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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

37. Albuquerque and Petroglyphs National Monument

4/6/2018
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On this episode of the RV Miles Podcast, we journey up the Rio Grande to Albuquerque, New Mexico, a metropolis full of culture and life. Right in town, we visit Petroglyphs National Monument and its 400 to 700-year-old carvings. Resources: RVEpicure: RV and Cooking Quick Tips America’s National Parks Podcast: The Voyageurs After 50,000 Public Comments, Zinke Backs Down From Massive National Park Fee Increase Petroglyph National Monument New Mexico Museum of Natural History &...

Duration:00:52:45

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

35. Spring RV De-Winterizing and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

3/22/2018
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Get out those RVs! It’s time to de-winterize! On this week’s episode, we’ll talk about getting your RV into tip-top shape for the camping season. Even if you use your RV year-round, think of this as a time for spring cleaning and maintenance. Then we’ll take a journey to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, a 700-year-old Native American sanctuary in the mountains of the Gila National Forest. Resources: NationalParkWeek.org. A resource for all things National Park Week, April...

Duration:00:57:34

34. Spring Gear Guide

3/15/2018
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It’s our favorite time of the year! Gear guide time! We have some awesome product suggestions ranging from $1 to $750 and everything in between. Cool gadgets, gizmos, and games to make RV camping easy and fun. You can find links to all of our Spring Gear Guide products at http://rvmiles.com/spring-2018-rv-camping-gear-guide/!

Duration:00:46:52

33. White Sands and Mountain Villages

3/8/2018
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On this episode of RV Miles, we journey to the white gypsum moonscape that is White Sands National Monument. We’ll also check out the Alamogordo and Cloudcroft, New Mexico areas, and help a listener out with planning a road trip. In the news, Florida plans to observe daylight savings time year-round, and a new app for reporting damage to federal lands. Resources News Episode 1 of the America’s National Parks Podcast is live! Check it out wherever you listen to podcasts, or on the...

Duration:00:58:23

32. Travel Books and a Preview of the America’s National Parks Podcast

3/1/2018
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We’re very excited about today’s episode of the RV miles podcast! First, we’ve got a jam-packed news segment. The January RV shipment numbers are astronomical. Be prepared for a lot more RV travelers out on the road! Then, say hello to National Park number 60 before we head into our segment on travel books that we really love. Yes, we travel with books – lots of them! Finally, we have a preview of our new America’s National Parks Podcast. We’re so excited to share this with RV Miles...

Duration:00:45:01

31. Guadalupe Mountains and Stress Free Family Camping

2/22/2018
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On this episode of the RV Miles podcast, we take a journey down to Texas’s Guadalupe Mountains National Park, just a hop, skip and a jump from Carlsbad Caverns. We have some family travel tips to make camping a bit easier, and in the news, stupid criminals, endless showers, and a new company that promises to link RV service records, roadside assistance, travel planning, and more. Make sure to join the new RV Miles Facebook Travel Forum:...

Duration:00:56:50

30. Carlsbad Caverns – Wonderland Under the Ground

2/15/2018
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Today on the RV Miles Podcast — a wonderland under the ground in southeastern New Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns. Seventy-foot-tall stalagmites and rooms that could fit three US Capitol Buildings, and even more treasures above the ground. We’ll cover what to do, RV camping options and a whole lot more. In the news, 2018 travel trends and a problem brewing for Michigan campgrounds. Resources: Travel Trends for 2018:...

Duration:00:52:59

28. Journey to New Mexico and Converting a School Bus Into an RV

2/1/2018
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On this episode, join us as we regale our 900-mile+ 3-day journey from Kansas City to Roswell, New Mexico, featuring manhunts, high winds, locked electrical hook-ups, and a whole lot of cows. We’ll also chat about our process turning a used school bus into a custom RV, and the costs involved. Resources: RV Shipments Break Half-Million Mark for First Time – http://rvmiles.com/rv-shipments-break-half-million-mark-first-time/ A Third of Millenials Prefer Camping Over Hotels –...

Duration:00:47:37