NRVIA reports inspections work to help close RV sales

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ATHENS, Texas – With restrictions being imposed on customers wanting evaluations on new or used RVs sold by some dealerships, the National RV Inspectors Association (NRVIA) suggests dealers who fear that an inspection could risk losing a potential sale are needlessly concerned.  NRVIA surveyed its inspectors in May and was surprised by some of the results. For example: 41% of …

NRVTA expands its communications team

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ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) today announced the addition of two staff members to enhance communications and material generated by the center. Codi Johnson was hired to be the creative editor and Melissa Flammia will serve as social media manager. Together, they are responsible for creating consistent messages across multiple channels promoting NRVTA and its courses …

Avoid an RV buying nightmare

How to avoid an RV buying Nightmare

Tony Flammia RV Tech Tips, Spotlight

If you’re looking to buy a new or used RV you may be wondering what steps you need to take to avoid buying something that has the potential to fall apart or cost a small fortune to fix. Here’s a five part answer coming from someone who has experienced what could happen when you’re buying an RV alone. Brenda Puckett …

Yolanda Sorrells joins NRVTA staff as a student advisor

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ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) today announced Yolanda Sorrells joined the staff as the training center’s third student advisor. She will respond to inquiries from people regarding NRVTA training programs and courses, help them select classes and assist in completing enrollment documents.  A native of Palmer, Texas, Sorrells learned of NRVTA in a roundabout way. Her …

Dump your RV tanks up hill!

Tony Flammia RV Tech Tips

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve found the perfect set up spot but you’re too far away or downhill from the sewer connection? Here we have a solution, whether you are boondocking or moochdocking: a macerator.  Some rigs come equipped with a macerator, but many don’t. I do suggest upgrading your RV game by purchasing a …

NRVTA announces working arrangement with Coach-Net

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ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) today announced that graduates of its technical training program can apply to be a part of Coach-Net’s vendor network. Coach-Net has provided around-the-clock emergency road services to RVers since 1987. Always looking to expand their network of thousands of RV dealerships, repair centers, and other emergency providers, Coach-Net will begin accepting …

NRVTA presents three Champion Awards at the Texas RV Association annual convention

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BASTROP, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) bestowed three Champion Awards Sunday night at the Texas RV Association’s (TRVA) 47th annual convention.  Awards were presented by Stephanie Henson, director of administration at the National RV Inspector’s Association (NRVIA), and her husband, Todd Henson, lead master certified instructor at NRVTA, to these people: Fred Petrivelli, vice president of sales …

Dometic partners with NRVTA to train new field service teams

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ATHENS, Texas – Dometic Service, a division of Dometic Corporation announced this week it is sending company technicians to the National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) for certification training before deploying them into the field as part of a pilot program. Launching in the Orlando area this summer, the Dometic Service program will help alleviate service backlogs at RV dealerships by …

What does an RV inverter do?

Tony Flammia RV Tech Tips

Many people are dabbling in solar power and looking for ways to live off the grid for a while because it opens up more camping options. Yet, they still want to power their televisions, too.  They will need a device called an inverter that pulls energy from 12-volt direct current (DC) RV batteries and use that to invent the 120-volt …

How much can my truck REALLY tow?

Tony Flammia RV Tech Tips

If you don’t have a motorhome, then you’ll need to tow your fifth wheel or travel trailer with a truck. But, how much weight can you really tow with it? When you try to research that question online, you’ll probably get many different answers.  “We see that all the time,” said Todd Henson, lead technical instructor at the National RV …