Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions.

Median Annual Wage: $35,630

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (48%); Post-secondary certificate (42%); Some college, no degree (8%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Service Technician; Master Certified RV Technician (Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician); RVDA Master Certified RV Technician (Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association Master Certified Recreational Vehicle Technician); Hitch Technician; Mobile Service RV Technician (Mobile Service Recreational Vehicle Technician); RV Body Mechanic (Recreational Vehicle Body Mechanic); RV Parts and Service Director (Recreational Vehicle Parts and Service Director); RV Repair Technician (Recreational Vehicle Repair Technician); RV Service Technician (Recreational Vehicle Service Technician); RV Technician (Recreational Vehicle Technician)

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More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, or hand tools.
  • Repair plumbing or propane gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe.
  • Confer with customers, read work orders, or examine vehicles needing repair to determine the nature and extent of damage.
  • Examine or test operation of parts or systems to ensure completeness of repairs.
  • Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems and test operation of toilets or sinks.
  • Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances or light fixtures.
  • Inspect recreational vehicles to diagnose problems and perform necessary adjustment, repair, or overhaul.
  • Inspect, repair, or replace brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair furnace or air conditioning systems.
  • Repair leaks with caulking compound or replace pipes, using pipe wrenches.
  • List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, or diagrams.
  • Remove damaged exterior panels and repair and replace structural frame members.
  • Open and close doors, windows, or drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, as necessary.
  • Reset hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers.
  • Refinish wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, or floors, using power sanders, putty, spray equipment, brushes, paints, or varnishes.

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  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

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