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EVENT SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

 

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

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

SPARTAN CHASSIS TRAINING

Spartan Motors has just confirmed they will host their 3-day tech training program on April 7-9. Details are still being fleshed out and we will announce the registration process when we can. Limited seats. Cost TBD.

April 10, 2020 Evening

SOCIAL: SIP & SHOP WITH DINNER

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.

April 11, 2020 Afternoon

SOCIAL: SIP & SHOP ATHENS

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

LIPPERT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE - 2 DAY CLASS

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.

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

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

TRUMA AQUAGO/COMBI SERVICE TRAINING - 1 DAY CLASS

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. Registration will open closer to event date. $99/pp, two date options both limited to 20 students each.

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

RV TECH & RV INSPECTOR EXPO - 2.5 DAY EVENT

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!

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

NRVTA ADVANCED TECHNICIAN: RV ABSORPTION REFRIGERATORS - 4 DAY CLASS

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.

April 20, 2020
Time TBD

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

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

AQUA-HOT CERTIFIED TECH TRAINING - 1 DAY CLASS

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.

April 21 - 24, 2020
8 AM to 5 PM (32 CEUs)

RV ARMOR ROOF TECH TRAINING - 4 DAY CLASS

Limited to 5 Techs
Learn how to install RV Armor Roofs and be listed to receive roof install jobs across the US. Registration is done directly through Stephanie Henson at shenson@nrvia.org. Class is $500 and is reimbursed to you after your 5th job completed. If you're interested, please email a commitment to attend to shenson@nrvia.org.

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

DOMETIC ADVANCED TRAINING ACADEMY - 2 DAY CLASS

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.

April 24, 2020 Evening

SOCIAL: SIP & SHOP WITH DINNER

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