This is a small sample of the Instructors who will teaching at the conference. Updates will be made in the coming weeks.
Randy Biles of Pikes Peak Traveland
Randy has been in the RV industry since 1982 when he opened Pikes Peak Traveland in Colorado Springs CO. Randy is the President of the Board of Directors of RVSEF, the past President of Colorado Recreational Vehicle Association and past Chairman of Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association. He is presently Chairman of RVDA Industry Relations Committee, Chairman of the RVDA Fork Lift Safety task force and Chairman of RVDA Fleetwood RV Brand Committee. Randy also currently serves on the following committees: Technician Certification Board, the RVDA Past Chairman’s Roundtable and is the treasurer for Recreation Vehicle Assistance Corporation. Randy also does RV Industry consulting for DeMatteo Monies Consulting, Gerson Lehman Group (GLG) and is a participant with the Round Table Group. Randy and his family have been traveling by RV since 1970 and currently use a motorhome for vacation and other business travel.
Gary Bunzer - The RV Doctor
Gary has been serving the RV industry since 1968 and continues to author technical articles, troubleshooting tips, installation guides and owner’s manuals for RV owners, suppliers and manufacturers. Additionally, he writes and edits textbooks and curriculum materials for RVIA and RVDA. Broadcast quality training DVDs are also a focus of Gary’s educational efforts for RVers and professional RV service technicians. Gary’s column, The RV Doctor, has been in continuous monthly publication for 33 years. It is published monthly as House Call with The RV Doctor in Family Motor Coach Magazine and quarterly in RV View Magazine. Gary is also the author of Woodall’s RV Owner’s Handbook, a popular do-it-yourself manual generically written for RVs. Gary is also the instructor and facilitator of Northampton Community College’s comprehensive Distance Learning RV Technician Training Program. Gary’s live seminars and workshops remain in high demand by discerning RV Show promoters and his audiences always come away with new insight into the technicalities of recreation vehicles. He was recently inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame.
Gary Motley of Motley RV Repair
Gary is a Master Certified Technician and a member of the national dealers association (RVDA) Learning Center Faculty. Gary is also a member of the RV Industry Education Committee and an informational member of the RVIA Standards Steering Committee. Gary has been in the RV business since 1963 and has operated his own service center (Motley RV Repair) in Oklahoma City, OK since 1993. Gary has also worked in design engineering for a factory and sales manager for a large dealership. Gary has written many articles for consumers, as well as RV dealership managers and technicians.
Walter Cannon of RV Safety & Education Foundation
Executive Director of RV Safety & Education Foundation since 2003. He serves as an informational member of RVIA Standard Steering Committee as well as several others. Walter is a 30+ year veteran of the RV industry, spending 15 years as a full-timer with his wife, Amy. Walter has owned his own RV accessory business on the road, represented several aftermarket companies, served as a Service manager for dealerships and Camping World and has been with A’ Weigh We Go, now (RVSEF) since 1993. Walter has presented seminars for the RV industry since 1988. He has taught at RVIA Troubleshooting Clinic, Life on Wheels conferences, dealerships, and rallies as well as conducting individual Hands on Driving courses. Walter’s live seminars and education programs remain in high demand by show promoters and rallies. Walter works daily promoting Safety & Education in the RV Industry.
Wes Chestnut of Spartan
Wes is the Manager of Product Safety & Compliance for Spartan. He provides regulatory oversight for all of Spartan, works closely with federal agencies and other associations to promote the safety of various types of motor vehicles.
Bruce Hopkins of RVIA
Bruce is the Vice President of Standards for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) in Reston, VA. RVIA is the national association of RV manufacturers and component parts suppliers, who together produce more then 95 percent of all RVs in the nation. Bruce has worked in the area of RV standards for 36 years and has been directly associated with the RV industry for over 42 years. He is an active member & secretary of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on RVs and served on American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He is responsible for overseeing the operations of RVIA Standards Steering Committee. His principal responsibilities are the association’s standards programs for RVs and the direction of the educational efforts aimed at developing and strengthening the skills and knowledge of RV service technicians. He is also responsible for developing and producing educational materials for RV service technicians, aimed at training and certifying these technicians.
Gary Wheeler of MOR/ryde
Gary has worked for MOR/ryde for 16 years, working in several areas of the business like Maintenance, Material Handling, Inventory Control, Steel Fabrication Manager, Customer Service, Service Shop Manager and currently Retail Sales. Gary attends between 20-30 rallies and shows annually and pulls a 33 ft Tow Hauler to most of them. He has worked in management for over 40 years.
Mike Thelander of Blue OX
Mike has been educating distributors, dealers and consumers for 40 years, he was a full timer for 10 of those years. Mike has worked for Blue Ox for the past 15 years continuing to educate RV dealers, distributors and consumers on towing behind a motor home, supplemental braking and motor home handling issues.
Jason Rumschlag of Freightliner
Jason is a mechanical engineer with 18 years of experience in the diesel motor home industry. Jason has been an account manager at Freightliner Custom Chassis for the past 5 years.
Tom Romero of Cequent Performance Products
Tom is the Director of Sales & Technical Training for Cequent Performance Products which include, Reese, Tekonsha, and Bulldog towing and trailering products. His focus is to provide live training seminars and on-line e-learning content such as video and self-guided training sessions for OEM manufacturers, warehouse distributors, the dealer and installer community as well as consumer.
Karl Wilson of Cummins Onan
Karl is the National Sales Manager and Technical Trainer for Cummins Power Generation.
Kathy McCleery of Dicor
Kathy has been with Dicor Corporation for 27 years, with the past 15 years as a Customer Service Representative. Kathy handles most consumer/dealer calls and also represents Dicor at consumer seminars and rallies.
Jim and Sherry McGlynn are the RVSEF Newbies
Jim is a recently retired network system architect in computer communications. Sherry is a mostly retired computer software engineer. They started RVing after attending the first RVSEF conference in 2010. They had a three year plan to get out of the rat race and go full time. They are in year three of the plan, which is now a five year plan, and have taken one extended RV trip (three months) and are now in month one of a six month RV trip. Their seminar is a somewhat humorous look at their “learning experiences” on the way to joining the ranks of full time (or mostly full time) RVers.
Rick is an experienced RVer, from tent camping at 6 months till now in Class A motor home. Rick and his wife Marcia are extended timers who spend from an average of 201 days traveling each year, all while maintaining two different homes. Rick and Marcia are avid Boondockers, they have traveled to Alaska twice and are planning their 3rd trip. Rick will be bringing his knowledge and experiences on the road to his classes.
Trey & Susan Selman of RV Safety & Education Foundation
Trey & Susan are Weighing and Tire Safety Specialist for RV Safety & Education Foundation since 2013. They are full time RVers, who have been living and working on the road since 2011. They enjoy helping RVers understand weight and tire issues so they can travel safely. In addition to teaching weight and tire safety, they help develop and produce video training for the foundation. Trey also serves the foundation as an information technician.