1746 Big Bear Hwy, Benton, KY 42025, USA
Ford's RV Refrigeration Training Center

RV Refrigerator Repair, Training, Customized Tools, Certifications & More


  •  Our customized tools are only sold to those who obtain our training. To make the purchase of any of our training packages, you must contact our office. Nothing is sold separately except to students who have graduated from R101, R103, or R104.

**Please Note: You may take the tools with you upon completion of training if they have been paid in full at least 90 days prior to your training date. Otherwise they will be shipped to you at your expense, approximately 90 days after they have been paid in full.

  • NOTE: If you have paid for the tools prior to your training date and decide not to obtain the training, the customized tool purchase will be voided. A restocking fee will be deducted from the amount paid and a refund will be given within 90 days of the cancellation date.

FRVRTC'S Customized Tool Package for RV Refrigerator Repair

Customized Charging Station

Our Model #SS-1113 is a state of the art charging station where the chemical charge is created and then sent to the absorption (RV) refrigerator cooling unit. (Some assembly required) 

**Note: Designed by Roger D. Ford and Manufactured by FRVRTC**

Charging/Discharging Wrenches

 One of our customized wrenches is used in the recharging of the cooling unit. Our other customized wrench is used at the leak check station. 

**Note: Designed by Roger D. Ford and Manufactured by FRVRTC** 

Customized 36" Steel Saw


You will find no other saw like our 36" stainless steel beauty anywhere but FRVRTC. It is specially designed to make a very special step in the Ford Procedures easier and more productive.

**Note: Designed by Roger D. Ford and Manufactured by FRVRTC** 

Valves & Stems


Our custom designed valves and stems are used in conjunction with our customized charging wrench. This makes charging and discharging specific cooling units so much easier. There are six of each in the customized tool package.

 **Note: Designed by Roger D. Ford and Manufactured by FRVRTC**  

Customized Hydrometers

  The #SS-1113 charging board comes with one hydrometer enclosed. This is used in the creation of the chemical mixture. One additional hydrometer is included in the package for you to have as a backup. 

Stainless Steel Braided Hose

 The steel braided hose is also used in conjunction with the charging station and the charging wrench to achieve the transfer of chemicals.


Rust Inhibitor

This rust inhibitor will be added to your chemical mixture. MSDS papers included. (Package contains 1 lb. rust inhibitor which will last approximately 3-5 years)

Leak Check

When leak checking, this special powder will make your life much easier. Changes color when it comes in contact with certain chemicals. MSDS papers included. ( Package contains 1 oz. of leak check which will last approximately 3-5 years),

150 lb. Safety Pop Off Valve

This safety feature is installed in the #SS-1113 Charging Board. 

Foil Backing

Foil backing makes the final product work more efficiently. The customized tool package contains 20 feet of foil backing which is enough for approximately 7-8, 2 door refrigerators.

Formula Chart

This formula chart lists every refrigerator seen by FRVRTC since 1984. Many are still in use, especially in Air-streams and off the grid. This chart tells you the correct percentages for the formula you are creating based on the refrigerator you are working on.

 **Note: Designed by Roger D. Ford and published by FRVRTC**   

RV Refrigerator Training Packet

The Ford Procedures RV Refrigerator Training Packet is full of valuable information to help you get started in the field of RV refrigerator cooling unit reconditioning. From marketing and Industry contacts to how to sell your reconditioning services. Also included is a catalog of reconditioning products that can be purchased through FRVRTC.


The Ford Procedures Manual

Our RV refrigerator cooling unit reconditioning manual is a very valuable tool used in our training program. It was written by the owners of FRVRTC, and is a step-by-step instructional on reconditioning the RV refrigerator cooling unit.

Covers: Theory of operation-Safety-Diagnostics-Disassembly & Repair of plugged units or units with leaks-Recharging-Urethaning-Reassembly-Myths & Remedies-and more. 

Not sold separately.


Detail your services

Our Average Joe's RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting & Repair Guide covers error codes, minor troubleshooting and repair, heat element charts, refrigerator dimensions by make and model and much more, Comes in digital format. Also written by the owners of FRVRTC.

Additional Services Provided by FRVRTC

Phone Support / Advertising

 With the purchase of the training and the customized tools, USA residents will also have the option to purchase any or all of the following:

  1. Annual Phone Support
  2. Advertising at the "Other RV Refrigerator Service Centers" page at this web site

Veterans Education - GI Bill® Approved

  Air force Veterans, Army Veterans, National Guard Veterans, Navy Veterans and Marine Veterans who are looking to spend their Veteran GI Bill® education funding with a  top military friendly school, which has been approved by the Veterans Administration of Education, look no further!! FRVRTC is one of those schools and we accept the Veterans GI Bill®!  

 Ford’s RV Refrigeration Training Center is 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.  

Find Us At WEAMS

 (FRVRTC can be found at the WEAMS website. Type in “Ford’s RV Refrigeration” and choose Non College Degree in the program type, click submit)

To fill out a GI application, VA students may submit an application to the VA online at Applications for Benefits or call 1-888-442-4551 and ask that an application be mailed to them. 

Shipping Tools

 If the customized tool package will be shipped to you, you will be required to pay shipping and insurance. Shipping and insurance cannot be calculated until the package is ready to ship.  Kentucky residence will be required to pay sales tax on products and shipping.  

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