RV Education Videos

In our efforts to continue to assist in the education of RVers and future RVers as they explore the RV lifestyle, we are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Mark & Dawn Polk over at RV Education 101 to make available their wonderful series of video DVDs.


Mark & Dawn Polk


Mark & Dawn provide technical guidance on RV operation and cover many of the basic aspects of RVing. It's one thing to read about all this, but it is much more beneficial to be shown on video.

We wish we would have had these videos before going on the road as complete "newbies". We think they are a great addition to the "lifestyle" information on our website and in our rally seminars, and we hope you agree.

You can purchase the DVDs right here and we will get them shipped to you right away!

Take a look at what we have to offer below. We are able to give a tiny discount on individual DVDs. If you are interested in more than one DVD, be sure to check out the "Boxed Sets" at the bottom of each section. The boxed sets have BIG discounts, and all the DVDs included in boxed sets have individual descriptions on this page.


Purchasing: Payments are processed via PayPal, though you do not need a PayPal account to purchase and check out. At checkout you have the option of choosing to pay via your PayPal account or you can select "Pay With Debit Or Credit Card".

Shipping: All items incur a shipping charge of $5.95. A Boxed Set is considered one item. For every item over one, there will be an additional $1.00 charge per item. Shipping is done via U.S. Postal Service and can only be made to destinations in the U.S. and Canada. Most orders arrive within 5 - 7 days, but please allow up to 10 business days, especially over holiday periods.


Introduction To RVs & Campground Basics




An Introduction to RV's

By: Mark Polk

Hosts, Mark & Dawn Polk, walk you through an introduction to RV’s. Learn what an RV is, which type of RV is right for you, and some important things to consider before you buy an RV in this information packed DVD by RV Education 101.

  • What is an RV?
  • Types of RV’s
  • Pros & Cons
  • Which type RV is right for you?
  • 25 things to consider before you buy


    Length: 49 min

  • $24.00

     



    RV Campground Basics

    By: Mark J. Polk

    When you purchase an RV, where to go and what to do when you get there can be confusing until you have a few RV trips under your belt. There is a lot to learn about public & private campgrounds and RV Parks, and the more you know, the better your camping experiences will be.

  • How do you find RV campgrounds, parks and resorts?
  • Should you make reservations before leaving on a trip?
  • How do you register when you arrive at the campground?
  • What kind of site should you request?
  • Do you need a partial hook-up or a full hook-up?
  • How do you set the RV up at the campground?
  • What does campground etiquette mean?
  • How do you determine the right camping club or camping network for you?

    That is the purpose of this DVD, to answer all of these questions and much more.

    Length: 53 Minutes

  • $24.00

     

    Fifth Wheels & Travel Trailers




    Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels 101

    By: Mark Polk

    Travel trailers and fifth wheels add a whole new dimension to the camping experience. They can also create additional headaches for you if you’re not familiar with the "how tos" of your equipment. The Travel Trailer / Fifth Wheel DVD will quickly provide you with a thorough understanding of how your travel trailer or fifth wheel works. Topics covered in this DVD include:

  • complete set up procedures
  • hitch work
  • leveling
  • campground setup
  • LP gas system
  • water system
  • electrical system
  • sewage system
  • appliances
  • accessories
  • safety cautions and warnings

    Demonstration is shown on both a travel trailer and fifth wheel where appropriate. Watch RV expert Mark Polk as he gives you a personal travel trailer or fifth wheel orientation. You too will soon be a pro!

    Length: 59 minutes

  • $24.00

     



    Trailer Towing, Weights, Hitch Work and Backing

    By: Mark Polk
    Take the time to properly educate yourself about trailer towing, weights, hitch work and backing. Let us teach you some tips and techniques to make towing much easier. How to properly match your tow vehicle to a trailer, learning the terminology, and proper and safe hitch work are topics covered. Demonstration is shown on a travel trailer with a fifth wheel hitching portion demonstrated on a fifth wheel.

    Mark Polk has been an expert witness in a few legal cases, where people were paralyzed and killed. The common factor in these cases involved improperly matched tow vehicles and trailers. Don’t depend on automobile dealerships and RV dealerships to always give you 100% accurate information. Do your homework before purchasing a tow vehicle and trailer.

    "I have watched the videos more than once to help some of the topics thoroughly sink in. The demonstration on "backing up" a trailer was very helpful and made my very first backing attempt go very smoothly to everyone's amazement. Thanks again! Marc Levine

    Length: 56 minutes

    $24.00

     



    Tow Your 5th Wheel Like a Pro DVD

    Now you don't have to drive across the country in search of a driving school to learn driving skills.

    By: Mark Polk

    Video hosts Mark Polk (RV Education 101) and Lorrin Walsh (Professional driver & author of the book "Tow Your 5th Wheel Like a Pro") provide you with the tools you can apply to help you become a professional driver. This means the development and execution of unique driving/towing techniques needed to become a safer and more confident driver so you can tow your fifth wheel like a pro.

    This DVD is your complete guide to professional driving and towing techniques for every level of experience. This video takes commercial driving training techniques and converts them into easy to understand terms. It also explains basic rules that can be applied to any vehicle you are driving.

    Length: 98 min

    $24.00

     



    Travel Trailer / Fifth Wheel 4 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    4 DVD Set
    An $81.80 Value, for $69.00

    INCLUDES:
    1) Travel Trailer / Fifth Wheel DVD
    2) Trailer Towing, Weights, Hitch Work & Backing - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items -DVD



    This counts as 1 item, so you only pay $5.95 for S/H!
    $69.00

     

    Fifth Wheel 10 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    10 DVD Set
    An $231.50 Value, for $155.00

    INCLUDES:
    1) Travel Trailer / fifth Wheel 101 - DVD
    2) Tow Your Fifth Wheel Like a Pro - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items - DVD
    5) RV Campground Basics - DVD
    6) RV Care and Maintenance - DVD
    7) EZ RV Upgrades - DVD
    8) Deep Cycle Batteries - DVD
    9) RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks - DVD
    10)RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories - DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $155.00

     

    Fifth Wheel 11 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    11 DVD Set
    A $256.45 Value, for $169.00

    INCLUDES:
    1) Travel Trailer / Fifth Wheel 101 - DVD
    2) Tow Your Fifth Wheel Like a Pro - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items - DVD
    5) RV Campground Basics - DVD
    6) RV Care and Maintenance - DVD
    7) EZ RV Upgrades - DVD
    8) Deep Cycle Batteries - DVD
    9) RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks - DVD
    10)RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories - DVD
    11)An INTRODUCTION to RV's - DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $169.00

     

    Travel Trailer 10 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    10 DVD Set
    An $231.50 Value, for $155.00

    INCLUDES:
    1) Travel Trailer / 5th Wheel - DVD
    2) Trailer Towing, Weights, Hitch Work & Backing - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 minute RV Essential Items - DVD
    5) RV Campground Basics - DVD
    6) RV Care and Maintenance - DVD
    7) EZ RV Upgrades - DVD
    8) Deep Cycle Batteries - DVD
    9) RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks - DVD
    10)RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories - DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $155.00

     

    Travel Trailer 11 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    11 DVD Set
    A $256.45 Value, for $169.00

    INCLUDES:
    1) Travel Trailer / 5th Wheel - DVD
    2) Trailer Towing, Weights, Hitch Work & Backing - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 minute RV Essential Items - DVD
    5) RV Campground Basics - DVD
    6) RV Care and Maintenance - DVD
    7) EZ RV Upgrades - DVD
    8) Deep Cycle Batteries - DVD
    9) RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks - DVD
    10)RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories - DVD
    11)An INTRODUCTION to RVs - DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $169.00

     

    Motorhomes




    Class A (Type A) Motorhomes 101

    By: Mark Polk

    Operating a Class A Motorhome may appear to be a daunting task to a new owner. The Class A Motorhome 101 video/DVD makes it simple and fun by quickly providing you with a thorough understanding of how to operate your RV. Topics covered in this video include:

  • weights
  • leveling
  • complete set up procedures
  • LP gas system
  • water system
  • electrical system
  • sewage system
  • generator
  • appliances
  • accessories
  • safety cautions and warnings
  • ...and much more

    Watching this production will put you light years ahead of where you would have been without it! Demonstration is shown on a Class A motorhome. Watch as RV expert Mark Polk gives you this personal orientation as many times as you need!

    I recently purchased your DVD on Class A Motorhomes. My husband and I are "rookies" to RVing and we have started with a 97 Winnebago Adventurer. The dealership we purchased it from gave us a "walk through" so to speak, but it was nothing like the detail you gave in the DVD. Judy......South Carolina

    Length: 52 minutes

  • $24.00

     



    Class C Motorhomes 101

    For the Class C Owner or Renter

    By: Mark Polk

    Whether you own your own Class C Motorhome or you are renting one, this Class C video/DVD will quickly provide you with a thorough understanding of how to operate your RV and eliminate those "uh oh’s" when you’re camping. Topics covered in this video include:

  • maintenance checks
  • driving tips
  • towing
  • campground registration
  • complete set up procedures
  • LP gas system
  • water system
  • electric system
  • appliances
  • accessories
  • safety cautions and warnings

    Demonstration is shown on a Class C motorhome. Watch RV expert, Mark Polk, as he gives you a personal Class C walk thru. Watch as many times as you want!

    Length: 42 minutes

  • $24.00

     



    Towing Behind Your Motorhome

    By: Mark Polk

    If you travel in a motorhome for any extended period of time or to multiple locations, chances are you will want to be able to make a grocery run or explore without disconnecting the motorhome or taking it into tight places. You can do that by towing a vehicle behind the motorhome. Now when you need a loaf of bread or want to take a day trip you have transportation readily available. But just how do you do this? That's what this DVD is all about.

    It will demonstrate everything you need to know about towing behind a motorhome in an easy to understand format. Our goal with this DVD is to help you learn how to properly tow a vehicle, and to assist you in making the right decisions to meet your particular towing needs. Let RV expert Mark Polk, help you to thoroughly understand all of your motorhome towing options. Watch as many times as you need!

    Length: 51 minutes

    $24.00

     



    Drive Your Motorhome Like a Pro DVD

    Now you don't have to drive across the country in search of a driving school to learn driving skills.

    By: Mark Polk

    Video hosts Mark Polk (RV Education 101) and Lorrin Walsh (Professional driver & author of the book "Drive Your Motorhome Like a Pro") provide you with the tools you can apply to help you become a professional driver.

    Drive Your Motorhome Like a Pro is your complete video guide to professional driving techniques for beginners to experienced drivers. It takes commercial driving training techniques and converts them to layman's terms. It explains basic rules so you can apply them to any vehicle you might drive. Driving a motorhome, especially for the first time can be very intimidating.

    When most people were taught to drive they were just taught the "hows" and not the "whys". Teaching the "whys", or the mechanics of driving gives you the tools and skills you can apply to any vehicle or any driving situation.

    Length: 67 minutes

    $24.00

     



    Class A Motorhome 4 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    4 DVD Set
    An $81.80 Value, for $69.00

    INCLUDES
    1) Class A Motorhome 101 - DVD
    2) Towing Behind Your Motorhome - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing Your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items - DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $69.00

     



    Class C Motorhome 4 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    4 DVD Set
    An $81.80 Value, for $69.00

    INCLUDES:
    1) Class C Rental / Owner - DVD
    2) Towing Behind Your Motorhome - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items -DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $69.00

     

    Class A Motorhome 11 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    11 DVD Set
    A $256.45 Value, for $169.00

    INCLUDES Everything for Class A:
    1) Class A (Type A) Motorhome - DVD
    2) Towing Behind Your Motorhome - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items - DVD
    5) RV Campground Basics - DVD
    6) RV Care and Maintenance - DVD
    7) EZ RV Upgrades - DVD
    8) Deep Cycle Batteries
    9) RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks - DVD
    10)RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories - DVD
    11)Drive Your Motorhome Like A Pro - DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $169.00

     

    Class A Motorhome 12 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    12 DVD Set
    A $281.40 Value, for $183.00

    INCLUDES Everything for Class A:
    1) Class A (Type A)Motorhome - DVD
    2) Towing Behind Your Motorhome - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items -DVD
    5) RV Campground Basics - DVD
    6) RV Care and Maintenance - DVD
    7) EZ RV Upgrades- DVD
    8) Deep Cycle Batteries
    9) RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks - DVD
    10)RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories - DVD
    11)Drive Your Motorhome Like A Pro - DVD
    12)An INTRODUCTION to RV's - DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $183.00

     

    Class C Motorhome 11 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    11 DVD Set
    A $256.45 Value, for $169.00

    INCLUDES everything for a Class C:
    1) Class C Rental/Owner Motor Home - DVD
    2) Towing Behind Your Motorhome - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items - DVD
    5) RV Campground Basics - DVD
    6) RV Care and Maintenance -D VD
    7) EZ RV Upgrades - DVD
    8) Deep Cycle Batteries - DVD
    9) RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks - DVD
    10)RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories - DVD
    11)Drive Your Motorhome Like a Pro - DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $169.00

     

    Class C Motorhome 12 DVD Bargain BOX SET

    12 DVD Set
    A $281.40 Value, for $183.00

    INCLUDES Everything for Class C:
    1) Class C Rental/Owner Motor Home - DVD
    2) Towing Behind Your Motorhome - DVD
    3) Winterizing & Storing your RV - DVD
    4) Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items - DVD
    5) RV Campground Basics - DVD
    6) RV Care and Maintenance - DVD
    7) EZ RV Upgrades - DVD
    8) Deep Cycle Batteries - DVD
    9) RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks - DVD
    10)RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories - DVD
    11)Drive Your Motorhome Like a Pro - DVD
    12)An INTRODUCTION to RV's - DVD

    You only pay $5.95 for S/H!

    $183.00

     

    RV Care, Maintenance, Tips, Tricks, Upgrades, Etc.




    RV Care and Maintenance

    By: Mark Polk

    Preventive Maintenance is maintenance performed on your RV BEFORE a problem exists. Preventive maintenance checks are designed to prevent or identify potential problems that could lead to mechanical breakdown, malfunction or failure of a component or system on your RV. The RV Care & Maintenance DVD includes information on the proper care and maintenance for:

  • the interior of your RV
  • the exterior of your RV
  • RV appliances
  • LP gas system
  • water system
  • electrical system
  • RV generators
  • RV batteries
  • chassis & frame
  • RV tires

    Let RV expert Mark Polk, help you to thoroughly understand how to take care of your RV. Watch as many times as you need.

    "I learned the hard way. I had to have emergency maintenance repairs when I least expected them due to system failure, costing me quite a bit of money. I know now they could have been prevented had I performed scheduled and preventive maintenance on my RV.” Kurt Bray

    Length: 78 minutes

  • $24.00

     



    RV Safety Features, Tips and Tricks

    By: Mark Polk

    Let RV expert Mark Polk walk you through the safety features on your RV. Learn all about:

  • LP gas
  • water & electrical system safety
  • RV fire safety
  • carbon monoxide safety
  • RV emergency escape plans
  • RV emergency weather planning
  • ... and more ...

    in this easy to understand video format.

    Did you know that there are between 6,500 and 20,000 reported RV fires each year, and that an RV can burn completely to the ground in as little as six minutes! Do you know what type of fire extinguisher to use on what type of fire, and how to properly use a fire extinguisher? Did you know that carbon monoxide is the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the United States each year? Do you know what the symptoms for carbon monoxide are, and what to do if you or somebody else is exposed to it? These are just a few of the important RV safety topics you will learn about in this video.

    Length: 42 minutes

  • $24.00

     



    Deep Cycle Battery Care and Maintenance

    By: Mark Polk

    Show me an RVer who hasn't had problems with deep cycle batteries and I'll show you someone who hasn't been RVing for very long. In most cases, problems related to deep cycle batteries are usually a result of not understanding what is involved to properly maintain and care for lead acid batteries. 85% of all 12 volt batteries manufactured in the United States die before they should.

    Our Deep Cycle Battery Care & Maintenance DVD was designed to help extend the life of your deep cycle batteries and to save you money. With a little routine preventive maintenance your deep cycle batteries can and will last as long as they should. Let RV expert Mark Polk, help you to thoroughly understand how to take care of your RV Deep Cycle Batteries. Watch as many times as you need.

    Length: 34 Minutes

    $24.00

     



    RV Awning Use, Care and Accessories

    By: Mark Polk

    RV Expert Mark Polk walks you through the step-by-step process to using, caring for & accessorizing your RV awnings. Polk explains the different types of RV awnings and awning fabrics, and how to properly clean & inspect the awning fabric & hardware. Next he demonstrates how to use the awnings on your RV & how to install a window awning in six easy steps. As an added bonus the video demonstrates some products available on the market to fully accessorize and enjoy your RV awnings. *Does not apply to automatic awnings.

    Length: 24 Minutes

    $24.00

     



    EZ RV Upgrades

    By: Mark Polk

    Now that you have purchased your RV, let RV expert, Mark Polk, help you discover what products are available to help protect you, your investment, and improve the efficiency of your RV. Learn what water filter will efficiently protect your drinking water from harmful bacteria and why, and what will protect your electronic equipment and appliances from high or low campground voltage. We will inform you of the benefits of these products, how they are used and where to buy them. Find new and easy ways to improve the ventilation and lighting in your RV, and improve the efficiency of your RV's refrigerator. For the Do-It-Yourselfer get step-by-step instructions on how to install a window awning, a Maxx Air turbo fan, a window vent, a fluorescent light and more.

    "Mark, I have several of your videos and they are great. So far, I have used most of the items you show in the EZ RV Upgrade video. Just before I received your video I was just about to have my dealer install two window awnings. After watching you I did the job myself and it worked just the way you said and saved me much money. And, most of the items I would have never tried to do before the videos. Thanks, Cougar by Keystone owner, Bob Jacobs

    Length: 54 Minutes

    $24.00

     



    Winterizing and Storing your RV

    By: Mark Polk

    You’ve had a great year camping, now it's time to put your RV away for the winter. What do you do? Where do you start? Don't worry, you are not alone. These are common questions, ones that RV expert Mark Polk will answer for you in this specialized winterizing and storing DVD.

    Winterizing the RV protects the RVs water system, but what about the tires, batteries, generator, chassis storage, coach storage and other components that can be damaged if they are not properly prepared for short or long term storage? You will see detailed step by step instructions on how to properly winterize & store your RV. To make sure you remember what you need to do, and in what order, a printed checklist comes with your DVD. This checklist includes supplies needed and the steps to take for you to complete the project. Let RV expert Mark Polk, help you to thoroughly understand all of your winterizing and storing needs!

    Length: 27 minutes

    $24.00

     



    RV DVD 6-PACK

    6 DVD Set
    An $149.70 Value, for $99.00

    INCLUDES:
    1) RV Care & Maintenance DVD
    2) EZ RV Upgrades DVD
    3) RV Awning Use, Care & Maintenance DVD
    4) RV Campground Basics DVD
    5) Deep Cycle Batteries DVD
    6) RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks DVD

    $5.95 for S/H!

    $99.00

     



    Mark's Recommended 10 Minute RV Essential Items DVD

    By: Mark Polk

    Our training videos have helped tens of thousands of RVers over the years; but we realized that even though we were showing you how to use your RV we weren't telling you what you would want or need to take with you to make your RV experiences more enjoyable. When you buy your first RV you really don’t know what to expect the first few times you venture out on a trip. Even after receiving the RV Dealer "Starter Kit", it can be disappointing and frustrating to get to the campground and discover you don't have the essential items you need for your RV.

    To assist "new RVers" I have developed what I refer to as my recommended "RV Essential Items List." These are not the nice to have items; they are the essential items to make your RV experiences more relaxing and trouble free. Most of these essential items are available at your local RV dealership.

    Though we don't offer this DVD for sale individually on RV-Dreams.com, it is included in several of the boxed sets above - a $6.95 retail value.