RV Maintenance Training Course

How To Become the True Master of The RV…

There’s nothing worse than going through all the work to clean, pack and prep your RV for an exciting trip just to have it break down on the side of the road on the way to your destination and ruin your vacation.

Well…nothing worse, except for those expensive bills when you finally get your RV back from the repair shop! Your plans and vacation can be ruined in the blink of an eye.

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

So many of the problems RVers have are simple things like a tripped circuit breaker, a blown fuse, or a water heater bypass valve that has been improperly closed.

If you know how the system works and where to look for problems, you can save money doing your own repairs and even help others solve their issues too!

As an RV Maintenance Course Graduate, you will have the ability to fix 80% of the issues with your RV by yourself!

Wouldn’t you like to have the knowledge and confidence to fix your RV when you have a vacation threatening problem with your RV?

Wouldn’t you like to be able to save yourself the time and money by keeping your RV out of the repair shop?

We know that 80% of the problems that folks have with their RVs are things that are Easy to Access and Easy to Fix!  You just need someone to show you how!

Well, you’re in luck! The National RV Training Academy has the live, 5-day, hands-on, RV Maintenance Course just for you that is combination of with in-depth LIVE classroom instruction and Hands-On field exercises that will transform you into a master of RV maintenance and repair!

The RV Maintenance Course is the  foundation of all the various instructional tracks for the Owner Training and the RV Professional training modules.

If You Learn Best From Hands-On Training, This Course Is A Fantastic Way To Learn!

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Here's an overview of what you will learn in the 5 Day Hands-On RV Maintenance Course:

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


  • 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

*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.

Video: Volt/Ohm Meter Training
Video: Refrigerator Trouble Shooting

Video: Testing for Propane Leaks

Video: The Purple Monkey

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So, by now you’ve realized how valuable this course will be in building your technical knowledge of RVs, but you’re also going to learn how you can put that knowledge to use in other opportunities!

Some graduates of this course will go onto to join the ranks of other RV related opportunities such as:

  • Dealer RV Technicians (see the Dealer Training tab)
  • Mobile RV Technicians (see the RV Professional tab)
  • Campground RV Maintenance Technicians (see the RV Professional tab)
  • NRVIA RV Inspectors (see the RV Professional tab)
  • Certified Walk Through Technicians (see the RV Professional tab)
  • Certified Fluid Analysis Specialists (see the RV Professional tab)

Not only will you have five days of hands on training …you will also have small business training stepping you through the process of developing your own small business.

Steve Anderson, President of Workamper News, Inc. wants to make sure that you receive the proper instruction on developing the mindset required to be a small business person and then the mechanics of how to build your business and get started. During these sessions each morning before the technical classes you will learn about entity structures, business planning, taxes, and much more. *Make sure you bring your partner or spouse with you to this business training so they can understand the full picture of how you can launch into this new chapter of your lives.

Not only will you be provided with a proven business model that you can follow and be successful with, but you will be introduced to other mentors such as Mark Kohler, Attorney/CPA who will teach how to not be afraid of income taxes and the IRS. Learn how you can embrace the tax laws allowing you to keep more of your income while earning more, allowing you to build real wealth.


Because a small portion of the course is aimed at introducing you to the idea of having your own business (as an RV Inspector for example), Workamper News is offering a bonus one year Workamper Diamond membership to all attendees!

Inside the members area of your Workamper Diamond membership, you will find the “Small Biz RVer School” – this supplemental informational course will get you primed for learning more about the benefits of owning your own small business that you take with you on the road in your RV.

This $47.00 value is yours for free when you attend the class. Workamper News will get your account setup after you register for the class and if you are already a Workamper News member, your membership expiration will be upgraded and/or extended!

If you are unfamiliar with Workamping, Workamper News (www.workamper.com) has been helping great people find great jobs in great places since 1987! Workamper News helps you live a successful RV lifestyle by providing you with a bi-monthly magazine and website full of job listings & job finding tools, an online resume system, informative videos and articles and more! And, you will have access to it all with the BONUS GOLD MEMBERSHIP!

You don’t have to build your small business alone when you can learn from others who have come before you and take a proven model and make it your own. Take Steve up on this bonus to develop and build your very own small business.

Register today and take your first step in building your future wealth!



To go with your RV Maintenance Certificate you will also receive your first year of membership in the National RV Inspectors Association and it is FREE!

NRVIA members are setting the standards for RV Inspections in the United States. Armed with a Code of Ethics and Standard Operating Procedures NRVIA members are outshining any competition out there.

Here are just a few of benefits you will receive as a member of NRVIA…and remember as a bonus with your course the first years membership fee of $499 is paid for you.

Benefits of being an NRVIA Member…

  • Certification that can only be provided by NRVIA
  • Ethics and Standards and Procedures that are setting the standards for the industry
  • Association with others of like mind and conviction regarding what quality inspections are all about and hold a conviction towards excellence
  • Continuing education resources, including online courses, and training that will keep you current with your trade and cover the annual CEU requirement of 24 units per year
  • Annual Conferences providing you with professional development that will take your mindset and abilities to the next level
  • Resources that the active RV Inspector will need to build and operate their business
  • Access to reasonably priced insurance coverages needed to handle your risk management
  • Financial education that will take your business live to the next level, ultimately improving your personal wealth

These are just a few of benefits that you will enjoy with your BONUS first year membership to NRVIA.

At the end of the five day Live Hands On RV Maintenance Course you will take a final exam (70% is the minimum passing grade). This exam is accepted by the NRVIA as one of the two certification exams you will take to become a Level 1 Certified RV Inspector with the NRVIA.

The second exam is on the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and will be taken online at the NRVIA.org website. Complete them both and you will receive your NRVIA Certified RV Inspector Level 1 credentials so you can provide certified Level 1 RV inspections wherever you go! Part time or full time whenever your schedule allows.

It all begins when you sign up for one of the Limited number of seats in the 5-Day Hands On Course that will provide you with the steps to become an RV Inspector and more. This course, including all of the Bonuses is just $1,644.00.

We even have an easy, three payment plan to help those that need to pay it out before they come to class…think of it like LAYWAY for your future business. Just three easy payments of $594.00.

Don’t forget all of your meals, lodging and course tuition for this Hands-On RV Maintenance Course can be deducted as business startup expenses once you begin your RV Inspection business.

Get Registered Now for this Live, Hands-On, 5-Day Course!

We have to limit the seats to 20 students per class so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you can get in for the dates you want!

SPECIAL OFFER to help you develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need to be successful – For 1 Year from your graduation date you will be able to come back and retake the RV Maintenance Course for FREE.

All we ask is you contact the National RV Training Academy to make sure there is an available slot in the class, you must bring your learning materials and tools with you...and be willing to PAY IT FORWARD BY assisting others in the class so they can benefit from your knowledge and experience.

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