Week #1 - RV Maintenance Course

The Foundational Class for the RV Technician Apprenticeship Program

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Days 1 and 2 – The Three Electrical Systems

  • Identify and operate the House and Chassis 12 volt DC battery systems and the house type 120 volt AC system
  • Learn how to identify Voltage, Amperage Resistance and to calculate Wattage loads/consumption for the RV circuits
  • Learn how to use a Volt Ohm Meter to troubleshoot these 3 electrical systems
  • Setting up the series and parallel configurations for the 2 different types of batteries
  • Troubleshooting tips and short cuts using the VOM and more

Day 3 – Propane and Water Systems

Propane System

  • LP Gas operational theory and function of LP detectors
  • The 4 key functions of LP regulator operations
  • Correct gas leak testing and documentation procedures

Water Systems

  • Operation of the 2 sewer (gray and black) and 2 fresh water systems that make up today’s RV plumbing
  • Component operation of pumps, valves, tank sensors and monitor panels
  • Plumbing fixture life safety features

Day 4 – Air Conditioner and RV Absorption Refrigerators

Gas and air flow patterns along with the common issues that can occur with today’s RV air conditioners and refrigerators

Air Conditioners

  • Testing of the discharge air temperature via the Delta T test
  • Common installation and operational issues
  • Basic troubleshooting procedures

RV Absorption Refrigerators

  • RV Absorption Refrigerators
  • Proper ventilation and baffling placement
  • Basic troubleshooting procedures and test points for both brands of today’s RV refrigerators
  • Reset procedures of the recall kits for Norcold and Dometic refrigerators

Day 5 – Water Heaters, Furnaces and Exterior Systems

Identify the component differences between the Dometic/Atwood and Suburban brands of water heaters and furnaces

Water Heaters

  • Operation of the different models of RV water heaters and their options/features
  • Basic troubleshooting procedures
  • Maintenance and basic service procedures

Furnaces

  • Operation of the RV furnace and its features
  • Basic troubleshooting procedures
  • Maintenance and basic service procedures

External Systems - Slide Out and Leveling Systems

  • Theory of the operation and function of the electric and hydraulic slide outs & leveling systems
  • Slide out rails and roller locations
  • Minor Adjustments
  • Bulb seals and sweeps – care and maintenance

External Systems - Roof and Sidewalls

  • Identifying the most common issues and repair procedures
  • Sealants, caulking and sealant tape applications
  • Final Exam - Requires a passing Grade of 70% or better to receive credit for this class and be allowed to move into the Advanced Classes

Final Exam - Requires a passing Grade of 70% or better to receive credit for this class and be allowed to move into the Advanced Classes.

 *Recommend the RV Technician Apprenticeship Candidate sit for the RVDA/RVIA Registered Technician Exam at this time. Go to www.RVTechnician.com for application and to schedule a test date.


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