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Your job is to 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.
Common job titles of Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians include:
Experience and Education
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
47.85% said they needed a High School Diploma.
41.73% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
Inspect recreational vehicles to diagnose problems and perform necessary adjustment, repair, or overhaul.
Reset hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers.
Open and close doors, windows, or drawers to test their operation, trimming edges to fit, as necessary.
Examine or test operation of parts or systems to ensure completeness of repairs.
Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances or light fixtures.
Confer with customers, read work orders, or examine vehicles needing repair to determine the nature and extent of damage.
Diagnose and repair furnace or air conditioning systems.
Explain proper operation of vehicle systems to customers.
Repair leaks with caulking compound or replace pipes, using pipe wrenches.
Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems and test operation of toilets or sinks.
List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, or diagrams.
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.
Inspect, repair, or replace brake systems.
Seal open sides of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammers.
Refinish wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, or floors, using power sanders, putty, spray equipment, brushes, paints, or varnishes.
Remove damaged exterior panels and repair and replace structural frame members.
Wire stripping tools
Wire cleaning brushes
Water system leak testers
Water pressure regulatorsAll Tools
Valve spring compression tools
Tungsten inert gas TIG welders
Tubing flaring tools
Truck tire pressure gauges
Trailer plug testers
Torx screwdriver tips
Tire changing machines
Tire balancing machines
Thermistor vacuum gauges
Straight slip joint pliers
Spark plug ramp gauges
Robertson screwdriver tips
Reversible snap ring pliers
Recreational vehicle RV lifts
Recreation vehicle RV battery chargers
Protective safety glasses
Power staple guns
Portable digital manometers
Portable air compressors
Phillips screwdriver tips
Needle nose pliers
Needle nose locking pliers
Metal inert gas MIG welders
Magnetic pickup tools
Jumper cable sets
Impact socket sets
Ignitor spark testers
Ignition feeler gauges
Hog ring pliers
Handheld power sanders
Handheld power grinders
Hand operated spray guns
Ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI testers
Gas leak detectors
Flat tip screwdrivers
Flat screwdriver tips
Flat feeler gauges
Flat cold chisels
Engine test lights
Electrical frequency testers
Electrical circuit testers
Electric screw guns
Drill bit index sets
Digital torque wrenches
Dead blow hammers
Curved jaw locking pliers
Carbon dioxide CO2 testers
Brass face hammers
Beam type torque wrenches
Battery terminal pullers
Battery post and terminal cleaners
Ball peen hammers
Aviation tin snips
Automotive brake spring pliers
Allen wrench sets
Air purifying respirators
Air pressure regulators
Adjustable pipe wrenches
Adjustable hand wrenches
Inventory tracking software
RV Damage Repair Estimator
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Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
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.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination › Physical Abilities › Extent Flexibility
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.