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March 2016 – Our month started strong with the Professor & I putting on a ‘New Hat’ as Rally Coordinators ….over the first-ever Redwood / CrossRoads RV Regional Rally. In the beautiful Mill Creek Ranch RV Resort in Canton, TX with 10 rigs in attendance…just happened to be all Redwood 5th wheels which was a beautiful sight. A shout out to all those who came to make history. We thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.

Texas Regional Rally Attendeess March 2016We had folks come as far away as Kansas ….and as close as 30 miles down the road at Lake Fork, TX. Everyone’s enthusiasm was amazing….even with the major rains that fell early ….but we finished with sunshiny skies and gentle winds. Here are a few photos from our event.

Redwood Line Up More Redwood 5th Wheels3 days before the Rally, the attendees who chose to come early to do a 3 Day RV Maintenance class called “Mastering Your RV” taught by the one and only Professor Terry Cooper, the Texas RV Professor. It’s important to learn what we call the foundation subjects like ….the 3 RV Electrical Systems, Propane System and the RV Water Systems. We also touched on RV refrigerators, RV water heaters, RV air conditioning and RV furnace. It would not be complete without RV exteriors.

Outside hands-on learning about RV Batteries and other parts of the RV.

Classroom theory training.

Words from Deborah & Larry H. who attended the RV maintenance class with their thoughts.

Friday we were out on the town at Dairy Palace for those World Famous Hamburgers! What a treat along with Blue Bell ice cream!


Dairy Palace – Home of the World Famous Hamburgers!


A lot of happy RVers for sure!!!

20160311_124616While we were not eating…. we were being educated by Ron Russell from Trailer Performance Braking and Tires. With more from Terry Cooper on the Amazing RV Refrigerator.


Seminar – Amazing RV Refrigerator

Food, food and lots of it!!

and….Food, Food and Lots of it!!

Proud wearers of the Rally T-Shirts provided by Redwood / CrossRoads RV

We want to thank CrossRoads RV & Redwood RV for sponsoring this event and providing a delicious meal on Saturday noon catered by Baker’s Ribs Cafe in Canton, TX. Everyone agrees that the most scrumptious Fried Pies provided by The Original Fried Pie Shop were a real treat.

The orginial fried pie shop in Canton, TXThis event was the first of 6 Regional Rallies that the Professor & I will be at during the coming months of 2016. Next stop….. Tucson, AZ.

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RV Maintenance 5 Day Live Course

Ken is a recent graduate of the 5 Day RV Tech Course taught in Shipshewana, IN this past August of 2014. He is very open about the value this course brought to his life.  RV Maintenance for the consumer is being taught by Terry Cooper – RVDA/RVIA Master Certified RV Service Technician and Professional Instructor.  Learn how to take care of your rig by going to www.rvtechcourse.com

Terry Cooper – The Texas RV Professor

Redwood 5th Wheel Slide in Slide Schwintek System


Guest Blog by The Texas RV Professor (my husband)

RVDA/RVIA Master Certified Technician and Professional Instructor


Schwintek Slide-Out System Operation Tips

The Schwintek Slide Out system has become one most popular mechanisms we are seeing on today’s RV slide outs. This system consists of exterior mounted aluminum rails driven by dual 12 volt dc motors and managed by a power controller that talks to these motors.

Here are 3 things you can do to help your Schwintek slide out system operate more trouble free.

  • Have maximum battery power to operate the two 12 volt DC drive motors. You can boost your on board house battery by having your RV’s power cord plugged into the pedestal (shore power) or  have your 7 pin connector power cord hooked up to your tow vehicle if you have a travel trailer or 5th wheel.


  • Operate the Schwintek system only when the RV is level. You will need to level your RV before running your slides out. Then when you are ready to leave bring the slides in before raising your leveling legs.


  • Let the Schwintek controller decide when to stop the slide movement. We have been trained on all the other types of slide out systems to release the in/out switch when we see the room complete its movement. If you will continue to press the in/out button and allow the controller to be in full control, it will determine when to stop the room. This will allow the controller to count the motor rotations of the two electric motors and self-align the slide position.

Little things can make a big difference in enjoyment of your RV.

See more blogs like this at AmeriGo RV Club – written by my husband –  Terry Cooper the Texas RV Professor and co-owner of Mobile RV Academy.

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