Understanding the RV Industry
   
Sharonne Lee
  
RVIA

This talk focuses on RVIA Standards and Education and what it means to consumers. This is your opportunity to speak with RVIA (mfg. association) Presented at opening ceremony

What a Manufacturer does to address vehicle safety and compliance
   
David Mihalick
  
Thor Industries

Attendees will hear the differences between traditional automobile dealers an RV dealers. The relationship between the manufacturer and dealer will be explained and how best to be successful in navigating that relationship as a consumer. Additionally, participants will get a base level of understanding of what vehicle laws RVs need to comply with to be on the road.(Following RVIA Presentation)

Advanced Tire Safety
   
Mike Hayn
  
Bridgestone North America

Advanced class on knowing your tires. From tire sidewall nomenclature to tire ply composition , country of origin, to valve stems and wear conditions. Learn it all from Bridgestone engineer Mike Hayn

Air Conditioner Maintenance
   
Gary Bunzer
  
RV Doctor

Learn the basic operation & maintenance of your air conditioner. Learn how to prevent problems with regular maintenance

Appliances Operation & Maintenance
   
Gary Bunzer
  
RV Doctor

Learn the basic operation of your refrigerators, ovens, ranges, water heaters and furnaces. Learn how to prevent problems with regular maintenance. Class also focuses on the dangers of carbon monoxide as well as ways you can prevent becoming a victim. Learn important information about your carbon monoxide detector and the maintenance of the detector. (RV units available for demonstration during class)

Avoid Being A Victim & Information on Concealed Weapons
   
Tim Cleary
  

Tim will discuss laws for carrying a weapon in your vehicle, differences from state to state. A discuss of using less then lethal force as well as not becoming a victim.

Cooking Under Pressure
   
Susan Selman
  
RVSEF

Find out how the new electric pressure cookers can benefit you in your RV kitchen. Electric Pressure Cooker features enable you to cook entire meals in one appliance quickly and without heating up your kitchen. Many have additional features including browning/sautéing, slow cooking, yogurt making, bread rising, and more!

Electrical System 120 volt AC
   
Chris Dougherty
  
Technical Editor, MotorHome & TrailerLife Magazines

Continuing on from the 12-volt DC seminar, 120-volts AC or "household current" allows us to run high amp loads in our RVs like air conditioners, refrigeration, water heaters, TVs and more. In this class, we will talk about what alternating current is, and how an AC electrical system is set up. We'll discuss the components in an RV AC system, including shore power cordsets, adaptors, surge protectors, EMS or Energy Management Systems, transfer switches, generators, wiring, circuit breakers, inverters, converters and more. We'll talk electrical safety, grounding and hot skin conditions, as we as best practices for connecting to various shore power sources.

Electrical Systems 12 volt DC
   
Chris Dougherty
  
Technical Editor, MotorHome & TrailerLife Magazines

Electricity is all around us. It powers everything in our lives, and let's be honest, RVing wouldn't be RVing without it. RVs have 2 to 3 separate electrical systems, depending on the type of RV, including 12-volt house, 12-volt chassis and 120-volt AC house house/ In this class, we will discuss the difference between Alternating Current and Direct Current (AC vs. DC) what the DC system does, how it's designed, and how to maintain it, What runs on 12-VDC? What is multiplexing? We'll talk about using a multimeter and/or a test light to trouble shoot a problem, the importance of circuit protection, and what to put inyour RV electrical kit. There will also be a few troubleshooting tips thrown in for good measure

Expectations from Your RV Dealer
   
  

This class will focus on the realistic expectation from your dealer. It will better inform you about how RV dealerships operate and the differences between RV and automobile dealerships.

Exterior Care of Your RV
   
Gary Bunzer
  
RV Doctor

Learn the proper care and maintenance of the various surfaces on your RV. Learn tips and techniques on how to maintain your RVs appearances with reasonable ease. Learn the facts and fallacies on the proper care and cleaning.

Financing
   
Alexis (Lexie) Skaggs
  
Skaggs RV

This course covers the ins and outs of RV financing, additional protections, tax information, and essential information for making YOUR RV dream affordable

Fire Safety & Escape Planning
   
Walter Cannon, RVSEF
  
NeVelle Skaggs, Skaggs RV

Learn the basics of fire safety and proper use of fire extinguishers as well as planning your escape routes and discussions of fire suppression systems. Learn the different types of extinguishers, how to check, test, and use your fire extinguisher. You will also learn about Smoke, LPG, and CO detectors, driving with propane, how to maintain and use escape hatch/window as well as developing your escape plan. (Escape window demo and practice of proper fire extinguisher use with attendee participation)

Fresh Water & Waste Water Systems
   
Gary Bunzer
  
RV Doctor

This class is broken down into RV Fresh water system and RV waste water systems. This class will discuss how the systems work together including pumps, plumbing, filters, pressure regulators, tanks, and deodorants/chemical. Will also cover sanitizing and winterization. As with any system on your coach a certain amount of attention at varying intervals, will keep the trouble to a minimum. Also learn the importance of venting and the correct evacuation procedures.

Full Time RV Lifestyle
   
Trey Selman
  
RVSEF

Many are discovering the freedom and unique opportunities of living long term in an RV. There are a number of things to consider as you ponder living full time in an RV.

Generator Maintenance & Operation
   
Chris Dougherty
  
Technical Editor, Motorhome/Trailer Life Magazine

This class covers proper operation and maintenance of your generator. Learn what service and maintenance needs to be preformed to ensure optimum efficiency. How much exercise does your generator need?

Hitches & Brake Controllers from Proper Installation, Operation to Maintenance
   
Walter Cannon
  
RVSEF

This class will take you through choosing the right hitch, proper installation, proper operation, and maintenance. Not all brake controls operate the same. Timer vs proportional – performance differences There will be demonstrations of proper hitching with attendee participation.

Inspecting an RV for Purchase
   
Gary Motley
  
Motley RV Repair

Learn what you need to look for when buying a RV. This class is of the utmost importance to those looking to buy a used RV or a RV from a manufacturer no longer in business.

Internet Connectivity Basics, Staying Connected on the Road
   
Trey Selman
  
RVSEF

Staying connected to family, work and friends for fully enjoying the roaming aspect Fulltime lifestyle. Along with the importance of keeping relationships close, staying connected provides the ability to plan ahead, watch weather, work , and purchase items. In today's world, all of these activities can be made much easier with an internet connection. Mobile Internet connections are not quite as easy as fixed home connections and individual needs vary widely. The cost is greater, connections are less reliable, special equipment is need and support is not readily available. This discussion will include a general overview of the basics of internet connection options, enhancing the connection with some extra equipment, and reliable resources for ever changing landscape of staying connected on the road

iPlanMyTrip
   
Trey Selman
  
RVSEF

Planning your travel has never been easier with digital tools. There are many campground locators, weather apps for safety, fuel cost, locating cool places to eat and, things to see and do. We will look at some of these great tools to help you enjoy your RV Traveling and planning

Kitchen on Wheels
   
Susan Selman
  
RVSEF

There are numerous differences between RV and Home Kitchens. RVs have limited space and weight requirments that prevent the mass accumulation of kitchen gadgets and appliances to fulfill your Maste Chef dreams. Still, you can cook quality meals if you follow a few simple guidelines. If you are looking to full time or live extended times in your RV join us to see how to make the adjustment to a smaller kitchen.

Leveler and Slide-Out Maintenance and Operation
   
Chris Dougherty
  
Technical Editor, MotorHome & Trailer Life Magazine

The year was 1990. Mahlon Miller, president of Newmar, invented the first power slide out room, and RVs haven't been the same since. Fast-forward to 2018 and slideout rooms come in everything from a small closet size, all the way to full-wall size rooms. The benefit of seriously expanding living space can't be overstated. However, as with an mechanical device, there are maintenance and operation concerns that come with slides. We'll talk about some of the safety systems built into slide rooms like slide locks, driver's seat cut-offs, and so on. Levelers are another invention that changed the paradigm for RVing. We'll first discuss the difference between stablizers and levelers, what they do., and how they do it. We'll discuss basic maintenance and minor troubleshooting for both slide outs and levelers, and where to find resources to help you with the system you have on your RV.

Managing Your Finances on the Road
   
Mike Urbancic
  

When you're planning a long trip on the road, a number of questions come to mind: How can I make sure that my bills get paid on time? How can I maximize the security of my on-line financial transactions while traveling? How can I protect my financial accounts from hackers? How can I detect a credit card skimmer? How can I get cheap and safe access to cash nationwide? How can I make sure that I stay on my budget? The answers to these and many other questions will be discussed in this presentation

Personal Safety for RVers
   
  

Personal safety is an issue to which RVers should give some attention. Learn the keys to personal safety. This class is a guideline for the road to safe RVing.

Propane System and Carbon Monoxide
   
Gary Bunzer
  
RV Doctor

This seminar provides an understanding of how the propane system works and knowledge of what to do if a problem occurs as well as safety checks you should have regularly performed. CO Safety – This section covers the dangers of carbon monoxide, as well as potential problem areas and how you can protect against CO poisoning.

Properly Matching Trucks and Trailers/5th wheels
   
Trey Selman
  
RVSEF

Ever heard “Yeah, it’ll pull it”, we all have, only to find out it would not tow it. There is a big difference between pulling and towing that trailer/5th wheel. This class is designed to give consumers a better understanding of the language used by both truck and trailer manufacturers. This class will give consumers a better understanding of truck ratings, trailer ratings, and how to match the proper truck to trailer while staying within ratings, for the safest possible travel, and most enjoyment from the RVing experience.

Properly Towing with a Motorhome/Supplemental Braking for Your Towed vehicle
   
Walter Cannon
  
RVSEF

Learn about the different methods of towing your vehicle and the proper equipment you’ll need to tow it safely. Does you towed vehicle need supplemental braking? If it has wheels, it needs brakes. Learn the different types and operation and maintenance of supplemental brakes. (There will be demonstrations with attendee participation)

RV Basics - Campground setup
   
RVSEF
  

From arriving at the campground to leaving the campground. Tips for backing into your site, proper testing and hook up for setting up your RV as well as disconnecting to leave

RV Basics - Tire Inspection
   
Mike Hayn
  
Bridgestone Tire

Can you look at your tire and know that you have a problem? Mike will walk you through the process of determining if you have certain problems with your tires. Looking at sidewall cracking, tread wear discoloration and mounting.

RV Basics Walk Through for Everything You Need to Know
   
  

You will be walked through the operational systems of an RV for both novice and seasoned RVers. After spending an hour with one of the instructors, you’ll feel confident in your ability to operate your own home on the road. (Limited number per class)

RV Driving - What Every RV Driver Needs to Know
   
Walter Cannon
  
RVSEF

What every RV driver needs to know regarding their motorhome and towable driving skills. This course is directed to those who might be intimidated by driving one of these units. The class explains the differences in driving different sizes and different types of RVs. Proper positioning of mirrors, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection, basic RV operation, Maintaining Space, Intersections and Turns, Blind Spots, knowing your vehicle, knowing your abilities, braking, road signs and what they are telling you and Mountain Driving will also be discussed (Limited time slots for Hands on Driving classes are available for an additional fee)

RV Weight Management & Tire Safety
   
Trey Selman
  
RVSEF

This safety course will provide attendees with the knowledge required to assure that their RV is operated within safety limitations established by the manufacturer, as well as what the importance of the information on your weight labels means. The information in this class is designed to assist owners in managing their existing weights as well as purchasing the correct RV to match their personal needs will be provided. The tire portion of the seminar relates to maintenance and care of tires for optimum safety and durability. Tire pressure and proper inflation are covered in depth. The benefits of having the RV weighed by wheel position, a service provided by RVSEF, as well as proper procedures for accurate weighing of RVs will be discussed.

Taking Proper Delivery of Your Unit
   
  

Know what to look for when you take delivery of your unit

Technically Choosing Your Next RV
   
Gary Bunzer
  
RV Doctor

You’ve perused and studied many articles and websites on how to “choose” the RV of your dreams. You’ve attended seminars, interviewed friends and family, and reconciled every possible scenario to finally narrow the field of possibilities down to those RVs you would consider to purchases. Now what? Why not compare your short list from a more technical standpoint? It just may be the difference between two or more seemingly similar coaches. All RVs are not created “technically” equal. Learn how to tell the difference in this informative seminar.

Tips & Tricks to Better Organize Your RV
   
Marcia Gantz
  

Inside Your Rig: What Do I do with all my stuff? This class will cover ways to organize/maximize closets and cabinets; utilize vertical space. Keep paper flow under control.

Tips to Help In De-Stressing Your Service Experience
   
(Cannon, Dougherty, Skaggs)
  

This course will cover some things you can do to help in making your service experience more pleasant. From things you need, to how to communicate effectively with the service department.

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
   
Walter Cannon
  
RVSEF

This seminar focuses on the function and operation TPMS as well as the different kinds available.

Towable Braking & Suspension Systems
   
Gary Wheeler
  
MorRyde

This class will focus on the design on towable chassis and brakes and how they work as well as maintenance needed to keep them running smoothly.

Traveling with Pets
   
Karen Carter
  

Important information you need to know about traveling with you pets. From planning your trip, emergencies on the road, exercise for you and your pet, limitations and safety to supplies needed to keep your pet happy and safe while traveling

Understanding & Testing Airbrakes for RVs
   
Trey Selman
  
RVSEF

Most of us have never had air brakes, but that new coach you just purchased or are looking to purchase has air brakes, now you ask yourself, how do they work, what do I need to know to be able to operate this unit? Do I need a special license or take a test? Learn about driving with airbrakes, how the air system functions and their safety features, as well as tests you should perform each day before traveling.

Understanding Warranties & Extended Warranties & Roadside Assistance
   
Alexis (Lexie) Skaggs
  
Skaggs RV

This class will focus types of warranties available and what they cover. Class will also cover the importance of Roadside assistance

Understanding Your Batteries, charging system and battery maintenance
   
Chris Dougherty
  
Technical Editor/MotorHome & TrailerLife Magazine

Batteries are the foundation of your RVs 12-volt DC electrical system. Without adequate battery power, most RV appliances, lighting and even water flow won't work, and worse, you can end up stranded somewhere. In this class, we will talk about types of batteries installed in RVs and some of the pros and cons of each. We'll discuss the latest technology, Lithium Iron Phosphate, and the benefits of that technology. We'll talk battery maintenance, cleaning, charging (shore power and solar), storage and longevity. We'll look at common battery testing equipment for RV owners and talk briefly about conductors and battery safety.

Working On the Road - Balancing Work and Full-timing
   
Susan Selman
  
RVSEF

Want to live full time in your RV but aren't ready to retire? There are many work opportunities on the road, but it is sometimes difficult to balance work and play. If you are wondering about working on the road, join us to learn various travel strategies to help your work mesh with the full time lifestyle.