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Pismo Coast Village RV Resort is expanding its RV service center

RV servicing and repairs used to be pretty much the exclusive domain of RV dealers, independent garages and mobile RV service technicians.

But some entrepreneurial park operators have found that they can develop an entirely new profit center and improve guest satisfaction by providing their own RV service facilities, employing their own mobile RV service technicians or, at the very least, carefully screening the mobile techs they allow into their parks and taking a commission from the referrals they provide to park guests.

Woodall’s Campground Management, sister publication to RVBusiness, reported that the 400-site Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach, Calif., has offered mobile RV service and repair services for many years, starting with its own small, one-bay RV service facility across the street from the park.

The resort’s existing repair facility — staffed by one mobile RV service technician and two helpers — provides service to park guests, as well as for the owners of the 2,200 motorhomes and trailers that are parked at Pismo Coast Village’s storage facilities.

But in recent years, Pismo Coast Village has expanded its business base by marketing its repair services to other campgrounds and RV parks in the Pismo Beach area. The resort has also developed business relationships with RV rental companies so that it can provide service or repairs for their customers when they need help in the Pismo Beach area.

Demand for Pismo Coast Village’s RV repair services has also increased as consumers have experienced growing wait times for RV repairs at RV dealerships and service centers in the greater Pismo Beach area.

Demand for Pismo Coast Village’s RV repair services has also increased as consumers have experienced growing wait times for RV repairs at RV dealerships and service centers in the greater Pismo Beach area.

As a result, Pismo Coast Village is building a new five-bay service center miles away to accommodate the rising demand for RV repairs and service. The new facility is expected to open during the first quarter of this year.

“This has been my vision for a long time,” said Jay Jamison, owner of Pismo Coast Village. “It’s not like RV service is a new thing for us. It’s just that we’ve seen more and more of a demand for RV repairs and service and this is a niche we can fill. This is going to expand our service business by probably 300%.”

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