The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada invited RV Dealer News to its annual Trouble Shooter Clinic, hosted this year in Burlington, Ontario.
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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada Hosts A Trouble Shooter Clinic Every Year To Help RV Technicians & Dealers With Complex Repairs and Maintenance, And This Year Invited RV Dealer News To Sit In On The Action.
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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada kindly invited RV Dealer News to its annual Trouble Shooter Clinic, hosted this year in Burlington, Ontario at the Holiday Inn. RV Dealer News was fortunate enough to attend some seminars at the clinic, and speak with Anita Lein, RVDA of Canada’s Program Coordinator. The first Trouble Shooter Clinic was hosted in four years ago in Calgary, AB. The TSC has made its way around the country, including a stop in Halifax, NS. After a request from ORVDA, Lien says the RVDA decided to bring the TSC to Burlington this year. The Trouble Shooter Clinic (TSC) is a week long hands-on training program for RV technicians and dealers. With small class sizes and knowledgeable instructors, it gives invaluable experience in a wide range of topics. On the agenda this year was everything from solar power, to classes on Reese Towing Products and sessions focused around residential water heaters.
According to RV Dealer News, Canada's foremost RV industry magazine, writer Travis Kingdon: "After the course material is decided on, the RVDA picks its instructors from industry experts and representatives from the participating companies." While most of the seminars are focused on technology that is already out, Lein says the RVDA tries to look ahead, to technologies that are on their way. Even if they don’t know how to fix them, knowing what’s coming is half the battle says Lein. This is not a normal classroom experience though, the seminars are geared towards hands-on learning. Class sizes are kept small on purpose, only 15 students per class, allowing them better access to the instructor reports RVDN “They actually set up different problems, and the technicians will have to … troubleshoot the systems,” says Lein. The TSC has been growing in popularity since its introduction to the Canadian market. This year’s clinic sold out extremely early, in September. Then from there, guests request to be put on the waitlist.
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