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Industry Training Provided at RVIA Trouble Shooter Clinic

RVIA held another successful Trouble Shooter Clinic ( TSC) March 9-13 at Ivy Tech Community College in Elkhart, IN, continuing twenty consecutive years of providing expert instruction on key RV systems.

The week-long hands-on program was made possible through the support of Industry suppliers Norcold/Thetford, RVP/Suburban Manufacturing, Marshall Gas Controls, Manchester Tank & Equip. Co., Cequent Performance Products, Parallax Power Components LLC, Shurflo, Atwood Mobile Products, Cummins/Onan, Dometic Corp., Dexter Axle Company, RVP/Airxcell, and Equalizer Systems.

The clinic focused on basic electricity, propane theory and safety practices, with each supplier offering in-depth instruction on design, operation, maintenance, and trouble shooting procedures for their products and providing units for demonstration and hands-on student work. The intensive workshop courses are designed to give service technicians the latest in diagnostic trouble shooting procedures and increase service proficiency to benefit RV owners, dealers and manufacturers alike.

Immediately following the clinic an RV Service Technician Certification test was held for those seeking to become Certified and Master Certified Technicians. The Certification Program is designed to assist RV owners and Industry members in identifying those professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to satisfy established standards in RV diagnostic and repair procedures.

Service technicians came to the Elkhart clinic from numerous locations, traveling from as far away as Nevada, Texas, Florida and Canada to take part in the program.

The Trouble Shooter Clinics will begin again in the fall and are currently scheduled to be held in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Texas and Indiana.

For more information on the program, contact the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association at 1-703-620-6003 or visit www.rvia.org.


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