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77. Travel & Adventure & the Family Motor Coach Association

1/19/2019
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RV Miles hosts Jason and Abby take you along with them to the Windy City as they visit the Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show, as well as the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show where Abby was able to hear celebrity travel experts like Rick Steves and Samantha Brown Speak. Then we have a great interview with Doug Uhlenbrock from the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) about the benefits of membership, the history of the company, and their special upcoming RV conventions — including their 100th!...

Duration:01:08:34

76. RV Show Tips

1/12/2019
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On this episode of RV Miles, we've got all the tips and tricks you need to know to survive and thrive at an RV show. Now is the season for the most RV shows and the best deals. Plus, we give you the low-down on utilizing laundromats on the road, and a whole lot of RV travel news!

Duration:01:01:26

75. Solar, Batteries, and Generators, OH MY!

1/5/2019
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On this episode of RV Miles, we're talking all things auxiliary power. That's everything you use when the RV isn't plugged in: solar, batteries, and generators. We also have tips for transitioning kids to full-time RV life, a great option for exercising at health clubs on the road, and all the latest news — including the latest on the government shutdown and its effect on national parks and federal campgrounds.

Duration:01:03:58

74. Looking Back on 2018

12/29/2018
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RV Miles hosts Jason and Abby have had a wonderful year traveling the country, and on this episode of the podcast, they chat about some of their favorite places. Plus, lots of RV industry news and more!

Duration:01:09:27

73. The RV Industry in 2019 and Food Budgets for Full-Time RV Travel

12/22/2018
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On today's RV Miles, we dive into the challenges that the RV industry will face in the upcoming year. In many ways, the industry will be tested as sales level off and manufacturers try to attract a new generation of RV owners. We also chat with Mandy Wallace, a full-time RVer about how her food expenses doubled when her family hit the road, and how she plans to real it in.

Duration:01:04:00

72. Common RV Questions and Boondockers Welcome

12/15/2018
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On this RV Miles, we've got a selection of common RV travel questions that many folks are looking for answers to, as well as an interview with Marianne Edwards from one of our favorite RV services - Boondockers Welcome. All that, plus the latest RV travel news, a new brain teaser, and more!

Duration:01:05:15

71. Birding and Changes to RV Miles

12/8/2018
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On today's RV Miles, Michelle Reyes talks to us about an excellent hobby for those who travel to natural areas - birding. She's got all the gear, tips and tricks you need to know to discover this unique and fun pastime. Jason and Abby talk about a listener question involving keeping the kids in touch with their friends on the road. Finally, we chat about some changes coming to RV Miles, that should make it much more of a community for anyone interested in RVing.

Duration:00:52:27

70. Our Epic Week and Hot Chocolate

12/2/2018
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On this week's RV Miles, we tell part two of the tale of our breakdown woes ... it got worse, friends. Then, we talk hot chocolate recipes, including butterbeer and unicorn hot chocolate! We've also got some info on 6-volt batteries, some news, a new brain teaser, and more!

Duration:01:13:26

69. Fulltime Families and Space Heaters

11/24/2018
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On this jam-packed RV Miles, we chat with Jill Denkins, owner of Fulltime Families, about the organization's great support opportunities for any family looking to RV fulltime. Plus, we cover the safety tips you need to know about space heaters in an RV, along with lots of news, a new brain teaser, and more!

Duration:00:56:33

68. 2018 RV and Camping Holiday Gift Guide

11/17/2018
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It's time for the big annual RV Miles Holiday Gift Guide episode! We've got all sorts of goodies for every type of RV owner on any size budget — and we think two or three of our recommendations are bound to be the hottest items at the campground next season. From electric scooters, to board games, and the coolest camp clothing, find great gifts for the RV owner you love!

Duration:01:15:10

67. Breakdown Woes and Universal Studios

11/10/2018
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RV ownership can definitely have its ups and downs. Today, we tell the tale of Bussie's axle problems, and what it's taking to get us back on the road. Then we give you all of our best tips and tricks for visiting Universal Studios, both in Hollywood and Orlando.

Duration:01:17:58

66. Dinosaurs and Ski Jumps in Salt Lake City

11/3/2018
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On this week's RV Miles, we recap our whirlwind non-stop vacation to Salt Lake City, including museums, a pioneer village, a zoo, Great Salt Lake, and (gasp) a stay in a nice hotel. We also visit neighboring Park City for a tour of the 2002 Olympic facilities, and tell you how we did it all for an incredibly affordable price.

Duration:01:07:36

65. The State of Our National Parks

10/27/2018
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On this special episode of RV Miles, we talk with John Garder of the National Parks Conservation Association about the massive maintenance backlog facing the National Parks and what some of the attempts to solve the problem are. We also cover replacing halogen lights with LEDs, and a whole lot more!

Duration:00:53:49

64. The Black Hills: Mount Rushmore

10/20/2018
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On this week's RV Miles, we take you to the sculpted faces of Mount Rushmore and talk about the best ways to get away from the crowds and commercialism, so that you can enjoy it as the solemn memorial it was intended to be. We also take on several listener questions about laundromats, internet, RV covers and more, along with the latest news and a new brain teaser!

Duration:01:11:38

63. The Black Hills: Wind Cave National Park and Hot Springs, SD

10/13/2018
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Today on RV Miles, journey with us to the southern half of the Black Hills of South Dakota, to the wonders of Wind Cave National Park — one of the best places we've found to see wildlife like bison and elk, in addition to being an extraordinary cave. We also visit Wind Cave's gateway community, Hot Springs, a charming historic town.

Duration:01:09:40

62. The Black Hills: Custer State Park and the Buffalo Roundup

10/6/2018
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This week on RV Miles, we begin our tour of the stunning Black Hills region of South Dakota. We cover the simply massive Custer State Park, including its wildlife, and a unique annual event - the Buffalo Roundup, where more than 1300 wild bison are herded into corrals by cowboys and cowgirls for health checkups. We'll also take you on some amazing scenic drives — the Needles Highway, which spins through hairpin and pigtail turns, as well as 8' wide tunnels through the magnificent needle...

Duration:01:04:49

61. Badlands

9/29/2018
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On this week's RV Miles, we travel to the strange beauty of South Dakota's Badlands National Park, along with a visit to the world-famous Wall Drug. That, plus news, a new brain teaser, and so much more! Check out RV Miles on rvmiles.com for show notes and more info!

Duration:01:09:02

60. Campground Chili and Omaha Adventures

9/22/2018
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On this RV Miles, we journey to the surprisingly adventurous town of Omaha, Nebraska, and visit what is possibly the greatest zoo in the country — along with some other great attractions. But first, it's fall! Time for Chili! We talk about making chili in the RV or over the campfire. All that, plus news, a new brain teaser, and more! Visit rvmiles.com for show notes and more info!

Duration:01:13:01

59. Fall Camping Gear Guide

9/15/2018
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It's time for our fall gear guide! We have all the road-tested gadgets to make your RV travel a breeze! From raincoats to coffee mugs, camera gear, even a paper plate recommendation, we'll have you camping in style this fall. Get the full list and links to purchase at rvmiles.com/fall-2018-gear.

Duration:01:02:21

58. Fall Camping and Thor's LEAP Program

9/8/2018
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On this episode of RV Miles, we chat with Rick Schutt from Thor Industries about their program to get kids interested in careers in the RV industry. Then, we talk about our favorite fall camping tips. In the news, a popular National Park Service campground in Florida may become unavailable to RVs, a conservation conflict in Minnesota, and another stolen trailer full of Boy Scout camping gear. Sponsor: L.L.Bean This year, L.L.Bean is joining up with the National Park Foundation, the...

Duration:00:57:54