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Training Academy Schedule, Curricula & Trainers

2016 RV Owner Training

Agenda (PDF)

2016 Registration

* This is an advanced training for those that have attended a previous RV Owner Training. You must have a code to register. Please contact Greg Rinehart if you did not receive the email invitation. 517.543.6400, ext. 3122 or greg.rinehart@spartanchassis.com

This training will give you in-depth, hands-on training of your Spartan Chassis that you cannot receive anywhere else and covers:

  • Personal on-the-road drive time with a certified instructor
  • Driver Course consisting of driver hazard awareness, basic driver guidelines, hazard avoidance, control and recovery and the driver’s role
  • Weighing your RV and adjusting tire pressures accordingly
  • Personal walk-around and inspection of your coach with a qualified Spartan Chassis Technician
  • Chassis Maintenance
  • Spartan Aftermarket Parts
  • Chassis Air Systems
  • Spartan & OEM Integration
  • Spartan Customer First/Warranty information
  • Chassis Suspensions
  • Chassis Electrical
  • Chassis Troubleshooting
  • Factory tour

Once you are registered, you will automatically have a service appointment the Monday of your training session. You will receive a phone call from Kate Stanton of our service department. If you have further questions on your service appointment, please call (517) 543-6400, ext. 3160 and ask for Kate.

Should you have any additional questions regarding the training please contact Greg Rinehart at (517)543-6400, ext. 3122 or email greg.rinehart@spartanchassis.com

Steve Schnurr &
Denise Hoffman

Oceanside, NY

"We got more information about our motorhome than what the dealer gave us. We also now know the things that we were doing wrong. The instructor Mike O’Neil is one smart man, Spartan has the right man for this job. Driving instructor was excellent. Greg was on top of every need anyone had, it was all ran very professionally. If you own a Spartan Chassis you need this training, you cannot get any better help on how to maintain your RV safely. Well worth the money and time, GREAT STUFF!! We are very satisfied customers."

Sayed Hashimi

Big Rapids, MI

"From my perspective the training program was excellent. The staff (instructors, administrators and technicians) were very friendly and accommodating. The trainees were treated very cordially, the program was well organized. I would highly recommend this to any motorhome owner."

Brad & Janet Davis

Sugar Land, TX

"The organization of the program from the tour of the plants to the class schedule and material presented, the coach service times and meals offered all in our opinion was extremely professional. All the staff and especially the dinner with the families made us feel like we were a part of the Spartan family."

Wally Renfo

(2011 American Revolution)

"I just want you to know, that in a world where Customer Service is a dying art, Spartan demonstrates exactly what it should look like. I know that comes with a cost, but you have captured my wife and I with it!"

Leanne Renfo

(2011 American Revolution)

"It is so important that you realize our appreciation for what you do and the information that you share. You truly need to find a way to promote your program so much farther."

Clarence Lancaster

(2013 Entegra Anthem)

"Your organization seems to be truly customer service oriented. Your organization is truly willing to go out of your way to accommodate the people's needs. We really had a wonderful time and both learned a lot."

Robbie Rice

(2008 Tiffin Allegro Bus)

"Spartan defused our anxiety and gained our interest nearly immediately. Your department's involvement in our entire day and into the evenings is a true testament to your passion in your product and company."

Eddie Turner

(2012 Newmar King Aire)

"I have to tell you that our recent purchase of our 2012 Newmar King Aire just happened to come with a Spartan Chassis. However, after this week's training, we will never buy another coach without one!"

Tony Galic

(2007 American Eagle)

"We didn't know what needed to be serviced and when. Now that we are informed, there is only one place we need to go every year and that is Spartan!"

Chali Kissee

(2012 Tiffin Allegro Bus with a Powerglide Chassis)

"All the employees of Spartan treated us like royalty. We felt like we were part of the family. The instruction was top notch and everyone was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It was fun when employees families came to join us. The walk-around inspection discovered some problems we needed to know about. My husband (retired engineer) loved it all & learned a lot."

Technician Training

Registration (PDF)

For pricing or to schedule a training session, please contact:

Greg Rinehart
Service Development & Training Lead
phone: 517.543.6400, ext. 3122
fax: 517.541.3837

The high quality standard that Spartan demands is reflected in the state-of-the-art training program that we offer. The breadth and depth of training, as well as the expert instruction offered far exceeds our competitor's programs. The network of Spartan-trained technicians has expanded exponentially since curriculum was put in place over 10 years ago.

Class Descriptions

Fire Truck

The Fire truck specific technician Training will consist of four days of personalized on-site training pertaining to your specific truck. Topics covered:

  • Basic Electrical
  • Schematic Reading
  • Air Conditioning Principles
  • Air Brakes
  • Warranty Procedures & Web Site Navigation
  • In-Depth Chassis Maintenence
  • Troubleshooting


This four-day, on-site training walks you through the pertinent information regarding your particular chassis. Topics covered:

  • ABS Brake System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Electrical
  • Comfort Steer
  • Engine
  • Hydraulic System
  • Suspension

Fire Truck /
Motorhome Combo

Main component suppliers team up with Spartan to offer instruction in their areas of expertise. Spartan’s factory training for technicians provides instruction on the following components for both the motorhome and emergency rescue areas:

  • ABS brake systems
  • Brake systems
  • Chassis maintenance
  • Electronic controls
  • Electrical systems
  • Engine
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Suspension and steering
  • Warranty procedure and service center support


Spartan will cover both Lion and Gaval bus chassis, concentrating on the following components/areas of the chassis; frame, air suspension, Hadley, warranty procedures, troubleshooting. We will also have a bus chassis walk around with a question and answer session.

2016 Schedule
  • Fire Truck

  • February 1-4 (Charlotte, MI)
  • February 29-3 (Charlotte, MI)
  • March 28-31 (Riverside, CA)
  • May 16-19 (Montgomery County, MD)
  • Motorhome

  • February 22-25 (Charlotte, MI)
  • May 23-26 (Charlotte, MI)
  • Fire Truck / Motorhome Combo

  • October 24-28 (Charlotte, MI)
  • November 7-10 (Tampa, FL)
  • Bus

  • April 19-20 (Charlotte, MI)

Tim Reinholt

Longmount, CO

"The training gives great insight into how Spartan Chassis interacts with the components."

Bart Westphal

Saginaw, MI

"All content was great. Spartan does a great job covering all the bases. I have been to Spartan training several times and have always learned new things. The staff is great and the facilities are awesome. I hope to come back in the future and look forward to working with Spartan until then. Thanks again."

Larry Haughton

Ajax Ontario, CA

"Great program. All instructors were very good."

Jason Ketchum

Merrillville, IN

"Real world technicians as trainers, that are knowledgeable about subject matters. Lots of good information, thank you."

Craig Smith

Galion, OH

"Would recommend this training for all technicians and service writers."

Harold Hammons

Omaha, NB

"Very helpful refresher course on all subjects."

Fire Truck Training Conference (FTTC)

October 2-6 - Lansing, MI

Registration begins Summer 2016

Attention all Technicians, Apparatus Manufacturers, and Maintenance Chiefs!
Join us for the 2016 Spartan Academy Fire Truck Training Conference where we provide service training, EVT certification preparation/testing and a chance to see what's new within your industry.

  • Plant Tour
  • Service Training Classes
  • Two EVT Testing Opportunities