Hello. We’re Onna Lee and Roger Ford, owners of Ford’s RV Refrigeration Training Center. We have been married since 1978 and are partners in the business in the truest sense of the word.
We began operation in 1984. Since then, we have become recognized leaders in the RV industry in the field of RV refrigeration repair and reconditioning.
Our faith life is very important to us and it serves as the foundation for how we operate our business. Helping others is why we open our doors every day.
As our RV refrigerator reconditioning business grew, we began teaching others the ” Ford Procedures” in order to get this service available to RV owners around the world.
Brief Timeline of Our Business Journey
Became a member of RSES.
1984 Opened Ford’s RV and began reconditioning RV refrigerator cooling units.
1990 Began training RV refrigerator repair.
1994 Wrote “The Ford Procedures,” the first technical manual on RV refrigerator reconditioning.
2003 Began writing articles for RV Industry Magazines such as RV Technician, (published by the RVDA Education Foundation), RV Pro, Family Motor Coach Association, and others.
Onna Lee obtained a BS Degree in Education.
2005 (November) Everything completely destroyed by a tornado with over 200 mph winds. (Pictures and story can be seen here)
2006 (May) Reopened our doors.
Awarded Business of the Month by Chamber of Commerce.
Expanded our training to include certification.
2007 Began advocating the GO Green movement.
Accredited by the Better Business Bureau Association.
Became Licensed Kentucky State RV inspectors.
Became consultants to companies doing research on RV refrigerator recalls.
2009 Published the Average Joe’s RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting & Repair Guide.
2010 Provide seminars at RV Rallies
Began writing articles for RV Clubs & Newsletters.
2011 Performed the Dometic and Atwood side-by-side evaluation.
2012 Completed the side-by-side evaluation
RV owners across the nation began calling us the “RV Owners Advocates” .
2013 Published our RV refrigerator DIY videos at YouTube.
Began offering free seminars in RV campgrounds and resorts.
2014 Became a Licensed Kentucky State Propriety School
Provide a 3 Year warranty on our RV refrigerator recycled cooling units.
Made the “Ford Procedures” RV Refrigerator Recycling training available online.
Renewed Membership in RSES to help upcoming HVACR technicians
Invited to be members of the U.S. Association of Accredited Business
Received Accreditation from U.S. Business Association
Focused FRVRTC strictly on the RV refrigerator recycling and training others in this field
2015 Prepared application to become recognized as a school with the Veterans Education Agency.
2016 Approved by the Kentucky State Approving Agency for Veterans Education. Certification for FRVRTC’s R101, R103, and R104 programs are approved for the GI Bill® to eligible students.
FRVRTC received a face lift with new school advertising. There are new signs, truck and trailer wrap, business cards and more.
2017 Focusing on more in-depth comprehensive educational online videos for RV owners and technicians.
Roger is a Deacon and Onna Lee is the Worship Leader and Treasurer at: