Fixing RVs Takes Artistry, Provides Satisfaction
Findlay RV body shop Manager Rob Russell is a behind-the-scenes kind of guy who fixes things, according to the Las Vegas (Nev.) Review-Journal. From the simple fender bender to the full-blown, head-on accident with a giant deer, he has seen it all over the past 27 years.
Repairing the body of a motor home requires intense skill because the coaches, which are as long as 45 feet, require a special level of detail.
“A lot of the coaches involve Fiberglass repair, which is an art all into itself,” said the 47-year-old Russell, a native of Pueblo, Colo., who has lived in Las Vegas for 30 years.
“Being able to take such high-end, $500,000-plus coaches and make them like new again produces a great level of satisfaction,” he said.
Needless to say, Russell and his staff of 75 years of combined experience meet with people during some of their tougher times.
“We actually meet by accident, no pun intended,” Russell said.
“I pride myself on not only doing a thorough inspection, but also explaining to the customer how to make it right on the surface, while also concentrating on the inner structure and the features particular to motor homes,” he said.
Russell has been a Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) master certified RV technician for 20 years. He is also a DuPont certified painter.
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