by Henry Kozminski
I consider myself quite experienced and knowledgeable about RV’ing but still take every chance to take in as many seminars and RV training I can. For four years I had worked part time for an RV rental company picking up, delivering and checking out new and used RV’s of every type plus
have personally owned 5 different 5th wheels (28 foot to 40 ft) and 2 forty foot diesel pushers. I still continue to have many new learning experiences mostly through my own mishaps. We are snowbirds and live in our RV almost 8 months a year and travel throughout the US and Canada.>
One of the greatest learning experiences I have encountered is the annual RV Owners Lifestyle Seminars held at the Okanagan College in Kelowna BC. My wife Barb and I had attended them two years in a row and I now give a couple of seminars there. It is a wonderful four-day experience that everyone should encounter.
It is held at the college where the Recreation Vehicle Technicians are trained for the RV industry and is held at the end of their class year so the college instructors are still there to instruct us on various topics. It is in an informal classroom setting and you can choose which seminars you wish to attend throughout the day. In the evenings there is usually great entertainment as well as a welcoming wine and cheese session on the arrival day and a banquet before the last day.
We dry camp in the college parking lot with showers etc available nearby. It is a great opportunity to learn from other Rv’ers as well as there is every type of rig and most everyone seems to have a story to tell. Last year we even had some campfires going in the evening.
This year it is being held June 21 – 24th at the Okanagan College, in Kelowna. For more information check out their website at www.okanagan/bc/ca/rvlife
Hopefully, we’ll see you there.