Can losing a job be good for business?

Yes. When I receive a call for service we begin with some basic information about the problem. When it becomes apparent that there may be some things the customer can check and possibly diagnose or fix it himself that is always my first choice. Likewise, many of my customers call me for advice. They know more »

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RV fridge basics

Because of the need for self containment without hookups a very old technology- absorption- is used. This isn’t the best for cooling, but a few things can help one to understand and maximize cooling. If the refrigerator isn’t cooling quickly enough or reaching its usual temperature in hot weather, adjusting the thermostat won’t help. A more »

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Electrical basics.

Many years ago a friend who worked on generators gave me an analogy that I have used many times since to explain how electricity works. I will offer it now, hoping it to be a reference point for future troubleshooting tips and of some educational value. Think of water and a hose. The pressure is more »

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Blind quotes

Some items are pretty standard. Such as many parts replacements. Telephone quotes can be made. Other items should not be quoted without inspection; such as repairs, which require diagnostics, and installations. The problem with many blind quotes is that they often get overbid, making sure to cover unforeseen contingencies, or underbid, not allowing for them. more »

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