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55. RV Mythbusting

8/18/2018
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On today’s show, we tackle some of the biggest myths circling the RV community! Does a bag of water with pennies in it keep flies away? Does a pink flamingo mean you’re looking for a campground rendezvous? Does your rig need to be under 30′ to stay in national parks? All that and more on this week’s RV Miles!

Duration:00:58:08

Quad Cities and Kids in Parks

8/11/2018
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On this RV Miles, we journey to the Quad Cities, right of I-80 on the Illinois/Iowa border for fun, history, and pizza! Plus, we have a follow up on our hiking with kids episode, and a whole lot of news!

Duration:00:54:03

53. Roadschooling 101

8/4/2018
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Roadschooling — or homeschooling on the road — is how we educate our three boys, and on this episode of RV Miles, we dive into how it works and the ups and downs of this lifestyle. We give you the ins and outs of curriculum-based schooling, unschooling, and everything in between, and then we take you through how roadschooling works in our family. Plus, we have some news, a new brain teaser, and more!

Duration:01:04:00

52. Hiking With Kids and RV Batteries

7/27/2018
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On this episode, we talk about everything you need to know about running your RV off your batteries. Don’t know the difference between lead acid, lithium ion, and AGM? We’ve got you covered. Plus, we’ll help you keep your batteries lasting as long as possible. Then Abby has some tips for taking your kids on hikes. We’ve got some big news items, a gear recommendation, and a whole lot more! Show notes are available at rvmiles.com/podcast.

Duration:00:53:29

51. Setting up the Campsite

7/20/2018
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On today’s RV Miles, we cover the ins and outs of setting up the campsite with your RV. Everything from arrival to cracking open the first tasty beverage! Use our checklist to make sure you get set up quickly and have more time to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Duration:00:58:20

50. Small Towns and Campground Reviews

7/13/2018
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On this week’s RV Miles, our tips for finding campground and RV park reviews, some great small-town America destinations, a gear review, news, and so much more! Resources: LocalFit - New gym membership for Travelers. Access to 6000 health clubs nationwide for $10 a month. Half off for pre-enrolls ($5 a month if you pay for 12 months. https://localfitusa.com/ America’s National Parks Podcast - Unleashing a Tamed River, the removal of the dams on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park....

Duration:01:05:49

49. Avoiding Crowds at National Parks

7/6/2018
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On this week’s RV miles, we discuss getting the most out of a National Park visit. How you can beat the system to avoid the crowds and have wilderness experiences all to yourself! Plus a new brain teaser, a new “app of the week” and so much more!

Duration:00:44:07

48. Beating the Heat in an RV and All Things S’Mores

6/29/2018
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On this RV Miles, we give you our best tips for staying cool in an RV, whether you’re at a place you can use your air conditioner or are out boondocking. Then, we’ll run down some wild new s’mores creations you can try the next time you’re around the fire pit. Plus news, a new brain teaser, and the app of the week. Show notes and more info at www.rvmiles.com.

Duration:00:50:21

47. RV Driving Tips

6/22/2018
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On this week’s RV Miles, we’re talking tips and tricks for new RV drivers. How to get out there and drive that new rig safely! It’s not as intimidation as it can seem. Plus, we have news about how you can win a new RV, and a great GPS app you should check out. Sponsor: Boondockers Welcome Get 10% of a Boondockers Welcome membership with code RVMILES at boondockerswelcome.com, and visit thousands of free overnight parking spots provided by RVers just like you. Sponsor: RV Health Get one...

Duration:00:52:45

46. The Federal Parks Episode

6/15/2018
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On this week’s RV Miles podcast, the ins and outs of federal campgrounds. We’re talking National Parks, Forest Preserve, BLM, Army Corps of Engineers, and more. How to book, what to expect, and all the tips and tricks you need to know! Resources: Binder with centuries-old family documents found in Keys RV park: https://wsvn.com/news/local/binder-with-centuries-old-family-documents-found-in-keys-rv-park/ FMCA’s “Wanted in Wyoming” Expo is coming up:...

Duration:00:45:29

45. Get Your Kicks on Route 66

6/8/2018
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On today’s RV Miles, tips an tricks for an RV road trip down the classic Chicago-to-LA Route 66. Then we’ll cover some great things to do in the surprisingly hip town of Oklahoma City. Plus plenty of big RV industry news, a new brain teaser, and more! Show notes at www.rvmiles.com.

Duration:01:09:22

44. Tales from the Road: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

6/1/2018
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On this week’s RV Miles, we’re taking some time to check in on some of our best and worst experiences in our nearly two years on the road. We also have some news about summer RV travel stats, and a story about a small trailer manufacturer’s battle against the giant Airstream brand. Sponsor: Boondockers Welcome Get 10% of a Boondockers Welcome membership with code RVMILES at boondockerswelcome.com, and visit thousands of free overnight parking spots provided by RVers just like...

Duration:01:11:25

43. Weather Safety

5/25/2018
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Pictured: Texas homestead during a 1935 dust storm On today’s RV Miles, we talk weather facts and weather safety. Severe weather can pop up anywhere at any time and it is important to stay alert and stay safe. Plus, we’ll catch you up on all the amazing deals to be found this Memorial Day weekend, and as gas prices rise, GasBuddy predicts summer travel will drop. Sponsor: Boondockers Welcome Get 10% of a Boondockers Welcome membership with code RVMILES at boondockerswelcome.com, and...

Duration:01:02:40

42. The State Parks Episode

5/18/2018
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On today’s RV Miles, we talk the ins and outs of state parks. If you avoid them, you shouldn’t! But there’s a lot to know about the pros and cons of state park campgrounds. Plus, we’ll catch you up on the E.coli outbreak at Canyonlands National Park, and a new Winnebago model that boasts an electric system that can run an air conditioner all night on batteries. Sponsor: Boondockers Welcome Get 10% of a Boondockers Welcome membership with code RVMILES at boondockerswelcome.com, and visit...

Duration:00:55:03

41. Petrified Forest and Entertaining in an RV

5/10/2018
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On today’s RV Miles, we journey through Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park, and give you all the tips and tricks for visiting in an RV. Then, we discuss the ins an outs of having a gathering or party at your campsite. But first, ticks and mosquitos and the diseases they carry are on the rise this year, and some ways to save fuel dollars on the road. Resources: Gasbuddy.com Keeping Ticks and Pests from Crashing Your Campsite Entertaining from Your RV? These Tips Will Help You Host...

Duration:00:45:00

Break Time!

5/4/2018
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RV Miles is taking a needed week off! We’ll see you next week with an all new episode!

Duration:00:01:07

40. Zion National Park

4/26/2018
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Today on RV Miles, we give you all the insider tips for exploring Zion National Park, whether in an RV, tent, or staying in one of the fabulous lodgings. It’s a tricky park to navigate, because of the massive amount of people in a small area. We’ll let you know how to avoid the crowds and make the best of your Zion experience. Resources: America’s National Parks Podcast — Roosevelt, Muir, and Yosemite Zion National Park — NPS Website

Duration:00:56:58

39. Campground Etiquette and Lee’s Ferry

4/20/2018
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On today’s episode of your favorite RV Podcast, we talk about our top tips for keeping your neighbors happy with campground etiquette. Then we cover our short stay at an amazing place, the Lee’s Ferry area of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, where we were able to experience Arizona’s towering red rocks, vermillion cliffs, the Colorado River, Marble Canyon, the Navajo Bridge, wild horses, and Horseshoe Bend…all in the span of two days! Resources: America’s National Parks Podcast...

Duration:00:56:37

38. Santa Fe and Bandelier National Monument

4/12/2018
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On this episode of RV Miles, we explore our final New Mexico podcast destination, the artsy-yet-historic town of Santa Fe, and the nearby Bandelier National Monument, which offers so much more than we expected. In the news, KOA has released their annual study of the camping lifestyle, and you’ll be amazed at how many new RV travelers and tent campers are out there. Resources: KOA’s 2018 North American Camping Report Santa Fe Railyard District Santa Fe Plaza/Downtown Cochiti Lake...

Duration:00:52:29

36 – Fuel Efficient Driving and Tent Rocks

3/29/2018
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Today on the show, we visit the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, a wonderful place just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, that might not be on your radar. We’ll also discuss fuel-efficient driving tips, and why to never store things in your RV Microwave! Resources: America’s National Parks Podcast - Pirates and Parks Episode MasterLock Trailer Lock - Amazon link Home Is Where We Roam T-shirt - Amazon link What Tire Pressure Should I Use for My Rv? - RV Miles article Diesel...

Duration:00:52:43