Toilet spring broken, now what? Call someone at $85.00 plus travel, or learn to fix it? Service man $200.00 your time and material $45.00. Do the math!
If you use your Motorhome or Travel Trailer as much as I do, then you know that there is always something that needs to be fixed or maintained. This can include things like plumbing, electrical, awnings, and even suspension and tires. If you pay a repair person every time something needs service, you’ll be broke in no time.
The best way to service these things on your RV is to do it yourself. All it takes is a little bit of education, research, and trying it. You can find information about repairing from books, forums, search engines, and even asking people who have done it.
A lot of the repairs that you need to make will be like you already do in your home. The electrical system is very similar to a home, the plumbing, and even replacing a toilet. I was surprised how easy it was to replace a toilet in an RV as I had to do one myself. It is just like the toilet in your home. The toilet uses two bolts to secure the toilet flange, then connecting a water line. How easy was that? Took me 30 min. to complete and I didn’t have to pay someone $85.00 + per hour. I learned this from books and simple internet research.
RV Education 101′s eBook series will help you do your own RV and Camping Trailer repairs. Why pay a service technician $85.00 or more per hour when you can do it yourself for 85% less. Lots of repairs can be done by the average RVer with little to know money involved.
Pickup a set of the RV Education eBooks and you’ll be educated on everything from awning care and repair to deep cell battery care and maintenance!
Good luck with your future repairs and maintenance on your RV Coach, travel trailer, or popups.
See ya down the road!
Kimberly Travaglino is the author of “How to Hit the Road“, a comprehensive step by step guide for making your family’s full time RV dreams a reality. She also serves as the Editor of Fulltime Families Magazine, a company that supports risk takers, pioneers, and enlightened families blazing their own path across the country.