Pennsylvania technician finalist for 2019 Top Tech Challenge

Feb 12, 2019 | Member News

Aaron Bashore, lead technician/shop foreman at Tom Schaeffers Camping and Travel Center, Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania, is a finalist in the 2019 Top Tech Challenge, set for March 13 at RVX: The RV Experience in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The event, hosted by the RV Technical Institute, pits six RV service technicians against each other for a $10,000 prize and title of 2019 Top Tech Champion. It highlights the industry-wide need for skilled labor, and how the industry can work together to promote the role of service and bring in more qualified technicians to the industry.

“The Top Tech Challenge is our industry’s way of promoting and rewarding skilled labor technicians in the market,” said RV Technical Institute Executive Director Curt Hemmeler. “These are unsung heroes and we applaud their efforts to keep millions of Americans on the road and enjoying the RV lifestyle.”

All the finalists are employed as RV Certified Technicians and have a minimum of five years experience. They were selected based on their completed application, years of experience, most recent RVDA/RVIA Certified Technician Exam score and certification expiration date.

The competition will be held live in front of a rambunctious audience on Wednesday, March 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.


In addition to Bashore, the other contestants are:

Brandon Galbreath – 2017 Top Tech Champion
Joppa, Alabama
Service Tech at D&N RV Service 

Thomas Gordon
Ocala, Florida
Shop Foreman/Lead Tech at Ocala Camping World

John Larson
Minden, Nevada
Owner/Operator at Nevada Mobile RV Service

Chris Page
Prescott, Arizona
Service Tech at Affinity RV

Bradley Wingfield
Corinth, Texas
Shop Foreman at McClain’s RV Superstore

RVX is FREE for dealers and runs March 12 – 14 in Salt Lake City. Dealers, retailers, campground and service technicians are encouraged to secure their spots at the event – click here to register today!


Source: RVIA News and Insights