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Jim Hargrove
Master Technician
30 + years experience
RV Furnace repair
This coach below is a 1997 Gulfstream. It had
a EPDM rubber roof membrane that was at the
end of its life span . We removed the the old
EPDM rubber . Repaired the wood damage
and glued on Docor's Britek roofing system.
Follow this link for our customers testimonial
We start out by removing
everything off the roof
On this roof we used 1/4 inch
Ply to overlay to provide a solid
and smooth sub-structure to
glue the TPO.
This is the completed roof.
We use Dicor roofing
systems on all our roofs
These photos below giude you thruogh our process of removing
and old EPDM rubber roof and installing a new Dicor TPO roof
RV Manufactures
Most motor homes and trailers come factory equipped with EPDM rubber roofing. They can
last up to about 15 to 20 years before they naturally beak down turn black. At this point in time
there is really only one correct way to deal with it. That is to remove and replaced it with with a
new one piece roofing Material this can be expensive but well worth it. It is required to keep
your roof from water intrusion before your investment is completely ruined water can soak in
through the pours of the old rubber damaging the wood below. As well as the siding and even
the flooring. I have personally seen hundreds of RV with leaky roofs. It is important to inspect
your sealant around all your vents and front and rear caps every year to make sure that there
are not any voids or cracks in the sealant.
Buyer beware there are a lot of scams going on right now with blanket coating, These liquid
coating are a big waist of money especially if your unit is 10 years or older. First off, applying a
product over a damaged product can not last. The sun will bake it right off. If your RV rubber
roof is newer and in great shape it might stick a bit longer, I have personally heard from
countless RV owners how they have spent 1000 to 1500 hundred dollars on these products
only to call us  with roof leak issues, The only thing we can do to make it right is to remove the
old epdm material completely off the RV and roll out a new one piece of material. Then you will
be leak free fro 20 to 30 years . Please call for a free rubber roof replacement estimate
619-889-5429
Serving San Diego
CA County est.2006
RV Rubber Roof Replacements
Before
After
Hello folks my name is Jim Hargrove . I have been working on Rv's since 1985. I started at Camping World in El cajon CA. Then moved on to many local  RV dealers  Years
later I moved up to Oregon to work for Monaco in the early 90,s. Enough of the cold weather I settled back in San Diego. I worked for Beaudry RV in San Marcos for 10 year
just before the great  recession swallowed them up I started RV Expert Mobile Service in 2006.
I work out of Santee CA. I service the San Diego area. I specialize in LP Appliances such as RV refrigerators, RV water heaters RV furnaces. I can replace roof top air I also
replace awning and awning fabrics. I have installed thousands of RV awnings dating back to 1985 working at camping world. I stock most vinyl awning fabrics in lengths
between 14 feet and 21 feet. In the color shades of blue, grey and brown. I can also get maroon, green or checker flag. I use Dometic awning material .Expect to get about
7 years or so out of your new RV awning canvas material.RV Expert mobile service can replace rubber roof material. I have installed hundreds of RV roofs. Also repaired
countless roofs due to rain leaking in through the rubber and elswere. We strip the roof, peeling off all the EPDM rubber roof material , vents and moldings. If there is wood
damage can repair that as well. Then we roll out a new one piece of Dicor roofing system. Install all new vents and seal it up. The manufactures offer a 12 years guarantee
in the material and 5 years on the my labor. Don't be fooled by paying a company less money for a roll on liquid rubber just have the sun dry it out in 1 or 2 years then you
are back to square one.I have seen many people taking advantage of with Inferior rv roofing roll on products We have replaced hundreds of rubber roof material and offer
quality work at a reasonable price .We also throw in vents . Thats a great savings for you.
I replace converters and batteries and offer some electrical trouble shooting.
Well thanks for reading the short version of my bio. Hope to here from you soon Please give us a ring at 619-889-5429
RV roof air conditioner installation available
The Brisk Air II uses its smart design, tighter
specification allowances and improved
materials to maximize air flow and performance.
We have removed hundreds of old worn out EPDM roofing
material and replaced with Dicors Brite TEK's RV roofing system
We are not a full RV service company. Services we DO NOT cover :
Generator repair
Generator service
Generator oil change
Transfer switches
Aqua Hots
Insta Hots
AC repair
High voltage
Holding tanks
Tank clean out
Sewer valves
Clogged drains
Levelers
Hydraulic jacks
Tongue jacks
Welding
For referrals I recommend
calling your local RV repair
shop nearest you. They
should know all the local RV
repair specialist in your area.
We offer a limited service to list below:
Rubber roof replacement
Vent lids
Vents
Skylights
Lp refrigerators
RV water heaters
Rv furnaces
RV AC replacement
Kwikee steps
Converters
Toilet replacement
Fresh water leaks
Trailer wiring
Hitches
Trailer brakes
Trailer chassis
RV Roof seal
Roof conditioning
Window re-seal
Caulking removal
RV Awnings
Awning canvas replacement
RV awning fabric replacement
RV mobile awning repair
YES
NO
Warranty work
Extended warranty
Satellite dishes
Slide out repair
RV Inspections
RV Detail
RV Sales
RV Rentals
CAUTION ::Don't get scammed by a liquid roof repair
Most vinyl awning fabric in stock and
ready for immediate installation
We install beautiful 1 PIECE  fabrics
manufactured by  Dometic
Adelphian
Admiral
Airstream
Alfa Leisure
American
Apollo
Avco
Barth
Beachcraft
Beachwood
Beaver
Cabana
Challenger
Champion
Chaparral
Chinook
Coachmen
Cobra
Corsair
​Country
Coach
Damon
Dodge
Dutchmen
Dynamax
Eagle
ElDorado
Elite
Empress
Establishment
Executive
Firan
Fleetwood
FMC
ForestRiver
Foretravel
Fourwinds
Frank
Industries
Freedom
Garden
Pacific​

General
Coach
Georgie Boy
Gulf Stream
Harney
Hawkins
Heritage
Holiday
Rambler
Honey
Horizon
Isata
Islander
Jayco
King Of The
Road
Landau
Leocraft
Mallard
Midas
Mobile Coach
​Mobile
Traveler
Monaco
Thor
Tidwell
Tiffin
TMC
Tourcruiser
Travco
Travel Craft
Travel
Equipment
Travel Queen
Travel
Supreme
Travoy
Triple E
Ultra Motor
Coach
Vixen
Vogue
Western
Flyer
Western RV
Winnebago
Xplorer
Mountain High
Coachworks
National RV
Newell
Newmar
Oasis
Odessa
Open Road
Overland
​R & R
Custom
Coach
R Vision
Rectrans
Revcon
Rexhall
Safari
Space Craft
​Sportscoach
​Starcraft
Sun Hawk
We service most of
these RV
Manufacturer's
We are the leading RV roof experts in Southern California.
There is no other company that can match our price or
experience. Call around for an estimate. Then call us . We got
the best price and we also include new vents on all our roofs.
"Solid Business. Solid work. Solid Guy I have a 1989 Bounder motorhome with
a nightmare of a roof leak. I tried and tried to fix it with no luck. Called around
a few places and was getting insane price quotes for a roof replacement. It's a
hard decision to make when it comes to replacing the whole roof an an old
motorhome. After talking to Jim we felt more comfortable replacing it. He gave
us a no BS price quote that was far cheaper than his competitors and
guarantee no surprise charges".
Ryan
Best price in town
Highest quality workmanship
Highest quality material available in
the industry backed by a
12 year warranty
Call for a free estimate
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RV Awnings
If your roof is soft, water has probably
penetrated the sealant. This can cause major
damage. Always have your sealant checked
every year to prevent this from happening
If your roof is turning black it might be
time to replace it. We will strip off the
old EPDM rubber roofing material and
install a new Dicor one piece roof
This picture below show the sealant
starting to split. The sun can split the
sealant within one year allowing water to
enter under the rubber. This can lead to
water intrusion and destroy your RV roof.
If you see water stains on your interior
ceiling panel you have a roof leak. Do not
wait to address this issue. have your
sealant inspected before it rains again.
Sometimes it is necessary to remove
the damaged plywood. We can install
new plywood to provide a solid
foundation for our roofing material.
Once our new plywood is installed we
glue on our new one piece Dicor
rubber roofing material
We had removed and replaced the
damaged cross members and installed
a new plywood roof.
Dicor's Britek roofing material offer a
12 guarantee on the product and 5
year on the labor.
After
Before
Then we glue down the
new roofing material
Converters
Serving San Diego County
Motor home and trailer repair. We offer a mobile RV
service. For fast and professional service call the RV
Experts. We have the best rv awnings. We are your shade
professionals. Santee CA based RV service
RV expert has over 30 years experience in the RV repair business. If you want a reliable competent RV technician working on your RV then you have came
to the right place. There are a lot of shops and mobile RV guys out there but few have the experience necessary to repair you trailer properly.. WE have
installed thousands of appliances ,awnings and roofs. We offer competitive pricing and have a fast turn around time. So if you need a speedy mobile RV
repair give us a call at 619-889-6529.
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Best RV awning replacement fabric in town
The most important thing to know about your RV is to keep it level when it is running. If you don’t you could ruin the cooling unit. New cooling units for 8 foot cubic
refrigerator retails can about $900. The reason I point this out first is because some RV owners were never told about this mistake. If you are in a situation like pulled
off the shoulder of a highway for a spell then just simply turn off your fridge. If you do not open the doors the temperature inside the refrigerator will not go up that
much.
       I like to plug in my rig about two days before I go on my trip. This allows the refrigerator to cool and also charge up my house battery. It can take up to 24 hours
to allow your fridge to get to temperature. The safe zone for food is somewhere between 32 and 40 degrees. A temperature of 40 °F should be maintained in the
refrigerator. In contrast to freezer storage, perishable foods will gradually spoil in the refrigerator. Spoilage bacteria will make themselves known in a variety of ways.
The food may develop an uncharacteristic odor, color and/or become sticky or slimy. The freezer should be about zero to about 10 degree .Appliance thermometers
are the best way of knowing these temperatures and are generally inexpensive. I like to hang my thermometer on the fridge rack so I can monitor the temperature
often.
       Most RV refrigerator work on either LP gas or 110 volt ac electric.  In the automatic mode the fridge will seek out 110 volt ac first. If ac electric is not available it
will automatically switch to gas. If your propane tank is turned off or you have too much air in the line it will not light on gas and the warning will come on. What I do
before I attempt to light my refrigerator on LP gas is to light the range burners for about 20 seconds. This will help burn the air out of the line. Remember if your range
top cannot light then your fridge will definitely not light as well.
       RV refrigerators will not work if you have dead house batteries. They normally will go into a lock out or check mode when the voltage falls below 10 volts DC. This
problem can occur when you are not hooked up to park power. Park power or shore power will keep your house batteries charged while in use. If you are dry camping
solely relying on your house batteries then this problem is most likely to occur. Campers who like to dry camp will sometimes have solar panels installed to keep up the
voltage in their house batteries. If your refrigerator does go into check mode sometimes you can simply turn of your fridge and then back on. This reset usually works
only the first time it happens.
       An RV fridge will work on propane while driving but some states do not allow you to have your LP tank on while in motion. You could possibly start your generator
while driving and run your fridge on electric.
       You probably heard about the recalls on several models of RV refrigerators. It would be wise to contact your refrigerator manufacturer and find out if yours had
been recalled. This is very important safety recall because there have been reports of refrigerators burning up motor homes and trailers. One of the recall kits will shut
the fridge off if it catches fire. Without this recall kit the refrigerator would just keep dumping liquefied petroleum on the fire making matters worse.
        Your RV refrigerator should be serviced at least annually. This is nothing more than a good clean out of debris that can end up in the back of your refrigerator. If
you go outside and open the refrigerator access door you can see the service area. Debris can fall onto the top of your burner causing an inadequate flame. This can
lead to a bad performing fridge. With the fridge turned off I like to blow out the back of my fridge with compressed air.
       Shutting down your fridge for storage there are a few things to consider. Most of the condensation from the fridge will drip onto the drain pan. It is normally
located on the back wall of the fridge just below the fins. As ice or water drips down onto this pan it goes down a tube through the refrigerator and ends up usually out
the exterior door and eventually onto the ground. I have seen this tube just lying on the back floor of the fridge many times. This can cause water to just spill onto the
floor of the fridge causing water damage. This hose should install through the fins of the exterior door so water can land on the ground and not all over the inside of
your rig. Some RV manufacturers will extend this black hose and route it down thru your floor.
       The ice buildup in your freezer does not have this drain hose. So when the ice melts water will just pool up in the floor of the freezer. If there is more ice/water that
the freezer can hold the excess will overflow right onto the floor of you rig. I liked to mop up the water in the freezer before I put my trailer in storage. I will also keep my
doors cracked open to prevent mold while in storage.  
       RV refrigerators can last many years if operated and cared for properly. The greatest problems I have seen with RV refrigerators are bad cooling units. Cooling
units are the most expensive part on an RV. If it goes out and you have a two door fridge you are better off just replacing the entire refrigerator. This will be more
expensive then replacing the cooling unit but you will have far less issues with a new fridge then a rebuilt cooling unit. If you have a four door refrigerator it will
probably not fit out the door or window. Replacing the cooling unit might be your only choice.
RV refrigerators

Water heaters

       RV water heaters can last many years before the tank corrodes.  Some water heaters have anodes to change out to prevent corrosion.  Sooner or later your
tank will leak. You will notice water leaking through the floor onto the ground normally just below the heater. When this happens it would be wise to replace the water
heater. If you try to save money by just replacing the tank the other components will fail sooner than later.
       A big problem with most RV water heaters is the pressure relief valve. They tend to drip often corroding everything in its path. In a residential home they plumb
the relief water out to the gutter. In a RV they let the water drip all over the place. I have seen more corroded components due to this flaw than any other problem
with water heaters. The pressure relief valve should be replaced often to minimize damage. The relief valve is there to prevent the tank from expanding. When you
heat water it expands and the excessive pressure will leak out of the valve located near the top of the tank.  A pressure regulator on your hose will help reduce the
pressure of your water system.
       Ignition boards on water heaters can fail to lite your heater.  If your water heater has a direct spark ignition it will normally try to light 3 times. If it fails after the
third try it will go into lock out and the red light will light up near the switch. Always light your range top burner for 20 seconds to make sure you have good propane
pressure. This will also help you bleed the air out of the line. Then try turning off the switch and then back on. Most heaters need a solid 12 volts to operate.
       Lighting a manual ignition water heater pilot can be difficult. I like to use butane lighter with a flexible head. This helps me get around the corner to light the
pilot.
       Some RV water heater can work on 110 volt ac electricity. This is a nice feature if you run out of propane. Some water heaters have this switch on the face of
the heater. Some are on the back. You can look up the model number on the exterior door. The ac heat element can draw near 10 amps an hour. This is as much
as a roof air conditioner. On a 30 amp service while running your roof air you should probably not run the water heater on electric?
        The water heater can run on electric and LP gas at the same time. This will actually heat you water quicker. The water heaters will only run until the factory set
temperature is satisfied. It is best to leave the water heater on all the time. Some of my customers will turn the switch off when the leave for the day and then turn it
back on later. This takes a lot of extra energy to get back up to 140 degrees
        Few more issues with water heaters are the insects love to make the burner there new home. Spiders love spreading there webs all over the burner. I have
seen this problem a thousand times. I will take the 5 or so screws out holding the burner and take my chimney cleaner to ream out the burner tube. When propane
hits a cob web it send the propane in many different directions. It can cause a back burn as well        
       Improper air to gas ratio or a miss-aligned burner can allow soot to build up at the exhaust. Only a trained eye can tell if the burner is miss- aligned. Most water
heater manufactures have added a burner bracket’s correcting this issue but they are still lot of older burner’s way out of whack. Carbons can blacken the sidewall
of your trailer.