Logan Beavers became an RV technician earlier this year after deciding that fixing RVs would help fund his ministry.
The pastor from Kingsport, Tenn., grew up using RVs. One day, while looking out his window, he realized that nearly every one of his neighbors had a recreation vehicle, and they would all eventually need to be serviced.
So, he completed courses at the National RV Training Academy while he seeks work at a smaller church that can’t afford to hire a full-time pastor.
A father of two daughters, he considered fixing RVs as a way to support his family while pursuing his passion. He googled RV training courses and was connected to the NRVTA in Athens, Texas.
He purchased the home study course first and, decided to attend classes in person to take advantage of the hands-on training. It helped that he got a $300 credit for buying the home study course, and that he could apply that credit to the academy’s live class.
The in-person training also prepared him to take the test to become a registered RV technician.
Logan describes the benefit of being able to work on components from a variety of different brands, which he expects will better equip him to diagnose and repair those items in the field.
He also explains why the training would be appropriate for people who may not have experience in fixing things or even tinkering with equipment before starting the course.
He took the home-study course first and found it helpful in fixing his own RV, but it also opened his eyes to the possibility of making RV repair a career or even a part-time job.
It is one of the best educational values out there. For $7,500 in tuition, $1,500 for tools and $2,000 for lodging expenses, people move from being novices to certified RV technicians in just five to six weeks.
From there, they can get a job working at an RV dealership making upwards of $30,000 in the first year, to hauling in more than $100,000 in a business of their own working as a mobile RV technician.
Logan was very appreciative of the community of students and faculty who stood by him during the training. I loved what he said that when he left the academy, he did not feel like they just took his money and left him trying to figure out what to do next. The staff helped him every step along his journey.
The National RV Training Academy’s one-week live training or home study course will teach you everything you need to know to fix about 80 percent of the problems people experience with their RVs.
You can also sign up for additional training to become an RV inspector, campground technician or to provide mobile RV service. For more information, visit www.nrvta.com.