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Old 05-05-2013, 04:46 PM   #11
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Reading the various threads about problems people have with their RV's and how "they" fix the problems makes me wonder if someone as not mechanically inclined as I am NOT should they own a RV? Too late for me because I own one. We are going on our first multi night trip by ourselves next weekend! Sure hope the toilet does not mess up.
I like to believe that I hold the title for one of the least mechanically inclined RV owners. But, I do what I can, when I can... What I can't, I pay to have someone do.

I'll say having a RV has *made* me more mechanically inclined.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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One thing I learned from my boating days back in the 80's that I have carried forward to the motor home is to carry more tools on board then I know how to use. Why? Because you may find a friendly helpful fellow camper that has way more mechanical ability then you who may be able to solve or fix a problem you may encounter if he has the tools needed. So put together or buy a nice tool kit to have available.
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It has been my experience that it never hurts to do as much as you can rather than pay some one else to do what you can do.

Knowing as much as you can is a close second because it is a buffer against being ripped off by unscrupulous mechanics.

Used Car Scams Exposed The Things Mechanics Know (About Me!): John Hobbs: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #14
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Herk, that's always my first plan of action before I seek help. Inherently I'm cheap!
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Herk, that's always my first plan of action before I seek help. Inherently I'm cheap!
I prefer "frugal"
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Agreed!
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I keep making some of the mistakes I 've already made. AND invent new ones. Makes for an interesting time. And humorous, mostly
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