Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics > Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance

Projected Growth: Faster than average

2000+
Projected Job Openings

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Job Description

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:
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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.

Tasks

    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.

Tools

Wire stripping tools

Wire crimpers

Wire cleaning brushes

Wheel chocks

Welding goggles

Water system leak testers

Water pressure regulators

All Tools

Valve spring compression tools

Utility knives

Tungsten inert gas TIG welders

Tubing wrenches

Tubing flaring tools

Tubing cutters

Tube benders

Truck tire pressure gauges

Trailer plug testers

Torx screwdriver tips

Tire irons

Tire hammers

Tire changing machines

Tire balancing machines

Tile nippers

Thermostat wrenches

Thermoplastic welders

Thermocouple testers

Thermistor vacuum gauges

Table saws

Straight slip joint pliers

Spark plug ramp gauges

Soldering tools

Socket sets

Socket extensions

Self-compensating hydrometers

Sabre saws

Rubber mallets

Robertson screwdriver tips

Reversible snap ring pliers

Recreational vehicle RV lifts

Recreation vehicle RV battery chargers

Ratchet sets

Rat-tail files

Putty scrapers

Protective safety glasses

Prick punches

Precision levels

Power staple guns

Power planers

Portable routers

Portable digital manometers

Portable air compressors

Pop riveters

Polarity testers

Pipe reamers

Phillips screwdrivers

Phillips screwdriver tips

Pex wrenches

Personal computers

Oxyacetylene welders

Needle nose pliers

Needle nose locking pliers

Mini hacksaws

Millivolt meters

Milliamp meters

Metal inert gas MIG welders

Mechanics mirrors

Measuring tapes

Manifold gauges

Magnetic pickup tools

Machinist’s scribes

Lug wrenches

Logic probes

Linoleum knives

Linesman’s pliers

Layout squares

Laptop computers

Keyhole saws

Jumper cable sets

Insulated shears

Inductive ammeters

Impact socket sets

Ignitor spark testers

Ignition feeler gauges

Hydraulic jacks

Hog ring pliers

Handheld power sanders

Handheld power grinders

Hand operated spray guns

Hacksaws

Ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI testers

Grease dispensers

Generator testers

Gas leak detectors

Floor jacks

Flat tip screwdrivers

Flat screwdriver tips

Flat feeler gauges

Flat cold chisels

Faucet wrenches

Engine test lights

Electrical frequency testers

Electrical circuit testers

Electric screw guns

Electric drills

Drill bit index sets

Drift punches

Digital torque wrenches

Digital multimeters

Digital ammeters

Die grinders

Diagonal cutters

Dead blow hammers

Curved jaw locking pliers

Crowbars

Cordless screwdrivers

Cordless drills

Continuity testers

Combination wrenches

Claw hammers

Chop saws

Caulk dispensers

Carpet knives

Carbon dioxide CO2 testers

Bubble levels

Brass face hammers

Brake spoons

Beam type torque wrenches

Battery terminal pullers

Battery post and terminal cleaners

Ball peen hammers

Aviation tin snips

Automotive brake spring pliers

Arc welders

Allen wrench sets

Airflow meters

Air purifying respirators

Air pressure regulators

Adjustable pipe wrenches

Adjustable hand wrenches

Technologies

Email software

Inventory tracking software

RV Damage Repair Estimator

Summit Ordering Systems RvInvoiceWriter

Topline Software Solutions Topline Service Manager

Skills

Repairing

Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Troubleshooting

Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

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.

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.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Equipment Selection

Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Operation and Control

Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Equipment Maintenance

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.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Coordination

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.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Abilities

Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination › Physical Abilities › Extent Flexibility

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Occupation Sections

Knowledge

Mechanical

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.

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