RVers Online University

Do you want to learn how to safely operate and maintain your RV so you can save potentially thousands of dollars on costly repairs?

Get in-depth training on RV operation, RV safety, and RV maintenance to eliminate your worries and overwhelm and avoid costly mistakes!

Learning things the hard way can take the fun out of RVing really fast.

Imagine purchasing your dream RV and a month into your journey realizing: 

You’ve developed a leak that costs thousands of dollars to fix. 

You hook up your RV systems incorrectly, causing permanent damage to your RV. 

Or worse: things like improper weight distribution or not understanding RV tire and fire safety can quickly turn into life-threatening situations.

There’s so much to learn and if you’re completely new to RVing, it feels scary and overwhelming.

Your RV is a huge investment.

Learning how to operate it safely and how to do your own preventive maintenance can save you thousands of dollars in repairs. 

It is also essential to learn proper RV operation, safety, and maintenance for the health and safety of you and your family. 

Some people become so overwhelmed by everything their RVs can do that they decide to never cook in them, or never use the bathroom for its intended purpose. 

That doesn’t have to be you! 

Your RV is meant to be lived in, traveled in, and enjoyed to the fullest. 

RVers Online University will eliminate overwhelm and fear so that you feel fully prepared to handle the operations, safety, and maintenance of your RV and travel with confidence!

In our RV Foundations: Operation, Safety, and Maintenance course,

You’ll learn how to operate your RVs systems, like plumbing, propane, electric, and more. This course is our popular “RVers Boot Camp” training program, but in an online format with video, audio, and written material. Here’s some of what you’ll learn:

RVers Online University

RV Foundations

RV Foundations - Operation, Safety, and Maintenance

Operation, Safety, and Maintenance

Your RV is a huge investment. 

Learning how to operate it safely and how to do your own preventive maintenance can save you thousands of dollars in repairs. 

This course will take you from feeling overwhelmed about your RV and all the systems to feeling totally prepared to handle it all. Not only will you learn how to safely operate your RV, you’ll learn how to do preventive maintenance so you can enjoy it for years to come. 

In this course, you will: 

RV Foundations Course

Escapees Members: $107

Non-Members: $127

Free Bonus For Signing Up Today

The RVer's Ultimate Survival Guide

The RVer’s Ultimate Survival Guide is the perfect companion for any RVer. This book will help you maximize your enjoyment of the RV lifestyle so that you can get where your are going safely. 

A free PDF download of this book is included with any RVOU course purchase. 

RVers Ultimate Survival Guide

Earn An Insurance Discount with RVOU

Complete the RV Foundations Course and receive an insurance discount through independent agents Bancorp South or FCIS. 

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*PDF download bonuses will unlock 30 days after course begins. 

We Know People Learn Best In Different Ways!

We’ve got you covered.

If you want to sit back and watch videos, then you can watch and listen to our lessons easily on your computer, tablet, or phone.
If you would prefer to listen to the lessons like you would your favorite podcast, we have also provided audio files from each lesson.
If you would like to read the lessons or have a physical copy of the lessons to take notes on and highlight, we have also included a PDF that contains all the information in each video.

Each module includes detailed handouts with additional resources like tool lists, inspection checklists, popular resources, and more.

You can choose what works best for you and fear not that you are missing something if you don’t read the PDF or watch the videos.

You might be noticing a trend here – we want you to be successful!

What Happens When This Course Is Over?

Don’t worry!

Once enrolled in this course, you will have lifetime access to the course materials for as long as they live on the web. You will be able to go back and study any section as many times as you like.

As course materials are updated, you will have access to the new materials. If you ever have questions about the course material, you will be able to email the instructors for clarification.

We’ll make sure you are successful when you hit the road so that you can enjoy this lifestyle as much as the thousands of Escapees that have gone before you.

Your RVOU RV Foundations Instructor

Jim Koca - RVOU Instructor

Jim Koca
Escapees RV Club’s Education Director

I’m a retired police office and police academy director with over 40 years of service and currently a reserve deputy for Reagan County Texas. I specialized in collision reconstruction, investigating the causes and consequences of vehicle collisions. This has given me a unique perspective on vehicle safety, enabling me to train officers across the country. I share this information with RVers through numerous columns and programs, including RVers’ Boot Camp and RVers Online University.

Course Curriculumn

RV Foundations - Operation, Safety, and Maintenance

RV Foundations: Operation, Safety, and Maintenance

Module 1: Welcome to RV Foundations: Operation, Safety, and Maintenance

Module 2: Hooking Up at a Campground for the First Time

Module 3: RV Operation

Module 4: Safety

Module 5: RV Maintenance

Module 6: Knowledge Test for Insurance Discount


Roadmap to Full-Time RVing Course

Escapees Members: $107

Non-Members: $127

RV Road Trip

Why RVers Online University?

Escapees RV Club has been in the business of RV education and training for decades. Since 1978, we’ve been providing education and advocacy for all RVers. 

With RVOU, we bring you the expertise of long-time RV industry experts and full-time RVers to create the most comprehensive courses about RVing online. Whether you are a weekend RVer, want to pursue full-time RVing, or find yourself anywhere in between, we want to help take the stress out of RV living and help you make the right choices in your pursuit of the RV life.

We’re going to make sure you enter the RV life with your eyes wide open!

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I purchase?

After you make your purchase, you’ll receive a welcome email with a link for you to set up your login for RVOU. Once set-up, you’ll immediately have access to all of the core lesson videos, handouts, and pdfs. You can go through them at your own pace or jump around as you want. You will have access to the course for its lifetime.

Will I get access to the RVOU instructors?

Absolutely! Within each course, there will be a way to contact the instructors. You can usually expect a response from us within a couple of business days.

How long will I have access to the courses?

You’ll have lifetime access to all the materials for as long as they live on the web. When we make improvements to the course or update the material, you’ll also receive that information. You’ll have plenty of time to make sure you fully understand all the information in the course. 

Do I need to do the lessons in order?

No, you can jump between the lessons as needed. For instance, if you just purchased an RV and need to immediately winterize, you can view that lesson in RV Foundations first and then come back to learn about systems and safety.

Can’t I just figure this out on my own?

Sure, if you don’t mind spending a lot of time searching, sifting through wrong information and clutter, and some trial and error. And you still won’t know if you found everything you need. We want to save you this headache by giving you the correct information that you need to get on the road and the guidance to help you get started. You will always have access to the content including videos, audio, written transcripts, and resources.

I already have an RV, will this still be beneficial?

If you want to learn more about RV systems and maintenance or just purchased an RV, RV Foundations will help you gain the confidence you need to RV safely.

What if I realize the course is not for me after I buy it? Can I get a refund?

We have a 30-day money back guarantee. If you aren’t happy with our courses, we’ll try to fix the problem or provide you with a refund. Escapees RV Club is a total support network for all RVers including you.

RVers Online University

Our Online RV Courses

Buy Both and Save

Jump in with both feet and learn it all.

RVers Online University has 2 in-depth online RV courses: Roadmap to Full-Time RVing and RV Foundations: Operation, Safety, and Maintenance.

In RV Foundations, you’ll learn about RV operations, safety, and maintenance, including: 

  • How to hook up at a campground
  • RV electrical system operations
  • How to use and sanitize your fresh water system
  • Driving an RV, towing an RV, and towing a vehicle
  • RV Safety: weight, tires, fire, and personal safety while RVing
  • RV Maintenance: roof, air conditioner, furnace, water heater, fridge, stove, and more
  • Plus, you can earn an insurance discount after completing the course!

Bundle Both Courses Today and Save!

With this course bundle, you’ll learn how to buy the perfect RV for you, how to live on the road, and how to safely operate and maintain your RV for years to come.

RV Foundations and Roadmap to Full-Time RVing Bundle

Escapees Members: $197

Non-Members: $247

RV Foundations: Operation, Safety, & Maintenance

RV Foundations - Operation, Safety, and Maintenance

RV Operation, Safety, and Maintenance

RV Foundations Course

Escapees Members: $107

Non-Members: $127

Roadmap to Full-Time RVing: Learn to Live in an RV

Learn to live in an RV - Roadmap to Full-Time RVing

Roadmap to Full-Time RVing

Roadmap to Full-Time RVing Course

Escapees Members: $107

Non-Members: $127

RVers Online University

Save money, avoid mistakes, and jump-start your life of freedom today!

30 Days Money Back

Refund Policy

We want RVers Online University to provide you with the value you paid for and more! Because our courses are digital and available immediately, refunds are considered on a case by case basis within 30 days of purchase.

If you aren’t happy with our courses, we’ll try to fix the problem, or provide you with a refund.

We are in this with you. If you email us we’ll make sure to respond to you within 48hrs (often much sooner).

Escapees RV Club has always been a total support network for all RVers. We want to make sure your RV life is as easy as possible so you can spend more time having fun and less time worrying.