The RV Brakes, Suspension & Towing Systems course, hosted by Northampton Community College in conjunction with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), opens March 20 and runs through April 16.

All elements of RV towing are included in this course; a truck towing a travel trailer or fifth-wheel trailer, a motorhome towing a small car, etc. All elements of electric trailer brakes, including troubleshooting, repair and maintenance, are taught. Hitch design and installation techniques are presented as well as all associated electrical wiring between tow vehicle and trailer. Safety elements are stressed including weight data and all associated terminology.

The program is approved by the RVDA/RVIA RV Technician Certification Board and qualifies for 28 recertification hours. Students receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the course. The program is designed for RV maintenance and sales personnel, service managers, factory field technicians, service representatives, inspectors and those seeking a new, hands-on career in a growing industry.

Those who complete the entire program will earn a specialized diploma from Northampton Community College. Students not wishing to obtain the specialized diploma may also enroll in individual courses as desired. Those who earn the specialized diploma will be prepared to test for the RV service technician or master certified technician with RVIA.

Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50% reimbursement on tuition and textbooks upon successful completion of the course.

Course details include:

RV Brakes, Suspension & Towing Systems Course – RVTNC111.3
Recertification Hours: 28
Cost: $280
Textbook: $25.95 (includes shipping)

To register,visit https://lifelearn.northampton.edu/modules/. To purchase the textbook required for the course, contact [email protected] or call 888-303-2887. The courses materials are supported by RVIA and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing.