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Technical Seminars Set for National RV Trade Show

RVIA is offering three informative technical seminars for RV dealers, service technicians and other technical service personnel during the association’s National RV Trade Show, scheduled for Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

These sessions will include:

   •   “RV Weight Presentation and Demonstration” by Walter Cannon, executive director of the Recreation Vehicle Safety Education Foundation, and the RV Doctor Gary Bunzer, president of Bunzer Consulting, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. – 12 noon in the KEC West Hall 

The two will present a complete program on the correct techniques for weighing all RV types.  Technicians will also learn how to weigh and record data as well as educate consumers on the proper vehicle balance and safety concerns.  The cost for this session is $50 in advance or $60 on-site for this session.

   •   “Career Ladder, Testing and Trouble Shooter Clinics Information” with RV Service Training Council Co-Chair Mel Adams, RVIA Vice President of Standards and Education Bruce Hopkins, and RVIA Director of Technical Information Sharonne Lee on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. – 12:00 noon in South Wing Conference Room C101.

There is no charge for this session, which will focus on the new RV Service Technician Career Ladder, improved testing programs for technician certification, and RVIA’s revised Trouble Shooter Clinic curriculum, which tracks with the new Career Ladder and offers technicians more in-depth learning opportunities.

   •   “RV Body Repair” with Tony Yerman, president of TYL Consulting and author of The RV Damage Repair Estimator, on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. – 12 noon in South Wing Conference Room C101.

This session will review body repair techniques to help educate technicians on the proper methods and procedures when repairing all types of RV body damage, including aluminum siding replacement, frame structure, fiberglass, F.R.P. and roof repair, as well as paint and graphics. The cost for this session is $50 in advance and $60 on-site.

For more information about the National RV Show or to register for the seminars, contact Huyen Dang in RVIA’s Shows department at (703) 620-6003, ext. 305 or hdang@rvia.org. 

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