Vancouver, WA RV Service

American RV Repair

It aDeb & Terry Thoresonll started in the mid 70’s. While still in high school I began working as a general laborer in a small auto body shop that grew to be a large, well-known body shop. Over the many years I spent there I was able to apprentice under some highly talented individuals where I perfected the trade, specializing in the paint process.

In the mid 90’s my wife and I purchased our first RV. We took it in for service and, to make a long story short, I wound up working for that shop full time. It turned into a career that I truly loved and was passionate about. I learned the ins and outs of recreational vehicles and trailers, and the different repair processes. Like many others I had long dreamed of owning my own business; in 2005 I turned that dream into reality and opened my own RV and trailer repair business, known today as American RV Repair.

We are a small, family-owned business. My wife and I married in 1978; we have two daughters (both work at American RV) and three grandchildren. Throughout our marriage and the early part of my career as a business owner, my wife worked in law offices as a legal assistant. In 2010 we moved our shop from Ridgefield to Orchards, and with that move my wife left the legal field and came to work with me full time. Since then we’ve truly been a family business. We find ourselves busier every year with many repeat customers we regard as friends. They’ve sent their friends and family to us, which is the best compliment we could receive.

– Terry and Debbie