February '21

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32 • RV PRO • February 2021 rv-pro.com K en Grack's path to becoming an RVDA/RVIA certified technician and the owner of his own mobile RV repair business is anything but typical. After earning an associate of science degree in mechanical engineering tech- nology from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1974, Grack says he worked and consulted mainly in manufacturing processes – "everything from sawmills to particle acceleration." That "everything" also includes manufacturing of paper prod- ucts, food, machine tools, and photography equipment. His last job was in defense contracting for Northrup Grumman in Virginia, he says, where – especially after the 9/11 ter- rorist attacks – security was extra tight. He couldn't go to lunch with friends and talk about his work. "I was isolated by the security," he says. "I felt like I was being stifled." As "absolutely" a people person, Grack says he decided he needed to do some- thing different, so in 2006 he retired and began planning his next move, job-wise and location-wise. Grack and his wife, Jan, were already full-time RVers, so he says becoming a cer- tified RV tech and opening his own mobile RV repair business seemed like a natural course of action to take. "I thought it was interesting to do," he says of his decision to start on a new career path. "Also, I'm mechanically inclined. It was something to keep me out of trouble." Charting a Second Successful Career Ken Grack's path to becoming a certified RV technician and mobile RV repair business owner isn't conventional, but it has proven rewarding to him, as well as the many RVers he's helped over the years. By Craig Young RV D E A L E R S Ken and Jan Grack stand next to their work truck and mobile repair trailer in Berthoud, Colo. Grack's service calls over the past 14 years have taken him far and wide across northern Colorado.

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