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RodgerS 12-11-2014 09:49 AM

How many RVers go to an RV training school?
I was thinking of taking a big dip and attend the RVSA training school in Florida. Seems like a good investment long term.

Clifftall 12-11-2014 10:20 AM

It certainly couldn't hurt. I think it's a bit pricey if I recall if you're only going to use it for personal use , but it would be nice to have that knowledge and skill.

chiefneon 12-11-2014 12:07 PM


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Dutch Star Don 12-11-2014 12:09 PM

RodgerS......A driving school might be a good idea if you're buying a large rig and hadn't typically progressed from a tent or small RV into larger ones as most people do. On a couple of occasions, I've taken new DP owners to an empty parking lot and helped them get comfortable with tight streets, parking and backing.

Personally I would save my money and ask someone I knew for some driving tips and parking lot work. On occasion though, the class can make a nervous spouse of the driver feel more comfortable too.

Clifftall 12-11-2014 12:27 PM

I believe he's talking rv tech training.

Dutch Star Don 12-12-2014 12:06 AM

I missed that one!

Clifftall 12-12-2014 05:43 AM


Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don (Post 2342228)
I missed that one!

I've never done that 😁

Mich F 12-12-2014 11:19 AM

I assume he's thinking of somewhere like this.

LVJ58 12-13-2014 01:13 PM

What does this training encompass, driving, technical, mechanical, electrical etc...:confused:

If all of the above, and you're just entering the RV'ing arena, sounds like a good idea...

Best of luck and let us know how it works for you...:thumb:

tkcas01 12-13-2014 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Mich F (Post 2342577)
I assume he's thinking of somewhere like this.

Yikes! $6K is a bit steep! Unless you are thinking about it as job training maybe. If you are just worried about doing your own maintenance, I'd say save the bucks and become an active forum member and get help/advise here. Chances are, any problem you might encounter, several folks on here have been there and would be glad to help. I wish I knew how much I saved over the years not paying techs for repairs. Probably well over $6K!

pasdad1 12-13-2014 03:01 PM

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How about something like this instead? $175 for two days instruction. This one is for Freightliner. Spartan chassis has one as well.

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RodgerS 12-13-2014 03:05 PM

"In fact, over 60% of our graduates are either retirees or full timers."
Like a diesel, $6K not cost justified, but might be fun and don't tell me it won't be fun for those who like to do their own maintenance.

RodgerS 12-13-2014 03:06 PM

Yeah, I'm aware of the freight liner school, but that's just the chassis right?

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