Mobile RV Service in Simcoe County and surrounding area
THE FINE PRINT: Please note that we do not provide motorhome automotive chassis service, such as oil changes and tune-ups.
Because we are a mobile service, we are not equipped to do structural repairs, such as replacing or rebuilding floors, walls or roof.
We do not perform insurance propane inspections.
A service call charge will apply, based on the distance from our location, to offset our time and cost of travel, except for calls within BARRIE KOA
COVERAGE AREA - IMPORTANT!
We cover the area from Highway 89 in the south, to Honey Harbour and Washago in the north, east to Orillia, and west to Wasaga Beach. We go approximately 40 minutes driving time from Craighurst. A service call charge will apply to cover our driving time and distance from Craighurst.
RVs use a mix of 120 volt AC and 12 volt DC systems, and it is said that "never the two should meet". The 12 volt system in particular, can develop problems which can seem baffling. In these cases, an engineering "problem solving" approach is needed.
We have 40 years of experience in Industrial Electrical Engineering, and we have the right tools and expertise for both the 120 volt and 12 volt systems. Call the pros at Huronwoods RV Service today. We know how to track down and solve electrical problems.
RV plumbing systems are specialized, and quite different compared to residential systems. We have the tools and expertise to quickly repair leaks, replace faucets, and make modifications.
Because of the way most RVs are mass-produced, the type of materials used and the speed of the original installation often leads to annoying water leaks, even in newer units. For example, the cheap plastic PEX fittings used by most manufacturers can result in a slow drip at the fitting. We use brass PEX fittings for trouble-free performance.
WE DO NOT REPAIR OR REPLACE BLACK OR GREY WATER HOLDING TANKS. This type of replacement requires the facilities of a service shop with a lift, and is not practical to do onsite.
We have the expertise to repair all RV appliances. Water heater, furnace, refrigerator, air conditioner, RV washing machine. We bring 40 years of experience in Industrial Automation diagnostics and troubleshooting to the table. We replace parts only when necessary.
Your RV rubber roof requires regular inspection and maintenance to keep it in good condition and leak-free. We recommend an annual inspection and re-caulking as necessary. We use the correct sealants recommended by the rubber roof manufacturer. Cost of a roof inspection, including minor caulking, is $98. Half a tube of sealant is included, if more is required it is at additional cost. A service call charge may apply depending on distance. Roof leaks due to cracked and weathered sealant may result in water leaking into the walls, resulting in expensive, difficult-to-repair damage.
We can replace roof vents and plumbing vent caps, as shown in the picture.
Slideout service and repair
We repair and adjust slideout mechanisms. Correct operation of slidouts is essential to keeping rainwater out of your RV. We can repair or replace slide drive motors and the associated electrics.
If you are thinking of buying or selling a used RV, we can perform a complete inspection of all systems, and provide a written status report.
If you are buying the rig, it gives peace-of-mind, and if you are selling, it gives the buyer confidence and possibly increases the selling price of your RV.
Cost of a complete inspection is $147. A service call charge may apply depending on distance.
Trailer brake and bearing service
Brake and bearing maintenance for fifthwheel and travel trailers is the key to trouble-free driving on the highway. We have a Class A mechanic on staff to provide this essential service at your location.
The consequences of a bearing failure while driving are usually expensive, often requiring axle replacement, and can be dangerous to yourself and other road users. See here for pictures of a typical bearing failure caused by lack of lubrication.
As part of this service, we fully inspect all critical components, and check the operation of each brake. It is surprising how many towables have one or more non-functioning brakes, compromising your ability to stop in an emergency situation.
Our price for bearing maintenance is $110 per wheel. This includes the following: (service call charge may be extra)
- Complete disassembly and cleaning of the hub and bearings
- Inspection of bearing cages and races
- Inspection of brake shoes and brake drum
- Pack bearings with premium wheel bearing grease
- Install a new double-lip quality grease seal
- Reassemble the hub and set bearing preload to factory specs
- Adjust brakes, and check electric brake operation at each wheel
- Torque lug nuts to factory specs
This work is done by a licensed Class A automotive technician.
If required, replacement bearings and brake shoes are additional.
Winterizing the freshwater and wastewater systems is essential if your RV is going to remain in the northern part of the continent after about November 1. We have lots of experience winterizing rigs ranging from 18 foot travel trailer to 45 foot luxury motorhomes.
We use environmentally-friendly non-toxic antifreeze. We favour this method over the old-school "blowing-out the system" with compressed air, because once the water system is full of antifreeze, there is absolutely no chance of residual water collecting in low points of the plumbing system, and causing expensive damage. Rubber seals and washers can dry out when the compressed air method is used. Antifreeze keeps them in good condition.
We leave your RV ready to start up in the spring, so all you need to do is connect to fresh water and flush the antifreeze from the system, making sure the water heater fills with water prior to turning it on.
These are our winterizing prices. HST is extra, and a service call charge may apply, depending on the distance from Craighurst. Our last winterizing date is October 16.
Standard winterizing: $120
Extra for dishwasher or washing machine: $45 per appliance
The above prices assume that there is a winterizing bypass already installed on the water heater, and that the bypass is in an operable condition. Almost all rigs built in the last 20 years have this bypass. If there is no bypass, or the bypass valves are seized and inoperable, there is a charge of $80 to supply and install a new bypass system.
Please note that this is a winterizing service only. It is not a so-called "trailer closing" service, and does not include putting in slideouts, cleaning the slideout roof of leaves and debris, disconnecting batteries, storing hoses, etc.
Winterizing of park models without a water pump: $149