If you are an RV owner or have been an RV owner, then you can attest to the fact that maintaining an RV is like maintaining a home and a vehicle all in one. Whether you do the maintenance work yourself or have an authorized RV dealer work on your vehicle, it is very important to use quality RV replacement parts. Labor is a huge factor in maintaining any RV. Labor is very expensive whether you are purchasing it, or whether it is your own. So why waste valuable labor on parts that will not give you maximum performance?
If you use an authorized RV dealer or a certified RV mechanic to do your work for you, it is a very good idea for you to get as many references from their customers as you can before engaging into any relationship with them. Campgrounds are a very good source of information here, after all, that is where you find RV owners. And believe me, they are all too willing to steer you in the right direction away from poor service.
If you are that do-it-yourselfer kind of person, then finding quality RV repair parts is your only concern. There are many RV parts catalogs that feature RV parts and accessories. Perhaps you live near an RV supply store and can purchase replacement parts right over the counter. Here at Sweet RV we carry thousands of parts in stock and are happy to order anything you might need to complete your repairs. But if you want to DIY, a lot of parts such as RV plumbing parts can be purchased through any plumbing supply store. RV awning parts may be available in your local hardware store. If you own a particular brand name vehicle, then you can purchase Fleetwood RV parts from your Fleetwood dealership and install them yourself. It’s a good idea however to shy away from RV salvage parts. These may be fine if you are buying an RV trailer part, or a part for you RV door, but for RV water heater parts or RV gas stove parts, it’s better to only buy new, as who knows how old or reliable that part might be.
The bottom line is, go with quality parts and service. Even though it costs more up front, it is cheaper in the long run. And do your homework, ask any of the local campgrounds about our reputation, and we are happy to share our customer’s thoughts with you too! Your RV is a tremendous investment that you are responsible for. Be good to it and it will be good to you.