Where To Take Your RV For Repairs If It Breaks Down On A Road Trip

Traveling or vacationing in an RV can be a great way to see the country and relax. However, it is essential that you know what to do if you need RV repair while on the road. Not every repair shop can deal with your RV, so it is a good idea to consider the resources you may need before you hit the road.

Engine And Transmission Service

Large class A motorhomes and RVs often have running gear similar to a commercial truck, and many repair shops may not have the equipment or the room in the shop to work on them. If you are dealing with engine or transmission issues, RV repair is often well within the scope of a semi-truck repair center, and they often have the tools to do the job for you. 

The same shop can handle your rear end, suspension, and steering repairs on large RVs and campers, so look for a shop that does emergency repairs in the area, and if you need a tow, they may have a wrecker large enough to pull your RV. You must let them know you have a large RV when you call them to determine if it will fit in the repair bay or if they have a lift large enough to support your camper. 

Some truck repair shops also offer roadside service and may offer mobile RV service at a rest area or on the side of the road if an emergency occurs and you have to pull over. Tire repair, belt and hose replacements, and other minor repairs are possible right where you are so you can get back on the road quickly.

RV Component Repair

If you need something in the RV fixed, you may need an RV repair service. Plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and other systems specific to RVs may require a technician that works on these rigs all the time. 

There are many RV repair shops across the country, and most dealers that sell RVs also work on them. Most RV dealers have service shops that work on many different RV brands, so if there is no dealer in the area specific to your RV brand, check with the ones that you can find to see if they can make repairs for you.

RV Body Damage

If you have been in a fender bender with your RV, you may need to have some body damage repairs on your rig. Many newer RVs have a fiberglass outer shell, and the RV repair shop can patch it up for you. 

If the damage is severe, you may need a body shop to repair it. However, RVs need a shop that can handle their size, so call ahead to make sure your RV will fit.