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All about traveling North American and living the RV Lifestyle

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Episode 196: The 330 Rule for the RV Lifestyle

6/12/2018
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Episode 196: The 330 Rule for the RV Lifestyle This episode comes to you from the road as we head west towards Glacier National Park and our annual Roadtreking photo safari there next week. We’re recording this episode from North Dakota after leisurely traveling through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota. We’re in the RV on the banks of the Red River of the North, which separates Minnesota from North Dakota. We are following our 330 Rule and in this...

Duration:01:08:50

Episode 195: The luxury campground resort trend

6/5/2018
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It’s no secret the RV Industry is on a tear. Record sales continue and every month, thousands of new RVers are hitting the roads. But where will they all stay? The sad fact of the matter is there just are not enough campsites to keep place with the growth in RV sales. And many of the existing campgrounds are poorly kept up. Fortunately, all that is about to change as across North America, developers are building out new, modern, state of the art campgrounds that sometimes more resemble...

Duration:00:59:08

Episode 194: Why you need a Cell Phone Booster for your RV

5/29/2018
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Episode 194: Why you need a Cell Phone Booster for your RV We all rely on our cellphones when we’re traveling by RV but sometimes, we’re in remote areas where a cellphone signal is marginal at best. That’s where cellphone boosters come in. They make it possible to turn a weak signal into a strong one and this week, we’ll learn from an expert just why every RVer can use a cell booster. He’ll explain how they work, the different kinds available and how to choose the one best for you and...

Duration:01:05:30

RV Podcast Episode 193: How to get a complete RV Education!

5/22/2018
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RV Podcast Episode 193: How to get a complete RV Education! In this episode… we talk about RV Education 101, how to learn how to maintain, repair and operate your RV and all the intricate parts and accessories through affordable online training. Our special interview guest this week is with our friend Mark Polk, who has made available an amazing library of how-to tips, videos and RV training courses. Mark is the best in the business at this and I’m sure you’ll find the wealth of...

Duration:01:00:25

RV Podcast 192: Preventative Maintenance Every RVer Needs to Do

5/15/2018
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When it comes to maintenance and do-it-yourself repairs of your RV, are you a bit intimidated Are you, like me, not exactly the most handy of handymen? If so, and even if you are comfortable doing things mechanically, listen up because in this episode, we’re going to talk to a top service technician about preventative maintenance that everyone can do to keep their RVs in tip top shape. Plus, lots of RV News, this week, your RV questions, traveling tech suggestions and another fascinating...

Duration:01:02:12

RV Podcast 191: What to do with your RV

5/7/2018
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RV Podcast 191: The many different ways to use your RV It always amazes me how our RVs enhance our lifestyle. We collect stories from the road on how people use their RV and the stories are endless. The hobbies, personal interests and the discoveries people make when they start traveling in an RV inspires us and gives us ideas on activities we can participate in and places we need to visit. In this week’s episode during our interview segment, you’ll meet a bunch of different RVers we met...

Duration:01:06:22

RV Podcast 190: How to travel in your RV and help others with Habitat for Humanity

4/30/2018
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RV Podcast 190: How to travel in your RV and help others with Habitat for Humanity How would you like to make a difference in this world with your RV travels? To really help individuals and local communities, while still enjoying the RV Lifestyle and traveling to the destinations of your choice? In this episode, we’re going to learn about an off shoot of Habitat for Humanity, in which RVers build homes with Habitat homeowners in the U.S. and Canada. Plus, we have lots of RV news, RV...

Duration:00:56:24

RV Podcast 189: The 2018 North American Camping Report

4/24/2018
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RV Podcast 189: The 2018 North American Camping Report This week we dig into the 2018 North American Camping Report, an exhaustive study done each year by researchers into every aspect of camping and RV use. Our guest is Toby O’Rourke, president of Kampgrounds of America, which underwrites the study, and she will help unpack this report which is followed by the RV industry as the Bible of where camping is headed and what needs to be done. Plus we have lots more for you this week,...

Duration:00:57:11

RV Podcast 188: Finding places to boondock and RV downsizing

4/17/2018
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RV Podcast 188: Finding places to boondock and RV downsizing It this week’s episode, two topics that always have a lot of interest. First, we’ll offer up a list of resources to help you find places to boondock or stay overnight for free or very low fees. Then, we’ll talk about a big trend driving record sales for smaller Class B RVs: Downsizing. You’ll meet an RVing couple who have done just that. In a matter of a few years, they went from a Class B to a Class C to a Class A motorhome...

Duration:00:55:44

RV Podcast 187 - Lost in the Wilderness: A Survivor’s Story

4/10/2018
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RV Podcast 187 - Lost in the Wilderness: A Survivor’s Story of Lessons Learned In this episode, a spring break RV trip that turned into a nightmare. A solo female RVer, on her way from California to Washington, made a wrong turn in a National forest, got turned around lost in the wilderness. She and her Golden Retriever, Walter, were stuck on a steep and rocky mountain road and ended up spending four night and five days far from civilization just as local bears were hungrily waking up...

Duration:01:05:11

RV Podcast #186: What can happen when mice invade and infest an RV

4/3/2018
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RV Podcast #186: What can happen when mice invade and infest an RV In this week’s episode, a cautionary tale about what can happen when you buy a used RV that’s been sitting in one place for a long time from a dealer who seems to be less than thorough in quality control. But more than that, it’s a nightmare true story about the hidden damage that can be done to an RV by mice and what questions you should ask when buying a used RV to make sure it doesn’t happen to you. Plus, an off the...

Duration:01:05:12

RV Podcast 185: What you need to know about your RV’s GPS System

3/27/2018
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In this episode, we talk about the RV accessory that we probably complain about the most but also depend upon to get where we are going - the GPS navigation system. We talk to a top government GPS expert this week who explains how GPS works; how accurate and reliable it is, or isn’t; what system – the one in the dashboard or the one on your smartphone or tablet - is most accurate and what to do when it is not accurate. Also some spring cleaning ideas for your traveling tech, a great off...

Duration:01:08:04

RV Podcast #184: What’s Your RV Lifestyle?

3/20/2018
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There are a lot of RVs out there. And there are a lot of reasons people buy them. So the RV Lifestyle takes many different forms. In this episode, we will introduce you to a wonderful group of people we spent time with this past weekend at an informal meet-up in Waco Texas. I think you’ll find it very interesting how the RV lifestyle can fulfill so many dreams and be used in so many different ways. Plus, coming up, your RV questions, RV tips, traveling tech suggestions and a great off the...

Duration:01:03:21

RV Podcast #183: Why you need to attend an RV Rally or Gathering this year

3/11/2018
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RV Podcast #183: Why you need to attend an RV Rally or Gathering this year RV rallies and gatherings are wonderful ways to connect with other RVers, to become a part of the RV community and to sharpen your RV skills, develop more practical, on-the-road and camping knowledge and to truly enhance your RV Lifestyle. Every RVer is really missing out if they don’t take advantage of these special gatherings and in this episode, Jennifer and I are going to offer a guide to finding an RV rally...

Duration:01:00:36

RV Podcast #182: Our National Parks are in Crisis

3/6/2018
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RV Podcast #182: Our National Parks are in Crisis There’s a good news/bad news story about our National Parks that you need to know about. The good news is the parks have never been more popular and attendance continues at all-time high. Unfortunately, though, the bad news is so bad that it is jeopardizing our much-loved National Parks. Devastating budget cutbacks, staff reductions, backlogged maintenance and indifferent Congressional inaction have created a crisis that could result...

Duration:01:06:26

RV Podcast #181: Making sense of turnpike tolls

2/27/2018
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As the warm weather starts to arrive, many are planning their cross country RV adventures. Many of those routes will be on toll roads. Do you need to purchase a sticker or toll device for your RV? Which toll stickers are the best to get? What happens when you encounter unmanned tool booths? In this episode, we answer those questions and sort out all those potential issues with an expert who will help us all make sense of turnpikes and toll roads. Plus RV News and Tips, listener questions...

Duration:01:10:11

RV Podcast #180: Why you need to have a bucket list!

2/20/2018
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RV Podcast #180: Why you need to have a bucket list! “What’s on your bucket list?” is a question we all understand and perhaps have asked or had asked of us. As RVers, it’s important to dream about and plan the places we want to visit before, well, before we kick the bucket. You may be surprised to know that psychologists say having a bucket list is very healthy for your mental well being. Plus it’s a lot of fun. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to make your RV bucket list fit your...

Duration:00:58:51

RV Podcast 179: What solo women RVers need to know about the RV Lifestyle

2/13/2018
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RV Podcast 179: What solo women RVers need to know about the RV Lifestyle Are women more adventurous than men when it comes to the RV lifestyle? Some estimates put the number of female RVers traveling alone as much as 30 percent. That may be a bit high, but not by much, because it’s been our experience that solo women travelers do indeed make up a huge segment of the RVing community. In this episode of the podcast, Jennifer will introduce you to three such solo travelers who will share...

Duration:01:10:04

Episode 178: The Unwritten Rules of the RV Lifestyle

2/6/2018
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Episode 178: The Unwritten Rules of the RV Lifestyle There is a certain etiquette and behavior standard that RV owners are expected to adhere to. The problem is, many of the key tenants of that etiquette are learned through experience. Many are unwritten and usually learned through trial and error. We're going to help you avoid the errors by sharing 10 of those unwritten rules of the road and how to camp. EDIT Plus we have lots of listener questions, some great tips, a traveling tech...

Duration:01:08:07

Episode 177: How to find the best off-the-beaten path places

1/30/2018
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Episode 177: How to find the best off-the-beaten path places There’s a great saying about the RV Lifestyle: The journey IS the destination. What it means is that the things we discover AS we travel are just as much a part of the adventure as the place we’re heading. In other, words, off the beaten path discoveries. In this episode, you’ll meet a couple who have perfected the adventure of uncovering the fascinating things you can encounter on the way to somewhere else. Stay tuned as our...

Duration:01:03:06