163 RV technicians complete training at RVX event

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RESTON, Va. — In March, the RV Industry Association’s Tech Academy trained more than 160 technicians in a marathon of full- and half-day training sessions during the three-day RVX event in Salt Lake City.

Created for technicians and service and parts managers, the hands-on training sessions offered comprehensive training on troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and replacing RV components.

The Tech Academy was hosted by the newly-launched RV Technical Institute and sponsored by:

  • Dometic Refrigerators
  • LCI Connect Anywhere
  • Dexter Axles and Drums
  • Keystone RV Electronics
  • Airxcel Air Conditioners
  • AquaHot Hydronic Heat
  • Suburban Furnaces
  • Thetford Refrigerators and Sanitation
  • LCI Schwintek In-Wall Slide System
  • Dometic Water Heaters
  • Zamp Solar Fundamentals and Installation

“Tech Academy has been a vital part of training for the past five years for technicians wishing to complete a lot of training on multiple products in a condensed time period,” said Curt Hemmeler, executive director for the RV Technical Institute.

“We are grateful to our supplier partners who are always so willing to hold these training sessions during our annual event and have been pleased with the number of techs who were able to sign up and participate in the session,” he added.

Technicians who completed the training will be able to roll their newly-acquired knowledge into the RV Technical Institute’s future program.

The RV Technical Institute announced the new technician training program career paths in mid-March. Under the new program, component supplier training will be classified as a Level 3 certification under specialties.

For more information on the RV Technical Institute, visit www.rvia.org/rv-technical-institute.

SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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