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Cummins Inc. Bolsters RVTI’s Training Programs with Trailblazing Fifth Wheel Donation

Cummins Inc., a renowned engine and generator supplier, has broadened its support for the RV Technical Institute (RVTI) by donating a trailer for hands-on technician training. 

This gesture marks Cummins’ inaugural RV donation to the Institute, widely recognized for superior RV technician training. The company had previously contributed generators and load banks and partnered to develop generator-related curriculum content.

The Institute’s ongoing mission is to increase the number of skilled RV technicians aimed at streamlining repair times and keeping RV enthusiasts on the move, as per the News & Insights report of the RV Industry Association.

The latest donation from Cummins, a 16,000 lb. capacity aluminum fifth wheel, is set to bolster the Institute’s efforts substantially. Karl Wilson, Cummins’ Business Development Manager, underscores the importance of this alliance, stating that a well-trained RV aftermarket is vital to the industry’s success. 

He emphasizes that the Institute’s programs are pivotal in filling a nationwide void for these skilled professionals, enhancing customer satisfaction, and minimizing repair cycles.

Cummins’ commitment extends beyond the donation, supporting the Institute’s drive to improve and diversify its training offerings. 

“Cummins enables them to tailor and mobilize their curriculum to serve more technicians. We appreciate the RV Industry Association’s initiative to endorse such a program through the Institute,” said Wilson.

Marketing Manager Kristin Howard reiterated the company’s dedication to the RV industry, emphasizing the importance of supporting the development of skilled technicians.

The gifted trailer, fitted with four generators, is a practical student training ground. Wilson explains that it will empower the Institute to provide specialized training on various RV components, allowing technicians to troubleshoot, test, and operate generators from purpose-built platforms. 

The mobile nature of the trailer offers the adaptability needed to meet the industry’s evolving demands.

Tracy Anglemeyer, RVTI’s director of Education, reports positive student feedback on the trailer. She notes that the trailer significantly simplifies training for instructors and students and extends her gratitude to Cummins for their generous donation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a surge in RV sales and rentals, emphasizing the industry’s need for proficient technicians. Additionally, as RVs become the preferred choice for safe, flexible travel, the need for prompt maintenance and repairs escalates.

In response, the Institute provides a range of online, hybrid, and in-person Level 1 and Level 2 classes at an accessible fee of $600 per year. By investing in the education and training of technicians, the Institute strives to make the RV experience more satisfying and trouble-free for all enthusiasts, propelling the entire RV industry forward.

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April 6, 2024 9:17 am

Have you heard about Cummins Inc.’s awesome fifth wheel donation to RVTI? It’s all about boosting RV technician training and setting a new standard for student preparation in the industry. Cool stuff!


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