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With a little help from our co-host and son, Don, Tom and Kris bring you Camping and RVing entertainment, tips, tricks, hacks and laughs.

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37. Camping Through Chaos

6/25/2017
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What happens when life gets too hectic to camp? That’s what the camping through chaos episode is about. Don was 4 1/2 when our twin daughters were born. Our small popup would easily sleep all of us, but life was hectic. We both worked full time. We also had a brand new house that needed […] The post 37. Camping Through Chaos appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:31:24


36. The One Legged Camper, and The Jelly Bean Camper

6/12/2017
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What’s a one legged camper? It’s a descriptive term I’ve coined for the camper whose spouse is not a camping fan. I spent most of the 90s working as a car salesman. A husband or wife shopping alone was commonly called a one-legged shopper. They rarely could make a decision without their spouse. A married […] The post 36. The One Legged Camper, and The Jelly Bean Camper appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:42:10


35. Overland Trailers and RVs

5/29/2017
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Overland trailers aren’t made for RV parks. They’re made for overlanding, traveling where there’s little or no road. You could be forging a river or two, and climbing steep mountain trails. The point is to travel over unpaved, unimproved roads. I want to give a big SHOUT OUT to Dan and the guys at The […] The post 35. Overland Trailers and RVs appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:39:48


34. Cold Nights, Toys For Kids, Coolers

5/15/2017
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Cold Spring Nights Camping season is off and running, but the nights can still be chilly. Higher altitudes and northern parts of the country can easily see nighttime temperatures below freezing well into the summer months. Be sure to bring along extra blankets, sleeping bags and clothing to keep everyone toasty through the night Camping […] The post 34. Cold Nights, Toys For Kids, Coolers appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:35:50


33. National Parks, An RV That Pays For Itself

5/1/2017
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National Park Pass Programs nps.gov/planyourvisit is full of information about free and discount National Park passes. Unfortunately the website was down for maintenance when we were actually recording the podcast. National Parks and Historical Narratives If you’re taking your kids along so they can learn a history lesson, make sure you’ve talked about it before […] The post 33. National Parks, An RV That Pays For Itself appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:31:54


32. Make Your First Camping Trip Spectacular

4/17/2017
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It may be your first camping trip of the year. It could be your first trip in your new RV. Maybe it’s your first camping trip ever. Let’s make it spectacular. This episode is inspired by you. We’ll give you our thoughts and ideas to start right. You can count on a few things on […] The post 32. Make Your First Camping Trip Spectacular appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:34:32


26. Nine Things Worth Spending More Money On

2/20/2017
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I’m sure this list could go on and on, but these are our top nine things worth spending more money on. Depending on how you camp, not all will apply to you, but you’ll get the concept. We made one of these mistakes years ago, when we traded up to our first hard-walled trailer. I […] The post 26. Nine Things Worth Spending More Money On appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:40:08


20. Listener Feedback, A Few Thoughts On Our Next RV.

9/5/2016
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Here it is, September. We’re back, but still a little disorganized. If you’ve ever moved, you know what we’re going through. The recording studio is up and functioning, but I still haven’t located all of my gear. This presents a couple of issues in the sound quality. Fortunately, it’s a temporary issue. By episode 21, […] The post 20. Listener Feedback, A Few Thoughts On Our Next RV. appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:33:35


19. Buying or Building Our Next RV. Let The Battle Begin

8/14/2016
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Before we talk about our next RV, let me bring you up to date on where we’ve been. Kris and I just returned from a two week road trip. Traveling from our home in northern Wisconsin, we headed towards southern Idaho for Kris’ class reunion. This trip was never planned as a camping or RV […] The post 19. Buying or Building Our Next RV. Let The Battle Begin appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:35:46


18. A Summer Update

7/18/2016
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As the title says, this is more of a Kris and Tom update than anything. If you’ve followed the previous episodes, you know that camping was a big part of our lives when the kids were young. They’ve all grown and have families of their own, so we were looking forward to reintroducing ourselves to […] The post 18. A Summer Update appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:30:13


17. Seven Differences Between Full Time RVers and The Rest Of Us

2/24/2016
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Shopping With The Full Time RVers Full time RVers are definitely looking for different things. I remember that first RV show Kris and I attended. It was in Portland, OR in 1984. I don’t even remember the name of the facility, but it was huge. Thousands of people and hundreds of motor homes, campers and […] The post 17. Seven Differences Between Full Time RVers and The Rest Of Us appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:36:23


16. 3 Alternatives To The VW Camper Bus

2/3/2016
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We talked about the VW camper bus in the last episode. You love the concept, but you want something newer, safer and more reliable. Today we’ll talk about some other choices. Author’s Note: I will be completing this post later in the week. Because of this week’s snow storm, I am way behind in getting […] The post 16. 3 Alternatives To The VW Camper Bus appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:30:19


15. Why America Loved the VW Camper Bus

1/11/2016
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VW camper bus. You’ve got to be hiding under a rock if you don’t have an instant mental image when you hear those words. Commonly referred to as the Volkswagen Type 2, those air cooled, rear engine novelties were everywhere. And my favorite, the Westfalia camper van was the top of the line. The VW […] The post 15. Why America Loved the VW Camper Bus appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:48:44


14. The Future of Camping and RVing

12/28/2015
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Let’s face it. The world is changing. Regardless of your views on big issues like climate change, global warming, the next ice age or the zombie apocalypse, the green movement is here to stay. It will direct our future energy supply, the cars we drive and the homes we live in. It will certainly […] The post 14. The Future of Camping and RVing appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:37:25


13. Winter Activities, Solving Camping Problems

12/13/2015
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In this episode we talk about winter activities, and we talk about solving camping problems we seem to find common. From storing your RV or camping gear, to asking for winter show ideas. There’s a full range of topics in episode 13. Solving Camping Problems topics discussed Ideas for better and more comfortable sleep. It’s […] The post 13. Winter Activities, Solving Camping Problems appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:43:56


12. Eliminating Dangerous Formaldehyde Fumes In Your RV

11/30/2015
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Who doesn’t remember Shasta travel trailers? Those cute little trailers have a style of their own. And they had wings. Small but prominent silver wings at each rear corner. Originally building the trailers for military housing, Shasta has changed ownership several times over the years. Now owned by Forest River RV, Shasta makes a fairly […] The post 12. Eliminating Dangerous Formaldehyde Fumes In Your RV appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:38:54


11. Keeping Rodents Out Of Your RV

11/23/2015
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Short show today. I promise next week we will be back to normal. This week I wanted to tell you about something we found to ward off rodents in your RV. is all natural. No chemicals or poisons. No rotting rodent carcasses to discover and remove. These things are going into our camper this week. […] The post 11. Keeping Rodents Out Of Your RV appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:20:45


Evaluating A Used Pickup Camper

11/16/2015
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This week’s episode is about evaluating the condition and needed repairs of an older RV. In this case, our used pickup camper. I wrote a related article about whether or not we should upgrade to a newer pickup over at truckngpodcast.com. You can follow the link to read the article. Let’s start with our camping […] The post Evaluating A Used Pickup Camper appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:41:39


9. Buying a Used RV – Follow Your Nose and feet

11/2/2015
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Shopping for anything used is always a buyer-beware adventure. Buying a used travel trailer or camper is no different. Today Kris and I will spend some time on buying used. Your Nose and Feet Can Tell You Plenty When Buying a Used RV New and used, Kris and I have bought a few RVs over […] The post 9. Buying a Used RV – Follow Your Nose and feet appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:45:21


8. Our Biggest RV Mistakes

10/19/2015
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Kris and I talked in episode 6 about the first of our RV mistakes, buying the wrong travel trailer. We had our choice narrowed down to 2 units. The first, a 21 foot single axle unit with an open floor plan. We both fell in love with it. Although it didn’t have the tandem axles […] The post 8. Our Biggest RV Mistakes appeared first on Tom and Kris Camping.

Duration: 00:44:16

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