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EVENT SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

 

EVENT SCHEDULE - DON'T MISS OUT ON VENDOR TRAININGS BEFORE AND AFTER THE EXPO

SPARTAN CHASSIS TRAINING

April 7 - 9, 2020
8 AM to 5 PM (24 CEUs)

(24) hours of training spread out over 3 full days. Topics will include: Chassis Maintenance & Inspection, Spartan Electrical, Air Systems/Air Tank Drain Procedure/DOT Isolation Test, Brakes/ABS/ATC/ESC/CMS, Suspension & Ride Height, Hadley leveing system, Valid leveling system, digital dash, push button start and TPMS. Technicians will qualify for (24) hours towards RVIA RE-certification. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.
Cost: $500 per student (you must be a current inspector or tech to attend)
Registration: Email or Call Greg Rinehart, Training & Dealer Operations Manager with Spartan Motors. 517-543-6400 ext 3122 or greg.rinehart@spartanmotors.com. He will provide you with the details to pay for the class. Once he has 20 paid students, registration will close.

SOCIAL: SIP & SHOP WITH DINNER

April 10, 2020 Evening

Spouses/Guests Welcome! Evening Sip & Shop Tour includes round trip transportation, 2 local winery visits with pizza dinner at Castle Oaks and Athens Brewing Co. $79/pp


We'll start the evening with a tasting at Athens own vineyard, 3 P's in a Vine. Enjoy the comfort of the cozy winery interior or outside fire pit. Castle Oaks Winery hosts pizza night! Fire oven cooked pizza with wine tasting! At Castle Oaks, they are very proud that they are a part of the Texas Grape Growing Industry and the wines that are produced.  Some of the biggest compliments on their wines are the ones straight from the wine-stained lips of our new friends and guests. We'll finish the evening on the square in Athens for a taste of local brews at Athens Brewing Company. Sample local brews, enjoy a dessert or spend some time enjoying the spring time patio.

SOCIAL: SIP & SHOP ATHENS

April 11, 2020 Afternoon

Spouses/Guests Welcome! Evening Sip & Shop Tour includes round trip transportation, 3 local winery visits with hidden shopping gems on and off the square in Athens. $79/pp


Spend the day exploring local boutiques, hidden treasures and 3 local vineyards. The Athens square is home to everything from antiques to boutiques! - It is even the home to Athens Brewing Company!  We will do wine tastings an Athen's local favorite - 3 P's in a Vine! Nestled on the outskirts of Athens Texas, 3 P's in a Vine sits on 12 acres of land. They pride themselves on outstanding wines, great customer service, and a wine experience catered to the customer. We will also visit Castle Oaks Winery. At Castle Oaks, they are very proud that they are a part of the Texas Grape Growing Industry and the wines that are produced. Some of the biggest compliments on their wines are the ones straight from the wine-stained lips of our new friends and guests. We will also visit White Fox Vineyards in Murchison to sample some of their award winning Blueberry Wine!  We have a few hidden shopping gems just on & off the square in Athens we'll also visit, along with Come and Take It - a favorite stop for any beverage connoisseur! Tour guide, tastings and transportation are included in your tour.

NRVIA ADVANCED INSPECTOR TRAINING (LEVEL 2) - 5 DAY CLASS

April 13 - 17, 2020
7 AM to 5 PM (16 CEUs)

Open to current NRVIA Level 1 Inspectors Only
You’ve completed the basic training and are now a Level 1 NRVIA Certified RV Inspector! The next obvious step in establishing your successful inspection business is to register and attend an advanced inspector training course that is taught by an advanced Certified Trainer who has been trained to teach others. Successful completion of this course will promote you to a Level 2 NRVIA Certified RV Inspector, which will allow your customers to feel more confident in your skills and ability.

NRVTA ADVANCED TECHNICIAN: AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT PUMPS - 4 DAY CLASS

April 13 - 16, 2020
8 AM to 6 PM (35 CEUs)

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Week 1 - RV Basic Maintenance Training to register.

Classroom - Review the theory of operation of the Dometic and Coleman brands and models of the RV air conditioners and heat pumps. Identify the thermostats and temperature controls used in today’s RVs. Learn to read the wiring diagrams for the current models. Identify the various test points for the low voltage controls and the 120 volt AC power voltages of these units.

Hands-On Labs - Involves component identification. Learn detailed circuit and component testing.

Learn to troubleshoot: Compressors, Fan motors, Start and run capacitors, PTCR (starter relay), Overload thermal protection switches, Freeze control thermistors, Reversing valves, Control modules and thermostats, and Manual selector switches.

LIPPERT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE - 2 DAY CLASS

April 13 - 14, 2020
8 AM to 5 PM (16 CEUs)

Open to EXPO Attendees Only
We want technicians to know our products as well as we do, so we are constantly conducting training all over the world. Training on: OneControl, Ground Control, SlimRack, Awnings, Schwintek, and Hydraulic Leveling. Cost is for two day class and includes lunch on both days.

TRUMA AQUAGO/COMBI SERVICE TRAINING - 1 DAY CLASS

April 15, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM (8 CEUs)

The first half of the day will be dedicated to classroom presentation as well as hands-on troubleshooting and repair of the Truma Combi. The second half will follow the same blueprint for the Truma AquaGo. Attendees will qualify for 8 CEUs with a passing grade on an evaluation test given at the end of the day.

Lunch will be provided. $99/pp, limited to 20 students.

TRUMA AQUAGO/COMBI SERVICE TRAINING - 1 DAY CLASS

April 16, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM (8 CEUs)

The first half of the day will be dedicated to classroom presentation as well as hands-on troubleshooting and repair of the Truma Combi. The second half will follow the same blueprint for the Truma AquaGo. Attendees will qualify for 8 CEUs with a passing grade on an evaluation test given at the end of the day.
Lunch will be provided. $99/pp, limited to 20 students.

RV TECH & RV INSPECTOR EXPO - 2.5 DAY EVENT

April 17 - 19, 2020
5pm Friday - 6pm Sunday (18 CEUs)

Friday will kick-off at 5pm with a BBQ dinner and awards ceremony. Saturday and Sunday will be packed with technical training and business development training to help you with your mobile service and inspection businesses! Topics will include Batteries, RV Refrigeration, SEO, Marketing, Fluid Analysis, and SO Much More! Vendors participating include Snap Pad, Briter Batteries with more being confirmed each week!

NRVTA ADVANCED TECHNICIAN: RV ABSORPTION REFRIGERATORS - 4 DAY CLASS

April 20 - 23, 2020
8 AM to 6 PM (35 CEUs)

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Week 1 - RV Basic Maintenance Training to register.

Classroom - Review the theory of operation of the Dometic and Norcold brands and models of the RV absorption refrigerators.

Hands-On Labs - Component Identification. Troubleshooting Procedures on: Temperature controls, Circuit board operations, Heating element(s), LP gas ignition system, Air flow issues that affect the cooling of absorption type of refrigerators. switches, Diagnose operation of the cooling coil, Remove and replace the cooling coil.

HOMEGAUGE ADVANCED TRAINING FOR LEVEL 2 RV INSPECTORS

April 20, 2020
8 AM to 5 PM (8CEUs)

Lisa and Jason use HomeGauge to its full potential to save time and create the best possible product for their customers.  Because they love sharing their experiences, they started sharing templates with other inspectors. What they soon realized is that everyone works differently. What also became clear was that other inspectors would benefit from the knowledge of being able to create their own templates based on their own workflow and processes.

There are so many options in HomeGauge that most inspectors don’t realize, and these options make the inspection process easier and faster than imaginable. The problem was the amount of time involved in setting everything up properly.

After performing over 350 inspections between them (all using HomeGauge), the couple have decided to help others use the software without having to waste time making all the mistakes they did at first.  So they created My RV Resource as a platform to share their knowledge.

Join them at EXPO for an 8 hour, hands-on presentation where they will explain some benefits of using HomeGauge, like: giving customers the power to share only the information they choose with sellers, a way to capture more online reviews to boost your business credibility, the ability to sync appointments with calendar apps to receive alerts and inspection information directly to your phone, and the knowledge to create a template that fits your unique inspection process.

Details on the course: (8) hours of training in 1 day. Hands-on instruction and discussion will cover the following topics: Online Inspector Dashboard (process of booking an inspection, entering agreements, loading inspection services and invoicing), Report Writing Desktop Software (general overview, template modification, print settings for finished reports), and Companion App for Mobile Devices (navigation of the app, tips to improve speed, how to exclude or duplicate items on-site) and more.


You must be a current NRVIA Level 2 RV Inspector to attend this class. A Windows-based laptop with an Android phone or tablet is required. This class will not provide training or support for Apple/iOS devices.

Cost: $124 per Level 2 RV Inspector

Registration: Will open soon. To save a seat and pay when the registration page is ready, please email Jason at jason@myrvinspection.com.

MORRYDE TECH TRAINING - 1 DAY OR .5 DAY CLASS, TBD

April 20, 2020
Time TBD

MORryde is developing a tech training event for our EXPO attendees only. This session will be limited to 30 attendees and will open for registration closer to the event.

AQUA-HOT CERTIFIED TECH TRAINING - 1 DAY CLASS

April 21, 2020
8 AM to 5 PM (8 CEUs)

It will provide the knowledge you need to better understand the inner workings of current model and older model Aqua-Hot heating systems, in addition to quick trouble-shooting techniques. Plus, we recommend RV owners with an Aqua-Hot heating system have their unit serviced and repaired by Aqua-Hot Factory Certified Technicians because they’ve been trained to understand, troubleshoot and repair our heating systems. Benefits: Increased confidence and knowledge when working with an Aqua-Hot heating system. Faster diagnosis of system issue and best solution to correctly repair. Thorough understanding of how to perform annual servicing of unit. As of 1/29/2020 this class is FULL.

DOMETIC ADVANCED TRAINING ACADEMY - 2 DAY CLASS

April 22 - 23, 2020
8 AM to 5 PM (16 CEUs)

Our two-day program will focus on the operation, common issues and accurate diagnosis of a wide range of Dometic products. This will include expanded hands-on training, technical discussions and troubleshooting in a modularized format allowing you to choose which products/modules you register for. The program will include the following options: Air Conditioners, Refrigeration, Furnaces, and Water Heaters. This program is designed to educate seasoned and new RV technicians on troubleshooting and repairing Dometic products efficiently. The program will also inform technicians of new technology and products as well as common issues experienced in the field. Cost is $75 per module (4 total modules) and does not include lunch. To Register, please email Dometic and request to be added to the list for this class. Email: training.school@dometic.com

SOCIAL: SIP & SHOP WITH DINNER

April 24, 2020 Evening

Spouses/Guests Welcome! Evening Sip & Shop Tour includes round trip transportation, 2 local winery visits with pizza dinner at Castle Oaks and Athens Brewing Co. $79/pp


We'll start the evening with a tasting at Athens own vineyard, 3 P's in a Vine. Enjoy the comfort of the cozy winery interior or outside fire pit. Castle Oaks Winery hosts pizza night! Fire oven cooked pizza with wine tasting! At Castle Oaks, they are very proud that they are a part of the Texas Grape Growing Industry and the wines that are produced.  Some of the biggest compliments on their wines are the ones straight from the wine-stained lips of our new friends and guests. We'll finish the evening on the square in Athens for a taste of local brews at Athens Brewing Company. Sample local brews, enjoy a dessert or spend some time enjoying the spring time patio.

 

GET IN TOUCH

If you have questions about our event, please complete the form and someone from our team will respond within 48 hours. If you're interested in sponsoring an event or participating as a vendor, please email shenson@nrvia.org.

9030 US Hwy 175 W, Athens, TX 75751