frequently depending on the environment(s) where you operate. Service includes performance test, intake bypass test/correction, capacitors test/replacement (this part can save your AC’s life!), coil deep cleaning/disinfection, and outer shroud reseal. If your AC just doesn’t seem to perform like it used to, this is where to start.
- Water Heater Tank Deep Cleaning – Smell rotten eggs in your hot water? Your tank needs a full descaling and if your unit uses an anode rod, perhaps a new one. This maintenance is recommended yearly, but that is generally too often unless water source frequently includes well water.
- Waste (Black and Grey) Tank Deep Cleaning – Sensors not working? Too much odor? Not draining well at the dump station? Seen black mold chunks or roaches when you dump? This service will get you back to normal. This service is recommended yearly, but we think that’s only true if you use your RV more frequently than normal vacations and weekend warrior trips. Otherwise, your nose and your sensors will generally tell you when it’s time to “do the nasty”.
- Roof Inspections and Seal Touch Ups – Perhaps the single most important factor in the longevity of your RV’s life is the ability to keep water on the outside! Inspections of your roof are recommended every single time you move it, and we agree with this recommendation. Rolling those wheels puts your camper through a simultaneous hurricane and earthquake. The sealants and flashings on your roof have to be flexible to move with the rocking and rolling, but that makes them temporary as time, sun, and rain take their toll. We can inspect and apply touch-up sealants while showing you what trouble looks like (and what it doesn’t look like).
- Generator Service (oil changes, etc) – Most generators need an oil change (and likely a spark arrestor cleaning) every 150 hours of use with fuel and air filters at some point defined by the manufacturer’s service manual, and even coolant flushing at some point. We can do all that on most models at your site.
- Seal Conditioning – This bit of maintenance is the kind of thing you only need to pay for once because it’s a perfect DIY maintenance item that gives you a chance for a closer look at one of the most vulnerable areas of your camper. We will show you what to use and how to use it to keep your seals fresh and functional.
- General Maintenance Walk-Throughs – Did you know your wiper seals need to be conditioned from time to time? When should you power wash your roof? What is plumber’s grease and why do you need some? Does your camper have air admittance valves near plumbing drains, and should you carry replacements? There’s a lot to know and we can hold a private class and training session for you.
What We Don’t Do
- Motorhome major chassis mechanical work (e.g. engine, transmission).
- Motorhome windshield replacement.
- Work requiring an LP gas license, although we do perform leak tests.
- Welding, although we will work with a professional welder on your behalf.
- Major body work.
- Tire mounting, wheel bearings, and brake replacement.
- Work that would require a shop setting. This is more of a disclaimer than a “rule”, so tell us about your situation and we will happily point you in the right direction if your needs fall into this category.
- Modifications or patchwork repairs that pose a safety risk to you or others. This is more of an assurance for you than a limitation for us.
This is far from a complete list, but here are a few of the brands we work with every day.