RV Education 101

Your One Stop Vetted RV Education Source

RV Education 101 is a leader in the industry when it comes to RV education. Our RV training is affordable and in-depth. You don’t have to be concerned if the information you are getting is correct. Your instructor is RV expert Mark Polk, who is an active RVer, with 25 plus years as an RV educator in the RV industry! Watch the RV videos, follow our original RV checklists, and read all of the RV e-books.

Learning RVs the easy way. Reputable, easy to understand, thorough, self-paced & affordable. Lifetime access. RV orientation walk throughs on how to use and maintain a motorhome, travel trailer and 5th wheel with RV Education 101® downloadable segments.

You will master your travel trailer, 5th wheel or motorhome the easy way, and quickly be on your way to enjoying your RV experiences.

Not a subscription based course. We never inundate you with emails.

Founded in 1999 the leader in RV Education.

RV Online Video Training For ALL Computers and Devices:

RV Online Single Video Titles
Travel Trailer & 5th Wheel Trailer RV Orientation Video Training
Tow Your Travel Trailer Like a Pro Video Training
Tow Your 5th Wheel Like a Pro Complete Online Video Training
Motorhome RV Orientation Video Training
Drive Your Motorhome Like A Pro Complete Online Video Training
RV Essential Items Video Training
RV Care & Preventive Maintenance RV DIY® Online Video Training
Winterizing and Storing Your RV Video Training

RV Online Video Value Sets
Travel Trailer 5 Video Set Plus free RV Checklist ebook
5Th Wheel 5 Video Set plus free RV Checklist ebook
Motorhome 5 Video Set plus Free RV Checklist ebook

Travel Trailer 6 Video Set Plus free RV Checklist ebook
5Th Wheel 6 Video Set plus free RV Checklist ebook
RV 101 Motorhome Online 6 Video RV Orientation Training Bundle

RV 101® Travel Trailer Ultimate Video & E-book Bundle
RV 101® 5th Wheel Ultimate Video & E-book Bundle
RV 101® Motorhome Ultimate Video & E-book Bundle

RV Online E-Book Titles
An Introduction to RVs E-Book Training
Insider's Guide to Buying an RV
Owning & Operating an RV E-Book Training
The Original Checklists for RVers E-Book
RV Campground Basics E-Book Training
RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks E-book Training
RV Care & Maintenance E-Book Training
Winterizing & Storing Your RV E-Book Training Course
RV Battery Care & Maintenance E-Book Training
Trailer Towing Basics E-Book Training

Official RV 101® Guide to RV Generators
Official RV 101® Guide to RV Water Systems
Official RV 101® Guide To RV Water Heater Use & Care
Official RV 101® Guide – Trailer Towing, Weights & Safe Towing Explained
Official RV 101® Guide to Understanding Trailer Sway

RV Online E-Book Value Sets
A Collection of RV Education 101 E-Books - 9 RV E-BOOK BUNDLE SET
Official RV 101® Guides for Travel Trailer Bundled Set

Our goal at RV Education 101 is simple, we want to be your one stop vetted RV education source. No matter what type RV you own, if you are renting an RV, or what RV topic you want to learn about, RV Education 101 has you covered.

Our motto is DISCOVER-LEARN-ENJOY. We want everybody to DISCOVER the best kept secret in America, RVing, then come to RV Education 101 and LEARN everything you need to know about using and maintaining your RV, and then ENJOY the RV when you are out exploring this wonderful country we live in.

It is important you are careful where you get your RV education from. The other day, an online towing course was brought to my attention so I took a closer look. The first thing I noticed in the advertisement is, the online towing course has vetted information. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary vetted means: having been subjected to evaluation or appraisal: critically reviewed and evaluated for official approval or acceptance. This tells me when I view the videos all the information is accurate, quality, professional content the viewer can depend on.

I want to give you an example of vetting information. When I was in the military, stationed in the 82nd Airborne Division, myself and some other maintenance warrant officers were tasked with vetting a new automated maintenance program called Unit Level Logistics System or ULLS. For weeks we collectively scoured the entire program to ensure everything was correct and accurate, so it could be implemented throughout the division maintenance units. After the program was vetted, we spent several more weeks teaching the new maintenance system to unit motor pool personnel. That is how you vet information and content.

I watched the videos in the online towing course and afterwards the only question I had is who vetted the information. I can tell when an individual is not well-versed about the topic they are teaching. They tend to gloss over the material, leaving much of the important technical information out of the conversation. It is usually because they do not know or understand the technical or mechanical content involved in the topic they are attempting to teach. The instruction is vague and they leave the most important information out of the instruction. People who view these towing videos will learn some very basic information, but they will not learn everything they need to know to safely and properly tow a 2, 4,or 6 ton trailer down the highway.

I have been used as an expert witness in several cases involving trailer towing incidents. I do not advertise this service, but if I review a case and see there is gross negligence on the part of somebody, I provide my assistance. In some of these cases people died as a result of misinformation or lack of proper equipment while towing a trailer. I take this training very seriously.

Our RV Online Training courses are vetted by me. My military training, years of training and working in the RV industry, and over 25 years of hands on RV experience provides our students with accurate, quality, professional content they can depend on. If there is an RV topic you want to learn more about, I encourage you to visit RV Online Training and review the selection of video and e-book training courses we offer. We offer complete and comprehensive RV online training and it's affordable for everybody.

Happy RV Learning,
Mark J Polk

Your Instructor: Who is Mark Polk and why is he qualified to teach RV technical content?
Mark is an RVer and has a very extensive background in the RV industry. He began at age 15, washing RVs at a dealership in North Central Pennsylvania. It wasn't long before he was working as an apprentice RV technician under the guidance of the RV service manager.
His maintenance plans were interrupted when he enlisted in the military. Mark completed airborne training in 1979 and served with some of the most elite U.S. Army Airborne units, including Service Company 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 82nd Signal battalion, 82nd Airborne Division and the 16th Military Police Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps. He spent the next 18 years with the U.S. Army eventually retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 Automotive Maintenance Technician.
In the military, he managed large fleet maintenance operations, and had to teach young soldiers how to maintain and operate ‎expensive vehicles and equipment. These soldiers came to him from very different backgrounds, and their prior experience with heavy equipment and mechanical skills were similarly varied. Mark had to learn how to ‎communicate with all of them clearly, concisely, and effectively, and he found he had a ‎talent for teaching. The Army agreed, and eventually he was asked to produce written ‎instructional materials, including driver training manuals and operating procedures for motor ‎pools.‎
When he retired from the Army in 1996, he went to work for an RV dealership in ‎sales and service. He talked to customers about their needs and desires and helped them select ‎the right RV for them. He inspected used RVs for trade-in, he serviced customer RVs, and he ‎educated customers on how to operate and enjoy their vehicles. As an RV owner himself, throughout the years, he has owned and used all the classifications of RVs (travel trailer, motorhome, pop up, 5th wheel and truck camper). He even restored, from the ground up, a 1967 Yellowstone travel trailer. It was clear to him there ‎were limited resources available to RV owners who wanted to learn more about how to operate and maintain their RVs. Owners’ manuals provide limited information, and most consumers ‎find them confusing. Anecdotal information learned around campfires from other RV owners is ‎incomplete and can be unreliable.
Mark realized he had the knowledge and teaching ability ‎to fill that gap, and so in 1999 he began writing articles and books about how to choose, buy, ‎maintain, repair, and operate a variety of RVs. To date, he has produced more than 500 educational ‎videos, and authored 15 e-books, 3 paperback books, and more than 1,600 articles educating millions of RVers. His best-selling book, titled The RV Book, has sold over 53,000 copies to date.
‎Mark's first priority is the safety of his audience. To Mark, ‎this means anticipating the risks and challenges RVers will encounter when following his ‎instructions, ensuring that the information he provides is complete and accurate, and providing ‎enough information so his audience can make informed decisions about when to tackle ‎maintenance tasks themselves and when to take their vehicles to professionals.
His second ‎priority is his audience’ empowerment. He sends his students out on the road with confidence that they are equipped, prepared, ‎informed, and ready to enjoy themselves.‎Producing material that achieves those goals is a very difficult thing to do. RVs come in ‎a bewildering variety of different types, makes, models, and vintages, and when Mark writes ‎about tasks such as winterizing an RV plumbing system, (as we know there are many ways to winterize an RV), his instructions need to walk his readers through the process ‎regardless of what RV the reader happens to own.
Like his soldiers, his RV students come to him ‎with widely disparate levels of expertise, experience, talent, and motivation, and his instructions ‎must speak to all of them. Mark’s writing and video presentations are accurate and comprehensive. It is also clear, ‎concise, and easy to understand. He breaks complex, intimidating tasks down to easy steps.

Chief Warrant Officer Three Mark J. Polk was awarded a first place US Army maintenance award from General Shelton.

Mark started RV Education 101 in 1999

  • Writer/ Columnist/ Contributor for numerous RV consumer & RV trade newsletters and magazines (RVBusiness, FMCA, RV News, RV Companion, Pop-Up Times, RV Free Wheelin’, Trail Blazer, RV Executive Today and RV Magazine,)
  • RV Technical Writer for several newsletters and blogs, (Go RVing blog, KOA Kompass Newsletter and Blog, Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), RV Net Expert Blog, RV University This Week, Camping World e-newsletter, RV Travel, RV Trader, Rollin On TV website, HGTV and Geiko Insurance blog)
  • Script and host television segments for Rollin On TV
  • Scripted & hosted television segment titled RV Savvy for four seasons (52 episodes) with RVTV on The Outdoor Channel and three Canadian TV Channels.