How many solar panels on my RV

Tony FlammiaRV Tech Tips

There seems to be a theory floating around on how many solar panels are needed for your RV, which is you need 1 watt for every amp hour of battery you have. For instance, if you have a 200 amp hour battery, a 200 watt solar panel will be enough- and I can tell you that is simply not true. …

NRVTA completes 5,000-square-foot addition to Big Red School House

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ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) announced today it has completed work on a 5,000-square-foot addition to the Big Red School House. The building will serve as classrooms and hands-on labs for the RV Fundamentals Class as well as all advanced training courses for people seeking to become RV technicians. A separate building on campus is now …

Ewing to oversee NRVTA recruitment as national sales manager

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ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) today announced Gerald Ewing has joined the staff as national sales manager.  He will also supervise the school’s three student advisors and oversee NRVTA’s recruitment at area high schools.  The Chicago native has worked in public education for 25 years and served as a college-level basketball coach as well.  “Let’s face …

The Texan RV Park completes major enhancements, begins others

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ATHENS, Texas – The Texan RV Park, which hosts the National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) campus and serves as home to many students attending classes, announced the completion of several major enhancements to its facilities this summer.  The projects include: The main road into and circling the RV park was widened by a foot and repaved, and a check-in lane …

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NRVTA creates dedicated audio-video studio to produce training materials

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ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) created a dedicated, stand-alone studio to produce training videos, commercials and even talk shows, the company announced today.  After the school moved RV inspector training into a new building earlier this month, the old building was converted to an audio-video studio. The 20-by-60-foot building is large enough to set up a …

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NRVTA moves inspection training into new facility

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ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) moved all courses for RV inspectors into a new building last month. The 28×52-foot building is wider than the previous facility, which enables 32 students to sit in rows of six in order to be closer to the instructor. Two students share an 8-foot table equipped with a 20-inch monitor to …

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Searches show demand rising for RV inspection services

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ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Inspectors Association (NRVIA) today reported more than 10,000 people a month are performing searches on the group’s website to locate inspectors in their area. Search activity has consistently remained at that level through August and September, with some months recording more than 15,000 search requests, said Stephanie Henson, NRVIA director of administration.  “When we …

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 …