Walter Cannon, executive director of the RV Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF), announced the addition of Chris Dougherty to the faculty member and teaching staff for the upcoming 2018 RV Technical Education & Safety Conference.

According to a press release, Dougherty is an RV industry journalist, an RVDA/RVIA Certified RV Technician, and an RV lifestyle and technical educator. An RVer most of his life, including a decade as a full-time RVer, he has worked in the industry since the late 1990s. Dougherty is the technical editor for MotorHome and Trailer Life magazines and serves on the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) technical review committee for technician training.

Designed for RVers wishing to learn the basics and more about RVs and RVing, the annual conference will be held this year from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 in Elizabethtown, Ky., at the Pritchard Community Center.

Industry award-winning instructors on the faculty include Cannon, Gary Bunzer (RV Doctor), Randy Biles (president, Pikes Peak Traveland), Gary Motley (president, Motley RV Repair) and RVIA Vice President of Standards Bruce Hopkins. Others joining the core instructors this year are Shane Hess (director of consumer education, RVSEF) Gary Wheeler (corporate trainer for MorRyde International), Karl Wilson (national sales manager and technical Ttrainer for Cummins Onan), Michael Curl (Horizon Global sales and technical trainer for Reese Products), Mike Hayn (truck tire engineer for Bridgestone), Trey amd Susan Selman (RVSEF), and Rick Shafer and Dot Fisher (Lifestyle).