Escapees’ RVers Boot Camp trainers are recognized industry experts with more than 100 years of combined knowledge and experience in the RV and vehicle safety fields.
Escapees Education & Safety Director
Jim is a retired police officer and police academy director with over 40 years of service. He is currently a reserve deputy for Reagan County Texas.
During his career, he specialized in collision reconstruction. This involved investigating the causes and consequences of vehicle collisions. Collision reconstruction has given him a unique perspective on vehicle safety, enabling him to train officers across the country.
He also shares this information with RVers through numerous columns and programs. These include RVers’ Boot Camp and RVers Online University, both of which are operated by Escapees RV Club. Jim is also a WeighMaster with Escapees’ SmartWeigh program.
In 1997 Mark retired from a career in aerospace engineering and took up full-time RVing. Over the next 30 years, he traveled full- and part- time, eventually swapping his fifth-wheel for a Class-A and then a small Class-C RV. During this time, Mark has combined his technical expertise and RVing experience to help fellow RVers get the most out of their RVs.
Mark maintains an RV resource website and is involved in evaluating RV gadget and testing new RV products. Mark writes technical and lifestyle articles for RV publications, and answers RVers’ questions in several published Q&A columns.
He served as the RV Safety Education Director for Escapees RV Club from 2002 to 2017. During this time, he built RVers’ Boot Camp, an educational program that covers RV operation, safety and maintenance through a series of seminars offered during an intense three-day event. This program became the foundation for RVers Online University.
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