RV dealership service departments can achieve that elusive goal of reaching a fixed absorption rate of 100%, according to an announcement from the RV Dealers Association (RVDA). Dealership profitability expert Chad Carr will help show how to make it happen. He’s offering a free webinar in advance of his convention workshop to prepare participants with a jumpstart on learning his techniques.

The webinar will take place at noon EST, Oct. 28  and is intend for those who will attend his “Driving Your Service Department Toward 100% Fixed Absorption” workshop at the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. The convention has an entire track of a dozen service education workshops over four days, featuring sessions on the value of in-house body shops, departmental profitability, methods for hiring trained technicians and more.

Carr’s convention workshop takes place from 3:15–4:15 p.m. Nov. 12 and will only be offered one time. To best prepare for this important session, attendance at the webinar is recommended. The online event is a valuable opportunity to determine if this workshop will be right for you. It will also give you the tools to assess where your department is on its journey towards 100% fixed absorption.

Register online for the free webinar to be conducted on the Go To Meeting platform. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is still available for members at a rate of $879 at the RVDA convention website. Registrants who signed up prior to Aug. 30 at discounted rates still have the option to bring additional staff at the rate they locked in over the summer. For more information contact RVDA at [email protected].

Themed “Passport to Excellence: Education & Training,” the convention will provide targeted learning opportunities for dealers and key members of their staff. Workshop tracks are in place for dealer/GMs, sales staff, parts and service managers, and dealership professionals in marketing and rental operations. Vendor Training +Plus, back for its second year, will give registrants more opportunities for training during the first day and a half of the convention, and it is included in the regular registration fee.

The 2014 convention features an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability.

Companies interested in partnership opportunities, sponsorships, and exhibitor information can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130, ext 103 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Visit www.rvda.org/convention  to register for the convention and for regular updates. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn and Facebook.