Fix it Yourself

Everything you need to repair & maintain your RV.

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You got into RVing because it's fun.

  • Fresh air.
  • Happy hour at noon.
  • Endless BBQs and s’mores.

You joined all those Facebook groups. You got on YouTube and saw...

  • RV horror stories
  • Overloaded service centers
  • Disgruntled RVers constantly complaining

You haven’t even purchased your RV yet and you’re seriously stressed about the integrity of your rig.

Or maybe you already drove your RV off the lot and now you’re really worried.

The truth is…

No matter what RV you have that thing is gonna break.

I mean, c’mon. It’s a box on wheels. Full of appliances. And systems. And propane. And people pushing buttons and banging around all day.

All that stuff barreling down the highway is bound to break at some point or another.

And who are you going to call when it does?

Hint: It's not the Ghostbusters.

You have a few options when it comes to RV repair.

There's service centers and RV dealers out there.

And that sounds great, but dealers take priority on RVs that were bought there. And if you’re traveling, you probably aren’t near the dealer where you purchased.

Sure, with everything going on right now, there's WAY less RVs on the road. And if you need some repairs right now? You could probably make an appointment. But staff is limited and who knows if the guy working right now even knows what he's doing. You don't have to be a certified RV tech to work at a service center.

On top of all that, there's going to be a crazy amount of people trying to get service when this is all over. You don't want that. You want your rig to be road-ready.

Then you might think to go with the mobile mechanic.

While we will always recommend a mobile mechanic first, there are some drawbacks. They can be really expensive and in short supply.

But what if I told you there was another option?

And it's best of all. What if I told you that you can fix it yourself?


You can fix your own RV.

You just need the right information.

Because the truth is RV systems are basic, easy to access, and simple to fix.

Here are two examples from our students:

Sue was stranded at the campground with no clue how to get her slide back in. One phone call to Ed and her husband was able to make it to his retirement party on time….without waiting hours for a tech or spending hundreds of dollars to get it fixed.

Tim took his RV to the shop to have his hot water heater replaced. The shop charged him $200 and did it incorrectly! He called Ed and over the phone was able to diagnose the issue and Tim was able to fix it himself within minutes!

We know fixing stuff yourself is super intimidating, but if they can do it, so can you. Learn to fix it yourself for less money and in less time.

You can get started today. We can help.


Learn from a certified RV Tech

We are Barry and Debra Benton, owners of The Virtual Campground, an online resource for RVers of all types. In our course, Fix It Yourself, a certified RV Tech shares how you can learn what it takes to keep your RV properly maintained and road ready.

Fix It Yourself will:

  • Save you 1000s in repair costs
  • Save you time and the hassle of dealing with overcrowded service centers where it is hard to get an appointment these days
  • Teach you to diagnose the issue when something breaks
  • Protect and maintain your financial investment
  • Get rid of the overwhelming “I don’t know anything” feeling you have any time something breaks in the RV
  • Make you the most knowledgeable person at the campfire...and probably the most popular, too


Here’s how it works:

Fix It Yourself is a journey that takes you from not knowing much about your RV (if anything) to knowing all the systems in your RV and teaching you how to repair and service them. The course is broken into 8 modules:

MODULE 1: Generators

Often your lifeline when traveling, we give you everything you need to know about how they operate and what to do when they don’t.

MODULE 2: Water Systems

Your RV is self-contained. This is awesome, but can be tricky to navigate sometimes. We’ve got your back.

MODULE 3: Roof maintenance

Keep up with your roof and never worry about insane water damage...and the expenses that come with that.

MODULE 4: Tire maintenance

Just like a runner takes care of his feet, an RVer needs to take care of her tires. Learn how to here.

MODULE 5: Electrical & Batteries

Possibly the most frightening and confusing systems in your rig. We break them down for you to understand, diagnose, and fix out there on the road.

MODULE 6: A/C & Furnace

RVing is about being comfortable. Learn these systems and you will be.

MODULE 7: Propane

These videos are all about giving you the confidence to know you’re not going to blow something up.

MODULE 8: Slides

Ah, the first RV luxury. We love 'em, but fixing them can be scary. This module will make things so much easier the next time your slide won't go in (or come out.)

These modules will be delivered to you in on-demand video format for you to watch at your own pace. Like binge watching Netflix, but more educational. You will also be able to download the videos immediately upon purchase because we know you might need to watch a video when the campground internet is not up to snuff.


What makes this course perfect for you?

This course was created with the everyday RVer in mind. If you know what a screwdriver is, you’re going to be a campground rockstar by the end of the course.

Fix It Yourself was created by a certified RV mechanic who speaks in everyday language that we can all understand. Each lesson is broken into bite-sized chunks to make it easy to follow along as you work on your rig.

In addition, we have included a tool list and checklists to help you track your maintenance and safely depart from campsites.

And last but certainly not least, this course pays for itself with just one or two minor repairs.


Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not mechanically inclined and the idea of fixing my rig is terrifying. I’m afraid I’ll blow something up! How can you be sure I’ll understand this?
This course stars someone who is mechanically-inclined (Ed) but was created by people who had to learn where the water tank was. And since we have taken the course and learned, we know you will be able to get it too.
What the heck makes you so sure you know what you’re talking about?
Ed Wilcox is a certified RV mechanic. He spent months in school training to work on RVs and lived full-time in a RV while learning and working on RVs. He’s also worked with people over-the-phone and used to teaching people remotely, just like in this course.
I can get this kind of information for free on YouTube. Why are you charging me?
For every good video out there on YouTube for RV maintenance, there are 3-5 terrible ones. Unfortunately for you, YouTube doesn’t require its users to upload factual information or have any kind of expertise. This course however, is guaranteed good and reputable information in language you can actually understand. And it doesn’t take an hour to find the right video. It’s all right there on the course dashboard once you buy. We think that's valuable and we know you will too. And if we're wrong, you can always request a refund within 30 days. No questions asked.
What if I take the course and still feel confused. Will I be supported aside from the course videos?
For students of this course, we offer a private Facebook group where you can post questions or concerns. One of us will be sure to get back to you asap with an answer. We really want you to feel supported and confident!
What if I am unhappy with the course and I want my money back?
You can request a full refund up to thirty days after purchase. I want you to trust me that if this isn't for you, I'll give you all your money back without harassment or guilt. Just like I trust you're not going to watch all the videos, download all the cheat sheets, and then ask for a refund. We're both better than that.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts once you click that awesome little "get it now" button and becomes yours for life! This is a completely self-paced online course - you can start right now and finish at your own pace. Or you can buy now and watch the material whenever is most convenient for you. Isn't online learning the best?
How long do I have access to the course?
How does forever sound? And you will have access to all updates or new materials that we add after your purchase.
Who should buy this course?
This course is for anyone who owns or wants to own a RV. It covers all the basic systems that every RV has, such as air conditioning, heaters, slides, water tanks, etc. If you are a very mechanically minded person who builds motors in your spare time and likes to take apart things just to put them back together, this course might be less technical than you like. However, if you normally pay others to do basic repairs and want to feel more confident in doing it yourself, then this is the right course for you.

Get ready to save thousands and get rid of that “what now?” feeling forever.

All RVs break eventually. Even and especially when they're sitting around. Without a plan in place, you’re going to spend thousands and waste travel time waiting for someone else to repair your rig. This course is a way to change all that.

Not only will you learn the systems of your RV. You’ll be able to fix your RV with confidence, knowing you can get back to camping quickly when the time comes. And you’ll have an RV tech whose worked with hundreds of other RVers and their rigs to walk you through the process.

Join today, and get a 30-day money-back guarantee.


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