Most of our travels have been fun and exciting, but a few items have come up. We have detected a pattern to getting things fixed though. Avoid Camping World. Maybe it’s just us, but we have had bad luck in getting them to fix anything properly. We have had way more luck with mobile RV repair services.

  • Bedroom slide out wouldn’t slide out properly – not fixed properly by Camping World (two tries), but fixed via mobile RV repair under warranty.
  • Dinette slide out would edge out while driving – not fixed properly by Camping World, but fixed via mobile RV repair under warranty.
  • Automatic transfer switch – wouldn’t allow power from exterior post to RV, fixed via mobile RV repair under warranty.
  • Circuit breaker for outside outlet – popped when using exterior outlet, fixed via mobile RV repair under warranty.
  • Left rear trailer hub disintegrated – caused by incorrect bearing packing by Camping World, fixed via Goodyear. Cost $1500 to get axle, brake, wheel and tire replaced. Our Good Sam Travel Assist did cover the $400 tow cost.
  • Wardrobe slide out cable needed replaced – Camping World couldn’t get to it, fixed via mobile RV repair under warranty.
  • Water pump for fresh water tank – Camping World replaced pump when all it needed was a valve turned off, fixed via mobile RV repair.

Sounds like a lot but was only a few days of inconvenience in almost two years of living on the road. The good news is: most of this was covered by our Good Sam Extended Warranty.


RV On The Road Yet? is a blog dedicated to the journey one couple has taken on the road to living full time in a Recreational Vehicle. Please keep in mind that we are not RV experts (or lawyers or doctors). We are just a couple muddling our way through this RV thing like anyone else. With luck, we may share something that will save you time or money, or just make you smile. We are primarily doing this so Melinda can keep her 65 best friends informed on our full-time RV adventure exploits. Sometimes humorous and hopefully educational, we will relay the steps we have taken as we travel down the former path of frontiersmen, Gypsies, retired people, and idiots.