Our RV 101 online video training courses can be viewed from computers, tablets, and smartphones. This course includes written text, full-feature video segments. short video segments, related articles written by your instructor, helpful tips & tricks, fun play & learn RV University crossword puzzles and quizzes to help you retain the information.
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How to Buy the Right RV and Save Thousands
Buying an RV is the second largest purchase most people will ever make. If you are not educated on the RV buying process it can turn out to be the worst purchase you ever make. It’s unfortunate, but this happens to thousands of people every year. This course was designed specifically to keep this from happening to you. There are two major goals this course will accomplish; it will help you buy the right RV the first time, and it will help you save thousands of dollars during the RV buying process.
Your instructor, Mark Polk, is a 20-plus year veteran in the RV industry. He has worked in every facet of the industry to include: an RV salesperson, RV sales manager, and an F&I manager. If you follow his advice and information in this course you will purchase the right RV the first time, and literally save thousands of dollars in the process.
If I had to sum this course up in one sentence it would go something like this, If this course was priced at $500, chapter 7 alone would be worth the money.
The course starts by discussing the different types of RVs, and some common RV terminology. Next it helps you narrow all of the choices down based on your individual needs. Lots of people select the wrong RV because they make a hasty buying decision, or because they don't understand how the RV buying process works. There are 3 downloads included in the course, one is a customer preference worksheet, one is a comparison shopping checklist, and one is a valuable RV Buyer's Checklist. The downloads are to assist you in selecting and buying the right RV the first time. These alone will save you a great deal of money and frustration. Next, we get to the good stuff; understanding the RV selling process and how the manufacturer figures the MSRP. Understanding these two topics, and how trade-in values work is the part of the course that teaches you how to save thousands of dollars when you buy your RV. The only thing left is understanding how the finance department operates, so you don’t lose what you already saved, when you arrange the financing. This course will navigate you through the entire RV buying process, teaching you what to avoid and how to come out on top.
RVs are for fun, not for stress and frustration. When you complete this course and purchase the right RV for the best price possible it puts the fun in buying an RV.
The following chapters are covered in this course:
Chapter 1: Types of RVs
Chapter 2: Which RV Type is Right for You?
Chapter 3: Determine your Real Needs
Chapter 4: First Time Buyers - Know Before You Go
Chapter 5: Information Gathering
Chapter 6: when is the Best Time to Buy?
Chapter 7: How the Manufacturers MSRP is Figured
Chapter 8: The Finance Department
Chapter 9: Extended Service Plans
Customer Preference Worksheet (3 pages)
A Valuable RV Buyer's Checklist (11 pages)
Comparison Shopping Checklist
RV expert Mark Polk, producer & host of America's most highly regarded series of RV training videos, books, and e-books is a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Three who specialized in wheeled and track vehicle fleet maintenance operations throughout his military career.
In addition to owning and operating RV Education 101 since 1999, Mark 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. Upon retiring from the U.S. Army Mark worked in RV service, RV sales and RV management.
As the owner of RV Education 101 he has spent the last 20 plus years educating millions of RV consumers on how to properly and safely use and maintain their RV, through RV Education 101's vast offerings of RV training material. His latest endeavor is updating their older RV online training program into what you see here; the most comprehensive and complete online RV training program available anywhere, at an extremely affordable cost to the consumer.
Mark also has a degree in Industrial Management Technology and his 30 plus years of experience in maintenance includes working as an RV technician, a wheeled vehicle and power generation mechanic, an automotive maintenance technician, Battalion and Brigade level Maintenance Officer, an RV sales manager and RV Finance & Insurance manager.