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 …

Couple becomes first husband and wife inspection team to achieve NRVIA Master Certification

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ATHENS, Texas – A couple from Florida achieved their master RV inspector certification from the National RV Inspectors Association (NRVIA), the group announced today.  Jason and Lisa Carletti have been completing RV inspections in the Tampa area since August 2017 and have performed more than 600 evaluations to date. In fact, despite there being nearly 20 professional RV inspectors operating …

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?

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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?

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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 …

Texas dealer choses to send all technicians through NRVTA training

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ATHENS, Texas – An RV dealer in Texas is choosing to send his technicians through formal courses at the National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) with the goal of attaining certification for each one.  Jason Calkins, the owner and general manager off Clear Creek RVs in Abilene, Texas, announced this month that he has enrolled his RV technicians in five courses …

Five tips for selecting the right generator for you

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In the winter of 2021, RVers living in Texas got caught off guard when a highly-unusual, rare winter storm drifted through the state. It brought nearly half an inch of ice followed by 5 inches of snow in many areas.  Temperatures dropped below freezing for nearly 10 days in parts of the state. The cold weather put such a drain …

NRVTA dedicates new building to RV inspector training

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ATHENS, Texas – A new classroom being built on the National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) campus will be dedicated to advanced RV inspection classes. The 28-by-52-foot building was designed to create an open space with no interior walls to allow instructors to set up the room in any configuration. It has dedicated restrooms plus a small break area for coffee …

Tips for maintaining RV batteries

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If there is one thing all RVs have in common, it is more batteries than a typical car. With the exception of a pop-up trailer, most RVs will have at least two batteries to power everything inside the rig when it is not plugged into shore power. Motorhomes will have an additional battery to provide power to the engine. All …