RV 101® / RV Education 101® - How to Buy the Right RV & Save Thousands Online Video Training Program
Buying an RV is a major purchase and you don't want to make costly mistakes. This course was designed to make you an educated RV buyer, and save thousandsWatch Promo
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.
Now, you don't have to pay extravagant fees or join any annoying clubs that inundate your email inbox with never ending offers to learn how everything on your travel trailer or 5th wheel trailer works.
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 and an RVer himself. 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.
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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
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. Mark then entered and served a full career as a Maintenance Warrant Officer in the United States Army. He managed the operation of the motor pool, where he not only had to understand vehicle maintenance, he had to teach young soldiers how to maintain and operate motor pool vehicles. 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 that 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, Mark 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 how to operate and enjoy their vehicles. As an RVer himself, through out 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 67 Yellowstone travel trailer. It became clear to him that there were limited resources available to RV owners who wanted to learn more about how to maintain and operate their vehicles. 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 that 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 authored more than 500 educational videos, 15 e-books, 3 paperback books, and more than 1,600 articles educating millions of RVers. His best-selling book, entitled The RV Book, has sold over 50,000 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 that 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 onto 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 a water system, as we know there are many ways to winterize an RV, his instructions, need to guide his readers through the process regardless of which RV his 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.
StartWhich RV Type is Right for You? - Feature Written Content
StartSelecting the Right Type of RV - Short Video
StartRV 101 - Buying a Used RV - Article
StartUsed RV Buying Tips - Full Feature Video (6:13)
StartRV 101 - Gas VS. Diesel - Article
StartRV 101 Guide to Buying an RV Online
StartWhich RV Type is Right for you? - Quiz