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JALC and Black Diamond RV to Offer RV Care and Maintenance Class

Published on September 17, 2021

In recent years purchases and rentals of RVs in the U.S. have boomed. In fact, according to the RV Industry Association, RV sales in some areas increased as much as 170 percent during the height of the Pandemic. With more RVs on the road, the need for basic maintenance and care has also increased.

To help meet the demand, the John A. Logan College Community Education Department has partnered with Black Diamond RV to offer RV 101, Essentials of Recreational Vehicles. The three-session course meets from 8 Am to Noon on September 25, October 2, and October 9. Instructor William Ellis will teach participants how to save money and extend the life of their RV.

“The class will give RV owners essential knowledge ranging from picking the right campground to supplies, function checks, and periodic maintenance.” Said JALC’s Michelle Hamilton.

According to Hamilton, this course is beneficial for both the RV owner and RV sales.

“Talk to anyone that has an RV, and they will tell you that there is a lot of demand for service in our area,” said Hamilton. “A course like this will give RV owners the confidence they need to do basic maintenance. Saving the owner money and putting less stress on service departments to meet the demand.”

The course cost is $120, and the first ten to register will receive a discounted rate of $70. Classes will meet at Black Diamond RV, 2405 Black Diamond Dr., Marion, IL.  For questions, contact the Community Education Department, Ext. 8248, or by email