Today, we will talk with a man who jump-started a new career as a mobile RV technician, and enjoyed a very profitable first year in a business of his own.
Chris Travaglino was one of the first people to complete all five weeks of technician training at the National RV Training Academy’s new Big Red Schoolhouse in 2018.
Prior to that, Chris and his wife, Kimberly, and their four children, headed the Fulltime Families group for nearly 10 years to provide support to families of school-age children who live and work full-time in RVs.
A few years ago, they sold that business and decided to move to Florida to be with family and pursue some new opportunities in ministry. Chris, had always been handy and was often the go-to person at Fulltime Families events to help fix problems with RVs.
He saw an opportunity to become a mobile service technician when he researched the market in south Florida and realized how few options were available to RV owners to get their rigs fixed without having to pack everything up, drive it to a dealership and wait weeks just to get an appointment.
Chris describes what the training was like and how it gave him the confidence to start Travel Tech RV. He explains how it is possible for an independent technician to find the support needed to tackle any purple monkeys that might pose a particular challenge for someone making repairs on his own.
Chris explains how he promoted his new business, and how that generated a stream of customers that now sustains the business through word of mouth promotion.
He describes what it took to set up a business and a repair truck, and how he and his wife share the workload of managing the operation.
I have a great deal of respect for Chris Travaglino and his entire family. They are honest, passionate, helpful people, and doors just seem to open for them to find new customers and build this new business opportunity.
It took just five weeks of training to prepare him to become a mobile service technician and launch a business of his own.
With the average RV dealership scheduling repair appointments four weeks out, there is a tremendous opportunity for mobile repair technicians to make an above-average living just by just serving a few customers every day.
When customers get great service from an honest, dependable technician, then word of mouth keeps people like Chris very busy. Plus, Chris knows that he could make three times as much money working for himself as he could working for someone else.
For more information about Chris and his business, Travel Tech RV, visit www.traveltechrv.com.
The National RV Training Academy can not only provide the instruction people need to feel comfortable fixing RVs, but the academy can provide insurance, certification and business training to help people start professional companies.
The 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.