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34. Spring Gear Guide

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/!


33. White Sands and Mountain Villages

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...


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

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...


31. Guadalupe Mountains and Stress Free Family Camping

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:...


30. Carlsbad Caverns – Wonderland Under the Ground

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:...


29. RV Cooking, and Roswell Is More Than Aliens

On today’s jam-packed RV Miles Podcast episode, we cover the surprisingly beautiful Roswell, New Mexico area. Aliens abound - the truth is out there! But really, Roswell is full of off-the-beaten-path natural beauty, and we’ll tell you where to find it. We also talk with Chef Hardcore, who writes our RV Epicure column, about cooking in an RV. What gear, gadgets, and ingredients to bring along, and how to ditch the recipe and get creative with your own food. In the news, a cool new Vegas...


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

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 –...


27. Movies and TV in the RV

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TVs, Chromecast…what works best in an RV on the road? We cover it all on this week’s RV Miles podcast. Sometimes it’s ok to relax and watch a movie or binge a TV show when you’re camping, especially when it rains for days straight. We’ll tell you what we use, and what our experience are with what types of video entertainment are best for RV travelers. Resources: New Mexico State Parks Pass - A great option for afforable camping if you plan to...


26. Tales from the RV Show & 2018 Standout RV Models

Today on the RV Miles Podcast, we break down our takeaways from the Mid-America RV show in Kansas City. We’ll talk about some additional RV Show tips that we missed on our Episode 24, and break down our favorite 2018 RVs, three perfect for family travel and three for the couple and solo travelers. In the news, Jayco has unveiled their first-ever Class A Diesel Pusher, Gander Outdoors has launched their website with some eye-popping prices, and Ford is bringing back the Ranger, a good...


25. RV Ownership Costs and Surviving Family Travel Days

Today we are talking the expected and unexpected costs of purchasing and owning your own RV. A wonderful and potentially economical way to travel, RV ownership is all about the budget and knowing what you’re getting into before you step onto a lot or into an RV show. We also discuss tips for surviving family travel days, including that one tip we all do, but no one wants to talk about. Plus, there’s plenty of RV Miles news this week, including the exciting upcoming launch of a new...


24. Hot Springs at RV Shows

Today we’re taking an extended journey to Hot Springs National Park, which we touched on briefly way back on Episode 1 of the RV Miles podcast. Hot Springs National Park is a wonderful destination for rest, rejuvenation, history and a bit of architecture gazing. It’s definitely not what you’d expect. We also talk RV shows — what makes them such a great place to shop for RVs or just explore what kind of RV you are looking for. And in the news, we’ve got more camping world acquisitions,...


23. RV Resolutions

After a news item on a massive RAM truck recall, this abbreviated episode is focused on our wishes for the RV industry in 2018. More campgrounds, societal acceptance of full-time RV travelers, and more fill our wish list for the RV lifestyle. Happy New Year from the RV Miles family! Resources: RAM Truck Gearshift Recall - RV Miles article


22. Walmart Parking and the Buffalo National River

Today we travel back in time to Episode 1 and expand on one of our favorite spots in the beautiful state of Arkansas – The Buffalo National River. We’ll also talk about all the rules and tricks for parking an RV at a Walmart, Cracker Barrel, rest area, truck stop, and other overnight parking opportunities. In the news, the state of Nevada is full of new opportunities for 2018, including 2 new state parks. Resources New Experiences Make Nevada a Top 2018 Destination Good Neighbor Policy...


21. Healthcare and Staying Healthy on the Road

Today we chat with the owner of a new company called RV Health that promises to deliver healthcare on the road by facilitating web-based doctor visits, including prescriptions, for under $25 a month. We’ll also cover our tips for exercising and eating healthy while living an RV lifestyle. Resources: Upcoming RV Shows FMCA Accepting All RVers (RV Miles Article) National Park Service Fee Increase Comment Period (RV Miles Article) RV Health - Get Healthcare on the Road - discount for RV...


20. Prepping the RV for Winter and Nashville

On today’s show, we’ll cover all the things you need to do to prep the RV for winter storage. “Winterizing” the water system is only one piece of the puzzle. Then we’ll take a trip to Nashville, TN, and chat about all the great things to do in Music City, USA. Resources: KOA’s winterizing checklist and step-by-step guide Seven Points COE Campground Grand Ole Opry Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Johnny Cash Museum Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage A [...]


19. 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

This episode is all about some great gifts for the RV or camping enthusiast, or anyone really, as most of our gifts are great for the hole as well!. Ask Santa for a few items on our list and you’re bound to have a wander-ful Christmas. Resources: New Aliner sub-3000lb teardrop/travel trailer hybrids. A teardrop RV you can stand up in! The RV Miles 2017 Holiday Gift Guide - Links to all the items we talk about in this episode.


18. RV Travel Thanksgiving Thankfuls

On this abbreviated episode, we run down 10 things we’re thankful for in the RV travel lifestyle, from RV parks to Audiobooks to friends and family. We’ll be back next week with a full-length episode of the RV Miles Podcast.


17. Downsizing Your Life, Composting Toilets, and Truck Stops

Today we cover the ins and outs of one of the most asked about features of our RV, our composting toilet. We’ll give you tips and tricks about downsizing your life for anyone interested in living in an RV, or just interested in a more minimalist lifestyle. But before we get into those topics, we help a listener with all the things you need to know before taking your RV through the diesel pumps on the semi truck side of the truck stop. Resources: Nature’s Head Composting Toilet Dear...


16. Free Family Fun in St. Louis

On this episode, Jason and Abby cover one of their favorite family vacation cities, St. Louis, full of affordable family fun. They’ll also cover the new major WiFi security issue, and talk tips on staying safe when you connect to networks on the road, and a major recall involving almost every RV’s fire extinguisher. Resources: The National Park Fee Increases Don’t Add Up Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Pere Marquette State Park Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse St. Louis Science...


15. Canyons in Illinois, Planning Routes

On today’s episode, we hike into the many and varied canyons and waterfalls at Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks, two gems of geology set in the midst of farmland along I-80. We talk about the tools we use and some tips for planning your route in an RV, how Michigan state parks are combating overbooking, and our new food series on RV Miles, RVEpicure. Resources: RVEpicure on RV Miles Changes in Michigan State Park Fees Road trip planning tool Roadtrippers.com Google Maps


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