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Rank #1: Are You, A Homeless RV Nomad? RV Talk Radio Episode 130.
Today on RV Talk Radio, Rob Talks About “Are You, A Homeless RV Nomad?”, On RV Talk Radio. Responding To recent posted videos. We try to bring a real debate to RV Life and respond to the good and bad RV reports and Stories. You can also find “RV Talk Radio” on Itunes, Tunin, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, Spotify and Good Talk Radio. Thank your for joining us. Episode 130 Please feel free to send in your questions and comments. Thanks! RV Talk Radio Website: http://www.rvtalkradio.com Little House On The Road: https://youtu.be/MMFd-mVlFUs Living Free: https://youtu.be/Ud4aITB0Af8 Suite Travels: https://youtu.be/alVnsrD5ocg Also Visit Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/rv-talk-radio (Sponsor) RangeRob Pet Poopy Bags: Visit Our Website: http://www.RangerRobPoopyBags.com Also Available at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TfTFS2 RV Talk Radio Mug: https://rangerrobshop.com/products/rv-talk-radio-coffee-mug RV Talk Radio Cap: https://rangerrobshop.com/collections/printed-hats/products/rv-talk-radio-trucker-cap RangerRob Shop: http://www.rangerrobshop.com Here is a great way to listen to all of our Internet Radio Stations and Podcast on your sell Phone: Podcast Addict: http://amzn.to/2yJbpdA Donate To RV Talk Radio Show: RV Channel Tip Jar: http://tinyurl.com/lxtcc9j Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ranger3354 RV Talk Radio Facebook Community: Page: https://www.facebook.com/rvtalkradio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rvtalkradio Echo Alexa Users: Say The Following: “Alexa Play Podcast RV Talk Radio on TuneIn” Say The Following: “Alexa Go To TuneIn, Play RV Talk Radio” Please become a Patreon Supporter: Outdoor Travel Channel/Pet Videos/Radio Stations https://www.patreon.com/outdoortravelchannel —————————————- Other Radio Shows: Good Talk Radio: http://www.GoodTalkRadio.com —————————————- Outdoor Travel channel: http://www.outdoortravelchannel.com —————————————- #rvpodcast #rvliving #rving #nohome #homeless #talkshow #rvtalkradio #podcasting #rv #rvlife #fulltimerv #livinginarv #rvlifestyle #travel #rvpets #rvers #rvvideos #rvshow #nomadic #radionetwork #nomad #fixedincome #rvpark #rvparks #rving #rver #rvchannels #rvrepair #nomadic #nomad #arizonarv #rvchannels #drama #gossip #rumors This music is licensed under a Creative Commons License: Music: http://www.bensound.com Music licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ MUSIC | from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) Music: Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) RV Travel Buddy is a Registered Trademark owned by Cutting Edge Enterprises, LLC. RV Talk Radio is owned by Cutting Edge Enterprises, LLC. RV Talk Radio is a website dedicated to full time travel and adventure. . All articles are the sole opinions of the RV Talk Radio and are for entertainment purposes only. © 2018 Outdoor Travel Channel ® We give permission to embed our videos as long as all reference links of where they originated from are intact. Also note we occasionally use affiliate links. RangerRob® is a registered Trademark of Cutting Edge Enterprises LLC. (U.S. Serial Number: 88195031, Reg. #5781019) Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, parody, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Share on Facebook
Rank #2: Free RV Money, On RV Talk Radio.
Today on RV Talk Radio, Rob & Drew Talk About “Free RV Money”, On RV Talk Radio. Responding To recent posted videos. We try to bring a real debate to RV Life and respond to the good and bad RV reports and Stories. You can also find “RV Talk Radio” on Itunes, Tunin, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, Spotify and Good Talk Radio. Thank your for joining us. Episode 129 Please feel free to send in your questions and comments. Thanks! RV Talk Radio Website: http://www.rvtalkradio.com Free RV Money from Bob Wells: HOWA NOMAD EMERGENCY FUND! Homes on Wheels Alliance Is Now Able to Give Assistance to Nomads https://youtu.be/t7xYZN2yy6Q Also Visit Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/rv-talk-radio (Sponsor) RangeRob Pet Poopy Bags: Visit Our Website: http://www.RangerRobPoopyBags.com Also Available at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TfTFS2 RV Talk Radio Mug: https://rangerrobshop.com/products/rv-talk-radio-coffee-mug RV Talk Radio Cap: https://rangerrobshop.com/collections/printed-hats/products/rv-talk-radio-trucker-cap RangerRob Shop: http://www.rangerrobshop.com Here is a great way to listen to all of our Internet Radio Stations and Podcast on your sell Phone: Podcast Addict: http://amzn.to/2yJbpdA Donate To RV Talk Radio Show: RV Channel Tip Jar: http://tinyurl.com/lxtcc9j Contact Email: email@example.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ranger3354 RV Talk Radio Facebook Community: Page: https://www.facebook.com/rvtalkradio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rvtalkradio Echo Alexa Users: Say The Following: “Alexa Play Podcast RV Talk Radio on TuneIn” Say The Following: “Alexa Go To TuneIn, Play RV Talk Radio” Please become a Patreon Supporter: Outdoor Travel Channel/Pet Videos/Radio Stations https://www.patreon.com/outdoortravelchannel —————————————- Other Radio Shows: Good Talk Radio: http://www.GoodTalkRadio.com —————————————- Outdoor Travel channel: http://www.outdoortravelchannel.com —————————————- #rvpodcast #rvliving #rving #cheaprvliving #bobwells #talkshow #rvtalkradio #podcasting #rv #rvlife #fulltimerv #livinginarv #rvlifestyle #travel #rvpets #rvers #rvvideos #rvshow #nomadic #radionetwork #nomad #fixedincome #rvpark #rvparks #cheaprvliving #rving #rver #rvchannels #rvrepair #nomadic #nomad #arizonarv #rvchannels #drama #gossip #rumors Share on Facebook
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Rank #1: Boondocking, Treasure Hunting, & Prepping Your RV.
In this edition of The RV Show USA, your RV Wingman, Alan Warren covers the following: - Is Boondocking The Thing In 2019? Wait, you never heard of boondocking? Well, no worries. Greg Gerber, fresh from RVX, is here to tell you why boondocking is so popular now days and how you can enjoy getting back to nature. - Who Is "Nugget Brain" Wayne? We are all hunters. For some, it may be a new car, TV, video game, or even a RV that you have had your eye. Wayne Peterson hunts with his metal detector and finds all kinds of treasure. Wayne speaks to your RV Wingman, Alan Warren, about how Wayne began treasure hunting and so much more. - Prepping Your RV Is YOUR RV Ready? The Camping Season is officially here! Diana LeBlanc-Link (aka: RV Nana), joins your RV Wingman to discuss the importance of preparing your RV for this years' camping trips. Prepping your RV before its first Road Trip will save you time, money and headaches! PPL Motorhomes is the largest consignment RV Dealer in the U.S. If you're looking to trade-up or find a great used RV or, if you'd like to sell your RV in a hurry, contact PPL: http://www.pplmotorhomes.com
Rank #2: Fired From Camping World! This ex-employee is naming names!.
What happens when a veteran of the automotive industry goes to work for Camping World? According to Ricky Salyer, the culture at Camping World is not anything like he expected. In this interview, Ricky details situations of his employment that may be hard to believe. Ricky says he is not a hater and he hopes Camping World and Marcus Lemonis can turn their company’s reputation around. But it does sound like they have their work cut out for them.
We don't camp, we "glamp" in our hotel on wheels. We've been on HGTV's RV 2015 and can be found on our weekly podcast.
Rank #1: RV Glamping Adventures #153.
Neal and Kathy discuss what they would tell their past selves about RVing. If they knew then what they knew now!
Rank #2: RV Glamping Adventures #168.
Neal and Kathy talk about how you never know what's around the next corner in the RV lifestyle.www.rvglampingadventures.comwww.facebook.com/rvglampingadventureswww.twitter.com/rvglamperswww.youtube.com/rvglampingadventures
Radio Arizona RV is dedicated to bringing you helpful and informative information about RV Maintenance & Repairs for the DIY.
Rank #1: ↓Episode 35 – The RV Tool Box Essentials.
Not sure of what tools you should carry in your RV Tool Box? As an RV’er you never know when your RV is going to need a repair whether it is on the road or camping at your favorite get away. The one thing you do know is that you will experience problems that will require repairs. The other unknown is if it will happen when it is convenient with your local repair shop open for business or will it be on a weekend or at night when everybody is closed up tight? It will happen if it already hasn’t, breakdowns are part of the RV Experience. In reality though, don’t cars and boats need repairs? What about ATV’s and personal water crafts? My point is everything fails and for some reason when an RV has a problem it is classified as an absolute inconvenience, when it is just part of the experience. Episode 35 covers this topic and I share with you my thoughts on what tools would be worth carrying and why. I also cover some items that are very handy to have on hand to get your problem solved when the stores are closed or late at night. Being prepared is worth its weight in gold. I know this from experience and a lifetime of Not having to call someone to do something I could do and did do myself. I will provide a list of tools and items I believe that should be part of the RV Tool Box and it can be found below and I will add & subtract as needed. Not all items or tools will work in every RV Tool Box! Open the box and listen now to the Entire Episode!The RV Tool Box Contents! Hand Tools: • Socket Set Metric & American • Wrench sets Metric & American • Screw Drivers – Phillips and Flat Head • 6 In 1 Type of Screw Driver with Torx Bits and a #1 & #2 Square Tip Bits • Bit Driver for a Cordless Drill – with assortment of Bits: Square tip, Phillips, Sockets etc… • Magnet Drive Guide – Usually Included in multi piece drive bit sets • Channel Lock Style Pliers, Regular Pliers • Wire Cutter, Wire Stripper and Wire Crimper • Allen Wrench set • Ball Peen hammers – Medium and Small • Tools to Change Tire – Don’t assume your RV came with everything needed, sometimes they don’t. • Volt Meter (110v & 12v) • 12 Volt Test Light • Cordless Drill & Drill Bits • Pex Tubing Cutter • P&T Relief Valve Tool • Hack Saw – Spare Blades • Tire Gauge that works with your tire pressure Systems: • Pex Tubing 2 -3 feet of 3/8 & ½ inch • Flair It Fittings for Pex Tubing – Couplers for 1/2” & 3/8” female pipe thread, Couplers for female pipe thread to Pex tubing, Shut Off Valve, Pex • • Fitting with cap to close off line. • Fuses – Check your RV styles. Mini, Maxi, ATO/ATC, Micro etc… • Wire Ties • Electrical Tape • 14 & 16 Gauge Wire • Wire Connectors • Battery Terminal Cleaner or a Wire Brush • Duct Tape • Teflon Tape for water systems • Gas/Propane Tape for LP fittings • Spray 100% Silicone • Spray Lubricant • Assortment of screws, nuts and bolts for your RV • Hose Clamps • Rags & Paper Towels Road Side Emergencies: • Flairs and or LED type flairs • Cones or Reflective Triangles • Fire Extinguisher • LED Flash Light • Rechargeable LED Flashlight • Spare Batteries • High Quality Jumper Cables • Ground Cloth • Spare Tire Some retailers recommend small portable air compressors to inflate your tires if they are low. Most of these inexpensive compressors won’t be able to bring RV tires up to the proper pressure. Most inexpensive tire compressors are junk! And quite often not worth the money. The best solution is to check out Power Tanks! Power tanks offers C02 Systems that are awesome! I have 2 of them for my vehicles. Other Stuff: • Rope • Bungee Cords • Work Gloves • Scissors • Shovel • Pocket Knife • 7’ Aluminum Ladder Awning Emergencies – While Driving • Box Cutter to Remove Fabric if needed • Velcro Straps to Secure Awning Arms • Wire Ties to Secure Awnings • Tools to Remove awning if needed In an emergency it might become necessary to remove the fabric or the complete awning on the roadside, be prepared to do so! The post ↓Episode 35 – The RV Tool Box Essentials appeared first on Radio Arizona RV.
Rank #2: ↓Episode 18 – Treating a Rubber Roof – Part 3 of the Rubber Roof Series.
This episode is the last of a 3 part series about Repairing, Cleaning and Treating an RV Rubber Roof. Treating the Rubber Roof is the final step of the 3 main steps to Maintaining and Extending the life of the RV Rubber Roof. Treating the Rubber Roof comes in at the end of the cleaning and repair stages. Before you treat the Rubber Roof you will want to recheck the roof for any minor repairs that you might have missed after cleaning. It is important to do these repairs before you treat the roof because the Dicor Lap Sealant or any similar brand of rubber roof sealant will not adhere if the treatment is applied first. We highly recommend Dior Lap Sealant because Dicor manufactures rubber roofs and they know what works. After all of your repairs are done you can take the Dicor Roof Gard or a similar product and go up on the roof and either use a spray bottle or sponge mop and start applying in small areas and work in a pattern and treat the roof in a manner similar to applying Armor All (We do not recommend Armor All for anything!) and you are done. Dicor recommends to treat the roof every 3-5 weeks which could be necessary in certain areas of the country of if you have certain environmental issues that could require more maintenance. If not, you can probably treat the Rubber Roof 2-3 times per year. You should always treat the roof when you wash it. Check Out Dicors website for more information. Click Here to Purchase Dicor Roof Gard! The post ↓Episode 18 – Treating a Rubber Roof – Part 3 of the Rubber Roof Series appeared first on Radio Arizona RV.
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Rank #1: RV Myths and Realities? | RV Talk Radio Ep.84 #podcast #RV.
Today on RV Talk Radio, Rob talks about RV Myths and Realities being reported on Blogs, Facebook and Youtube Channels. He also talks about how every RV lifestyle is different and what you should consider before becoming a RVer. This show will help you be better prepared for whatever type of RVer you want to be, at any age. Thank your for joining us. Episode 84. Lots of great information sharing, and resources on this show! Also featured on Good Music Radio! Please feel free to send in your questions and comments. Thanks! RV Talk Radio Website: http://www.rvtalkradio.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/robertscribner RV Talk Radio Facebook Community: Page: https://www.facebook.com/rvtalkradio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rvtalkradio Echo Alexa Users: Say The Following: “Alexa Play Podcast RV Talk Radio on Tunein” Sponsored By: Good Music Radio: http://www.goodmusicradio.com Be a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/outdoortravelchannel Help With Blogs: http://www.helpwithblogs.com ————————————— Online Internet Jobs Ebooks: RV Travel Buddy Very Good Ebooks Store: http://www.verygoodebooks.com —————————————- Four ways to SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL! * Subscribe! * Like, Comment, and Share our videos with family and friends * Give us a virtual tip through the blue “$ Support” button on our YouTube or website page (All money will go towards helping us continue sharing our journey) * Support us through Patreon: http://www.Patreon.com/outdoortravelchannel —————————————- Outdoor Travel channel: http://www.outdoortravelchannel.com #rvpodcast #talkshow #rvtalkradio #podcasting #rv #rvlife #livinginarv #rvlifestyle #rvmyths #rvreality #travel #rvissues #beon12 #cbs5az This music is licensed under a Creative Commons License: Music: http://www.bensound.com Music licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ MUSIC | from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) Music: Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) RV Travel Buddy is a Registered Trademark owned by Cutting Edge Enterprises, LLC. RV Talk Radio is owned by Cutting Edge Enterprises, LLC. – Trademark Pending. RV Talk Radio is a website dedicated to full time travel and adventure. . All articles are the sole opinions of the RV Talk Radio and are for entertainment purposes only. © 2016 Outdoor Travel Channel ® We give permission to embed our videos as long as all reference links of where they originated from are intact. Also note we occasionally use affiliate links.
Rank #2: Crazy RV Black Tank Story and, Is Rob Getting Soft? | RV Talk Radio Ep.83 #podcast #RV.
Today on RV Talk Radio Rob talks about a crazy Black Tank issue that happened during a black tank flush out. He also talks about how life has changed for him and how cooking and shopping to support the household roles have happened lately. This show will help you with your travels to save money and to become a better partner as the time change. Thank your for joining us. Episode 83. Lots of great information sharing, and resources on this show! Also featured on Good Music Radio! Please feel free to send in your questions and comments. Thanks! RV Talk Radio Website: http://www.rvtalkradio.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/robertscribner RV Talk Radio Facebook Community: Page: https://www.facebook.com/rvtalkradio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rvtalkradio Echo Alexa Users: Say The Following: “Alexa Play Podcast RV Talk Radio on Tunein” Sponsored By: Good Music Radio: http://www.goodmusicradio.com Be a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/outdoortravelchannel Help With Blogs: http://www.helpwithblogs.com ————————————— Online Internet Jobs Ebooks: RV Travel Buddy Very Good Ebooks Store: http://www.verygoodebooks.com —————————————- Four ways to SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL! * Subscribe! * Like, Comment, and Share our videos with family and friends * Give us a virtual tip through the blue “$ Support” button on our YouTube or website page (All money will go towards helping us continue sharing our journey) * Support us through Patreon: http://www.Patreon.com/outdoortravelchannel —————————————- Outdoor Travel channel: http://www.outdoortravelchannel.com #rvpodcast #talkshow #rvtalkradio #podcasting #rv #rvlife #livinginarv #rvlifestyle #rvstories #blacktank #travel #betterpartner #beon12 #cbs5az This music is licensed under a Creative Commons License: Music: http://www.bensound.com Music licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ MUSIC | from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) Music: Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) RV Travel Buddy is a Registered Trademark owned by Cutting Edge Enterprises, LLC. RV Talk Radio is owned by Cutting Edge Enterprises, LLC. – Trademark Pending. RV Talk Radio is a website dedicated to full time travel and adventure. . All articles are the sole opinions of the RV Talk Radio and are for entertainment purposes only. © 2016 Outdoor Travel Channel ® We give permission to embed our videos as long as all reference links of where they originated from are intact. Also note we occasionally use affiliate links.
The name of my show is "My RV Life" where I discuss topics pertaining to full time living on the road in an RV (Class A, B or C), 5th Wheel, Travel Trailer, etc.
Rank #1: Interview with Kim Hopwood of Rose Valley RV Ranch, Silver City, NM.
Kim tells us all about Rose Valley including the history of the ranch before it became an RV park. We also discuss the history of Silver City and area attractions.
Rank #2: Work camping and how to make money doing it!.
How to become a work camper, how to make money work camping, tips on buying your tow vehicle, RV resources, magazines and clubs.
Danny and Nancy discuss anything to do with overnight RV parking.
Rank #1: ATONRVP Episode 5 - Battery Sucking Vampires.
Things to do to keep your batteries from draining too much. http://allthingsovernightrvparking.blogspot.com/2011/10/atonrvp-podcast-episode-5-battery.html
Rank #2: ATONRVP Episode 8 - One Eye Open.
Enjoy a SAFE Overnight RV Parking Adventure!
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Rank #1: Episode 1 – Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve.
Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Living the RV Dream with Traveling Robert podcast. Episode 1 I’ve been living in Miami for almost 30 years, and it is now that I’m beginning to discover the great State of Florida. Before RVing, most vacations consisted of going to some faraway place. Having a trailer, and the fact that we are “trapped” in the state being to far south, has forced us to explore places that are closer, and until we start fulltiming that will be the case. One of those places is pretty much in our very own our backyard: the Everglades National Park. Alligators by the Oasis Visitors Center In my experience there are three main areas to explore. Florida City Entrance The first entrance is by Florida City, where there is a road that goes all the way to Flamingo, at the southern tip of mainland Florida. There are two main campgrounds in this area. The first one near the entrance is Long pine Key, which is primitive. The other one is Flamingo, at the end of the road, which has water and electric. There are plenty of nature trails, and even a missile site from the Cold War era. Right outside the national park, there is this place called Alligator Farm, where you can see all kinds of reptiles and birds. They also have very enjoyable airboat rides. Shark Valley The second entrance I’m going to talk about is Shark Valley. The entrance is located on US-41, the Tamiami Trail in the Miccosukee Indian reservation. There is a 15-mile loop road that you can see by riding your bicycle or by taking a tram tour. At the southernmost point of the loop road there is an observation tower where you get unobstructed commanding views of the Everglades. On the loop road you will see plenty of wildlife, particularly alligators, much more plentiful during the winter months. Monument Lake Campground Big Cypress National Preserve As we continue West on US-41, we enter a more wooded area called Big Cypress National Preserve. Do stop by the Oasis Visitors Center to get some information and see the alligators on the side of the road. This is also the southern terminus of the Florida Trail. There are several campgrounds on the area. Midway has water and electric, Monument Lake and Burns Lake are primitive. The best kept secret is the loop road that begins at the Monroe Station. It is an unpaved road that goes deep into the preserve. In my opinion the best experience because you can stop by the side of the road whenever you spot some wildlife, which is everywhere. The road ends on the east by the aforementioned Miccosukee village. There’s another primitive campground near that end of the road called Mitchell’s Landing. Sweetwater Strand, Big Cypress Loop Road All along US-41 in this area there are plenty of touristy places to do airboat rides, eat frog legs and alligator bites, although my favorite place for that is Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe, which is located further west by the site of the Ochopee Post Office, smallest one in the United States, and the road that goes to Everglades City, which is my third (fourth) and final recommendation. Everglades City From Everglades City at the National Park Service the is a great boat tour. From the tour you can see all kinds of birds but the main attraction are usually the dolphins. If you go in the winter they will sail by Indian Key, where there is a massive flock of white pelicans. You can only see them in the winter as they are a snow bird. There are a couple of campgrounds in this area. There’s the Outdoors Resort of Chokoloskee, at Chokoloskee Island, and Trail Lakes on US-41, and further west there of course Collier Seminole State Park and Naples/Marco Island KOA. Hope you enjoy this first episode of the Living the RV Dream reboot. Don’t forget to send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or a voicemail by following the link on the top right corner. Also watch my videos on YouTube. Links: Everglades YouTube Playlist Original interview with John and Kathy Living the RV Dream podcast: Gathering Episode Living the RV Dream Gathering 2015 The podcast is being streamed on Thursdays at 11am, 5pm, and 11pm, and on Sundays at 6pm on WRVO Radio Network 1. See you next week, when we will have our first interview. If you buy on Amazon follow the link below. It cost you the same and I get a bit of commission for sending you over. The post Episode 1 – Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve appeared first on Traveling Robert.
Rank #2: Living the RV Dream Episode 91 – Lessons Learned on the Road.
In this episode I discuss lessons learned from the road and read a mail with several questions about RV life. Also a rant about my truck Join our rally http://rvcaravanwithus.com Technology products for your RV http://travelingrobert.com/technorv Some of my gear on Amazon Apparel https://teespring.com/stores/travelingrobert Good Sam: http://travelingrobert.com/goodsam Original music soundtrack and other merch available at http://freeinmyrv.comThe post Living the RV Dream Episode 91 – Lessons Learned on the Road appeared first on Traveling Robert.
Join our family as we talk about travel, RV's and life in general! We will discuss our trips, tricks, travel, attractions, shopping, restaurants and life on the farm. We tell you about the campgrounds we see and the places we go. Join us as we learn the RV life and visit some of the greatest destinations!
This podcast is devoted purely to recommending fantastic destinations in the United States and reviewing the campgrounds in those locations. Hosts Jeremy and Stephanie interview campground correspondents from all over the country to help RVers answer that perennial question: Where to next?
Rank #1: RVFTA #155 Greetings from the Redwoods National and State Parks in California!.
The Redwoods have such a mythical, magical beauty and most people would place them high on the RV travel bucket list. Personally, we’ve been dreaming about hugging a Redwood tree for as long as memory serves. Well, we finally got our chance to visit, and this week’s podcast is all about the highlights and recommendations from our time spend in the Redwoods National and State Parks. This podcast episode is paired with Campground of the Week #94, and our complete review of the Crescent City/ Redwoods KOA can be heard on that podcast. Segment One: Learning about the Redwoods We are nerdy teachers who love to RV, so we have some great recommendations for you if you would like to bone up on your tree facts before a visit. We also share the resources that helped us out the most during our stay. Best Easy Day Hikes: Redwood National and State Parks, by Dan Brett The Wild Trees by Richard Preston Climbing Redwood Giants, a National Geographic Documentary Segment Two: Hiking in the Redwoods We hiked almost every day during our stay, and in this segment we talk about our favorites. Listen to hear our learning curve on appropriate clothing and foot wear, timing, and where to eat that picnic lunch. The Hiouchi Trail to Stout Grove Ladybird Johnson Grove Trail Segment Three: The Coast After oohing and aahing over the trees for a couple of days, we appreciated the variety of scenery found along the coast in Redwoods National Park. In fact, some of our favorite experience were in the coastal areas of the Redwoods. Yurok Trail to Hidden Beach Fern Canyon Crescent City If the Redwoods are on your RV destination bucket list, make sure you take a listen to RVFTA episode #155: Greetings from Redwoods National and State Parks! A big thanks to our sponsors who support weekly content for all our RV fools… See you at the campground! Stephanie + Jeremy The post RVFTA #155 Greetings from the Redwoods National and State Parks in California! appeared first on RV Family Travel Atlas.
Rank #2: Fort Wilderness vs. Wilderness Lodge.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground Resort holds a magical spot in many RVers’ minds as THE ultimate campground destination. Its reputation transcends almost any other campground in America. But, what if you want to go to Walt Disney World Resort without a camper in tow? Should you rent an RV and stay at the Fort, or should you stay in a resort hotel? Since we love everything about the “wilderness” theme, we decided to have a little smackdown between the campground and its sister resort hotel, the Wilderness Lodge. Is one cheaper? More convenient? More magical than the other? Let’s take a look. Option #1: Renting an RV and Staying at Fort Wilderness Campground For a couple of years, our family was been lucky enough to leave New Jersey’s cold, grey winter behind and head off to the Florida sunshine for appearances at Tampa’s RV SuperShow. We opted to add in a few days at Disney, and thus, a tradition was born. This year, even through we weren’t planning to attend the SuperShow, we just couldn’t get Disney off our minds. For our first Disney stay back in 2017, we ran the numbers and realized we could rent a Class C motorhome from Lazydays and book a Premium Site at Fort Wilderness for around the same cost as renting a hotel room at a Disney Resort. Since we wanted to experience the famous Fort Wilderness magic for ourselves, this seemed like the best choices for these reasons: We knew an RV would give our family of 5 more space than a hotel room. The campground offers more even more room by extending the living space far outside of the RV’s walls. Jeremy had fond memories of camping at Fort Wilderness as a kid, and he wanted to take our boys. As a family, we enjoy the campground experience more than the hotel experience. We really wanted to rent a Class C to see how we liked it. (Plus, we were moving from Tampa to Orlando, so it was nice to have a home on wheels that we could use at both locations.) Ultimately, we paid $225 per night for the Class C rental and about $150 a night for Premium Site at the Fort for a total of $375-400 per night. You can read all about that rental experience here. This worked really well for us and we rented from Lazydays again in 2018. However, this year we knew we weren’t doing the Tampa leg of the trip. We realized we could go straight to Disney from the airport and wouldn’t even need a car. Instead of hauling a rental into Fort Wilderness ourselves, we loved the idea of just showing up at the campground to find a rental already onsite for us. Since we had already heard amazing things about Meacham’s RV Rental, it was an easy decision to rent from them. They have a wide variety of trailers to select from, and not only do they haul them to Fort Wilderness, they also do all of the campsite setup (including the awning, hoses, TV, and even your camp chairs and outdoor rug). We opted to rent their biggest travel trailer, the Jayco 32TSBH, a 37-38 ft. triple slide bunkhouse. We rented it for six nights and paid approximately $215 per night. It’s important to note that Meacham’s charges less per night as you add more nights. So, a three-night rental of the same RV would have been more like $355 per night. Since we paid in advance, we even received a free golf cart rental delivered with the RV. In total, we paid $215 a night for the RV, plus $160 a night for a Premium Site for a total of $375. So, would we do it again? Absolutely. Our site was gorgeous. The price was a bit lower than other Disney onsite resorts, especially for a room with space for five. Plus, Meacham’s was just as awesome as we had heard. We loved that we could pick out the exact trailer we wanted to rent. They bring a lot of experience to the plate, and they are even a Disney-preferred rental company. Also, our unit was exceptionally clean, and it was well staged and stocked with linens, towels, dish soap–all the little things you need. They even had Mickey cartoons playing on the television. Most importantly, Meacham’s is offering a special RVFTA discount! Use coupon code RVFTA19 for $50 off your rental!!! What will the future bring? We just don’t know yet. While Jeremy could go to Disney every winter forever until the boys leave home, Stephanie is dreaming of other locales. But, maybe, just maybe, she was won over by another vision for the Disney trip. All it took was a stop at the grand Wilderness Lodge (more on that later!). Pros of Staying at Fort Wilderness Campground Why do people LOVE the Fort so very much? Here’s our list of 11 reasons we do: It has a beautiful natural campground setting, which is perfect for relaxation after busy day in the parks. Most sites–especially the Premium Sites–are large and private. Driving around golf cart and checking out sites and RVs is an awesome part of the fun. We love taking the boat to Magic Kingdom. Our boys love the massive pool, the hot tub, the waterslides, and the playground. The Chip and Dale Campfire Sing Along and movie nights add even more onsite fun. The fabulous Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue is right at the campground. The Trails End Restaurant is a great place to eat and is convenient. Trading Post stores are awesome. There’s a gorgeous environment for walking. It’s quiet and peaceful, especially when compared to much of Disney Fort Wilderness really offers a top-notch resort experience in so many ways–the Magical Express, bell service, food service, van to site, etc. Cons of Staying at Fort Wilderness Campground For our family, not hauling our own trailer to Disney does make staying at the Fort a little more difficult. In addition to that drawback, here are a few more: At the end of the day, we are spending a lot of money to camp. $300-400 a night really does equal resort pricing to be a campground. We started to think a lot more about this this year. No matter how big the rental RV is, we still find ourselves with a very small bedroom for mom and dad and very small bathrooms. There was no private place for mom to get showered and dressed. Fort Wilderness is more removed from the parks and transportation than the resorts on boat and monorail line. The pool, hot tub, and amenities are great for a campground, but they don’t quite rival the resort pools, which have much more of a wow factor. Option #2: Staying in Wilderness Lodge We went to Wilderness Lodge for dinner and fell in love with this place. Now, we are considering mixing things up next winter and taking the plunge with a stay at the Lodge. The Wilderness Lodge is modeled after the iconic national park lodges found in places like Yellowstone and Yosemite. It’s truly beautiful and captures the essence of what we love about our nation’s national park history. Pros of Staying at Wilderness Lodge Everything is a tradeoff, and after three stays at Fort Wilderness, here are the things that are tempting us to try out a different type of Disney resort experience if we return again next year. It really does seem like like a grand Western lodge, with a grand lobby and tons of cozy gathering places. We could easily spend a night gathered around a fireplace looking around for hidden Mickeys. There are more dining options than at Fort Wilderness. While the options at Fort Wilderness are great, there aren’t a ton of choices. At Wilderness Lodge, you can take your pick from Whispering Canyon Cafe, the Geyser Point Bar and Grill (which has sweeping water views), Artist Point (which has a Snow White character dinner), Roaring Fork, and Territory Lounge. The pool is pretty epic, designed as a waterfall that cascades into the pool. There’s even a shooting geyser a short walk away. The Sturdy Branches Health Club offers a deluxe spa experience, with a sauna, massages, facials, and more. It was Stephanie’s birthday while we were there, and we know she’d love to spend a future birthday relaxing here. You still get boat service to the Magic Kingdom, like at the Fort. There are kid-friendly rooms with bunk beds that range from 330-500, which is comparable to renting an RV and booking a campsite at the Fort. There’s bus service to parks right outside of the lobby door. It’s easily walkable to Fort Wilderness for all of the entertainment offerings there. Cons of Staying at Wilderness Lodge Though we fell hard for Wilderness Lodge, we know it might not be the best option for our family. Here are a few of the reasons why: The kid-friendly rooms in our price range only sleep four!! This is a huge BUMMER. Some people just say that they have four and sneak in the extra kids, but we’re not comfortable with that. Rooms that can sleep our family of five are out of our desired price range, renting for almost $700 a night! It’s definitely more crowded and bustling than the Fort. Would we miss having a quiet campground escape? The Verdict? Who knows where next year will take us?! We love the idea of stepping out of our usual zone and staying at Wilderness Lodge. Or maybe it would be more reasonable to rent a cabin in Fort Wilderness Campground or stay at the Polynesian. As with anything Disney, the possibilities are endless. That’s just part of the magic! No matter what we end up doing, we’ll keep you posted. And until then… We’ll see you at the campground, Stephanie + Jeremy Stay up to date on all the latest RV & Travel news from RVFTA First NameEmail Address The post Fort Wilderness vs. Wilderness Lodge appeared first on RV Family Travel Atlas.
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Rank #1: RV Navigator Episode 165- A Warm Welcome to 2019.
We begin our 13th year of the RV Navigator in the warmth of Florida. This episode is our annual NYE edition which features champaign and fun as the new year begins. Lots of RV tech topics to cover as your hosts share their adventures of the past year.
Rank #2: RV Navigator Episode 139- A Slow 2 weeks to Florida.
Our travel plans are a bit different this year. We are taking the RV south in the fall before the winter season. We’ll be driving the toad back & forth in the cold weather. For now, we are visiting relatives in SC on our way to TGO in Florida. For the first winter we’ll be using our lot at The Great Outdoors in Titusville, FL between January and March. On our way south in late October, we stopped to get the Air Force 1 install. After a week with the relatives in SC, we’ll head to TGO until TG in late November.
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Rank #1: RV Podcast 191: What to do with 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 on the road a couple of weeks ago when we were in Arizona. You’ll enjoy learning the many ways we can use our RV.Plus much more, RV News, RV Tips Traveling Tech ideas and much more.Click the player below to Listen Now or scroll down through the show note details. When you see a time code hyperlink, you can click it to jump directly to that segment of the podcast.[spp-player]WHAT MIKE AND JENNIFER ARE UP TO THIS WEEK [spp-timestamp time="2:03"]As this episode goes live we find ourselves in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. We’re doing a seminar this week at the headquarters of Roadtrek and the Erwin Hymer Group of North America at “Owners School,” a special three-day event at the assembly factory for new owners of Hymer and Roadtrek motorhomes. This is the first of three sessions they will be having this year and all are filled right now, with no openings. But fear not, future sessions are being planned and we’ll do a best to give you a feel for it on our RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube.Mike is recovering fine from his elbow surgery.Jennifer almost lost her key to the RV.We used our RV as a palace to hang out during a weekend event with our grandaughtersMeanwhile, here’s the RV News you need to know about this week:National parks visitors bring billions into U.S. economy in 2017The new report shows national parks visitors bring in $35.8 billion in benefits last year to the U.S. economy. The report by economist in the U.S Geological Survey and the National Park Service showed 330 million national park visitors brought in $18.6 million of direct spending to communities within 60 miles of a national park. That spending contributed toward 306,000 jobs, with an overall economic benefit of nearly $36 billion.Plan calls for removal of mountain goats from Olympic National ParkA plan is underway to remove the mountain goats from Washington's Olympic National Park. The mountain goat was reportedly brought into the park by hunters in the 1920s, before Olympic was designated as a national park. In recent years, however, the goats have become a problem. As a non-native species there is no natural salt, essential to their diet. Some blame this for the rare goring of a hiker several years back, and the animals' occasional aggressive behavior towards people. And they hurt native plants. The plan is to move to as many as possible to North Cascades and kill any that remain over two years.Hiker bit by copperhead good reminder to know your snake safety before hitting the trails A woman hiking at Kentucky's Red River Gorge last week was bit by a copperhead snake, and carried away in an ambulance. The incident led to many reminders about the importance of snake safety when out on the trails. To read more safety tips click here. To listen to a podcast we published that covered North American venomous snakes and safety tips, click here.CDC reports number of people contacting insect-borne disease triplesThe Centers for Disease Control issued a warning last week about the rise of disease and illness caused from ticks, mosquitoes and fleas. The CDC reported the number of people reporting insect-borne illness between 2004 and 2016 tripled. More than 96,000 people reported insect-borne illness last year alone. The best defense? Prot ect yourself. Click here to listen to listen to podcast we did on tick protection.This portion of the Podcast is brought to you by Campers Inn, the RVer’s trusted resource for over 50 years,
Rank #2: RV Podcast Episode 201: Boondocking and the Different Stages of the RV Lifestyle.
Are you an RV newbie? Maybe you travel with young kids. Or grandkids. How far do you drive each day? Do you like state parks? Commercial campgrounds? Or are you interested in boondocking and camping off the grid? Then, perhaps you’re a seasoned RVer entering those golden years and not able to be quite as physically active as you once were. In this episode of the podcast, we talk about the different stages of the RV Lifestyle and the opportunities and challenges each stage presents along the way.I think you’ll really enjoy – and perhaps learn a few things – in this picnic table campsite conversation we had with a fellow RVer coming up in our interview of the week segment a little later in the program.Also in this Episode. Lots of RV news, RV tips , technology ideas and a wonderful off the beaten path report from the Burketts.Click the player below to Listen Now or scroll down through the show note details. When you see a time code hyperlink, you can click it to jump directly to that segment of the podcast.[spp-player]Show Notes for Episode #201 July 18, 2018 of Roadtreking - The RV Podcast WHAT MIKE AND JENNIFER ARE UP TO THIS WEEK [spp-timestamp time="2:25"]Mike, Jen and Bo at Bingeman's Camping Resort in Kitchener, Ontario CanadaMIKEAs this 201st episode of the RV Podcast is released, it finds us in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, staying in Bingeman’s Campground Resort along the Grand River, just a couple miles from the Roadtrek Motorhomes factory. We’re up here this week to present a seminar at the Owner’s Academy organized by the Erwin Hymer Group of North America.We brought Bo with us and he has been a really good boy and has greatly enjoyed meeting his many "fans." The folks at the Hymer factory are very dog friendly and Bo is very happy with all the attention.JENNIFERWe have been very busy. We came here fresh from a wonderful week in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, at another one of our Roadtreking Gatherings. This was the fifth gathering of the year and one of the most active ones we have ever had. We did white water rafting, tubing down a river, took a train excursion in the Nantahala River gorge and Mike is still pumped about an exhilarating zip line mountaintop to mountaintop adventure he took part in.MIKEExhilarating is right. That zip line had us traveling 1.5 miles across the mountains at speeds of up to 55 miles an hour and 350 feet above the ground. It was a blast.JENNIFER We’ll have a video coming out about the week there but if you are looking for lots of outdoor adventure, the area around Bryson City, NC is a perfect place to go. But now we’re off on another trip, this one to Canada. We’ll finish our seminar and immediately hit the road again, making a beeline south to the Memphis, TN area, where we’ll be for another week. I’ll tell you, no grass is ground under our tires this summer. We have been criss-crossing North America pretty much on stop since May!MIKEBesides the traveling and exploring, we’ve been shooting videos every day and have a whole bunch of them to edit. Besides that, we’ve been working on a special book, a guide to RV Traveling with a dog. It has lots of tips and helpful advice, learned first hand by us with our dog Bo and shared by many of you who have been gracious enough to share your K9 wisdom. How much will it cost? Nothing. We will be giving it away. It should be done over the next couple of weeks.JENNIFERWhat about our Merch store? How is that coming along? People are asking all the time about our RV hats and T-shirts and the like.MIKEThat, too, will soon be ready. We’ll start with a few items and then expand it. The best way for people to know about these things is through our RV Lifestyle newsletter. We’ll notify subscribers there first. The newsletter is free. They can sign up from our RV Lifestyle travel Blog at Roadtreking.comJENNIFER
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Rank #1: 84. Surprising Things We’ve Learned Two Years Into Full-Time RVing.
On today's episode of RV Miles, the unexpected things we've learned in the past 2+ years traveling the country. Everything from many shoes we carry, to how fast we drive, to what type of coffee maker we've finally settled on. All that, plus news, a new brain teaser, and more!
Rank #2: 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 podcast, a website update and more. Plus, Jason and Abby have the winner of last week's brain teaser and a new one to keep you guessing all weekend. —Resources—NewsThe RV Miles homepage has gone through a big update so you can find the news you want fast. View it here: http://rvmiles.com/episode24/ The new 2018 30mpg diesel F-150 has been announced, the first full-size truck to hit that efficiency milestone, and we have all the details here: http://rvmiles.com/ford-drops-30mpg-f-150-bombshell-best-class-towing-capacity/ The Cost of RV OwnershipRefresh yourself on all the different RV types and their price ranges here: http://rvmiles.com/types-rv-explained/ Check out Abby's article on affordable items we recommend for the RV here on the Our Wandering Family blog: http://ourwanderingfamily.com/our-favorite-inexpensive-rv-items Family Travel Day SurvivalHere's Abby's Our article detailing the 7 tips we discuss on the show: http://ourwanderingfamily.com/seven-tips-for-surviving-family-travel-days/ Check out our top podcasts for family road trips here: http://ourwanderingfamily.com/top-podcasts-for-family-road-trips/ We love the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-you-missed-in-history-class/id283605519?mt=2 Our list of great Audiobooks for family travel: http://ourwanderingfamily.com/10-audiobooks-for-family-road-trips/ Get two free audible audiobooks here: https://www.amazon.com/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00NB86OYE/?ref_=assoc_tag_ph_1485906643682&_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=pf4&tag=rvmiles-20&linkId=b6b968b4a0cdc6477bfcc8dcb463e986
The RV Atlas is a weekly show exploring RV and family travel. Every episode has a feature segment highlighting the RV industry, the campground industry, tips and tricks, or destination guides. We also include gear reviews and interviews with interesting personalities from all arenas of the RV industry.
Rank #1: Say Hello to the New Blacklock Cast Iron by Lodge.
Chances are, if you are a fan of cast iron, you already know the name Lodge. This company has been a preeminent manufacturer of cast iron for over a century. They continues to push the bar higher, and their new Blacklock Cast Iron line builds on their history and reputation, offering a premiere line of lightweight, triple-seasoned cast iron. We invited Kris Stubblefield, associate culinary manager for Lodge’s test kitchen, on the show to tell us all about this new cookware. This “test kitchen guru” is sharing all of the important insider details about Blacklock. Fall camping is the perfect time to break out that cast iron cookware and bring it to the campground. Enjoy the crisp air while making some delicious food over an open fire or over a camp stove. Long before cast iron cookware makes it to your campsite, people like Kris are working away in Lodge’s test kitchen, helping to develop quality products. Kris tests recipes, tries to cook like a novice, and looks for helpful hints to share about Lodge’s cast iron. We think this sounds like a dream job, for sure. What Makes Blacklock Cast Iron Special? Courtesy of Lodge Manufacturing The Blacklock name dates back to the 1896 founding of the company’s first foundry, which was before Lodge officially became Lodge in 1910. The name of the new line pays homage to the people who came before. If you’re looking to add some new cast iron to your game, Lodge’s Blacklock line is an exceptional choice, but what is it that makes this new line different from existing products? One thing that makes the Blacklock line special is that it is triple seasoned. Lodge learned that modern consumers want to buy pre-seasoned cookware that is ready to use straight from the store. The Blacklock line takes this even further by triple seasoning the pieces, giving them a signature dark patina. Even busy, novice chefs who haven’t grown up around cast iron will find this line easier to use. The Blacklock cookware is also lighter than Lodge’s traditional lines. Kris said these pieces are 25% lighter, to be exact. Blacklock pieces have a thinner design, which helps them heat up and cool down more quickly (and makes them lighter for hauling in your RV). The handle also has been redesigned for the Blacklock line. Handles extend up and away from the heat, meaning they won’t warm up as quickly as they do on traditional cast iron, and the handles feature a distinct open triangle shape, which holds less heat. This is another user-friendly feature that novices will appreciate. Introducing the Blacklock Skillets Lodge’s Blacklock skillets come in four sizes. The 10.25-inch and the 12-inch skillets are the most commonly used sizes, with either being enough to feed a family of four. The company added a smaller 7-inch skillet just for fun, and then there’s the massive 14.5 inch for those feeding a crowd. Similar to using traditional cast iron, pre-heating is your first step for cooking with a Blacklock skillet. You won’t have to use quite as much oil, and you’ll find that these pieces heat more quickly. After cooking, it is important to hand dry your Blacklock cookware since water rusts cast iron. Then, add a protective layer of oil to protect it while stored. Check out Lodge’s Use & Care page for tons of recommendations for caring for your cast iron pieces. Kris said these skillets are great for cooking just about anything. You can find tons of ideas on Lodge’s Recipe page and the new Blacklock Foundry Recipe page. Jeremy has been dreaming of making scallops in our skillet using this pan-seared scallops with lemon and thyme recipe. Introducing the Blacklock Grill Pan Courtesy of Lodge Manufacturing The 12-inch Blacklock grill pan is a large, square pan with low sidewalls for premium spatula action. You can fit five pork chops in this bad boy! And, they’ll leave the pan with beautiful grill marks that will rival any restaurant or outdoor grill. This isn’t just for your steak, burgers, and other meats, Kris also loves making vegetables on the grill pan. But, the crowning jewel for the grill pan just might be the grilled lobster tails with lemon garlic butter. This is surprisingly easy to make and is as delicious as it sounds. If you’ll be cooking inside on a stove instead of over the campfire, you’ll find that this grill pan extends far beyond the size of the burner. Kris recommends thoroughly pre-heating before cooking. While cooking, make sure to move the grill pan around to distribute the heat. Cast iron doesn’t naturally distribute heat well, but it will retain it. Introducing the Blacklock Double-Burner Griddle Courtesy of Lodge Manufacturing The Blacklock 2-burner griddle is 10 inches by 20 inches, making it perfect to fit over a camp stove. The griddle has a built-in grease trap and features elevated handles, which make it easier to get on and off a flame. This is the perfect breakfast griddle. Check out Kris’s favorite, mascarpone-stuffed french toast. Introducing the Blacklock Dutch Oven Courtesy of Lodge Manufacturing Dutch ovens, campfires, and fall weather make the perfect trifecta. The Blacklock 5.5 quart dutch oven is a terrific choice for slow cooking those soups, stews, and cobblers that everyone loves. The fact that the Blacklock is 25% lighter than traditional dutch ovens is, of course, a terrific selling point for anyone who has hauled one around. For seafood lovers seeking a divine experience, Kris recommends the garlic and white wine clams. Now, we can’t wait to try this with our boys. Parting Thoughts from Kris Courtesy of Lodge Manufacturing When put on the spot for his favorite piece, Kris decided the 10.25-inch skillet would have to be it. He said this is his daily workhorse. If you are thinking about adding some cast iron to your cookware, check out Lodge’s Blacklock line. As Kris said, “Nothing’s better than getting around a campfire, eating good food and telling good stories.” To check out even more of our great Cast Iron content, you can click here. See you at the campground, Jeremy + Stephanie The post Say Hello to the New Blacklock Cast Iron by Lodge appeared first on RV Family Travel Atlas.
Rank #2: How to Budget for RV Travel.
Any experienced RVer knows that camping trips need to be reserved pretty far in advance these days. We start making our own plans about a year in advance. Now, if you’re making campground reservations the year before you are actually traveling, it helps to know how much money these RV trips will cost. Then you can start to budget and save for all the amazing adventures in your future. But how much do RV vacations cost????? This is a tricky questions because there are so many variables in RV travel. It’s much easier to estimate the cost of a cruise or all-inclusive getaway. However, the cost of an RV vacation will vary greatly depending on what kinds of campgrounds you reserve, how far you travel, and what kinds of activities you plan. A quick note: this is not an article about saving money while RVing. That’s a great topic, and we’ve talked about it before. This is an article about how to estimate the cost of your RV vacations in advance, and then save for those trips throughout the year. Everyone spends different amounts of money of RV trips, and that’s okay. It doesn’t matter what anyone else’s budget is. The trick is to figure out how much your dream trips will cost, and get the most out of your time on the road and at the campground. How to Budget for RV Travel: What are Your Biggest Costs? When we estimate our RVing costs for the year, there are four main categories that we pay attention to: campground fees, gas, food, and activities. You can get much more specific and itemize things like souvenirs, but we prefer to stay pretty high level and work with nice, round numbers. How to Budget for RV Travel: Campground Fees Campground fees vary widely depending location and amenities. There are gorgeous state parks in the west that cost about $12 per night. And then there are off-the-hook resorts in the northeast that cost $150 per night. If you already know the campgrounds that you will book, it will be easy to estimate your camping fees for the next year and save accordingly. However, if you aren’t sure of your exact camping destinations yet, try to figure out the average per night that you spend on campground fees from past years. For example, we stay at a mix of private and public campgrounds. Most of the public campgrounds cost between $30 and $40 per night. But we also stay at resorts that cost up to $100 per night. Over the last few years, our average comes out to about $50 per night on campground fees. So all I do is project the amount of nights we plan on camping (say 40) and multiple that by our average cost ($50). Then I’ll make a plan for saving $2,000 for campground fees in our travel budget. How to Budget for RV Travel: Gas It usually surprises new RVers how much they end up spending in gas while traveling. If you haven’t planned for that cost in advance it can be a real budget buster. Find out your average miles per gallon while towing to get a ballpark figure for how much you will spend on gas over the next year. If we get 10 miles to the gallon and plan on traveling about 3,000 miles total, then we’ll budget for about $900 in gas expenses. And then we’ll round up to be safe. How to Budget for RV Travel: Food One of the best things about RV travel is the ability to bring along your own groceries. This means you have so much more control over the cost of food than when traveling without your RV. We spend about the same amount in groceries when traveling in our RV as we do while at home. So we don’t have to budget for a huge increase on our RV vacations. However, we do like to eat out a couple of times on vacation, especially when traveling to foodie destinations like Charleston, South Carolina or Austin, Texas. So we plan for those expenses in advance. A typical lunch out will cost our family of five anywhere from $50 to $75. We may budget for an extra $200 in food costs on a week long RV trip. Or an extra $75 on a long weekend getaway. How to Budget for RV Travel: Activities We enjoy a lot of free activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking. This helps us keep what we call ‘ticketed events’ to a minimum. However, if we are traveling somewhere with a special experience like a chuck wagon dinner, we think it’s usually worth a splurge. Try to research these special activities in advance, so you can have a better idea of the cost and plan ahead. We also purchase an America the Beautiful pass every year for $80, then we know our park fees are accounted for! We usually plan for one or two of these spurges on our longer RV trips. It may be horseback riding, rafting, or a Red Bus Tour depending on the location. We have found that no matter the activity, many cost about $50 a person. This means it usually costs our family $250 to do most types of guided excursions. So this is our very loose way of budgeting for those special treats far in advance. How to Budget for RV Travel: Saving Up the Money Planning RV trips is really fun. Paying for them…not so much. We’ve come up with a system that helps us spread out the cost of our RV vacations throughout the year. We basically do the RV version of the old Christmas Clubs. Remember those? Last year we opened up an online checking account with a debit card. We linked the account to our main household checking account. Then we figured out how much money we would have to save every month for our forecasted RV vacation expenses. Starting in January, we began socking the money away. Then we used this designated debit card for all our camping reservations, activity reservations, gas stops, and extra food expenses. It was so helpful to easily see exactly how much we were spending on every RV trip. We also knew if we splurged more on one trip, it would have to be made up somewhere else. This system has worked so well for us, and we are already restocking the fund for next year. We would love to hear your strategies for planning and saving for RV trips! Head over to our private Facebook Group to share your own, or ask any questions about RV travel costs. See you at the campground, Stephanie + Jeremy The post How to Budget for RV Travel appeared first on RV Family Travel Atlas.
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Rank #1: Camping Checklist – 13 Essential Items.
Do a quick Google search for camping check lists and you’ll be inundated with options. The lists are endless. Everything from clothes for each season to tools for every possible mechanical malaise will be on those lists. But not this one. Consider this a list of what we overlooked. Maybe you can learn from our ... Read more Camping Checklist – 13 Essential Items
Rank #2: 8. Our Biggest RV Mistakes.
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 ... Read more 8. Our Biggest RV Mistakes