Originally Posted by ScottBrownstein
I hear what you are saying, but the bottom line is if you own a house that goes down the road at 60 MPH, either start learning to fix things yourself or expect your RV to cost a lot to maintain and spend a lot of time sitting in the lot at the repair shop.
Those who have never been DIYers would be surprised to find that they can fix most things themselves for a lot less money and aggravation by using resources like this forum and some of the thousands of YouTube repair videos. An added benefit is that they will rapidly learn how things work which is invaluable in the RV world.
My DH and I are ones that have been learning as we go. Yes forums and YouTube are invaluable resources but you have to be willing to learn and accept that you don't know things first. Once you move past that, you can learn things... We just figured out how to build our own fence at home, cost $500 in supplies as opposed to over $1000 to do. Same goes for the RV, just try it. I can't get past how many pay someone to winterize/dewinterize their RV.