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Old 07-14-2005, 06:26 AM   #1
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Hello All. I am just starting the thinking process of considering starting my own trailer/RV repair business. I have worked as a tech in the past and really enjoyed it. I guess I am looking for suggestions for schools to become certified in the different systems. I know Dometic offers a training program that leaves you as a certified Dometic repair facility, this is the type of training I am looking for. Do any manufacturers offer this? (I am a "certified" Sundowner/Sooner tech.) I need more interior experience. Thanks. John
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Hello All. I am just starting the thinking process of considering starting my own trailer/RV repair business. I have worked as a tech in the past and really enjoyed it. I guess I am looking for suggestions for schools to become certified in the different systems. I know Dometic offers a training program that leaves you as a certified Dometic repair facility, this is the type of training I am looking for. Do any manufacturers offer this? (I am a "certified" Sundowner/Sooner tech.) I need more interior experience. Thanks. John
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I recall seeing an ad for training "RV Tech" a few years ago. Try the internet, you may find what your looking for. Good Luck.
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robertsonthego,

One of our members posted about attending the
Camping World RV Institute a while back and seemed to be very satisfied with them. You might give them a call at 1-800-356-0311 or drop them an email at rvi@campingworld.com.

The problem might be that you're in California and their Institute is in Kentucky.
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:13 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the replies. Hitchhiker, thanks I forgot about that one. The good thing is that we are moving to the Nashville area in the next couple of months (waiting for house to sell). So if I do decide to do this, it'll be in the Nashville area. Thanks again. John
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Good luck and congratulations on your decision! Highways magazine from Good Sam Club usually has some advertisements for RV technician schools in the classified section.
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I believe Camping World training is in Bowling Green, Ky, just north of Nashville. There is also RVSA in Palmetto, Fl. RVIA is throught Dealers and takes two years. Good luck and enjoy the new lifestyle.
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Thanks for all the replies. Question, which school, camping world or RVSA, has more prestige? (I can't think of the word I'm looking for). Thanks again. John
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RVSA is a VA approved institute. Don't know if any of the others are. As far as prestige, I think that the important fact is that you know what you are doing and do it right. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Thanks RV Wizard, that's kinda the advise I was looking for. The camping world techs don't get much respect around here so the RVSA sounds better to me. The word prestige isn't the one I was looking for, I was trying to say which one would the customer trust more, cerified from Camping World U or RVSA. I think I already know the answer for the above reason. Thanks again. John
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John,Nashville has a Camping World Supercenter, so you'll be able to swing by there and talk to the techs for their opinions, ..then you only have to drive 50 miles south and practice on my 5'er to keep it roadworthy. I won't even charge ya.
I Hope your move and career change are blessed.
Bowling Green is about an hour drive from Nashville.
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