RV Repair Club Pays Tribute To Gary Bunzer “The RV Doctor”

On Friday, Chuck Woodbury editor of RVTravel.com posted on his site that Gary Bunzer known as “The RV Doctor” had passed away from complications due to COVID-19. Chuck was a friend, colleague, and neighbor of Gary’s and had reported several weeks ago on RVTravel.com that Gary was in ICU in a Seattle hospital in serious but stable condition. So it came as a shock when he posted the news on Friday night.

Gary was a 40 year veteran in the RV Industry as a technician, trainer, educator, author, and inductee into the RV Hall of Fame. His bio is available here.

Almost every company and organization in the RV industry benefited from Gary’s technical expertise through videos, blogs, articles, on site training, seminars, and written handbooks. He helped educate not only RV technicians but also owners, manufactures, and government agencies. Gary was truly a champion for education in the RV industry.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gary’s family and friends.

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9 Responses to “RV Repair Club Pays Tribute To Gary Bunzer “The RV Doctor””
  1. Hubert Wells
    Hubert Wells

    RV Make: Monoco, RV Model: Diplomat, RV Year: 2008, Brand: Lippert slideout, Model Number: Flush floor

    Keep having problems with broken shafts , gears on the main slide out .
    Any info on the adjustments on the height or depth adjustments.

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  2. Linda Gillis
    Linda Gillis

    RV Make: DYNAMAX, RV Model: CARRIGO, RV Year: 2004

    HAD TO PUT ON A NEW AWNING ABOVE SLIDEOUT AND NOW I HAVE HOLES IN THE FIBERGLASS WHERE THE SCREWS WERE. CAN THESE HOLES BE PLUGGED OR REPAIRED?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you for your question, here is the experts reply:

      You can plug them with body filler, Bondo is a name brand. It is best to fill the holes with it and make a mound covering the opening. Let it dry and then sand it smooth. This will make sure it is sealed. You can then paint over it if you want to make it not as noticeable. I have seen people just use sealant in the holes and this can be fine but you have to keep an eye on it as over time it can break apart and open up again. The body filler makes for a better repair.

      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

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  3. Dorene Bevins
    Dorene Bevins

    RV Make: Lance, RV Model: 1020, RV Year: 2000, Brand: Domestic, Model Number: 3663

    The power will not light control switches, elect ,propane, or battery
    It is a 3 way. Can’t tell what mode it is in. But it won’t light 5 amp was out but I changed it, it did not blow again. Fridge worked perfect when I parked it for winter. Suggestions please.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Dorene. I would need the model number of the fridge to tell you what components in it could be failing but if all controls are turned on at the same eyebrow control panel, most likely the panel is the issue. The 5 amp fuse is what protects this circuit when there is a high amp draw and most likely there was a short in this panel that blew the fuse. It is not blowing not because the circuit was most likely damaged and not complete now. The best thing to do to be sure is to test the 12v coming into the fridge. If there is 12v most likely the panel will need replaced.
      Thanks
      Dan RV Repair Club

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Serge,

      Thank you for reaching out! Could you give me more details on what your question is?

      Sincerely,

      Shelley
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

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  4. GARY
    GARY

    RV Make: Heartland, RV Model: Landmark 365, RV Year: 2019, Brand: Landmark, Model Number: Charleston

    Love it

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