RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

PRVCA Liquid Propane Course Begins Nov. 6

Wed Oct 18, 2017

145279421656314.gifThe Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Campground Association is hosting a liquid propane course from Nov. 6 – Dec. 10.

A student who completes the course will effectively be able to:

• Identify related LP terminology.
• Identify LP system components, their relationship and functions.
• Explain the sources of Propane.
• Differentiate between propane and butane.
• Identify the properties of propane.
• Identify proper safety procedures for storing, handling, transporting and filling LP containers.
• Identify types of LP containers and their components.
• Inspect/replace relief valves, float gauges, sight gauges and dip tubes.
• Inspect, repair or replace stop fill float devices, automatic stop fill devices, service valves and excess flow valves.
• Identify reasons for purging LP containers.
• Purge air from a container.
• Transfer propane from one container to another.
• Leak test a container.
• Calculate container capacity.
• Fill containers with LP.
• Identify container markings.
• Troubleshoot LP containers and components.
• Identify high and low pressure flex hoses.
• Identify vapor flow.
• Understand and adjust LP regulator output pressure.
• Conduct a lock up test.
• Identify reasons for regulator failure.
• Install and protect a regulator.
• Use appropriate test equipment.
• Perform time, pressure drop and leak tests.
• Determine serviceability of high and low pressure hoses.
• Demonstrate the ability to inspect/replace propane piping system.
• Install and seal brass, copper and threaded fittings.
• Identify and size copper tubing types.
• Perform cutting and flaring of copper tubing.
• Identify codes and standards applicable to DOT and ASME containers.

The class can be completed from the comfort of the home or office and costs $280 per student.

To register for the course, click here. Click on "View Catalog" under "Center for Business and Industry (CBI). Then select "Technical and Trades." Search for the course (RVTNC107.5) and follow registration procedures. Call 610-861-5390 if you have any problems.

To purchase the required textbooks ($25.95 - includes shipping), contact megan@prvca.org or call 888-303-2887.