The RV Preventive Maintenance course begins Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 27.
The online program, which is run by Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association, allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of RV maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction.
Students simply log on to access the lecture notes, hands-on assignments, quizzes and chat with the instructor and other students. The program gives students the flexibility to complete the course from the comfort of their home or dealership without having the expense of traveling to a training facility.
The program is approved by RVIA and qualifies for recertification hours. Students receive a certificate of completion successful completion of the course. The program is designed for RV maintenance and sales personnel, service managers, factory field technicians, service representatives, inspectors and those seeking a new, hands-on career in a growing industry.
Those who complete the entire program will earn a Specialized Diploma from Northampton Community College. Students not wishing to obtain the Specialized Diploma may also enroll in individual courses as desired. Those who earn the Specialized Diploma will be prepared to test for the RV Service Technician or a Master Certified RV Service Technician with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
RV Preventive Maintenance Course – RVTNC109.4
Recertification Hours: 28 hours
This is the course where the varying technical aspects from each of the previous courses come together. Preventive maintenance of every major component in every major system on the RV is the focus. To successfully complete this course, the student must have a thorough understanding of each system on the RV. Students are actually shown how the practices detailed in the text are applied. After successful completion of this course the student will effectively be able to:
- Explain the purpose of preventive maintenance
- Interpret and understand manufacturer maintenance schedules
- Check LP system
- Check electrical systems
- Check batteries to include: terminals, cables, electrolyte, hold-downs and trays
- Check/adjust headlights
- Check coolant level
- Check brake fluid level
- Check engine oil level
- Check transmission fluid level
- Check power steering fluid level
- Flush and refill engine coolant
- Lubricate RV chassis
- Check potable water systems
- Check waste water systems
- Check air conditioning
- Check safety devices
- Discuss weights and loading of RV
- Inspect wheels and tires
- Inspect wheel bearings
- Check belts and hoses
- Identify procedures for storage and travel
- Identify procedures for winterizing
To register, please click here.