The Merritt Island, Fla.-based Recreation Safety and Education Foundation (RVSEF) will present a 3 1/2-day clinic in September on the RV lifestyle and safety preceding the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey.
The clinic, in a way, will replace Life on Wheels, which closed down in October following the death of its founder, Gaylord Maxwell, who staged his last Life on Wheels conference prior to the 2008 Hershey Show.
The clinic is intended to help RV buyers and RV owners understand the operation and maintenance requirements of RVs and RV systems; explore insurance, warranty and roadside assistance options; and select the correct RV for their needs and budgets.
“I always thought Gaylord had a number of good subjects that he taught,” said Walter Cannon, RVSEF executive director. “Our clinic, though, will lean more toward understanding an RV and using it.”
Cannon said he’s received early commitments to participate in the clinic from Workhorse Custom Chassis Inc., Spartan Chassis Inc., Freightliner Custom Chassis Inc., Cummins Inc.’s Onan generator division and Gary Motley of Motley RV Repair, Oklahoma City, Okla.
The clinic, Sept. 13-16 at the Wildwood Conference Center at Harrisburg Community College, will be limited to 250 people. Cost will be $448 per couple, $259 for one person. Attendees also will receive a three-day pass to the Hershey Show, Sept. 16-20. Trade days are Sept. 14-15.
Additionally, RV owners who participate will be offered an RV safety inspection and an opportunity to have their RVs weighed for comparison to component and vehicle ratings.