RV Preventive Maintenance Course to Begin in June

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The RV Preventive Maintenance course begins June 22 and runs through July 19 through Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association.

The course allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction. Students 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 RV Industry Association 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 RVIA.

Course Details:

RV Preventive Maintenance (RVTNC109.2)

June 22 through July 19

Tuition Cost: $209 per student
Employees of PRVCA members will receive a 50 percent reimbursement on tuition and textbooks upon successful completion of the course.

Textbook Cost:$25.95 (contact to order)

RV Technician Recertification Hours:28 hours

RV Preventive Maintenance Course – RVTNC109

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. 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, visit

Click on View Catalog under Center for Business and Industry (CBI).

Click on Technical and Trades.

Search for course and follow registration procedure.

Call 610-861-5390 if you have problems with registration.

To buy the textbook required for the course ($25.95 – includes shipping), contact or call 888-303-2887. The courses materials are supported by RVIA and feature competency-based instruction, assignments and testing. Scholarships are also available. Contact for more information.

Upcoming Courses:

Water Heater Systems Service: July 13 – Aug. 9

RV Electrical Systems Service: July 27 – Sept. 20


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