September 11-15, 2024
Giant Center


PRVCA is pleased to offer two days of training specifically designed for the RV industry. From RV equipment and electricity to important maintenance, solar and batteries, there’s a session to help dealers offer the best service to their customers. 

Monday, September 11, 2023

Dexter Axle: Servicing RV Axles, Spring Suspensions and Electric Braking Systems

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Press Room/Hallway
Credits: 6 CEU; Cost: Members: FREE; Non members: $50 (lunch included)

Presented by: Bill Snider, Dexter Axle

In this session, you will learn principles of operation, troubleshooting, and service techniques for RV trailer axles. Technician Safety, Bearing Service, Electric Brake Service, Leaf Spring Axles and Suspensions, and Wheel Attachment will be covered in this class.

Dexter Axle

MorRyde: Understanding Towable Suspension Systems

10 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Champions Club
Credits: 1 CEU; Cost: FREE

MorRyde Products
Attendees will learn the fit, application and tech tips for MorRyde towable suspension and running gear components. Technicians will learn how they work and what upgrades are available.

MORryde Interantional

AirConditioning: Soft Start Technology, Thermostat Problems and the Alternatives to OEM Technology

10 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Power Play
Cost: FREE

This seminar will help you understand the power requirements to both start and run an AC unit, the advantages that soft start technology bring to the RV customer, OEM thermostat issues, and the market for simple thermostat alternatives like Wi-Fi and LTE based technology. This session will cover boondocking on a 2200W Honda, 2 A/C units on 30-amp campground power, sound reduction at start, 1 A/C unit on a 15 or 20-amp power cord, reducing blinking lights, and installation of a soft starter in an A/C unit.


Dragonfly Energy/Battle Born Batteries: New Products & How to Integrate them into existing systems

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Green Room
Cost: FREE

In this seminar Dragonfly Energy/Battle Born Batteries will discuss its product lines and how they can be integrated into your current systems.

Dragonfly Energy manufactures deep cycle lithium-ion Battle Born Batteries. The instructor will introduce groundbreaking new battery technologies and an exciting line of power system products that will be available to consumers and OEMs this year. Battle Born Batteries offers a full line of industry-leading lithium-ion deep cycle batteries for 12V, 24V, 36V, and 48V systems.

Battle Born Batteries

RV Electricity: Lithium and Solar Upgrades

12 noon – 4 p.m. | Champions Club
Cost: Members: FREE; Non members: $35

Presented by: Mike Sokol, RV Electricity

Learn the basics for a customer looking to upgrade their RV with solar panels, Lithium batteries, charger/converters, and DC/DC charging from a tow vehicle. This session will break down the RV electrical system down into energy storage and generating systems, plus review how much energy is needed while camping off-grid for appliances such as CPAP machines, air fryers, televisions, electric blankets, refrigerators, and furnace blowers

Mike Sokol

RV Leak Detection, Repair and Prevention

12 noon – 4 p.m. | Green Room
Cost: Free for PRVCA members; $35 non members

Presented by: Chris Dougherty, Dougherty RV Consulting

RV roof and body leaks are among the leading causes of RV loss. In this seminar, participants will review RV body construction, RV roof construction, materials used and maintenance, detection of leaks using the Sealtech system, and selection and use of sealants to make repairs.

Attendees will review RV roof and body construction, common faults, and detecting and repairing leaks. They will receive hands-on leak testing experience.

Chris Dougherty

Xantrex: Mobile Power for RVs

12 noon – 4 p.m. | Power Play
Credits: 4 CEU; Cost: Members: FREE; Non members: $35

This course will cover all aspects of mobile power from basic systems that can charge your cell phone to elaborate systems that can power the entire coach while dry camping. Get hands-on instruction, installation and replacement tips, sizing your system, and troubleshooting for Xantrex solar power, lithium batteries, inverters, and chargers.

Mike Sokol

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Dexter Axle: Servicing RV Axles, Spring Suspensions and Electric Braking Systems (Advanced)

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Press Room/Hallway
Credits: 6 CEU; Cost: Members: FREE; Non members: $50 (lunch included)

Presented by: Bill Snider, Dexter Axle

This seminar focuses on the advanced topics of towable RV axles and suspensions. Snider will discuss technician safety, Torsion Axles, Neverlube axles, brake controller troubleshooting and compatibility; electric/hydraulic brake systems, disc brakes, anti-lock/anti-sway systems and trailer alignment troubleshooting.

2 years experience is recommended for this training session.

Dexter Axle

Cummins: RV Generators and Engines

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Power Play
Cost: Members: FREE; Non members: $30 (lunch included)

Come see what is new with Cummins and learn proper maintenance and operation of generators to share with your customers. In this seminar, Cummins experts will share commonly used tools and systems to enable technicians to diagnose generators and engines. Live demonstration of new products will also be available. Cummins.com

Cummins logo

Coleman-Mach: Basic AC and Thermostat Training

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Green Room
Credits: 6 CEU; Cost: FREE for members (PRVCA subsidizes the cost; $200 Non-Members

This comprehensive course covers the complete line of Coleman-Mach Climate Control Thermostats, including units still in service, yet out of production. This is a basic level course covering the fundamentals of Coleman-Mach air conditioner diagnostics and repair. We will begin with an overview of AC components, internal structure and general operation of an air conditioner cooling circuit.

Coleman-Mach, an AirXcel company

Truma: Service Tech Training

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Champions Club
Credits: 6 CEU; Cost: FREE for members; $50 non-members (lunch is included)

Truma Regional Service Training authorizes technicians to perform service work on Truma systems including high level repairs such as AquaGo mixing vessel replacements. Training will be dedicated to classroom presentation as well as hands-on troubleshooting and repair of the Truma AquaGo & Truma Combi. Technicians will qualify for 6 hours towards RVIA Certification with a passing grade on an evaluation test distributed after training has been completed.


Lippert Slide-out Systems

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Champions Club
Cost: FREE

This seminar will cover the system operation, general maintenance and troubleshooting of the Lippert Slide-Out systems.


Lippert Leveling Systems

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Champions Club
Cost: FREE

Attendees will gain an overview of the Lippert Leveling system operation, general maintenance and troubleshooting.


Hershey Lodge

RV Electricity: RV electrical systems theory and troubleshooting

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Hershey Lodge
Cost: Members: FREE; Non members: $50 (lunch included)

Presented by: Mike Sokol, RV Electricity

This session will increase the knowledge of RV AC/DC electrical systems including solar, lithium and inverters. This seminar will include hands on demonstrations showing best practices on how to measure and upgrade RV electrical systems including solar panel connections, Lithium battery upgrades, generator selection and hot-skin detection.

Mike Sokol

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