The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of British Columbia is offering three days of hands-on and classroom training presented by factory representatives from Atwood Mobile Products, Suburban, Norcold/ Thetford Products and Atlas Trailer Coach Products, according to a news release.

The class will be held Oct. 23-25 at Okanagan College in Kelowna, British Columbia.

The cost to attend for RVDA of British Columbia members is $225. For non-members, the cost is $325. Registration will be capped at 30 students.

A brief description of the courses and their instructors follows:

  • Suburban – Ronnie Ellison, service manager, AIRXCEL Inc., Suburban Division; featuring Furnace and Water Heater
  • Norcold/Thetford Products – Nathan Richard, technical training and service, Thetford / Norcold; featuring training on warranty and technical information for the RV technician, service managers or parts department personnel, consisting of hands-on and interactive classroom-style information on Norcold Refrigerators and Thetford products. Some service manuals will be available as part of this training.
  • Atwood Mobile Products – Chantal Hershberger, customer service lead, Atwood Mobile Products; featuring training on furnaces and water heaters, including service contact information; required tools and equipment; identifying product by model and serial number; material training; sequence of operations; component identification; testing in volts, ohms and amps; installation – gas pressure, voltage, ducting; return air hands-on testing, disassembling, and reassembling; and warranty procedures.
  • Atlas Trailer Coach Products – Chris Wheeler, Atlas Trailer Coach Products; featuring the “Magnifinder,” an electronic catalogue for parts and resource information. The Magnifinder is owned & supported by DTI parts in Middlebury, Ind. It contains breakdown information for over 100 industry brands and manufacturing component products related to the RV industry. Magnifinder has a wealth of information in technical support for service and parts personnel including breakdowns, troubleshooting, tech notes and retrofitting.

Registration forms, including details on course schedule and accommodations, are available at the RVDA of BC website at www.rvda.bc.ca; click on “Events.” Address questions to Joan Jackson at RVDA of BC at (604) 575-3868 or [email protected]