Expert RV Solar Installations & On-Demand  Mobile RV Repair & Maintenance

At Faithful Journey RV Services, we specialize in assisting RV buyers with every aspect of their purchase, education, and maintenance needs, and so much more! Our knowledgeable team is here to address all your inquiries and provide expert guidance. Don’t hesitate — contact us today and let us help you find the answers you need.

Current
Service Area

As full-time road dwellers, we are temporarily based in Central Florida and proudly offer our services to the following counties: Lake County, Lee County, Volusia County, Hernando County, and other locations on a per-job basis. Wherever your RV journey takes you, we’re here to provide top-notch service and support.

Solar System InstallationS

Faithful Journey RV Services offers two different levels of service for solar systems:

1: Consult, Design, and Install ~ with this all-inclusive service, I first work with you to identify your off-grid goals and design a unique solar system tailored to your RV and needs. Finally, I schedule a time to install the solar system on your RV and educate you on how it operates.

2: Consulting ~ If you are interested in installing your solar system but unsure where to start and what components to use, I can help. I work with you to identify your off-grid goals and design a unique solar system tailored to your RV and needs. I can then provide wiring diagrams, including fuse and wire sizing guidance. I can include a quote for recommended products so you can build a safe and reliable system.

All systems I design include Victron remote monitoring and support capabilities. With these capabilities, I have the ability to connect remotely for a system health check-up, troubleshoot problems, and offer configuration assistance.

Regardless of where you are in your solar build, I can help you with the design, identifying components, sizing components, installation assistance, configuration of software, and remote support.

Generator Auto Start / Stop Box - Faithful Journey RV Services - Andrew Nakhala

Generator Auto
Start / Stop Box

At Faithful Journey RV Services, a generator auto start/stop box was developed to fill a void in the mobile RV solar system market. Many RVs, especially a motorhome or toy hauler 5th wheel, are equipped with an onboard generator. When a solar system is added to the RV, often the generator isn’t integrated into the system. Huge benefits can be realized by the end user by integrating the generator into the solar system, such as:

  • Automatically start/ stop the generator based on the battery state of charge or overall system load.
  • Automatic periodic testing of the generator to keep it in a ready-to-run state.
  • Lower initial overall system cost by being able to purchase less battery and then expand battery bank as needed or as budget allows.

This box acts as the connecting interface between a Victron Cerbo GX or Victron BMV-712 battery monitor and the onboard generator. Either Victron device acts as the brain and keeps track of the state of charge or system load. When the specified conditions are met, the Victron device sends a start or stop signal to the generator. However, natively, the generator doesn’t understand this signal from the Victron device. The FJRV Generator Auto Start/Stop box takes the signal from the Victron device and, using a set of four adjustable relays translates the signal to where the generator understands the command.

Installation of the FJRV Generator Auto Start/Stop into your RV is straightforward, as only seven labeled wires need to be connected to your system. The four relays come preset but can be adjusted depending on your generator.

The FJRV Generator Auto Start/Stop has been tested with Onan and NPS generators.

For more information and pricing, please contact us.

RV SERVICE SPECIALIST

Discover our full range of repair & maintenance services

RV Consulting

New to the RV market? Overwhelmed by options and jargon? Faithful Journey RV Services is here to help! We simplify the RV purchasing process by identifying your needs, finding budget-friendly options, and providing independent inspections. After purchase, we offer comprehensive walk-throughs, teaching you RV operations and maintenance. Contact us for a free 30min call to discover how we can assist with your next RV purchase!

RV Water Heater Service

Proper water heater maintenance is crucial for your RV’s longevity. Check and replace the anode rod annually to prevent tank corrosion caused by minerals in the water. Additionally, regular flush-outs break down mineral buildup inside the tank, ensuring optimal performance and extending its lifespan. Trust us to keep your water heater in prime condition for uninterrupted hot showers on your RV adventures!

RV Generator Service

Don’t overlook the unsung heroes of the RV world: generators. They tirelessly provide the electricity we rely on, but are often forgotten until they fail. Ensure their reliable operation by scheduling a generator service today. Let us take care of your generator, so you can enjoy uninterrupted power during your RV journeys.

RV Inspections

Save yourself from RV headaches and unexpected expenses! With a comprehensive inspection by an NRVIA-certified inspector, you’ll know the true condition of your RV. From factory defects to hidden issues, we visually assess over 500 components, providing a detailed report of the RV’s health. Make an informed purchase decision and avoid costly surprises. Contact us now to schedule your inspection and gain peace of mind!
GET MY INSPECTION REPORT

RV A/C Service

Keep your RV in top shape with regular maintenance! Prevent costly issues during family trips with our comprehensive cleaning and health checks for rooftop A/C units. Maximize cooling efficiency and enjoy worry-free adventures. Trust us to ensure your RV runs smoothly for endless memories!

RV Consulting

New to the RV market? Overwhelmed by options and jargon? Faithful Journey RV Services is here to help! We simplify the RV purchasing process by identifying your needs, finding budget-friendly options, and providing independent inspections. After purchase, we offer comprehensive walk-throughs, teaching you RV operations and maintenance. Contact us for a free 30min call to discover how we can assist with your next RV purchase!

RV Inspections

Save yourself from RV headaches and unexpected expenses! With a comprehensive inspection by an NRVIA-certified inspector, you’ll know the true condition of your RV. From factory defects to hidden issues, we visually assess over 500 components, providing a detailed report of the RV’s health. Make an informed purchase decision and avoid costly surprises. Contact us now to schedule your inspection and gain peace of mind!
GET MY INSPECTION REPORT

RV Water Heater Service

Proper water heater maintenance is crucial for your RV’s longevity. Check and replace the anode rod annually to prevent tank corrosion caused by minerals in the water. Additionally, regular flush-outs break down mineral buildup inside the tank, ensuring optimal performance and extending its lifespan. Trust us to keep your water heater in prime condition for uninterrupted hot showers on your RV adventures!

RV A/C Service

Keep your RV in top shape with regular maintenance! Prevent costly issues during family trips with our comprehensive cleaning and health checks for rooftop A/C units. Maximize cooling efficiency and enjoy worry-free adventures. Trust us to ensure your RV runs smoothly for endless memories!

RV Generator Service

Don’t overlook the unsung heroes of the RV world: generators. They tirelessly provide the electricity we rely on, but are often forgotten until they fail. Ensure their reliable operation by scheduling a generator service today. Let us take care of your generator, so you can enjoy uninterrupted power during your RV journeys.

Experience the Convenience
of Mobile RV Services Today!

Ready to take your RV experience to the next level? Our team of experts is here to provide top-notch Mobile RV Services tailored to your needs. Whether you require a solar installation, repairs, maintenance, upgrades, or inspections, we bring our expertise directly to your doorstep.

Don’t waste time searching for a service center or dealing with the hassle of towing your RV. With our convenient mobile services, we come to you, wherever you are. Experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your RV is in the hands of skilled professionals who prioritize your satisfaction.

About Andrew

I’m Andrew, the founder of Faithful Journey RV Services, driven by a passion for assisting individuals in navigating the complexities of owning and maintaining recreational vehicles (RVs).

When I acquired my first Class A motorhome, I quickly realized the steep learning curve and made my fair share of early mistakes. Through extensive personal research and formal education in RV Inspections and Services, I am determined to help others create lasting memories while avoiding the headaches associated with RV ownership.

With a background in Information Technology Management spanning two decades, I bring valuable expertise to the world of RVs. Firstly, as RVs incorporate increasingly advanced technology for streamlined control and operation, my IT knowledge proves invaluable. Secondly, the meticulous attention to detail required for managing IT systems directly translates to conducting comprehensive inspections that provide accurate reports on the condition of your RV.

My primary objective is to assist you in making well-informed purchasing decisions through meticulous inspections. Additionally, I aim to support you in maintaining your RV through reliable servicing, and ultimately, empower you through educational resources on system operation and maintenance.

Let me be your trusted partner on this journey, ensuring a seamless RV experience from start to finish.

Frequently Ask Questions

How often do I need to have my air conditioning units cleaned?

I recommend that my clients have their AC evaporator and condenser coils cleaned at least once a year. If you are living in your RV full-time, I recommend having the cleaning done at least twice a year. This is especially true if the AC unit is in the RV’s kitchen area or if you have been traveling in areas with lots of dust.

How often do I need to replace the anode rod in my hot water heater?

First of all, only Suburban hot water heaters have an anode rod. This is due to the steel construction of the tank material. My recommendation is to check and replace the anode rod at least once a year. The harder the water is in your area, the faster the anode rod becomes used up.

What areas of an RV do you service?

At Faithful Journey RV Service, our focus for RV service is on periodic maintenance, electrical, plumbing (freshwater), and appliances. However, if you are having an issue with your RV, please contact me, and I’ll let you know if I can assist you.

Do I really need an RV inspection if I am purchasing a new RV from a dealer?

Yes! I have inspected many brand new RVs at dealerships which have had numerous problems as well. With your inspection report in hand, you can go to the dealer and request those items be corrected before purchase. This way the dealer is incentivized to fix problems ASAP. If you wait till after purchasing, you enter the warranty queue, and it could take months to get fixed.

What does an RV inspection entail?

All RV inspections that I do are premier-level and are quite comprehensive in what they cover. There is a potential to inspect 500 different areas, depending on what the RV has been equipped with!

How long does an RV inspection take?

A typical RV inspection takes around 4-6 hours to complete. This varies depending on what the RV is equipped with and how complex the systems are. You will receive the inspection report within 48 hours after completion of the inspection.

I am interested in a solar system for my RV, where do I start?

Firstly, contact me as I can help! All of the solar systems I design, and build are custom tailored to my client’s needs and goals. I work with you to figure out the best system for you.

Is it possible to run an air conditioner or two off a solar system installation?

Yes, it definitely is possible to run an air conditioner or multiple units off a solar system. An RV rooftop AC unit requires a lot of power, so the solar system needs to be designed properly to handle the load.

How big of a battery bank do I need for my solar system?

This is a very good question and depends on what you want to run and how long you want to run those items. This is something that I work with you to figure out during the design phase of your system.

Why should I hire Faithful Journey RV Services to install a solar system on my RV?

Custom-tailored system designed for your needs, goals, and RV.
You are receiving professional installation using best practices to ensure a safe system that isn’t going to cause damage or harm to you or your RV.
After installation support is provided by someone who knows your system.

Featured Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Andrew was such a professional and kind person throughout the time I used his services for a new pre-purchase RV inspection, reinspection, and new owner walk-through! He worked with me to meet my rushed timeline due to working with a dealer for purchase. He was thorough and prompt, and he has experience with RV solar systems which was ideal for my needs. His report was detailed and thoughtful. During the walk-through, he was meticulous and he talked with me, not to me. He not only showed me how everything worked, but he also invited me to make sure I knew how to operate the systems as well. He answered all of my questions and was very patient with me as a new owner. He helped make a stressful situation less so by providing so much experience and education. I cannot say enough good things about Andrew, and I recommend him to new as well as experienced RV owners alike!”

Vivki Mulford

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Our RV Technician suffered a medical emergency and was unable to work for about 10 weeks. Andrew stepped in and provided service for customers that otherwise would have gone unmet. We found Andrew to be very competent and efficient at a multitude of repair issues, some of which he had not experienced before. We are forever indebted to Andrew for taking care of our customers in a timely and professional manner, and we would not hesitate to recommend him.”

Roger Schlegel

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Andrew impressed me from the first visit with him. Even with the travel to my location, he was right on time and ready to go. That says a lot to me. When the installation started, he kept me informed of what he was doing as he knew I wanted to learn about the system. Nothing was a surprise as he kept me notified during each step from ordering the parts, getting them in, and completing the installation. I now have a working system that meets my requirements and is operating as expected. We are already discussing new additions and enhancements to make it even nicer. Thank you, Andrew (and Ron) for the professional installation that was provided.”

Bob

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Andrew went above and beyond to resolve my problems. He was very knowledgeable, and professional, and was concerned that I was ok with his performance. Andrew even offered me a $100 refund when he got a better deal on the parts for my RV. I highly recommend Andrew.”

George Bragg

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Andrew came to my rescue twice in just a few weeks. I lost all power to my motorhome and he came right over and resolved the issue. On another occasion, my air conditioner/heater pump wasn’t working he, again, responded timely and fixed the problem. I highly recommend Andrew as he is knowledgeable, competent, and fair.”

Timothy

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Andrew helped us out huge… One of our rear stabilizer arms bent, and Andrew came over on Christmas day and assessed the damage, ordered the new part, and installed it for us… He’s a super polite man and extremely knowledgeable… We can’t thank you enough Andrew… We highly recommend him and will certainly use him again when needed.”

Shawn

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Current Service Area

As full-time road dwellers, we are temporarily based in Clermont, FL, and proudly offer our services to the following areas: Clermont, Orlando, The Villages, Ocala, Kissimmee, and Leesburg. Wherever your RV journey takes you, we’re here to provide top-notch service and support.

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Current Service Area

As full-time road dwellers, we are temporarily based in Clermont, FL, and proudly offer our services to the following areas: Clermont, Orlando, The Villages, Ocala, Kissimmee, and Leesburg. Wherever your RV journey takes you, we're here to provide top-notch service and support.