The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA), in conjunction with Northampton Community College, will present the RV Brakes, Suspension & Towing Systems Course, scheduled to open April 16 and run through May 13.
All elements of RV towing are included in this course, including a truck towing a travel trailer or fifth-wheel trailer or a motorhome towing a small car. 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.
The program is approved by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and qualifies for 28 recertification hours. Students receive a certificate of completion 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 a Master Certified RV service with RVIA.
PRVCA gives employees of members a 50% reimbursement on tuition and textbooks.