Humboldt, Kan.-based B&W Trailer Hitches has named Terry and Evada Cooper, owners of the Mobile RV Academy, as product ambassadors to promote the company’s line of hitch products.
According to a press release, B&W has provided the Coopers with the Companion OEM fifth-wheel hitch system that is being used in their new F-350 King Ranch truck.
“We are excited to be working with Mobile RV Academy. The Coopers are experts and will help spread the word about the B&W family of towing products,” said Beth Barlow, marketing manager for B&W Trailer Hitches.
The Companion line of fifth-wheels hitches provides a smooth ride while towing an RV. The original Companion offers a single-point attachment that allows consumers full use of their truck when not towing. The Coopers will be towing with the Companion OEM hitch that utilizes “four in-the-bed pucks” available in some Ford truck models. B&W reported that it added the Companion Slider this year, while the entire line continues to gain market share.
The Coopers will be calling on dealerships across the U.S., visiting RV shows, speaking at seminars and conducting training sessions. “We are proud to be product ambassadors for B&W Trailer Hitches,” Terry Cooper said. “As we do our on-site professional training and visit with RV enthusiasts throughout America, we will be sharing our knowledge and experiences that will include the great ‘Made in the USA’ products of B&W Trailer Hitches.”
Terry Cooper is an RVDA/RVIA master certified RV technician and professional instructor/trainer with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has spent this last year overseeing the eight Texas locations of ExploreUSA RV as the director of service sperations. He also oversaw the business startup of a mobile RV service company in Watford City, N.D., along with teaching online for the RV maintenance program at Northampton Community College in conjunction with the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA).
Evada Cooper is the author of “The RV Centennial Cookbook – Celebrating 100 Years of RVing” and a full-time RVer. She teaches consumers how to live easier in their RV kitchens with packing, storing and learning tips through her seminars.
Steve Anderson, editor of Workamper News, termed last week’s launch of the RV maintenance 10-month program called the Gold Star Club “a huge success.”
The program opened with an online live event on Feb. 4 called “Buying & Selling It Right,” hosted by Terry Cooper of Mobile RV Academy. Cooper’s expert guests were two guests from PPL Motor Homes in Houston, Texas, Rob Henderson, director of marketing and sales, and James “Shorty” Eleckel, sales manager. PPL Motor Homes is considered the largest RV consignment dealer in the U.S., selling between 1,200 and 1,300 consigned RVs each year, according to a news release.
“One of the many bonus features of being a member of the Gold Star Club is having the opportunity to sit in on an online ‘Live Event’ each month to obtain valuable information about certain RV related topics,” Cooper said. “What better way to start out a large program like this than by teaching people how to buy and sell an RV and do it right? We want to show people that they can sidestep the pitfalls that are out there if they just take the time to become educated about how it all works.”
During the 10-month program, members will be learning RV maintenance via online webinars that have been recorded and placed in a library for each member to access at their own pace. Cooper will be providing his “Ask the Professor” Internet show as a way to provide one-on-one interaction to provide more in-depth learning.
Anderson wants to encourage those who are interested in the program to go ahead and sign up.
“Even though we have had the ‘official opening’ of the Gold Star Club, anyone can still sign up for this outstanding program,” he said. “We have purposely designed it for anyone who wants to become educated about RV Maintenance to enter at any time and have full advantage of all that the program has to offer.”
To learn more about the Gold Star Club Program visit: www.workamper.com/rvprofessor/goldstarclub.pdf. To learn more about the Individual RV Maintenance Course, visit www.workamper.com/rvprofessor/takehometech/
Steve Anderson, editor of Workamper News/Workamper University, and Terry Cooper, “America’s RV Expert” of Mobile RV Academy, have joined forces and are now rolling out a new RV Technical Program to run over a 10-month period in 2010.
Registrations starts Jan. 7 with the program beginning Feb. 4.
This entire program is designed for those individuals who want to do preventative maintenance, installs and repairs on their own rigs, according to a news release. By enrolling in this program, the consumer will save nearly 50% off the retail value of 10 different areas of learning. All courses can be completed at one’s own pace during that 10-month span of the program.
“Cooper has been doing RV technical training courses for Workamper University over the past six months, building a substantial library,” Anderson said. “This library of courses is now being directed toward all the Workamper subscribers plus non-subscribers. Anyone choosing to enroll in this 10-month program will receive access to that library with 50% off retail value savings and receive additional bonus benefits each month throughout the program. More details will come at a later date.”
The public is invited to attend a free tele-conference titled, “5 Keys to the Rewarding RV Experience That You Love,” that is scheduled for Jan. 7 to listen and learn about all the details of the entire program plus the subscriber bonuses.
For more information, contact Workamper News at www.Workamper.com or call (800) 446-5627. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.
Workamper News and Workamper University have partnered with Terry Cooper, the “Texas RV Professor,” and his Mobile RV Academy to provide two online courses for people interested in learning more about RVs. The courses will be entirely online using a web seminar system where attendees will be able to interact with the instructor, Cooper. The two courses begin this month.
According to a news release, the first course, titled “Your RV Electrical Systems,” will begin on July 14. Each course has three sections available to participants; each section is made up of four sessions totaling six hours of class time.The second course offered is “Becoming a Certified RV Walk Through Technician.” To participate in either or both of these classes people will need to register and submit their payment through the Workamper News Store online. There are three different packages available starting at $247 per course. Visit http://www.workamper.com/rvprofessor to find all the details about the course fees.
Cooper will present the course using PowerPoint presentations and video. Homework assignments and pre- and post-course assessments will be provided along with downloadable handouts and video link materials.
The “RV Electrical Systems” course is designed for the individual that wants to not only save money, but develop new skills that can be used while Workamping. Some of the topics covered will be electricity, DC voltage, AC voltage and electrical capstone materials. In the “Becoming a Certified RV Walk Through Technician” course, students will receive a certificate upon successful completion.
A Master Certified RV Technician and licensed insurance claims adjuster, he has developed, from concept to implementation, a training program that takes an inexperienced person and in one year, trains them to be a certified RV technician working in the RV industry. This all happens with the Mobile RV Academy.