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RV Small Talk Podcast

Fun talks about lite-weight camping trailers, truck campers, stories from people who camp, dealership and manufacturer perspectives, RV training & technology.

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Fun talks about lite-weight camping trailers, truck campers, stories from people who camp, dealership and manufacturer perspectives, RV training & technology.

Take Us Off-Grid, Full-Time!

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Zoey and Taylor Andersen have interests to pursue, and the standard American way of doing work and life is getting in the way. In order to pursue the things that bring them joy in this life, they're modifying an inTech RV Flyer Discover to go Off-Grid, Full-time!

Sep 13 2022

1hr 8mins

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Are We RV-diculous?

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Our personal "must-have-items" lists for RVing trips really show who we are and what we're trying to get out of our time away from home and work. PJ, Lindsay, and Clint have some pretty divergent travel and camping sensibilities, and when we compare lists, well, it gets pretty apparent that we likely won't be seeing much of each other at our respective campsites. Who's all about the comfort and ease of it all and who's practical and minimalistic? Truthfully, we're all of those things in our unique and personal ways! Listen and find out!

Sep 05 2022

49mins

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The Darn RV Refrigerators!

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Even if your RV refrigerator is working reliably at its best, it can still be confounding! Why doesn't it cool as well as our home fridges? Why are there two types of 12-volt options for RV refrigerators? Can we drive with our RV refrigerator running on propane? Lindsay and Clint from the RV Small Talk Podcast pull Cody in from the service shop at Princess Craft RV to have a cool, calm, and level-headed discussion on those fridges!

Aug 19 2022

39mins

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Finally Going Camping Again!

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If you grew up camping, but in adulthood, life pulled you in all directions except for the wild outdoors, there's hope and a future for you! We met up with PJ's longtime friend Cindy to hear firsthand what it's like for so many adults who are trying to reconnect with their love for camping, travel, and the great outdoors. Join us!

Aug 17 2022

55mins

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The RV Match Game!

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Want to have some fun?! We came up with some characters and we try to match them with the perfect type of RV for them!

Aug 07 2022

1hr 1min

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Professional RV Training for Owners and More!

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The need is great and the opportunities are plenty! RVTI is meeting the need for education, training for RV owners, and their advancing opportunities for certifications in the RV technician world. Get some insights and promising information right along with us as we chat with Curtis Hemmeler, Executive Director, and Tracy Anglemeyer – Director, Recruitment from RVTI in this episode of the RV Small Talk Podcast!

Aug 01 2022

57mins

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Fixing RV Troubles

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Something comes up with any RV at some point. Whether it be early in ownership, or later down the road, a problem can really rain on your parade. What do you do? Who do you contact? What can you expect? There are so many questions and everybody has a different angle to getting things done, don't they? Well, PJ and Clint talk a bit about the best ways to get your fixes done and how to get you back into the camping you love.

Jul 05 2022

51mins

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More Green RVing Ideas

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There's no time like the present to add a little something to your green RVing experience. There are so many Green RV ideas, products, and tweaks we can all make that no single podcast, blog, or book could capture them all, but Lindsay and Clint have a few ideas that might help get your green and creative juices going! Join us for this fun episode of the RV Small Talk Podcast!

Jun 27 2022

46mins

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A New Overlanding Rig Finds a Home!

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Rossmonster Overland is making top-tier rigs for overlanders and adventure seekers. They've been at it for years with custom camper vans. Now that they've come to market with a serious truck-platform camper, the rossmonster Baja, they're looking to move from a factory-direct model to a dealership network. So PJ and Clint from the RV Small Talk Podcast and Princess Craft RV talked with Gary Smith about the product when he brought it by!

Jun 17 2022

1hr 6mins

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An RV Dealership Rises from Economic Downturn

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Jun 12 2022

45mins

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All Weather RVing

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You know you wanna go camping, so don't let expected temps and weather mess up your plans!

Jun 05 2022

46mins

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Stick and Tin RVs vs Fiberglass and Aluminum

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The first questions people ask when they're just starting to learn about RVs are "What am I looking for" and "What am I looking at?" Well, the first thing that catches their eyes, usually, is the exterior! Then it happens... they start hearing terms like "stick and tin" and "laminate" or "vacuum bonded." Well, it's confusing, so let's talk about it!

May 31 2022

42mins

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Our Own RV Difficulties

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Sometimes it's good to just talk stuff out. This week's episode is PJ, Lindsay, and Clint coming to grips with some of the RVing errors they make on a recurring basis. You may hear yourself in a few parts, and you may not relate in the slightest. Either way, commiserate or have some fun yelling at your headphones when we bring up things that just don't make any sense!

May 23 2022

46mins

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Ticks Bite RV’ers & Places That Don’t Suck!

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Ticks bite RV'ers and that keeps you from camping!

There is no place across the U.S., Canada, and beyond where you can't say "ticks bite." They're everywhere! The fact is, ticks rank right up there with spiders, scorpions, and other creepy crawlies that people cite as reasons not to head to the great outdoors. The fear isn't unwarranted. Ticks aren't just gross, but they have a very real capacity to spread disease and infection.

Yes, ticks bite, and here are two fantastic resources to arm yourself.

I found that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) really has a fantastic section on their website dedicated to ticks, their habits, and reporting on tick bites across the US. If there are that many detailed pages about ticks on the CDC's website, that tells me that this is a major concern, year-over-year. So, prepare yourself as we head into outdoor activity season by doing a little learning on their website.

Also, the information on CleverHiker.com is well organized and presented in a very easy-to-understand manner. The writers over at Clever Hiker have the expertise that comes with lots of real-time investments in outdoors pursuits and continued education in making those pursuits both safe and worthwhile. They know their stuff, and you can be very well-prepared just by spending a few minutes with their article, alone.

What about more places you should go, even if ticks bite?

list compiled by Lindsay Buerger

  •  Anza-Borrego Park in California
    • Slot Canyons
    • First Dark Sky Park in Cali
    • Over 100 giant metal statues scattered around

  • Ogden, Utah
    • Hiking, biking, rafting, and kayaking
    • The Great Salt Lake on one side, Wasatch Mountains on the other
    • The best little town you ever did see

  • Assateague Island
    • Camping a little offsite
    • Beach Camping with beautiful views and WILD HORSES
    • Did I mention WILD HORSES?!
    • They couldn’t drag me away…..
    • WIIIIILDDDDD WWWIILLLLLDDDD HORSES

  • Little Compton, Rhode Island
    • Charming small beach town with no grocery stores or chain restaurants
    • Quiet and calm
    • Lighthouses, Museums, etc. 

  • Woodstock, Vermont
    • Beautiful foliage and flowers
    • Good shopping
    • Excellent restaurants, lots of ‘farm to table’ freshness
    • Mountain biking and hiking wonderland

  • Lindsborg, Kansas
    • Swedish community with lots of fun events
    • Food, architecture, and Dala horses!
    • Sounds like my name (Lindsay) if I was a robot

  • Jerome, Arizona
    • Jerome was once known as the Billion Dollar Copper Camp, but after the last mines closed in 1953, the booming population of 15,000 dwindled to 50 determined souls. Although its population has risen back to almost 500, Jerome still holds on to its "ghost town" designation, and several B&Bs and eateries regularly report spirit sightings. Jerome saw its first revival during the mid-1960s when hippies arrived and turned it into an arts colony of sorts, and it has since become a tourist attraction. In addition to its shops and historic sites, Jerome is worth visiting for its scenery: it's built into the side of Cleopatra Hill, and from here you can see Sedona's Red Rocks, Flagstaff's San Francisco Peaks, and even Eastern Arizona's Mogollon Rim country.

  • PicketWire Canyon, Colorado
    • Largest and most dino tracks in the US
      Lots of RV parks and great hiking trails nearby
    • Guided Jeep Tours - also it's super hot so probably a Spring/Fall thing

  • De Smet, South Dakota  Ingalls Homestead

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Apr 20 2022

42mins

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Themed RV Travel Plans

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A little inspiration or a creative angle can go a long way to inform your RV travel plans and all the research that goes into them. So, how about themed RV travel plans? If we come up with an over-arching idea that helps to drive planning ideas and destination research, that can instantly level up the types of trips we take and the places and adventures we set out for! 

Apr 11 2022

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The Dyrt on the No. 1 Campsite Review and Booking App - episode 123 - RV Small Talk Podcast

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The Dyrt is the number 1 app on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for campers who are looking for real-world experience-based reviews of campsites and locations. Well, Lindsay and Clint from the RV Small Talk Podcast had a chance to interview Sarah Smith, the visionary behind The Dyrt.

On The Dyrt app, reviewers are able to share their experiences in their camping locations and they can include photos and videos with their reviews. Take the quality content that's offered there and add the fact that prizes can be won by reviewers from major outdoor brands... just for helping other campers make informed decisions. So, it's been gamified!

Pairing site seekers with sites is easy. Campsites can be reserved on the app, and even private camping locations can be listed by owners and found by travelers. The Dyrt Pro users get added features, but one of Lindsay's favorites is the Trip Planner. Plug-in information like your starting point, destination, and the dimensions and weight of your rig, and you'll be presented with a clear path and perfect camping and overnight options along the way. Just amazing.

Join us for this interview with Sarah Smith, founder of The Dyrt. RV Small Talk website: https://rvsmalltalk.com The Dyrt website: https://thedyrt.com

Apr 04 2022

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RV Technicians Wanted! episode 122 RV Small Talk Podcast

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One of the biggest complaints RV owners have is their experiences with RV service centers. They don't like the slow turn-around times, and there's ample reason to suspect expertise and training are inadequate. A big issue... not enough available and trained RV Technicians.

Well, Princess Craft RV, home of the RV Small Talk Podcast, has brought in RV Service expert and trainer, Bruce Heidelmark, from Dealer Pro Training, to train up our service department to really meet our customers' needs. While here, we nabbed Bruce for a quick interview on the RV Small Talk Microphones!

Also featured this week is Princess Craft service manager, Cody Kneupper. He's joined us in past episodes, but this go around he's helping to host the episode while Lindsay and PJ are enjoying some family time over Spring Break. So, welcome to the 122nd episode of the RV Small Talk Podcast!

RV Small Talk Podcast Website: https://rvsmalltalk.com

Princess Craft RV Website: https://princesscraft.com

Dealer Pro Training: https://dealerprotraining.com/

Mar 21 2022

33mins

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Gas Prices and the RV Waiting Game - Episode 121

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The price of travel and scenic drives is going up! PJ, Lindsay, and Clint talk about what they're hearing from the RVing community about how high fuel prices will be affecting their trips and travel plans. Will you be reducing your miles, hitting fewer places, or just calling the whole thing off?

Also, RV buyers are just plain tired of the ever-extending waits they're facing when it comes to pre-ordered units. Not only that, but MSRP prices just keep climbing for and from the manufacturers with each passing day... so when customers' units do arrive, the expected prices may have sky-rocketed!

The question now is... what are buyers doing in this environment? The buyer still has options, and really they ultimately have a say on what they will and won't do with their money. ... So, how are buyers pivoting and how are they navigating these times? Join us for the 121st episode of the RV Small Talk Podcast from Princess Craft RV, in Round Rock, Texas! Show Notes: https://rvsmalltalk.com Princess Craft RV: https://princesscraft.com

Mar 15 2022

35mins

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RV Rx for a Doctor and Home Builder Family

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When a family of any type needs a refresh, we naturally suggest an escape to nature! When a doctor, who knows health, and a home builder, who knows construction, get together to find escapes for their family... what do they look for in an RV and in destinations? We sat down with Matt Risinger of Risinger Build fame on YouTube, and his wife, Dr. Christy Risinger, MD. who also shares on YouTube (Christy Risinger, MD) to learn about their RVing journey and decision-making. Bonus personality, Tim Hill, the general contractor friend who advised the Risinger family when they were hunting for their first family RV, also joins us to inspire us to find the many reasons travel and RVing is so valuable!

Feb 28 2022

45mins

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A Truck Camper for Sharing Maine Magic

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Where can RVers find all of the best of Maine, whether it be camping, food, foliage, or craft beer? We have an absolute expert, Riley Mitchell, with us this week to help you experience the magic of Maine, and his stories are fantastic!

Feb 22 2022

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By rvowl - Oct 18 2019
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Great podcast! So entertaining and I always learn something! I feel like I know these people!!!!

Very fun and informative!

By Pattiefrog - Jun 05 2019
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Great pidcast to listen to while traveling, or dreaming about your next trip!