This is an RV 101 online e-book training course that can be viewed from computers, tablets, and smartphones. When you enroll in our training course you have the option to simply download the e-book and read it at your leisure and/or you can participate in the online training course. I wanted to add more than just an e-book, so the course material includes the written text, short video segments, related articles written by your instructor, helpful tips & tricks, fun RV University play & learn crossword puzzles and quizzes to help you retain the information.
Owning and traveling in an RV is lots of fun. You can go where you want when you want on your own schedule. The only thing that can take the fun out of RV ownership is when you don’t understand how to protect yourself and your RV in the event something goes wrong, or if your personal safety is in jeopardy.
RVs are equipped with many safety features designed to protect you and your family, and it’s important that you understand what these safety features are and how they operate. That is my goal with this e-book course, to discuss how your RV is equipped to protect you, the RV owner, and to show you some things you can do to enhance safety when you are using your RV.
We’re going to discuss some very important safety topics like LP gas system safety, RV water system safety, RV electrical system safety, RV fire safety, carbon monoxide safety, and emergency escape plans. In addition to the safety features on the RV we are going to cover topics concerning your personal safety as well. Topics like: Getting there Safely, Travel Security, Emergency Weather Planning and more.
RV safety starts with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association or RVIA seal. The oval shaped RVIA seal displayed on the exterior of the RV means that the RV manufacturer is in compliance with more than 500 safety requirements regarding electrical, plumbing, heating, and fire and life safety. These safety requirements are established under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A119.2 Standard for Recreation Vehicles.
Knowing that the RV was manufactured with safety in mind is a good start. Now let’s take a look at some of the safety equipment and features you’ll find on your RV.
This online e-book course includes:
RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks downloadable PDF e-book
Chapter 1 - LP Gas System Safety
Chapter 2 - RV Water System Safety
Chapter 3 - RV Electrical System Safety
Chapter 4 - RV Fire Safety
Chapter 5 - Carbon Monoxide Safety
Chapter 6 - Emergency Escape Plan
Chapter 7 - Getting there Safely
Chapter 8 - RV Travel Security
Chapter 9 - Home Security
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.
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.