HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA
September 11-15, 2024
Giant Center

Seminars & Presenters

EDUCATION FOR RVers

Hershey America’s Largest RV Show® offers seminars included with your admission to the show. Professionals working in the industry and those actively living the RV lifestyle will present the sessions. There are no registrations for the seminars. Seating is limited. Please check back for the latest information on show speakers and seminars.

BEGINNER RV MAINTENANCE

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Sat., Sept. 14
Champions Club | 10-11 a.m.
& Sunday, Sept. 15 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Green Room

If you’re buying your first RV or want to brush up on maintenance, this seminar has you covered.

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RV RETIREMENT

Wednesday, September 11; Friday, September 13
& Sunday, September 15
Power Play | 10 – 11 a.m.

If you’re thinking about RVing in retirement, this seminar will provide information on full-time RVing, snow-birding, relocating and more.

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TOWABLE RV SUSPENSION UPGRADES

Wednesday, September 11
& Friday, September 13
Press Room, Rink Level | 10 – 11 a.m.

Learn how to better protect your 5th wheel or travel trailer from harmful road shock.

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BOONDOCKING 101

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Friday, September 13
Green Room | 10 – 11 a.m.
& Sunday, Sept. 15
Champions Club, Main Concourse | 10 – 11 a.m.

Are you a free spirit looking for the total freedom an RV offers?  Learn how to break free of schedules, reservations, leash laws, campground fees, check-out times, noisy neighbors and other inconveniences.

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HOW TO PURCHASE AN RV

Wednesday, Sept. 11 –  Friday, Sept. 13
Champions Club | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Buying your first RV? It can be a daunting process buying what can be one of the largest purchases you will make. Learn about the RV buying process, which is quite different from any vehicle or real estate transaction.

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ONAN GENERATORS

Wednesday, September 11 & Friday, September 13
Power Play | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Get more information on Onan generator products; generator operation; exercising the generator; routine maintenance; exhaust modifications; common issues; and service resources.

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GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR WATER HEATER

Wednesday, Sept. 11 & Friday, Sept. 13
Press Room | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to troubleshoot and maintain your RV’s water heater; get the most from your appliances and find the right system for your lifestyle.

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PROPERLY MATCHING TRUCKS TO 5TH WHEELS/TRAILERS

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Sat., Sept. 14
Green Room | 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Gain a better understanding of the language, concepts and standards used by truck and trailer manufacturers and a better understanding of truck and trailer ratings.

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RV ELECTRICITY

Wednesday, Sept. 11 –  Sat., Sept. 14
Champions Club | 1 – 2 p.m.;
Sunday, Sept. 15
Champions Club | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of RV electrical systems that will help you ensure safety and efficient use on the road.

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BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO RVing - What you need to know

Wednesday, September 11 – Sunday, September 15
Power Play | 1 – 2 p.m.

Are you new to RVing or thinking about joining the RV lifestyle? Join lifelong RVer and industry expert Dave Helgeson as he shares the basics to get you started on your RVing journey.

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CHOOSING A HOME BASE

Wednesday, Sept. 11 & Friday, Sept. 13
1 – 2 p.m. | Press Room

America’s Mailbox will help full time RVers determine their best choice for a state of residency.

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WEIGHT & TIRE SAFETY

Wednesday, Sept. 11 –  Sat., Sept. 14
Green Room | 1 – 2 p.m.

This course will provide the knowledge required to assure that your RV is operated within the weight safety limitations established by the manufacturer, as well as the importance of the information found on your weight labels.

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SIX SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE RV TRAVEL COSTS

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Saturday, Sept. 13
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Champions Club
Sunday, Sept. 15 | 1 – 2 p.m.| Champions Club

Shari and Hutch of Freedom in a Can share their insights about how to live lighter on the planet and save a ton of money, as well as how traveling can improve both your health and your relationships.

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RV SEALS & WEATHERSTRIPPING

Wednesday, Sept. 11 –  Friday, Sept. 13
Power Play | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This seminar addresses the common challenges RV owners face with air and water leaks by providing effective, easy-to-implement weatherstripping solutions.

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JOURNEY THROUGH EXCELLENCE: THE SPARTAN RV CHASSIS STORY

Wednesday, Sept. 11 &  Friday, Sept. 13
Press Room | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Join Spartan RV Chassis for “Journey Through Excellence: The Spartan RV Chassis Story, a captivating seminar designed for both new and seasoned RV enthusiasts.

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RV DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

Wednesday, Sept. 11 –  Sat., Sept. 14
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Green Room

This seminar provides helpful RV driving information and tips, which are intended to make your driving experience safe and enjoyable.

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TIPS & TRICKS FOR EXPLORING AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS

Wenesday, Sept. 11 – Saturday, Sept. 14
4 – 5 p.m. | Champions Club
Sunday, September 15 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Champions Club

Do you dream of exploring America’s national parks with your RV? Our presenters have been lucky enough to explore nearly all of them over the past decade and will offer their tips and tricks.

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STRESS FREE TRAVEL

Thursday, Sept. 12  & Saturday, Sept. 14
4 – 5 p.m. | Power Play

Learn as Fantasy RV Tours separates fact from fiction regarding the RV caravan lifestyle and how you can enjoy a relaxing vacation with expert guides!

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FINDING DIESEL & GASOLINE DISCOUNTS

Wednesday, Sept. 11 & Friday, Sept. 13
4 – 5 p.m. | Press Room

Sunday, September 15 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Press Room

Fuel for your RV is expensive. Learn how to save money.

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ARE YOU USING YOUR RV APPLIANCES CORRECTLY?

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Sat., Sept. 14
4 -5 p.m. | Green Room
Sunday, September 15 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Green Room

Learn about the proper usage and care of RV appliances. Don’t be penny-wise and pound-foolish about your appliance maintenance.

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WINTERIZING & DEWINTERIZING YOUR RV

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Saturday, Sept. 14
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Champions Club
Sunday, September 15 | 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. | Green Room

Proper winterizing and dewinterizing your RV is a requirement in the northern latitudes. Learn the steps to winterize and dewinterize your RV.

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BLUE OX FLAT TOWING

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Saturday, Sept. 14
Power Play | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

In this seminar, a representative from Blue Ox will discuss all components, setup and maintenance of Blue Ox flat towing products.

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RVING TO ALASKA

Wednesday, Sept. 11 & Friday, Sept. 13
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Press Room, Rink Level

This seminar will give you practical information on planning, vehicle preparation, routes, road conditions, and highlights.Read More

RV FIRE SAFETY FOR YOUR ROAD AHEAD

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Saturday, Sept. 13
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Press Room, Rink Level
Sunday, September 15 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Green Room, Rink Level

This seminar will discuss the basics of fire safety and proper use of fire extinguishers, as well as planning your escape routes in case of a fire.

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ADVANTAGES & BREAKDOWN OF LITHIUM POWER SYSTEMS

Thursday, Sept. 12 & Saturday, Sept. 14
10 – 11 a.m. | Power Play, Main Concourse

Have you considered making the switch to lithium? Did know you that Battle Born Batteries offers a full line of industry-leading lithium-ion deep cycle batteries for 12V, 24V, and 36V systems.

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TRAVEL TIPS WITH THOUSAND TRAILS

Thursday, Sept. 12; Saturday, Sept. 14 &Sunday, Sept. 15
Press Room | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Take a trip across the U.S. with Thousand Trails as this seminar maps out cross country road trips with stops at monuments, attractions, and national parks.

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CUMMINS ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Thursday, Sept. 12 & Saturday, Sept. 14
Power Play | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

A Cummins representative. will address the most frequently asked questions about Cummins diesel-powered motorhomes.

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RV INSURANCE 101

Thursday, Sept. 12 & Sat., Sept. 14
Press Room | 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Learn everything you need to know about RV Insurance. Why it is needed and the specialty coverages FCIS Insurance can offer.

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CAMP CHAMP RV HOLDING TANK MAINTENANCE

Thursday, Sept. 12  & Saturday, Sept. 14 | Press Room | 1 – 2 p.m.

Learn essential tips and tricks for keeping your RV’s holding tanks in top condition, ensuring a hassle-free camping experience.

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CONNNECTIVITY IN YOUR RV

Thursday, Sept. 12 & Sat., Sept. 14
Press Room | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

This seminar will give insight into the different options to get RVer’s connected to the internet through WiFi, 4G, 5G and Starlink.

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FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR RV AGAIN

Thursday, Sept. 11 & Saturday, Sept. 13
Power Play | 4 – 5 p.m. 

Fall in love with your RV again! This seminar will discuss the Genesis Products REVIVE Collection where you can learn how to reface wallboards, ceilings, cabinets, and backsplash for a whole new look.

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WFCO & Your RV 12-Volt System

Thursday, Sept. 12  & Saturday, Sept. 14 Press Room | 4 – 5 p.m. & Sunday, Sept. 15 | 1 – 2 p.m.

In this informative session, the instructor will cover basics on converter functions, battery functions, and anything else related to the 12V system.

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INTRODUCTION TO FULL-TIME RVING

Thursday, Sept. 12 & Saturday, Sept. 14
Power Play | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Sept. 15 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.| Power Play

Considering traveling full-time in an RV? Learn about the unique challenges and rewards of full-time RVing and gain valuable insights and practical tips to help you make informed decisions.Read More

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