RV Repairmen are Busy at Daytona Speedway

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February 18, 2011 by   Comments Off on RV Repairmen are Busy at Daytona Speedway

Race fans at the Daytona International Speedway

Race fans at the Daytona International Speedway

Click here to watch a video, courtesy of Central Florida News 13, Orlando, Fla., on the following story.

Thousands of recreational vehicles pull into the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach Fla., for Speedweeks each year.

Many of them are likely to break down, which is keeping two repairmen making motorhome calls.

News 13 caught up with a repairman visiting John Story, who owns a racing team and recently purchased a $700,000 RV.

It’s parked in the speedway’s infield, but there’s a problem with the RV.

Story said the toilet won’t flush.

“We had a little plumbing problem — a problem that the facilities didn’t work,” Story said.

The race team owner called RV repairman Jerry Laman, who said he’s had his hands full.

Laman said calls have been non-stop and claims he averages up to 30 or 40 calls on a daily basis.

“I mean you’ve got 5,000 motorhomes in this infield,” Laman said. “Just about everybody has my phone number.”

He claims that despite the number of calls, he’s not sitting on a gold mine.

However, Laman will not turn anyone away.

“If they have a, you know, something really bad or major, or a gas leak, or no water or something, we try to get out there and help them as much as we can,” Laman said.

Lahman added many of the issues RV owners call him about can easily be resolved.

But he admits any home going from one point to another is bound to break down.

“People think you pay alot of money for these. Hey, you’re still gonna have some troubles once in a while just by potholes and stuff that we have on the road,” Laman said.

It took Laman sometime to tune in the satellite dish, but Story said the repairman did bring him some relief.

“The bathroom works, which is the most important thing.” Story said.

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