The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle & Campground Association (PRVCA) has released the lineup of education seminars taking place during the Industry Days portion of PRVCA’s America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa. Industry Days takes place Sept. 14-15, while the public show is Sept. 16-20.
RV TECH TRAINING by Dometic: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 14. Registration Fee: $20 (lunch included). Earn four recertification hours. Class includes Basics of Refrigeration, Basics of Air Conditioners and Basics of Awnings
RV TECH TRAINING by Reese, Tekonsha & Bulldog RV Products: 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 14. Free. Come and learn about the latest products, features and installation tips that reduce install times for Reese fifth-wheel hitches, rail kits, Reese STEADi-flex weight distribution, pin box upgrade replacements, Reese and Tekonsha brake controls and Bulldog powered trailer jacks.
RV TECH TRAINING by Dexter Axle: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 14. Registration Fee: $20 (lunch included). Earn four recertification hours. Instructor Glenn Null will explain and identify components of axles, 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 by Gary Motley: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 14. 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 by Keller Marine & RV: 1-2 p.m., Sept. 14. 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 by Blue Ox: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Sept. 14. Free. Blue Ox presents a seminar for Technicians & 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 by RVRoofs.com: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Sept. 14, 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 SUSPENSIONS by MorRyde: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Sept. 14. Free. Earn one recertification hour. Learn about the various suspensions and enhancements available for trailers and the importance of preventive maintenance.
RV TECH TRAINING by Titan International: 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 15. Free. Earn two recertification hours. Installing hydraulic disc brakes on fifth-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.
RV TECH TRAINING by Atwood Mobile Products: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 15. Registration: $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; and Warranty procedures.
RV TECH TRAINING by Lippert Components: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 15. Registration: $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.
RV TECH TRAINING by Norcold/Thetford: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 15. Registration: $30 (lunch included). Earn six 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 WORKAMPERS by Steve Anderson: 1-3 p.m. Free. This seminar, brought to you by Steve Anderson of Workamper News, will help you fine-tune your focus on Workampers 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]