I've been in training here at Camping World as well as learning on the fly. One day found crewmembers from Rocklin and San Martin joining us for classes from representatives of Honda generators, Pull-Rite fifth wheel hitches, Super Springs and Internet in Motion.
The learning curve when you're a bit (OK, a lot) older than your fellow crewmembers is a little rough. Someone will come to the counter with a part and ask, "Do you have anything to replace this?" I look at it and start my investigation there. My first question is, "What does it belong to?" Most of the time, the customer will just tell me. Many times, the person will sigh, roll their eyes and wonder how I manage to stand there behind the counter and not understand why the piece of plastic with the curly burnt wire attached is not instantly recognizable as the left-handed thingamajig from a 20 year-old furnace that isn't manufactured any more.
I'm also learning that many RVers have overloaded their rigs, are towing with inadequately powered vehicles, or think that purchasing new shocks or a sway bar will magically fix ride problems. But that's why I'm working here and learning about how to help.
On Tuesday, I will be in Roadmaster training with a few other crewmembers. The more I learn, the better I'll be able to help the RVers.
The only down side is that I will only be able to teach at the Tucson Life on Wheels conference in March. No one is permitted to take time off in June or July, so my travel plans are limited next year. But that's all right. I'm learning something every day and that is very important.