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Old 08-08-2015, 01:27 AM   #11
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For the trailer, hiring a mobile repair service worked out well for us. You get to talk over the issue with the actual person doing the work, and you can hang out through the work if you wish. It may differ if you don't keep the trailer at home.

From what I've seen folks being charged for fridge work, the mobile service is cheaper too.

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Old 08-08-2015, 01:49 PM   #12
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We have used four different mobile services, and I agree with Bob's notes. Depending on the problem, the location of the RV (RV being a trailer for Escapes, but a motorhome in our recent experience), and how it is being used, having a mobile service come to the RV can be a significant advantage. There are many mobile services, although finding them is not always easy. The ones I have seen tend to be one-person operations, so availability can be an issue (e.g. one and only tech goes on vacation, or is in another area fixing someone else's problem). Although they may have a minimum charge, they don't seem to charge for travel.

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Old 07-29-2017, 08:34 PM   #13
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This is a good thread and I appreciate the advice. We live an hour away from Silicon Valley where prices are crazy! We are paying $140 and hour! The prior owner charged $60/hr. We recently had to replace our front window with attached rock guard. Reace said it should take an hour. We were charged 5 and told it actually took them 6. I think I am paying for inexperience --- including mine!

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