Take Home Technician courses available from the RV Professor and Workamper University:
- Water Systems for the RV
- RV Exterior Inspections and Repairs
- RV Propane System – How Does It Work?
- Servicing Your RV Air Conditioner
- Maintaining the RV Furnace
- RV Water Heaters
- RV Absorption-type Refrigerators
- Becoming an RV Inspector
Further Course Details:
Water Systems for the RV – $47
In today’s RVs there are two distinct fresh water sources and two waste water systems on board. Learn how to identify each source and how it functions in your RV.
- Learn how to maintain and service each before you have a “big mess” on your hands
- Fresh water tank service and sanitizing
- Water filtration systems you can install
- Water pump and controls
- City water regulation and supplies
- Waste water tanks and chemical treatment
- Flush systems and monitor panels
- Proper waste disposal procedure – yes, you can do it wrong
- Toilets operation and minor repairs you can do
- Showers – inside and outside shower units
RV Exterior Inspections and Repairs – $47
Protect your RV investment by doing a quick, easy and systematic exterior inspection on the roof, awning and the exterior walls of your RV. He will show you what to look for and how to do simple repairs that will save you the big bucks!
Learn how to maintain and service your:
- Roof – learn maintenance tips on the various types of RV roofs and components
- Awnings – how to operate and basic service and maintenance
- Doors, windows and exterior panels and trip seals – where to look for potential problems and how to seal and waterproof
- Jacks and running gear – things to look for and maintain that can ruin a great trip
- Steps and slide out operation
RV Propane System – How Does It Work? – $47
The propane system (LP gas) on your RV is one of the safest and most efficient energy systems found on today’s RV. Safety is the most important factor concerning propane. Learn how your RV’s propane system operates, it’s safety features and how to safely handle this portable fuel source.
- Where does propane come from and what are its characteristics?
- Regulators, excess flow valves, overfill protection devices (OPD), high pressure hoses and other components of the RV propane system
- Difference between a DOT cylinder and ASME tank. Learn how they work.
- How to test for leaks and other safety issues
- Testing the RV LP detector in your RV and what items will set it off
- How to build your own U tube manometer to test gas pressure and check for gas leaks
- State of Texas propane rules and regulations that keep us out of trouble
Servicing Your RV Air Conditioner – $47
The air conditioner on top of your RV is one of the most overworked and under-serviced appliances on your rig. A few simple procedures will help keep your unit operating at its peak performance and last longer. Roady, the RV Dog, says that, “To let the cool air in, the hot air must go out!”
- Learn how you can save $1,000 or more by not having to replace your air conditioner because of lack of maintenance
- Coleman, Dometic or Carrier – which brand is yours?
- Learn how your RV air conditioner works
- How to test the efficiency of your RV air conditioner with a simple thermometer
- Cleaning the air filter on your air conditioner
- Finding air leaks that affect the operation of your air conditioner
- Simple procedure on how to straighten the outside fins on your air conditioner coils to make it more energy efficient
Maintaining the RV Furnace – $47
When things start to get chilly you want to be able to reach over and flip the thermostat and fire up the furnace. Don’t get left out in the cold because you did not learn how to perform these simple procedures on your RV furnace.
- Learn how your furnace works so you can do the simple maintenance to make the RV experience fun and full of good memories
- Atwood or Suburban brands – how they work and how they are different
- Basic troubleshooting skills you can learn and save yourself money
- Cleaning and maintaining the burner assembly on your furnace
- How to install mud dauber screens to keep the critters out of the furnace
- Simple procedures you can do to keep things in tip-top shape
RV Water Heaters – $47
No one enjoys a cold shower! The RV water heater is a very big part of the camping experience. Whether your water heater has electronic ignition or has a standing pilot, let the Professor show you how you can maintain your water heater for those hot showers you have come to love.
- Atwood or Suburban models – how they work and how they are different
- Cleaning and maintaining the burner assembly and flue chamber
- Basic troubleshooting skills you can learn to save money
- Test and replace the thermocouple on the standing pilot model water heater
- How to install mud dauber screens to keep the critters out
- Flushing and winterizing the water tank
- Anode rod or no anode rod – when to use one and when not to
- Curing the “weeping water heater” syndrome
- How to treat that nasty tasting and foul smelling odor coming from your water heater
- Learn the quick 1-2-3 replacement of the door latch mechanism
RV Absorption-type Refrigerators – $47
Why you will never hear a compressor or fan motor on the RV refrigerator…because it’s not there! Learn how this type of refrigerator works by taking the heat from a propane flame or heating element and makes cold inside the box. Did you know for every minute the refrigerator door is open it takes one hour for it to recover? Learn these and other tips.
- Dometic or Norcold – which on is yours
- The absorption refrigerator has manual or 12-volt DC controls for operation – how do they work?
- Propane or electric – when and how to operate in the various modes
- Cleaning and maintaining the cooling coils, burner assembly, and control board of your refrigerator
- Recall notices – where to find out if your refrigerator is affected
- How to install solar driven exhaust fans that are temperature controlled to help make your refrigerator more efficient
Becoming an RV Inspector – $247
With many lending institutions requiring an inspection of a used RV, folks are turning to the expert that will come in and perform a top to bottom inspection of the RV they are looking to purchase. Learn how to approach banks, credit unions and other lenders to establish yourself as the go-to person when it comes to inspecting the RVs. Use the forms and procedures that are part of this course to guide you step-by-step to perform the RV inspection, and then write-up the report for the potential buyer to use to negotiate the price and loan for their RV purchase.
Perform the necessary tests and inspections on the following systems of the RV:
- Propane system leak & pressure testing
- Test and evaluate the 3 electrical systems found in every RV
- Plumbing systems – fresh water and waste water operation
- Exterior inspection starting with the roof and work your way to the running gear
- Slide outs, jacks and landing legs
- Properly test and inspect all the appliances
- Fire life and safety equipment
- Motorized components like tires and suspension system, road testing of the rig, gauges and dash air conditioning operation, inspect the belts, fluid levels and hose conditions, exhaust system
Or you may want this knowledge to prevent you from possibly losing $1000′s on your next ‘used’ RV purchase. This information will give you the edge you need to sidestep those units that are a money trap, then zero-in on the one that is the best purchase for the money. Regardless of your particular needs, Becoming an RV Inspector is a great course that provides you with the tools to make the proper assessment needed. Join the Professor as he shows you how to expand your career opportunities!
RV Electrical Systems – $247
Learn how your RV Electrical Systems operate so you are not in the dark. The course has been designed for the individual that wants to not only SAVE money, but develop new skills that can be used while full timing in your RV or just helping your neighbor out with his problems for additional income.
Becoming a Certified RV Walk-Through Technician – $247
Learn how to become a Certified RV Walk-Through Technician and start doing show outs today! Dealerships are always looking for trained individuals that have the knowledge to instruct new customers on how the various systems in their rig work.
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