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 …

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

Tony Flammia RV Tech Tips

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

Tony Flammia RV Tech Tips

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 …

NRVTA welcomes new instructor specializing in heating, ventilating and air conditioning

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ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) welcomed a new instructor last month to teach advanced classes in heating, ventilating and air conditioning repair. Brian Snodderly will spend three weeks teaching at NRVTA before returning to his home in Kearney, Mo., for four weeks and repeating the cycle.  For more than 25 years, he has been the owner …

NRVTA concierge keeps students connected and active

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ATHENS, Texas – With more than 100 students taking training at the National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) at any given time, the school has hired a concierge to help keep everyone connected and to serve as a central information resource.  Gina Minter started in 2017 as an administrative assistant at the school that trains RV owners as well as professional …

5 things to consider when buying a new RV

Tony Flammia RV Tech Tips

You’ve found the ideal RV – one that you know will meet your family’s needs for years to come. You’re so excited that you can’t wait to get out and enjoy new adventures with this new RV. But, is it the best RV for you?  “There is no such thing as the perfect RV,” said Todd Henson, an instructor at …