Nov/Dec 2014 Issue of RV Technician

Welcome to RV Technician. 

Launched at RVDA’s convention/expo in November, the Society of Certified RV Professionals is a new initiative whose goal is to promote and recognize certification among employees who work at RV dealerships.


RVDA believes that certified personnel benefit themselves and the entire RV industry by improving the customer experience. Certification lets consumers know that the technician working on their RV has superior diagnostics and repair skills.  And maintaining one’s certification shows that an individual is committed to staying current in an industry that’s driven by changing technology and high consumer expectations. 


The society has its own website,, where you’ll find information on training and education opportunities, webinars, and an explanation of benefits that the society’s members enjoy, including a rewards program with online retailers such as the Apple Store, AutoZone, Marriott, Sears, Wrangler, and more.


The society is open to all certified RV professionals; all RVDA/RVIA certified technicians and all RV Learning Center credentialed fixed-operations certified personnel are members at no charge.


One of the society’s ongoing projects will be to recognize individuals at participating dealerships who have become certified or recertified in the past quarter. The first list of these employees appears on page 6. Find out which of your colleagues and peers have taken the step toward greater professionalism. And then talk to your dealer about participating in the recognition program.

Table of Contents

  • Recognition Program - 38 technicians and fixed-operations professionals were recognized by a new society 
  • TV Technology - Developments in wireless TV technology make interior wiring easier 
  • Storage - What needs to be done before putting a unit into storage 

Other Issues

  • RVTech_Jan_Feb_2015 

    troubleshooting common furnace problems; avoiding injuries caused by jacks; certified warrant administrator Regina Kerr is recognized by Society of Certified RV Professionals; new Service Management Guide has more labor times; properly grounding port
  • RVTech Nov/Dec 2014 

    35 technicians are honored by a new society for RV dealership professionals; developments in wireless TV technology make wiring inside RVs easier
  • RVTech Sept/Oct 2014 

    Troubleshooting furnaces, a simplified method for changing batteries in a battery pack, available training that qualifies for continuing education credits
  • RVTech July/Aug 2014 

    Diagnosing electrical problems, adjusting labor rates according to skill, a must-have safety standards text for technicians
  • RVTech March/April 2014 

    Generators, Common Method for Installing Water Heaters, Battery Technology and Maintenance
  • RVTech Jan/Feb 2014 

    New online self-study courses available; online prep courses that can be used for recertification; Distance Learning Network offers certification prep; Northampton Community College's online program for techs
  • RVTech Sept/Oct 2013 

    The Essence of Integrated and Aftermarket Brake Controllers, Plus Basic Troubleshooting.
  • RVTech March/April 2013 

    The RV Roof Demystified, Servicing RV Rooftop Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Regulations and Service and The Facts About Jacks