Our Pledge To You:
We always remember that owning an RV or simply going camping is meant to be a fun experience. While things will happen, we always take great pride in KEEPING YOU CAMPING. We base our business on a strong, ethical foundation, promise high-quality customer service and are committed to making your camping trip fun and relaxing.
Keep Camping owners and chief technicians Ron Baker and Mike Puttick are passionate about camping and the outdoors. They grew up camping and now share their love for RVing with their families. They understand how a breakdown can derail a vacation.
Ron and Mike have the expertise to troubleshoot your needs and the skill to fix it on site.
Ron grew up in southeastern Kentucky and fell in love with the outdoors while participating in the Boy Scouts.
Ron joined the United States Marine Corps in 1987 and became an Assault Amphibian Vehicle Repairman. He served in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
After the service, he moved to Charleston, SC where he met the love of his life, Debbie. They’ve been married for 22 years and have two children. Debbie shares Ron’s love for the outdoors and hikes at least two times a week. This year, their son Chase will be working for Keep Camping while attending college for computer science. Their daughter is in high school and volunteers at Brother Wolf.
Their favorite vacations have always been camping in Western North Carolina. They love to camp in Pisgah and their children always enjoy being so close to the Davidson River. They also frequent Tsali because of the great mountain biking.
As far as repair, he has seen it all as a diesel mechanic, plumbing & electrical repairman, and in a big RV repair shop. He is certified in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration. He is certified in Onan RV gas and diesel generators, and continues his education for RV technicians including but not limited to Winnebago Slideroom and Leveling Jack classes, Invisibrake classes, and Thor service classes.
Mike is Western North Carolinian born and raised. Mike grew up camping, fishing, and enjoying all that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer from whitewater to mountain biking.
As an RV technician, he never considered his job work but a blessing because he kept people camping. As a co-owner, he believes solid core values are the proper way to run a business, like a good handshake and keeping your word.
Mike has over 10 years in the RV business. There is very little he hasn’t seen and repaired. He takes great pride in keeping you camping.