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  Organizers for America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., announced the agenda for a quality-packed education lineup for the 2015 Industry Days portion of the show held Sept. 14–15 at the Giant Center.

According to a press release, this year’s schedule includes technician training from Dometic Corp., Mor Ryde International Inc., Dexter Axle, Blue Ox, Atwood Mobile Products LLC, Titan International, Lippert Components Inc., Norcold, Thetford Corp. and David’s Permanent Coatings. Gary Motley will also be conducting a predelivery inspection course that includes hands-on demonstrations. Training qualifies for recertification hours.

In addition to technician training, Industry Days include a distributor showcase by Keller Marine and RV as well as a seminar on “How to Recruit and Keep Work Campers” by Steve Anderson of Workamper News.

“We had great success with our education events at last year’s show,” said Heather Leach, marketing and education director for the host Pennsylvania Recreational Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA). “We had over 230 registrants attend the various training. We wanted to meet the demand and offer a strong line-up for 2015.”

Industry Days also offers a free party at Hersheypark and a Red Carpet Breakfast featuring NFL Hall of Famer Tim Brown.

To register, visit www.largestRVshow.com and select “Industry Info,” then “Show Registration.” Training details are listed below. If you have any questions, contact Heather at 888-303-2887 or [email protected]

Dometic

Monday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Champions Club

Registration Fee: $20 (lunch included)

Earn four recertification hours

Basics of refrigeration includes:

• How absorption refrigeration works; operation; care & maintenance; difference between home and RV refrigeration; proper installation.

Basics of AC’s includes:

• How Dometic AC’s make a cold environment; operation of various T-stats; care & maintenance; operating a Furnace with Dometic T-stats; what causes freeze-ups

Basics of Awnings includes:

• Proper  operation; care & maintenance; proper installation; what stretches fabrics out.

Dexter Axle

Monday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Press Room

Registration Fee: $20 (Lunch Included)

Earn four recertification hours

Instructor Glenn Null will explain and identify components of axle, brakes and suspension systems. The session will include hands-on training on brakes, bearings, seals and measuring of axles and frames including information on the following: Jacking up a trailer, removal of the hub and drum, brakes and magnets, bearings and seals, brake adjustments, wheel torque, suspension and information on maintenance manuals.

Pre-Delivery Inspection Training

Monday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Green Room

Registration Fee: $30 (Lunch Included)

Earn six recertification hours

In this seminar, Gary Motley will detail five crucial steps to the pre-delivery inspection, suggested PDI equipment, PDI warranty form, and correct paperwork and documentation. The training will also cover what you need to know when conducting a PDI on the propane, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the generators, appliances, interior, exterior, fire and life safety devices, expandable rooms, and stabilizing jacks. Motorized, towables and truck campers will be covered. The seminar will include a sample PDI checklist.       

Distributor Showcase Featuring Keller Marine and RV

Monday, Sept. 14, 1-2 p.m.

Location: Power Play

Registration Fee: FREE

Keller Marine and RV will discuss KWEB, a B to B tool that can help every day from shelf talkers to customizing their own price stickers.                                                                                                                  

Make More Money & Create Loyal Customers with Blue Ox Chassis Enhancements

Monday, Sept. 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Press Room

Registration Fee: free      

Blue Ox presents a seminar for technicians and service advisors explaining how simply asking customers the right questions can increase profit and customer loyalty. Examples of questions will be given. The seminar will also include an overview on how Blue Ox Products can shorten your installation time.

Roof Leaks, Detection & Prevention with David’s Permanent Coatings

Monday, Sept. 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Champions Club                          

Registration Fee: free

This seminar from RVRoof.com will cover different roof types and typical leak areas and ways to prevent them.      

The Ups and Downs of Towing Suspension with MorRyde

Monday, Sept. 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Power Play

Registration Fee: free

Earn one recertification hour       

Learn about the various suspensions and enhancements available for trailers and the importance of preventive maintenance.

Red Carpet Breakfast / Meet & Greet with NFL Hall of Famer Tim Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 15

7:30-10 a.m.

Location: Chocolate World

Registration Fee: $25 (Includes breakfast, motivational message, meet & greet)

Autographed photos, footballs and mini-helmets available for purchase. (Cash and personal checks only. Proceeds benefit the PRV PAC).

NFL Hall of Famer (Class of 2015) Tim Brown is a Heisman Trophy Winner and was elected by the Raiders in the 1st round (6th player overall) of the 1988 draft. He set Raiders franchise records for receptions, receiving yards, and punt return yards. At the time of retirement, his 14,934 receiving yards were second-highest total in NFL history; 1,094 receptions were 3rd; and 100 touchdown catches were tied for 3rd with a total of 19,682 combined net yards. He was voted to Pro Bowl nine times. 

Titan International

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to noon

Location: Power Play

Registration Fee: free

Earn two recertification hours

Installing hydraulic disc brakes on 5th wheel and trailers. Actual installation steps, including trouble shooting guides. Includes product information on the disc brakes, electric over hydraulic actuator, and brake lines. This will include retro fitting current trailers with electric drum brakes.   A full description of all parts used in the installation.  Also would be good for their service managers and parts people.

Atwood Mobile Products

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Champions Club

Registration Fee: $30 (lunch included)

Earn six recertification hours

Atwood Mobile Products’ training clinic will cover the following topics for water heaters and furnaces:

• Service contact information; component identification; required tools and equipment; test in volts, ohms and amps; how to identify products by model and serial number; installation – gas pressure, voltage, ducting and return air; material training; hands-on testing, disassembling and  reassembling; sequence of operations; warranty procedures

Lippert Components

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Green Room

Registration Fee: $30 (lunch included)

Earn six recertification hours

Lippert technical trainers will present a seminar on some of the industry’s most popular components and systems, including slideouts, leveling and Correct Track. The trainers will present detailed information on LCI’s Schwintek InWall Slideout system, Level-Up hydraulic leveling and Correct Track, a safe and easy way to correct a misaligned trailer suspension system. Information provided will include an overview of each system’s operation, as well as a variety of troubleshooting techniques – including  hands-on experience via mockups. The seminar will also feature quick tips for diagnosing various issues. Regular and preventative maintenance will also be covered. Various take-home informational materials will also be provided to each participant. The materials can be used for future troubleshooting and operational questions.                                                                            

Norcold/Thetford

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Press Room

Registration Fee: $30 (Lunch Included)

Earn 6 recertification hours

Instructor Brent Grieves will present a seminar on Norcold’s cooling unit and how it works, including ventilation, burner and orifice, spark electrode, heaters and downdraft effects. Diagnostics, removal, resealing and testing information will also be discussed. The seminar will include details on the Power Board’s codes, flow charts and diagnostic screens as well as the icemaker diagnostics and water valve information.  Thetford Sanitation Products will also be covered including holding tank chemicals and seal lubricants.  A service and parts breakdown will also be held on the following toilet models:  Bravara, Aria, Aqua Magic Style Lite and Tecma. A question and answer session will conclude the training.      

How to Recruit and Keep Work Campers                         

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Power Play

Registration Fee: Free

This seminar, brought to you by Steve Anderson of Workamper News, will help you fine tune your focus on Work Campers and their utilization in your operation. Gain a better understanding of the paradigms of the Baby Boomer Work Camper. You will also get examples of how to build a successful Work Camper Recruiting program and learning how to maintain the Work Camper once you have them on location. The session will be followed by a Q & A. You can submit questions ahead of time to [email protected]