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Ever get stressed while RVing ??? Well this podcast focuses on Stress Management while RVing. I retired in June 2018 as a Registered Nurse. I've been a Stress Management Consultant since 2003. Trish and I had been planning on RVing for about 3 years prior to my retirement, At that time, our knowledge base about RVing was zero. For many years I had wanted to buy a pop-up camper when I retired, I took Trish to a RV show to show her my plans. Well ..... she looked at pop-ups and said she couldn't camp in that, it was too small for her. She then looked across the room, pointed at a Class A and said "but what are those over there?". I shook my head and when I saw the price tag, my whole body shook. 3 years later Me and Trish bought a 29' 2015 Thor ACE - Class A. And in 2020 we sold that rig and bought a 2017 Thor 29.4 ACE. And we tow a 2015 Jeep behind us. LET THE STRESS BEGIN !!!!!

Ever get stressed while RVing ??? Well this podcast focuses on Stress Management while RVing. I retired in June 2018 as a Registered Nurse. I've been a Stress Management Consultant since 2003. Trish and I had been planning on RVing for about 3 years prior to my retirement, At that time, our knowledge base about RVing was zero. For many years I had wanted to buy a pop-up camper when I retired, I took Trish to a RV show to show her my plans. Well ..... she looked at pop-ups and said she couldn't camp in that, it was too small for her. She then looked across the room, pointed at a Class A and said "but what are those over there?". I shook my head and when I saw the price tag, my whole body shook. 3 years later Me and Trish bought a 29' 2015 Thor ACE - Class A. And in 2020 we sold that rig and bought a 2017 Thor 29.4 ACE. And we tow a 2015 Jeep behind us. LET THE STRESS BEGIN !!!!!

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Ever get stressed while RVing ??? Well this podcast focuses on Stress Management while RVing. I retired in June 2018 as a Registered Nurse. I've been a Stress Management Consultant since 2003. Trish and I had been planning on RVing for about 3 years prior to my retirement, At that time, our knowledge base about RVing was zero. For many years I had wanted to buy a pop-up camper when I retired, I took Trish to a RV show to show her my plans. Well ..... she looked at pop-ups and said she couldn't camp in that, it was too small for her. She then looked across the room, pointed at a Class A and said "but what are those over there?". I shook my head and when I saw the price tag, my whole body shook. 3 years later Me and Trish bought a 29' 2015 Thor ACE - Class A. And in 2020 we sold that rig and bought a 2017 Thor 29.4 ACE. And we tow a 2015 Jeep behind us. LET THE STRESS BEGIN !!!!!

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Episodes

RelaxRV S2 E70 NJ wineries and family trip

10/26/2021
Season 2 Episode 70 10/26/21 I met Gina in Albany NY, who runs a non profit that brings yoga and mindfulness to first responders and front line workers . That account is @courageouswarriorcoalition Changed the oil on a motorhome and the two cars. We got the rig loaded up for a 11-day trip through New Jersey. We have reserved a campground for two nights at 2 different wineries through Harvest Hosts. And five nights at 2 different Boondockers Welcome locations. Both have electric and the...

Duration:00:45:03

RelaxRV S2 E69 leveling motor shot and Syracuse

10/11/2021
Season 2 Episode 69 10/11/21 We tweaked a few things in the rig. We had a water leak whilst hooked up to city water. I thought there was a loose connection somewhere. Actually the line coming into the rig was kinked and the back pressure caused it. I took off the line straightened it out and viola fixed. Also, we installed curtains in the bedroom. Wow what a great upgrade. Heres a video showing the curtains https://youtu.be/D5Y5zNK4CzI We have stayed at almost 100 Boondockers Welcome...

Duration:00:28:47

Relax RV- S2- E68 New England 2.0

9/23/2021
Season 2 Episode 68 9/23/21 New England 2021 2.0 Over 7,000 downloads ! Awesome, I hope you are enjoying it. We left you after we visited Mt Washington, NH We drove 2.5 hrs to Newport Center, VT. Which is in the North East Kingdom. Yep. We are at a Boondockers Welcome location for 4 nights. The next day we went to Derby Line, VT. What an interesting place ! This town borders canada. There's yellow ribbon crossing over the street at the border border patrol was sitting in their car just...

Duration:00:57:30

Relax RV- S2- E67 New England 2021 1.0

9/4/2021
Season 2 Episode 67New England 2021 trip, part 1.0 So I installed the Maxx Air Fan 7500k in our bedroom. This RV had a fan but it didn't have a remote and it would only exhaust. We had installed and loved the 7500k in our previous rig. It's nice to have a remote fan in the bedroom. And it has a thermostat setting. https://amzn.to/3fplK5S The install wasn't bad to do. So, the next project was ... solar ! I had installed solar in our last rig. Now this system is up and running. We have 800...

Duration:00:34:49

Relax RV- S2- E66 Finger Lakes NY Wine Time

8/1/2021
Season 2 Episode 66 8/1/21 Toilet started to smell. Previous rig I put in a roof vent which worked great https://amzn.to/2WA1ZC4 This rig didn't have any smell then all of a sudden it did. And then toilet wouldn't hold water in bowl. We cleaned the toilet seal and then applied petroleum jelly to seal and that did it, yay. -A.C. had problems. Thought it was the thermostat but it turned out to be the AC control box. I 1st accessed from roof then a friend said it's much easier to do it from in...

Duration:00:53:50

Relax RV- S2- E65 Its long but worth it

7/13/2021
Season 2 Episode 65 7/13/21 We installed a 5 Star tuner. These tuners plug into your computer port on the engine under the dashboard and they set the engine settings to ones that are more economical and powerful. I looked into them and was surprised at the price. So I did some homework. I found this video of a company testing them and was very impressed. https://youtu.be/z9N5M2WhIiI So we took a Gamble we ordered our tuner. This is a phenomenal product. We love it. Here is a link to the...

Duration:00:56:23

Relax RV- S2- E64- Camping with family and friends

6/8/2021
Season 2 Episode 64 6/8/21 We did our 1st ever campground stay with friends. We stayed at J&D campground near Knoebels amusement park. Next to us was Scott and Amy, next to them Mike and Shelley. And on the other side of the campground was Scott's parent Jack and Jan in their seasonal site. It was a cold and rainy weekend. While setting up we were fighting with the rig (2017 Thor 29.4) trying to get it level. Out came the level and viola the rigs LCI leveling system was way off with the...

Duration:00:27:44

Relax RV- S2- E63 - Covid hits us

5/25/2021
Season 2 Episode 63 5/25/21 So we got the rig home and I never thought to open up the awning but I did two days after we got home and it would bang on the way out. And Does not close all the way. Grabbed a ladder and saw 2 loose screws on the roller. I then climbed into roof and saw they did not calk above the front door. And when then installed the gutters they didn't screw the screws all the way down nor did they caulk the screws. So I called Connecticut Motor Cars and spoke to...

Duration:00:34:21

Relax RV- S2- E62 - Rig is Painted

4/11/2021
Season 2 Episode 62 4/11/21 WOW this podcast is 3 years old. 1st episode was released on 3/9/2018. 62 episodes !! When I was getting ready to retire I wanted to continue to help people. And this podcast had allowed me to do that. The podcast had come a long way in 3 years. Here's a summary of the number of downloads this podcast had.... 1st month - 8 downloads 6 months -100 downloads 1st year - 1000 downloads 2nd year - 2000 downloads 3rd year - 3754 downloads For a total of...

Duration:00:43:02

Relax RV- S2- E61 - Repainting the Motorhome

2/5/2021
Season 2 Episode 61 Released 2/5/21 Grandpa ! My grandson Maverik was born at 11:17pm on 1/8/21 . He was 7lbs 5.5oz And 20.5" What a joy. When you're fixing your RV and something overwhelms you try to break it down into attainable tasks. like I did with my solar. But if it seems like it is way too much, let someone else do it like I did with the water heater in our rig So quick recap on RV finish- Blue Beacon washed the Rig and our finish was ruined. Geico (https://www.geico.com) agreed...

Duration:00:29:13

Relax RV- S2- E60 - Rigs finish being repaired

1/8/2021
Season 2 Episode 60 1/8/21 Episode 60!! Wow 60 episodes. This podcast had grown since I started it in March 2018. It's been downloaded well over 5000 times. So our rigs finish. Blue beacon said not us ... Geico said No... Attorneys won't get on board, no water samples Etc. So either I let it go or let it eat at me. I'm a Sebastian and we have a tough time letting things go. So my initial reaction is fight this everyday until I win. which will only lead to high blood pressure,...

Duration:00:29:33

Relax RV - S 2-E 59 - We washed our rig and ugh

11/30/2020
Season 2 Episode 59 Released 11/30/20 So we finally got our rig registered. It had been sitting for weeks so the first thing we wanted to do was to make it look nice and pretty.We went to Blue Beacon Truck Wash in Montgomery New york. We paid almost $50 by the time they were done it was dark out so we drove home. Next day went out to look at the rig and WOW there were areas on the rigged where the gloss and shine has been stripped off it looked chalky and dull.We went back to Blue...

Duration:00:34:57

Relax RV - S 2-E 58 - We got our new rig let the fun begin

11/13/2020
Season 2 Episode 58 11/13/20 Picked up the rig and drove to a campground about an hr away. On the way, I noted the gas gauge was at less than a quarter tank and there was no water in the fresh water tank not a fresh water hose. The turn signal cameras and the radio weren't working. AND there was no heat coming from the dash. We spent the 1st day getting gas, buying a 7pin to 4pin adapter for the toad, fixing the cameras and radio which was checking all the 12v fuses and finally resetting...

Duration:00:42:54

Relax RV - S 2-E 57 - We sold our RV and---

10/11/2020
You see we are now on season 2, this because we are now on RV #2. We decided to sell our rig and buy a newer one. The episodes numbers will continue the same sequence so this is episode 57, can you believe it?? We placed our ad on RV trader and cost $250. It was sold in 1 month. I've always heard how much RVs depreciate. When we sold this one we got back our purchase price plus the cost for all of the solar and the cost for the two ceiling vent fans etc. I think the big thing is stay on top...

Duration:00:45:41

Relax RV - Episode 56 - A trip to Pennsylvania and Ohio

8/11/2020
So my back ache started in January. Turns out it's mainly arthritis with very minor bulging discs. So thinking back to when the pain had started and I think it was from being too inactive. We had started our 2019 southeast trip and it was cold, so we weren't very active and so I was sitting a lot more than I typically do. I do believe that's what caused the flare. I had been in PT for 6 weeks and it's feeling much better now. So we decided to hit the road for a little bit. We drove out to...

Duration:00:16:50

Relax RV - Episode 55 - A trip to south Jersey and then the Finger Lakes

6/30/2020
We visited Trishs' daughter and grandson in south Jersey. Then visited with with a friend in PA. Then went up to the Finger Lakes NY for a few days. We installed a Easy Start in the roof air conditioner and can now run the A/C off of the inverter. So what do you do to help manage your stress? Do you know someone who would benefit from listening to a stress mange exercise? I have 3 FREE Stress Management recordings at https://relaxrv.org/stressed-2-2/stressed-2/ If that ain't your thing I...

Duration:00:28:17

Relax RV - Episode 54 - Home and busy as a bee

6/6/2020
Episode 54 6/6/20 Here in New York restaurants are still closed down we are hoping to travel at some point this summer but we are no rush to get somewhere where everything is closed. Our restaurants are just starting to open and they're packed with people. We're trying to use our best judgment in avoiding large crowds but still trying to enjoy ourselves. We go on hikes but we pick places that are not popular heights. We live a little over 1 hour from the George Washington bridge so we...

Duration:00:18:58

Relax RV Podcast - Episode 53 - How am I doing?

5/13/2020
Released 5/13/20 Podcast moved to Podbean. Then moved back to Spreaker. A tad more money but SO WORTH IT. You can still access it anywhere. 2 different battery monitors Bayite DC 6.5-100V 0-100A Very accurate. No State of Charge (SOC). No indicator that showered level of charge. Cost was $16 I then bought the Victron Energy Battery Monitor, BMV-700 2 wires just plug in. SOC and battery level indicator. No bluetooth at this level but love it. $145 Then after I installed the battery...

Duration:00:27:01

F52 How are you doing?

4/5/2020
Episode 52 - Released 4/4/20 These are strange and trying times. It seems that people who are "not essential" are experiencing new stressors at this time of change. ..lack of income ..frustrations of try to negotiate super inundated systems like unemployment ..kids and adults are stressed with isolation from their friends ..adults are dealing with working at home OR being an essential employee ..hard to get comfortable with the uncertainty of when their lives will go back to the...

Duration:00:17:45

F51 7 minutes to Relax bonus episode

3/26/2020
Take 7 Minutes to Relax I recorded this many years ago, I hope it helps you to relax. Do NOT listen to it while driving or operating heavy equipment. Find a safe comfortable location. Use headphones or earbuds if available. relaxrv.org

Duration:00:07:01