Episode 013 features Chris Travaglino with Travel Tech RV

Dominick and Chris Travaglino

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. 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.

Episode 010 – Raylea Willey & Maddie Karnes discuss RVing as kids

Raylea Willey & Maddie Karnes

Today’s podcast features interviews with some pretty incredible youngsters who are growing up RVing with their families. One of them now lives in an RV park managed by her parents. Fifteen-year-old Raylea Willey has been homeschooled for several years, and 10-year-old Maddie Karnes is in her first year of being roadschooled. They talk about their experiences and adjustment to the RVing lifestyle.

Episode 009 features mobile RV service technician Ron Denny

Ron Denny is a mobile RV service technician who runs a business near Sacramento, Calif. What makes his business unique is that he has opted to specialize and focus exclusively on repairing RV appliances. He proves that RV repair is a lucrative business for people who really know how to diagnose and repair things, but also understand how to provide quality customer service.

Episode 008 – RV technicians and inspectors Keith & Karen Cupp

Karen and Keith Cupp, are a couple from Altoona, Iowa, who completed training to become certified RV inspectors with the National RV Inspectors Association. They started their own business and performed more than 450 inspections. Then, they both decided to expand their opportunities and returned to the classroom to complete advanced training. Today Karen and Keith are both registered RV technicians, too.

Episode 006 – Todd & Stephanie Henson discuss Road Life Project

Todd & Stephanie Henson describe videos they produce for their YouTube channel, Two Beards and a Babe, that also offer insight to an Airstream renovation project. Their review videos explain why RVers need the equipment, not just what’s good and bad about the products. They also discuss the new Road Life Project to create an online RV community for adults and children. A key benefit of that initiative is the new affordable group healthcare plan.

Episode 005 – RV Inspector Anthony Link

Anthony Link operates his RV inspection business out of South Carolina. It took two weeks of intense training to learn the ins and outs of the inspection business, and how to use the software to ensure that every aspect of the RV is reviewed. Anthony describes some of the things he learned in class, how it opened his eyes to the types of things that can go wrong and why having an RV inspected makes good financial sense. He also describes some of the surprises he’s uncovered in his inspections, especially in the area of RV roofs.

Episode 004 – Todd Henson, an instructor at the NRVTA

Today’s show features an interview with Todd Henson, someone who has gone through training at the National RV Training Academy, became a certified technician and now serves as an instructor there. Not only does Todd touch on the type of technical training that is offered at the academy, but he also touches on some of the business training that is offered to help mobile technicians start and maintain a profitable company.