Getting needed repairs while on the road.
We had a slight hiccup in selling our Airstream Basecamp as I was walking the new owners through the trailer. The Truma water/coach heater decided to throw a 12V error code and would not light reliably. Long story short, the control board in the Truma gave up the ghost. We are in the last year of a service plan that came cheap when we bought the Basecamp in 2017 so getting the board replaced would not be a significant financial hit.
But, after calling 12 RV repair shops within 50 miles, the best appointment I could get was late September. Not exactly in concert with a buyer with a cashier's check for pretty much what I paid for the Basecamp in 2017. The closest Airstream dealer is 120 miles away and they agreed to bump us up given the circumstances. Should have the repair and completed sale by this time next week.
But, I got to thinking that several shops told me that they are hammered with work and are taking folks on a flow basis. COVID has resulted in armies of people coming out of the woodwork and becoming RV owners. Even traveling RVers are having to wait extended periods in order to get their rigs diagnosed and repaired.
Times are a changing.