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RV Travel Podcast

The audio version of the RV world's most popular blog/newsletter/website, RVTravel.com, host Scott Linden takes you on a journey to fascinating places where you'll meet intriguing people. Tips, expert advice, sneak peeks into the newest RVs and technology, and a lot of fun things to do once you're settled and leveled.

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The audio version of the RV world's most popular blog/newsletter/website, RVTravel.com, host Scott Linden takes you on a journey to fascinating places where you'll meet intriguing people. Tips, expert advice, sneak peeks into the newest RVs and technology, and a lot of fun things to do once you're settled and leveled.

Out & About: Fishing beyond the obvious

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You’re parked and settled in. Time to hit the lake. Find “structure” and you’ll have a better shot at the big ones … or in my case, the “small ones.”

More ideas at the Out & About pages of RVTravel.com

Dec 02 2021

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Out & About: get away, but not too far away

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Quick. Get a map and find the closest desolate patch within a half hour of your house. Here's why.

Want more? Go to the Out & About pages at RVTravel.com

Nov 25 2021

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From Indy car to American Coach ... Helio Castroneves won four Indy 500s ... and loves his motorhome!

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Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner and American Coach owner Helio Castroneves gives us a quick tour of his rig, how he's customized it, and how he uses it at a race and traveling from track to track. It's his sanctuary, and he shows us why.

Think your trips are long? This 24 Hours of Daytona winner shares driving tips for the rest of us in our own RVs. And how the heck do you stem boredom when you're driving all night?

Helio outlines his dream RV'ing destination and gets our advice on a must-see South Dakota stopover.

In other news, we'll find out who snowbirds and when they go ... plus a quick look at gasoline pricing trends as we start packing for warmer climes.

The RV Travel podcast is brought to you by Clear20 water filters, TearDropShop.com, Campgroundviews.com, Airskirts.com, and RVTravel.com’s Who Makes What guide to manufacturers and RV brands.

Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe and rate the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. And listen every day to SiriusXM satellite radio - and at RVTravel.com - for the 1-minute "Out & About" feature. Thanks!

Nov 25 2021

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Out & About: Are you fire-building-challenged?

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A campfire is the cap to a fantastic day outdoors. It’s where the fish you caught get bigger and the peak you climbed grows taller. The biggest challenge is finding dry tinder – the little stuff that sparks your fire’s first flame. Here's a tip using stuff you already have around. 

Find more outdoor ideas at RVTravel.com's "Out & About" pages.

Nov 22 2021

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Out & About: A one-minute ounce of prevention helps your RV live longer

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Recreational vehicle preventive care is never fun, hardly fashionable, but always a good idea. Save some money and aggravation with these tips to help your RV live longer.

Nov 18 2021

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Out & About: How they “duck” cold feet

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Camo’d up in your blind, or driving past a pond in your RV, you’ve seen them: Ducks and geese standing for hours on solid ice, yet they never suffer from frostbite. Wonder how?

Want more ideas? Go to the Out & About pages of RVTravel.com.

Nov 15 2021

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”Out & About”: Crowded national parks ... go here, not there

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You’d think with summer over, crowds at America’s popular national parks would dwindle. Uh uh. These western parks offer the same experience as the “big names,” without the mob scene.

Want more? See the "Out & About" pages at RVTravel.com

Nov 11 2021

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RV Travel podcast: avoid nightmares - learn from our consumer advocate

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RVTravel.com's Russ DeMaris shares victories in our ongoing battle against machines and the people who sell and service them! He offers advice for those facing the Cummins DEF sensor flame-out, cautions us on tire purchases, and provides tips on pre-purchase inspection to getting some level of satisfaction on everything from scheduling to completing an RV repair.

We also learn about a new technology in RV skirting from the inventor.

The RV Travel podcast is brought to you by Clear20 water filters, TearDropShop.com, Campgroundviews.com, Airskirts.com, and RVTravel.com’s Who Makes What guide to manufacturers and RV brands.

Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe and rate the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. And listen every day to SiriusXM satellite radio - and at RVTravel.com for the 1-minute "Out & About" feature. Thanks!

Nov 08 2021

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RVT/Sirius satellite radio‘s ”Out & About”: campground crowding? Here‘s how to beat the bots.

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“Bots” are computer code that online bandits use to hammer campground reservation websites, grabbing every vacancy in seconds. Here are a couple suggestions on beating them to the punch ... er, campsite.

Nov 04 2021

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Sirius Satellite Radio‘s RVTravel.com feature: an uncrowded alternative to ”crunched” campgrounds

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In this week's "Out & About": You’ve heard about the feeding frenzy at campgrounds. So, how to avoid the mob scene? Drive off the beaten path just a bit.

Nov 02 2021

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RVT‘s ”Out & About” satellite radio feature: Travels with Charlie, or Fido, or Fluffy or Rex

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On this week's 60-second feature, purebred or happy-go-lucky mutt, these travel tips may help your four-footed camping friend ... and you!

Oct 28 2021

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RVT‘s Sirius satellite radio feature: Put your best feet forward

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"Out & About": there’s a right way and a not-so-right way to hike. Avoid blisters, leg cramps and cranky kids with these tips, all in just 60 seconds!

Oct 26 2021

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RVTravel.com‘s Sirius satellite radio feature: are your pictures really worth a thousand words?

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This week's "Out & About" offers tips from the professionals on making your cellphone photos more share-able, getting more "likes," telling your story better, and earning you bragging rights!

Oct 21 2021

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RVTravel.com‘s Sirius satellite radio feature: America‘s favorite outdoor sport: are you a player?

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This week's "Out & About" is your guide to watching wildlife. 60 seconds of tips and tricks from the professionals on enjoying the country's most popular outdoor activity.

Oct 19 2021

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RVTravel.com‘s ”Out & About” on Sirius satellite radio: what to do once you get there, and why

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This week on the RVTravel.com Sirius/XM satellite radio feature: "Ommm" and other excuses for exploring beyond the campsite. Find another dimension - and possibly, your inner "you" - on your next RV trip with these easy activities.

Oct 14 2021

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New Sirius satellite radio ”Out & About” feature: Hug a tree and other ways to explore once you‘re parked

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In our new Sirius/XM satellite radio feature, kids, grandkids, or just yourselves ... a bit of structure helps free you to enjoy the sights, smells, sounds and touch surrounding your campsite.

Oct 12 2021

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Is the ”RV shortage” pure propaganda? Save your life with electrical-system precautions.

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Save your life with Mike Sokol's hard-won advice and horror stories about RV electrical systems. Who's fooling whom when it comes to the national RV inventory ... an on-the-ground report from the nation's biggest RV show and dealer lots.

RVTravel.com electricity guru Sokol scares the beejesus out of us with the fatal risks in some RV park pedestals (he recommends one simple tool that might save your life), how we might inadvertently destroy water heaters and electrical systems, and how to correctly retrofit your rig with lithium batteries so your investment doesn't go up in smoke. Plus a few winterizing tips that will make your spring startup a little easier and a sneak peek at the new Geo Pro "smart" travel trailer from Rockwood.

The RV Travel podcast is brought to you by Clear20 water filters, TearDropShop.com, Campgroundviews.com, RVTravel’s Who Makes What guide to manufacturers and RV brands.

Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe and rate the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks!

Oct 08 2021

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New Sirius satellite ”Out & About” radio feature: shake off the road dust when you get to your campsite

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New Sirius/XM Satellite feature from RV Travel.com!

Once you're leveled and settled, here are some simple ways to get your legs stretched and restore your circulation - by moving! 60 seconds of helpful ways to get a little exercise.

Oct 07 2021

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New Sirius Satellite Radio feature! ”Out & About” offers fun, informative RV and outdoors helps and hints in 60 seconds

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Our new RVTravel.com feature is now on Sirius/XM satellite radio! Here's the debut episode:

Dealers say this is the most important part of a used RV pre-purchase inspection. They won't take a trade-in if this critical factor is ignored and neither should you. Whether you're buying or selling, do this first.

Oct 05 2021

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Tear it out, fix it up … “RV with Tito” shares his personal upgrades plus Spartan recall, fuel mileage data and find a vacancy with this new service

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Episode 26: Home improvement … on wheels! Brian Pursel of “RV with Tito” shares some of his top upgrades from solar to plumbing, suspension to seating. News you can use, industry info, and your thoughts on going without electricity all this week on the RVTravel.com podcast.

Here’s the rundown:

[3:15] News: A service that will notify you when a campsite becomes available … who’s buying RVs these days, and where they go with them.

[6:30] Brian Pursel of YouTube’s “RV with Tito” starts by telling us about some of his favorite boondocking destinations, then shares some of his favorite upgrades, DIY projects, and advice on doing them. From living area “remodels,” to electrical improvements, sewer hose storage to suspension systems, Brian has done them all, and these are his top recommendations.

[44:05] Brian shares his list of essential tools we probably don’t carry but should.

[48:50] Recall! Spartan owners beware. Fuel mileage leaders for 2021. RVTravel.com survey: “How long can you comfortably go without plugging into electricity?” and your comments and suggestions.

The RV Travel podcast is brought to you by Clear20 water filters, TearDropShop.com, Campgroundviews.com, RVTravel’s Who Makes What guide to manufacturers and RV brands.

Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe and rate the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks!

Sep 24 2021

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