The Cost of Older RV Updates: Axl’s Shaky Steering
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RV Steering Equipment Replacement
Since we already had an appointment for the inspection at C. Harper Commercial Truck Center in Belle Vernon, PA, we explained what had happened on the way home from our last trip.
The next day, they called to say we needed a bunch of steering-related parts that were expected to be wearing out on a 23-year-old RV.
This is the part where I’d typically share some photos or some insight into RV steering. Unfortunately, I have neither!
I did find this Blue Springs Ford Parts website that has lots of diagrams of various parts related to steering, but honestly can’t tell which one is closest to ours! This is my best shot:
If you have any good references that explain RV steering, please drop them in the comments- we’d love to learn more!
RV Steering Repair Receipt$
This RV steering repair was a great example of why we preach having a rainy-day fund set aside for RV repairs and updates.
Here’s the breakdown, which includes the inspection as well:
We saved $167.47 because Russ is a nurse (hooray, nurses!), but the total was still a doozy:
Axl’s repairs seem to always come in at around $1k, which would be more disheartening if we weren’t in the middle of a global pandemic with nothing much to spend money on anyway.
We’re thankful to still be able to travel and hike, and thankful Axl will live to see another state park campground!
Rainy. Day. Fund.
Don’t let an RV repair throw you off your game! Keep a cash stash set aside so you can get whatever you need fixed to keep you on the road safely.