855-388-8616 || 619-440-8616

1546 E. Main St. El Cajon CA 92021


Rick's RV Center ~ Rich In History
  • Rick & Betty Preston start their business

    Rick & Betty Preston started their business in 1975 on Greenfield Drive in El Cajon, California, originally called Rick's Hitches & Welding. A visionary couple, they saw the need for better options for hitch and tow and struck out to meet that need. Over the next ten years the needs expanded so they renamed the company Rick's Hitch & Muffler.

  • They Saw The Need

    Rick and Betty realized there was limited service available for RV trailer service, repairs and remodeling in San Diego County. Rick and Betty Preston have been residents in San Diego County for just about their whole lives and East county residents for about 45 years, so they had a good feeling for what was going to be needed in the market.

  • The Search for a new location

    So on the hunt they went to look for a building that would work with the vision they had of this state of the art facility.  After looking around they just couldn't find any pre-built building that would work with what they envisioned for RV Service.

  • Build from the ground up

    Around 1988 they saw this dirt lot next to a small building on E Main Street in El Cajon, California and decided to build from the ground up what was needed in San Diego County:  A leading edge, full service, completely independent facility,  So on June 23rd 1989, their wedding anniversary, their vision came true and their state of the art facility opened for business.

  • San Diego's Largest &
    Continuously Family Owned & Operated

    Rick’s RV has 20 service bays and a 65 foot paint booth; it makes Rick's RV Center San Diego’s Largest and Continuously Family Owned & Operated Complete Service and Parts Center.

  • Rick & Betty ~ always seeking ways to offer service to others.

    Rick and Betty are still thinking of new ways to offer service to others. Being equestrians and the proud owners of the 3 horses in the picture, they learned what needs a customer of a horse require which has let them now help out all fellow equestrians with any service or questions they might have regarding towing their trailer or any help in the living quarters of one.

  • Stay Connected and In Touch with Rick's RV Center

    You never know what Rick & Betty could be thinking of next... so keep watching the website for any new and exciting projects! At Rick's RV Center they stock it, sell it, install it, and repair it. That spells: F-U-L-L  S-E-R-V-I-C-E!

    In the words of Rick & Betty Preston... ROLL ON!

Contact Rick's RV Center

  Phone: 855-388-8616 || 619-440-8616

  Address: 1546 East Main Street El Cajon CA 92021

  • Rick's RV lsit of our credentials - satisfaction guaranteed

    Rick's RV Center: Insured, Licensed, Bonded

    • Family Owned & Operated
    • Secured Premises
    • State of the Art Facility
    • Hook-Ups available for stay during repair
    • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
    • Licensed
    • Insured
    • Bonded
    • We work with Insurance Companies
    • Major Brands: Parts & Supplies
Meet The Team
Rick Preston

Owner & Founder

Years at Rick's RV:  45

Years Experience:  55

Bart Waymire

General Manager

Years at Rick's RV:  14

Years Experience:  26

Anjie Juarez

Office Manager

Years at Rick's RV:  26

Years Experience:  29

Erick Bensted

Service Manager

Years at Rick's RV:  15

Years Experience:  20

Paul Rope

Shop Foreman

Years at Rick's RV:  25

Years Experience:  35

Robert Hollis

RV Technician

Years at Rick's RV:  27

Years Experience:  42

Mike Baker

RV Technician

Years at Rick's RV:  6

Years Experience:  10

Shaun Thomas

RV Technician

Years at Rick's RV:  5

Years Experience:  9

Clemente Santos

Hitch & Tow

Years at Rick's RV:  26

Years Experience:  41

Mark Sentsey

Hitch & Tow

Years at Rick's RV:  7

Years Experience:  30

Brian Knutson

Body Shop Estimator

Years at Rick's RV:  30

Years Experience:  40

Bret Alkire

Body Shop & RV

Years at Rick's RV:  25

Years Experience:  33

Fred Statom

Parts Associate

Years at Rick's RV:  15

Years Experience:  20

Tony Chola


Years at Rick's RV:  5

Years Experience:  8

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Store Hours
  • MONDAY: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • TUESDAY: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • THURSDAY: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • FRIDAY: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • SATURDAY: 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • SUNDAY: Closed
Roll On With Rick

Employment At Rick's

Interested in a career with Rick’s RV Centers? We are always happy to receive resumes from potential employees who have related experience including RV Service & Repair Technicians; RV Body & Paint; Trailer Service & Repair Technicians; and Hitch & Tow experience. If you are self-motivated, are good with attention to detail, and have experience in any of these areas please email your resume to: info@RicksRVCenters.com.

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1546 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92021

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