Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 15,400 people employed as recreational vehicle service technicians in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $40,500.
Entry level employees earn approximately $27,340 per year and senior employees earn approximately $63,060
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- 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.
- Seal open sides of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammers.
- Explain proper operation of vehicle systems to customers.
- 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 electrical systems to outside power sources, and activate switches to test the operation of appliances or light fixtures.
- Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems, and test operation of toilets or sinks.
- 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.