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The RV Podcast

Mike Wendland

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Award-winning journalist Mike Wendland travels North America in a small motorhome, reporting about the interesting people and places he meets, offering RV and camping tips, tapping into his network of Roadtreking reporters, reviewing the latest in t...Show More
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RV Podcast 213 What does the RV Lifestyle mean to you?

51:06 | Oct 10th, 2018

The RV Lifestyle means different things to different people. This week, we’ll hear from a collection of RVers we just met at the ongoing California RV Show about the many different ways they use and enjoy their RVs and what part of the lifestyle they...Show More
RV Podcast #212: You’re Never Too Old! 

1:02:49 | Oct 3rd, 2018

One of the things we RVers invariably ask ourselves at some point is, "How long will I be able to keep on doing this?" Well this week, in our interview of the week, we're going to hear from an RVer who says, "As long as you're moving, you're never to...Show More
RV 211: New Technology from the RV Capital of the World

58:54 | Sep 26th, 2018

This episode comes to you from Elkhart, Indiana, the RV Capital of the world. We talk about what we’re seeing here this week at RV Open House, recorded on location at the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart and featuring a comnveration with Darryl Searer, the...Show More
RV Podcast 210: What Thor’s purchase of Roadtrek/Hymer companies means to RVers

56:15 | Sep 19th, 2018

The Big Story this week, and we mean BIG, is the purchase of the Erwin Hymer Group of Europe and North America by Thor Industries, which already is the biggest RV company in North America. By making this purchase, which also includes the sale of Road...Show More
RV podcast #209: America’s National Parks in Crisis

54:09 | Sep 12th, 2018

America’s National Parks are in crisis. A growing near $12 billion backlog of desperately needed repairs and maintenance is seriously affecting America's National Parks. Inadequate federal campgrounds and deteriorating or closed roads, bridges and fa...Show More
RV Podcast #209: America’s National Parks are in crisis

54:09 | Sep 8th, 2018

RV podcast #209: America’s National Parks are in crisis Show Notes for Episode #209 Sept. 12.2018 of Roadtreking - The RV Podcast:   America’s National Parks are in crisis. A growing near $12 billion backlog of desperately needed repairs and maintena...Show More
RV Podcast #208: Is the RV Lifestyle Making You Fat?

1:00:51 | Sep 5th, 2018

Today’s interview has to do with weight gain and unhealthy eating habits and examines the way the RV Lifestyle can contribute to both. For me it’s true confession time. And from this week forward, I’m going to do something about it. This week, you’ll...Show More
RV Podcast #208: Is the RV Lifestyle Making You Fat?

1:00:51 | Sep 5th, 2018

RV Podcast #208: Is the RV Lifestyle Making You Fat? Today’s interview has to do with weight gain and unhealthy eating habits and examines the way the RV Lifestyle can contribute to both. For me it’s true confession time. And from this week forward, ...Show More
RV Podcast #207: Before you buy an RV, have it inspected

1:06:18 | Aug 29th, 2018

Next to our house, buying an RV is probably the most expensive purchase you will make in a lifetime. When buying a house, it’s normal to have it checked out by a home inspector. Do you realize you can do the same thing with an RV? In this week’s RV i...Show More
RV Podcast #207: Before you buy an RV, have it inspected

1:06:18 | Aug 28th, 2018

RV Podcast #207: Before you buy an RV, have it inspected   Show Notes for Episode #207 august 29, 2018 of Roadtreking - The RV Podcast:   OPEN Welcome to another edition of the RV  Podcast. No matter what type of RV you have – a motorhome – a towable...Show More
RV Podcast Episode 206: See your campsite before you reserve it

1:01:18 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Ever booked a campsite that sounded great when you read the description only to be very disappointed once you arrive? This week…coming up in our RV Interview of the Week, we’ll learn about a free service that lets you see photos and videos of campgro...Show More
Episode 206: See your campsite before you reserve it

1:01:18 | Aug 21st, 2018

Episode 206: See your campsite before you reserve it   Ever booked a campsite that sounded great when you read the description only to be very disappointed once you arrive? This week…coming up in our RV Interview of the Week, we’ll learn about a free...Show More
Episode 205: The Brown Bears of Alaska’s Brooks Falls

1:03:04 | Aug 15th, 2018

Every spring and fall, Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park is the scene of a massive sockeye salmon run that draws dozens of magnificent brown bears. Thanks to a network of webcams, the bears are watched around the clock by tens of thousand...Show More
Episode 205: The Brown Bears of Alaska’s Brooks Falls

1:03:04 | Aug 14th, 2018

Episode 205: The Brown Bears of Alaska’s Brooks Falls   Show Notes for Episode #205 August 15, 2018 of Roadtreking - The RV Podcast:   Every spring and fall, Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park is the scene of a massive sockeye salmon run t...Show More
Episode 204: Dealing with Mosquitos while camping

1:01:20 | Aug 8th, 2018

Show Notes for Episode #204 Aug. 6, 2018 of Roadtreking - The RV Podcast: It’s summertime, a great time to be outdoors. Except for one thing: Mosquitos. They can really ruin a day outside. In this week’s episode, we talk to the Centers for Disease...Show More
Episode 204: Dealing with Mosquitos while camping

1:01:20 | Aug 6th, 2018

Episode 204: Dealing with Mosquitos while camping Show Notes for Episode #204 Aug. 6, 2018 of Roadtreking - The RV Podcast:   It’s summertime, a great time to be outdoors. Except for one thing: Mosquitos. They can really ruin a day outside. In this w...Show More
RV Podcast #203: Finding Great Places to Overnight with Harvest Hosts

1:03:37 | Aug 1st, 2018

Lots of us have had it with crowded campgrounds. And we resent having to pay $30 bucks and up for a simple overnight stay. But then, we’d like something a little better than a Walmart parking lot. Sure, there are alternatives. But just for overnig...Show More
RV Podcast #203: Finding Great Places to Overnight with Harvest Hosts

1:03:37 | Jul 31st, 2018

RV Podcast 203: Finding Idyllic Places to Overnight with Harvest Hosts Lots of us have had it with crowded campgrounds. And we resent having to pay $30 bucks and up for a simple overnight stay. But then, we’d like something a little better than a Wal...Show More
RV Podcast Episode 202: Is your RV water safe to drink?

1:02:57 | Jul 25th, 2018

In this episode of the RV Podcast we look at the hidden dangers of campground water supplies and the water in your RV’s fresh water tank. There are concerns that bacteria and E.coli contamination are much more prevalent in RV water systems and tha...Show More
RV Podcast Episode 202: Is your RV water safe to drink?

1:02:58 | Jul 24th, 2018

RV Podcast Episode 202: Is your RV water safe to drink?   In this episode of the RV Podcast we look at the hidden dangers of campground water supplies and the water in your RV’s fresh water tank. There are concerns that bacteria and E.coli contaminat...Show More
RV Podcast Episode 201: Boondocking and the Different Stages of the RV Lifestyle

1:07:49 | Jul 18th, 2018

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 ...Show More
RV Podcast Episode 201: The Different Stages of the RV Lifestyle

1:07:49 | Jul 15th, 2018

RV Podcast Episode 201: The Different Stages of the RV Lifestyle  Show Notes for Episode #201 July 18, 2018 of Roadtreking - The RV Podcast: Are you an RV newbie? Maybe you travel with young kids. Or grandkids. How far do you drive each day? Do you l...Show More
RV Podcast #200 – How to stay safe from lightning while camping

1:05:30 | Jul 11th, 2018

On this 200th episode of the podcast we talk about a very serious issue – lightning and the particular dangers it poses to campers and RVers this time of the year. Lightning is nothing to take for granted as is all too evident by simply following the...Show More
RV Podcast #200 – How to stay safe from lighting while camping

1:05:31 | Jul 10th, 2018

RV Podcast #200 – How to stay safe from lighting while camping   On this 200th episode of the podcast we talk about a very serious issue – lightning and the particular dangers it poses to campers and RVers this time of the year. Lightning is nothing ...Show More
RV Podcast 199: How to Write a Book in Your RV

1:08:23 | Jul 4th, 2018

In this episode, an interview with a best-selling author on something that a lot of RVers are interested in: Writing from the road. We’ll help you scratch that creativity itch that traveling unleashes in all of us. Who know, you may have a best selle...Show More
RV Podcast 199: How to Write a Book in Your RV

1:08:24 | Jul 3rd, 2018

RV Podcast 199: How to Write a Book in Your RV In this episode, an interview with a best-selling author on something that a lot of RVers are interested in: Writing from the road. We’ll help you scratch that creativity itch that traveling unleashes in...Show More
Episode 198: Top 5 must-visit RV places you never heard of

1:02:11 | Jun 27th, 2018

A fun and helpful podcast episode is in store for you this week as we look at Five Top Must-Visit RV Places that you have never heard of. As Jennifer and I have traveled the country this summer, we’ve been asking RVers to give us a report on their ab...Show More
Episode 198: Top 5 must-visit RV places you never heard of

1:02:11 | Jun 26th, 2018

Episode 198: Top 5 must-visit RV places you never heard of   A fun and helpful podcast episode is in store for you this week as we look at Five Top Must-Visit RV Places that you have never heard of. As Jennifer and I have traveled the country this su...Show More
Episode 197: How to Camp for Free

56:06 | Jun 20th, 2018

Camping fees are skyrocketing. It’s common to pay $30 a night at state parks, nearly $50 at commercial campgrounds. Even close to $100 a night at some of the resort-style campgrounds.  Many of us think there is a better way. A free way, in fact. A...Show More
Episode 197: How to Camp for Free

56:07 | Jun 19th, 2018

Episode 197: How to Camp for Free Camping fees are skyrocketing. It’s common to pay $30 a night at state parks, nearly $50 at commercial campgrounds. Even close to $100 a night at some of the resort-style campgrounds.  Many of us think there is a bet...Show More
Episode 196: The 330 Rule for the RV Lifestyle

1:08:51 | Jun 13th, 2018

This episode comes to you from the road as we head west towards Glacier National Park and our annual Roadtreking photo safari there next week. We’re recording this episode from North Dakota after leisurely traveling through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula...Show More
Episode 196: The 330 Rule for the RV Lifestyle

1:08:52 | Jun 12th, 2018

Episode 196: The 330 Rule for the RV Lifestyle This episode comes to you from the road as we head west towards Glacier National Park and our annual Roadtreking photo safari there next week. We’re recording this episode from North Dakota after leisure...Show More
Episode 195: The luxury campground resort trend

59:08 | Jun 6th, 2018

It’s no secret the RV Industry is on a tear. Record sales continue and every month, thousands of new RVers are hitting the roads. But where will they all stay? The sad fact is there just are not enough campsites to keep pace with the growth in RV ...Show More
Episode 195: The luxury campground resort trend

59:09 | Jun 5th, 2018

It’s no secret the RV Industry is on a tear. Record sales continue and every month, thousands of new RVers are hitting the roads. But where will they all stay? The sad fact of the matter is there just are not enough campsites to keep place with the g...Show More
Episode 194: Why you need a Cell Phone Booster for your RV

1:05:30 | May 30th, 2018

We all rely on our cellphones when we’re traveling by RV but sometimes, we’re in remote areas where a cellphone signal is marginal at best. That’s where cellphone boosters come in. They make it possible to turn a weak signal into a strong one and thi...Show More
Episode 194: Why you need a Cell Phone Booster for your RV

1:05:31 | May 29th, 2018

Episode 194: Why you need a Cell Phone Booster for your RV   We all rely on our cellphones when we’re traveling by RV but sometimes, we’re in remote areas where a cellphone signal is marginal at best. That’s where cellphone boosters come in. They mak...Show More
RV Podcast Episode 193: How to get a complete RV Education

1:00:26 | May 23rd, 2018

In this episode… we talk about RV Education 101, how to learn how to maintain, repair and operate your RV and all the intricate parts and accessories through affordable online training. Our special interview guest this week is with our friend Mark Po...Show More
RV Podcast Episode 193: How to get a complete RV Education!

1:00:26 | May 22nd, 2018

RV Podcast Episode 193: How to get a complete RV Education!   In this episode… we talk about RV Education 101, how to learn how to maintain, repair and operate your RV and all the intricate parts and accessories through affordable online training. Ou...Show More
RV Podcast 192: Preventive Maintenance Every RVer Needs to Do

1:02:13 | May 16th, 2018

When it comes to maintenance and do-it-yourself repairs of your RV, are you a bit intimidated Are you, like me, not exactly the most handy of handymen? If so, and even if you are comfortable doing things mechanically, listen up because in this episod...Show More
RV Podcast 192: Preventative Maintenance Every RVer Needs to Do

1:02:13 | May 15th, 2018

When it comes to maintenance and do-it-yourself repairs of your RV, are you a bit intimidated Are you, like me, not exactly the most handy of handymen? If so, and even if you are comfortable doing things mechanically, listen up because in this episod...Show More
RV Podcast 191: What to do with your RV

1:06:22 | May 9th, 2018

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 inspire...Show More
RV Podcast 191: What to do with your RV

1:06:23 | May 7th, 2018

RV Podcast 191: The many different ways to use 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...Show More
RV Podcast 190: How to travel in your RV and help others

56:24 | May 2nd, 2018

How would you like to make a difference in this world with your RV travels? To really help individuals and local communities, while still enjoying the RV Lifestyle and traveling to the destinations of your choice? In this episode, we’re going to lear...Show More
RV Podcast 190: How to travel in your RV and help others with Habitat for Humanity

56:25 | Apr 30th, 2018

RV Podcast 190: How to travel in your RV and help others with Habitat for Humanity   How would you like to make a difference in this world with your RV travels? To really help individuals and local communities, while still enjoying the RV Lifestyle a...Show More
RV Podcast 189: The 2018 North American Camping Report

57:11 | Apr 25th, 2018

This week we dig into the 2018 North American Camping Report, an exhaustive study done each year by researchers into every aspect of camping and RV use. Our guest is Toby O’Rourke, president of Kampgrounds of America, which underwrites the study, and...Show More
RV Podcast 189: The 2018 North American Camping Report

57:12 | Apr 25th, 2018

RV Podcast 189: The 2018 North American Camping Report This week we dig into the 2018 North American Camping Report, an exhaustive study done each year by researchers into every aspect of camping and RV use. Our guest is Toby O’Rourke, president of K...Show More
RV Podcast 188: Finding places to boondock and RV downsizing

55:45 | Apr 18th, 2018

In this week’s episode, two topics that always have a lot of interest. First, we’ll offer up a list of resources to help you find places to boondock or stay overnight for free or very low fees. Then, we’ll talk about a big trend driving record sal...Show More
RV Podcast 188: Finding places to boondock and RV downsizing

55:45 | Apr 17th, 2018

RV Podcast 188: Finding places to boondock and RV downsizing It this week’s episode, two topics that always have a lot of interest. First, we’ll offer up a list of resources to help you find places to boondock or stay overnight for free or very low f...Show More
RV Podcast 187 – Lost in the Wilderness: An RV Survivor’s Story

1:05:12 | Apr 11th, 2018

In this episode, a spring break RV trip that turned into a nightmare. A solo female RVer, on her way from California to Washington, made a wrong turn in a National forest, got turned around lost in the wilderness. She and her Golden Retriever, Walter...Show More
RV Podcast 187 - Lost in the Wilderness: A Survivor’s Story

1:05:13 | Apr 10th, 2018

RV Podcast 187 -  Lost in the Wilderness: A Survivor’s Story of Lessons Learned In this episode, a spring break RV trip that turned into a nightmare. A solo female RVer, on her way from California to Washington, made a wrong turn in a National forest...Show More
RV Podcast #186: What can happen when mice invade and infest an RV

1:05:13 | Apr 4th, 2018

In this week’s episode, a cautionary tale about what can happen when you buy a used RV that’s been sitting in one place for a long time from a dealer who seems to be less than thorough in quality control. But more than that, it’s a nightmare true sto...Show More
RV Podcast #186: What can happen when mice invade and infest an RV

1:05:13 | Apr 3rd, 2018

RV Podcast #186: What can happen when mice invade and infest an RV In this week’s episode, a cautionary tale about what can happen when you buy a used RV that’s been sitting in one place for a long time from a dealer who seems to be less than thoroug...Show More
RV Podcast 185: What you need to know about your RV’s GPS System

1:08:05 | Mar 28th, 2018

In this episode, we talk about the RV accessory that we probably complain about the most but also depend upon to get where we are going - the GPS navigation system. We talk to a top government GPS expert this week who explains how GPS works; how a...Show More
RV Podcast 185: What you need to know about your RV’s GPS System

1:08:05 | Mar 27th, 2018

In this episode, we talk about the RV accessory that we probably complain about the most but also depend upon to get where we are going - the GPS navigation system. We talk to a top government GPS expert this week who explains how GPS works; how accu...Show More
RV Podcast #184: What’s Your RV Lifestyle?

1:03:22 | Mar 21st, 2018

There are a lot of RVs out there. And there are a lot of reasons people buy them. So the RV Lifestyle takes many different forms. In this episode, we will introduce you to a wonderful group of people we spent time with this past weekend at an informa...Show More
RV Podcast #184: What’s Your RV Lifestyle?

1:03:22 | Mar 20th, 2018

There are a lot of RVs out there. And there are a lot of reasons people buy them. So the RV Lifestyle takes many different forms. In this episode, we will introduce you to a wonderful group of people we spent time with this past weekend at an informa...Show More
RV Podcast #183: Why you need to attend an RV Rally or Gathering this year

1:00:36 | Mar 14th, 2018

RV rallies and gatherings are wonderful ways to connect with other RVers, to become a part of the RV community and to sharpen your RV skills, develop more practical, on-the-road and camping knowledge and to truly enhance your RV Lifestyle. Every R...Show More
RV Podcast #183: Why you need to attend an RV Rally or Gathering this year

1:00:37 | Mar 12th, 2018

RV Podcast #183: Why you need to attend an RV Rally or Gathering this year RV rallies and gatherings are wonderful ways to connect with other RVers, to become a part of the RV community and to sharpen your RV skills, develop more practical, on-the-ro...Show More
RV Podcast #182: Our National Parks are in Crisis

1:06:26 | Mar 7th, 2018

There’s a good news/bad news story about our U.S National Parks that you need to know about. The good news is the parks have never been more popular and attendance continues at all-time high. Unfortunately, though, the bad news is so bad that i...Show More
RV Podcast #182: Our National Parks are in Crisis

1:06:27 | Mar 6th, 2018

RV Podcast #182: Our National Parks are in Crisis   There’s a good news/bad news story about our National Parks that you need to know about. The good news is the parks have never been more popular and attendance continues at all-time high. Unfortunat...Show More
RV Podcast #181: Making sense of turnpike tolls

1:10:11 | Feb 28th, 2018

As the warm weather starts to arrive, many are planning their cross country RV adventures. Many of those routes will be on toll roads. Do you need to purchase a sticker or toll device for your RV? Which toll stickers are the best to get? What happens...Show More
RV Podcast #181: Making sense of turnpike tolls

1:10:12 | Feb 27th, 2018

As the warm weather starts to arrive, many are planning their cross country RV adventures. Many of those routes will be on toll roads. Do you need to purchase a sticker or toll device for your RV? Which toll stickers are the best to get? What happens...Show More
RV Podcast #180: Why you need to have a bucket list!

58:52 | Feb 21st, 2018

“What’s on your bucket list?” is a question we all understand and perhaps have asked or had asked of us. As RVers, it’s important to dream about and plan the places we want to visit before, well, before we kick the bucket. You may be surprised to kno...Show More
RV Podcast #180: Why you need to have a bucket list!

58:52 | Feb 20th, 2018

RV Podcast #180: Why you need to have a bucket list!   “What’s on your bucket list?” is a question we all understand and perhaps have asked or had asked of us. As RVers, it’s important to dream about and plan the places we want to visit before, well,...Show More
RV Podcast 179: What solo women RVers need to know about the RV Lifestyle

1:10:04 | Feb 14th, 2018

Are women more adventurous than men when it comes to the RV lifestyle? Some estimates put the number of female RVers traveling alone as much as 30 percent. That may be a bit high, but not by much, because it’s been our experience that solo women trav...Show More
RV Podcast 179: What solo women RVers need to know about the RV Lifestyle

1:10:05 | Feb 13th, 2018

RV Podcast 179: What solo women RVers need to know about the RV Lifestyle Are women more adventurous than men when it comes to the RV lifestyle? Some estimates put the number of female RVers traveling alone as much as 30 percent. That may be a bit hi...Show More
Episode 178: The Unwritten Rules of the RV Lifestyle

1:08:08 | Feb 7th, 2018

There is a certain etiquette and behavior standard that RV owners are expected to adhere to. The problem is, many of the key tenants of that etiquette are learned through experience. Many are unwritten and usually learned through trial and error. We'...Show More
Episode 178: The Unwritten Rules of the RV Lifestyle

1:08:08 | Feb 6th, 2018

Episode 178: The Unwritten Rules of the RV Lifestyle There is a certain etiquette and behavior standard that RV owners are expected to adhere to. The problem is, many of the key tenants of that etiquette are learned through experience. Many are unwri...Show More
Episode 177: How to find the best off-the-beaten path places

1:03:07 | Jan 31st, 2018

There’s a great saying about the RV Lifestyle: The journey IS the destination. What it means is that the things we discover AS we travel are just as much a part of the adventure as the place we’re heading. In other, words, off the beaten path disc...Show More
Episode 177: How to find the best off-the-beaten path places

1:03:07 | Jan 30th, 2018

Episode 177: How to find the best off-the-beaten path places  There’s a great saying about the RV Lifestyle: The journey IS the destination. What it means is that the things we discover AS we travel are just as much a part of the adventure as the pla...Show More
Episode 176: How Workamping can help pay for your RV Lifestyle

51:51 | Jan 24th, 2018

Would you like to do more RV traveling this year but can’t afford it? Then consider workamping, or working for relatively short periods of time in exchange for a place to park your RV and often even for pay. We’ll talk about that I this episode an...Show More
Episode 176: How Workamping can help pay for your RV Lifestyle

51:51 | Jan 23rd, 2018

There are lots of workkamping jobs waiting for you! We'll learn how to find the best ones!   Episode 176: How Workamping can help pay for your RV Lifestyle Would you like to do more RV traveling this year but can’t afford it? Then consider workamping...Show More
Episode 175: Straight Talk for RV Wives

59:36 | Jan 17th, 2018

Among a host of topics, today’s episode features a “For Women Only” advice section from Jennifer for RV wives. Now I think husbands will also benefit to this but what she’s done is address a bunch of concerns that RV women have raised with her as she...Show More
Episode 175: Straight Talk for RV Wives Only

59:37 | Jan 17th, 2018

Among a host of topics, today’s episode features a “For Women Only” advice section for RV wives. Now I think husbands will also benefit to this but what she’s done is address a bunch of concerns that RV women have raised with her as she has met them ...Show More
Episode 174: Do You Need a Tire Pressure Monitoring System for your RV?

1:08:52 | Jan 10th, 2018

This is a jam packed episode where we talk about: * TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems for RVers. Do you need one? Stay tuned and we’ll explain why you may. * How to Shop an RV Show – We’re in the heart of the RV Show season right now. B...Show More
Episode174: Do You Need a Tire Pressure Monitoring System for your RV?

1:08:52 | Jan 9th, 2018

This is a jam packed episode where we talk about: TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems for RVers. Do you need one? Stay tuned and we’ll explain why you may. How to Shop an RV Show – We’re in the heart of the RV Show season right now. Before you a...Show More
Episode 173: What happens if you get sick?

58:32 | Jan 3rd, 2018

What happens if you get sick while out on the road in your RV? What happens if you need a doctor and you are far from home in another state? In this episode, we will tell you about a terrific plan that I think every RVer should consider. There's a ne...Show More
Episode 173: What happens if you get sick?

58:32 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Episode 173: What happens if you get sick?   What happens if you get sick while out on the road? What happens if you need a doctor and you are far from home in another state? In this episode, we will tell you about a terrific plan that I think every ...Show More
RVers share their bucket list travel plans for 2018

42:40 | Dec 27th, 2017

On this abbreviated last episode of 2017, we asked out audience to call in and share their RV bucket list plans for 2018. Listen up! Maybe you'll get some ideas! [spp-player] Here's the 2018 Calendar for our Roadtreking gathering - https://r...Show More
Episode 172: RV Bucket List Travel Plans for 2018

42:40 | Dec 26th, 2017

In the last RV Podcast episode of the year, we hear from RVers across North America as they share their RV bucket list trade plans for 2018
Episode 171: Clearing up some lingering questions

1:08:18 | Dec 20th, 2017

It’s the week before Christmas, a time when most RVers are staying put, hunkered down to be with family and friends for the holiday. We thought this would be the perfect week to settle some nagging RV questions that have been surfacing all year aroun...Show More
Episode 171: Clearing up some lingering questions

1:08:19 | Dec 19th, 2017

Episode 171: Clearing up some lingering questions It’s the week before Christmas, a time when most RVers are staying put, hunkered down to be with family and friends for the holiday. We thought this would be the perfect week to settle some nagging RV...Show More
Episode 170: Are Walmart Parking Lots Safe for RVers?

1:08:11 | Dec 13th, 2017

In this episode, we talk about Walmart parking lots, one of the favorite overnight camping spots used by RVers when they need a quick place to spend the night.  Over the past couple of years, Walmart parking lots have been linked to story after story...Show More
Episode 170: Are Walmart Parking Lots Safe for RVers?  

1:08:12 | Dec 13th, 2017

In this episode, we talk about Walmart parking lots, one of the favorite overnight camping spots used by RVers when they need a quick place to spend the night.  Over the past couple of years, Walmart parking lots have been linked to story after story...Show More
Episode 169: How to Quit Your Job and Live on the Open Road

1:03:58 | Dec 6th, 2017

This week, we meet the Russos, Joe and Kait, a California couple in heir early thirties who quit their corporate jobs for a life of fulltime travel in an RV. We’ll hear their story, how it applies to you and the pros and cons of living in a van. Plus...Show More
EPISODE 169: How to Quit Your Job and Live on the Open Road

1:03:58 | Dec 5th, 2017

This week, we meet the Russos, Joe and Kait, a California couple oin heir early thirties who quit their corporate jobs for a life of fulltime travel in an RV. We’ll hear their story, how it applies to you and the pros and cons of living in a van. Plu...Show More
RT168 The Big Issues Facing the RV Industry for 2018

1:11:40 | Nov 29th, 2017

This episode of the podcast is coming to you direct from the 2017 RV Industry Trade Show in Louisville, KY. Taking questions and comments received over the past week from our Roadtreking.com blog readers, out Roadtreking Facebook Group and Roadtrekin...Show More
RT168 The Big Issues Facing the RV Industry for 2018

1:11:41 | Nov 29th, 2017

RT168 The Big Issues Facing the RV Industry for 2018   This episode of the podcast is coming to you direct from the 2017 RV Industry Trade Show in Louisville, KY. Taking questions and comments received over the past week from our Roadtreking.com blog...Show More
Episode 167: How to Find the Ultimate Camping Spots in 2018

1:03:11 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Before you start making your RV travel plans for the next camping season, you’ll want to listen to this week’s interview about a great resource for finding the perfect spot in public campgrounds. From state parks and out of the way municipal spots to...Show More
Episode 167: How to Find the Ultimate Camping Site in 2018

1:03:11 | Nov 21st, 2017

Episode 167: How to Find the Ultimate Camping Site in 2018 Before you start making your RV travel plans for the next camping season, you’ll want to listen to this week’s interview about a great resource for finding the perfect spot in public campgrou...Show More
Episode 166: Camping’s Dirty Little Secret

1:05:43 | Nov 15th, 2017

We have a jam-packed show for you this week. First off, we’ll tackle the dirty little secret of the RV industry. Yes, they are indeed selling lots and lots of new RVs. Setting sales records seemingly every month. But what they don’t tell you is that ...Show More
Episode 166: Camping’s Dirty Little Secret

1:05:43 | Nov 14th, 2017

Episode 166: Camping’s Dirty Little Secret We have a jam-packed show for you this week. First off, we’ll tackle the dirty little secret of the RV industry. Yes, they are indeed selling lots and lots of new RVs. Setting sales records seemingly every m...Show More
Episode #165: The Girl Camping Movement

54:40 | Nov 8th, 2017

Episode #165: The Girl Camping Movement No, I’m not being politically incorrect. There really is a Girl Camping Movement and it is one of the fastest growing segments of the recreational vehicle movement.  Women old and young are following their d...Show More
Episode #165: The Girl Camping Movement

54:41 | Nov 7th, 2017

Episode #165: The Girl Camping Movement No, I’m not being politically incorrect. There really is a Girl Camping Movement and it is one of the fastest growing segments of the recreational vehicle movement.  Women old and young are following their drea...Show More
Episode 164: The Fake Service Dog Scandal

1:10:21 | Nov 1st, 2017

We have lots to talk about this week. We’re going to start off with a discussion about a very controversial topic: The proliferation of what is being called fake service dogs. It’s becoming a national scandal and I’m sorry to say, a lot of RVers are ...Show More
Episode 164: The Fake Service Dog Scandal

1:10:22 | Oct 31st, 2017

Episode 164: The Fake Service Dog Scandal We have lots to talk about this week. We’re going to start off with a discussion about a very controversial topic: The proliferation of what is being called fake service dogs. It’s becoming a national scandal...Show More
Episode 163: How a high tech RV is helping restore communications to Puerto Rico

1:00:53 | Oct 25th, 2017

We’ve all heard of the horrible devastation still affecting Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Nearly a month after the storm, water and electricity are in scarce supply. Cellphone service ranges from spotty to nonexistent, landline telephon...Show More
Episode 163: How a high tech RV is helping restore communications to Puerto Rico

1:00:54 | Oct 24th, 2017

Episode 163: How a high tech RV is helping restore communications to Puerto Rico   We’ve all heard of the horrible devastation still affecting Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Nearly a month after the storm, water and electricity are in sc...Show More
Episode162: How to fulltime RV on your Social Security

1:06:22 | Oct 18th, 2017

In this episode of the RV Podcast we’ll talk to an expert on how to fulltime RV on $1,500 a month, even less if you follow some of the tips you’ll hear on our interview of the week segment…coming up. Also in this episode, lots of practical, how-to...Show More
Episode162: How to fulltime RV on your Social Security

1:06:22 | Oct 17th, 2017

Episode162: How to fulltime RV on your Social Security In this episode of the RV Podcast we’ll talk to an expert on how to fulltime RV on $1,500 a month, even less if you follow some of the tips you’ll hear on our interview of the week segment…coming...Show More
Episode 161: An RV Club for Today’s RVers

1:11:15 | Oct 11th, 2017

There are RV Clubs and then there are the Escapees. Ever heard of them before? If you’re an active RVer, if you dream of working from the road, or retiring to an RVing life of adventure, or packing the most fun you can into your weekend camping tips,...Show More
Episode 161: An RV Club for Today’s RVers

1:11:15 | Oct 10th, 2017

Episode 161: An RV Club for Today’s RVers There are RV Clubs and then there are the Escapees. Ever heard of them before? If you’re an active RVer, if you dream of working from the road, or retiring to an RVing life of adventure, or packing the most f...Show More
Episode 160: How to save on fuel costs and get better mileage with your RV

1:08:49 | Oct 4th, 2017

Probably the top question motorhome owners are asked is “what do you get for mileage?” Although gas prices are dropping again, the big spike they had after the hurricanes this summer reminds all of us that one of the biggest expenses our RV lifestyle...Show More
Episode 160: How to save on fuel costs and get better mileage with your RV

1:08:49 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Episode 160: How to save on fuel costs and get better mileage with your RV Probably the top question motorhome owners are asked is “what do you get for mileage?” Although gas prices are dropping again, the big spike they had after the hurricanes this...Show More
Episode 159: How to shop for and get the absolute best deal on your next RV

1:13:34 | Sep 27th, 2017

Don't buy an RV without listening to this episode and our interview of the week with renowned automotive expert Gary Tilkin,  a national sought after speaker, trainer, motivator and consultant for automobile dealerships and sales personel. When Gary ...Show More
Episode 159: How to shop for and get the absolute best deal on your next RV

1:13:35 | Sep 26th, 2017

Episode 159: How to shop for and get the absolute best deal on your next RV   Don't buy an RV without listening to this episode and our interview of the week... Plus your questions, our answers, tips and RV news   Show Notes for Episode #159 Sept. 27...Show More
Episode 158: Satellite Internet for RVers Takes a Huge Step Forward

1:13:24 | Sep 20th, 2017

Location Independence is a phrase you hear a lot about these days in the RV industry as more and more people take to a life on the road in their RV and do their work from anywhere, as long as they have a connection to the Internet. That connection is...Show More
Episode 158: Satellite Internet for RVers Takes a Huge Step Forward

1:13:25 | Sep 19th, 2017

Episode 158: Satellite Internet for RVers Takes a Huge Step Forward Location Independence is a phrase you hear a lot about these days in the RV industry as more and more people take to a life on the road in their RV and do their work from anywhere, a...Show More
Episode 157: How to find the perfect boondocking spot

1:13:58 | Sep 13th, 2017

Boondocking just may be the biggest trend affecting the RV Lifestyle these days. For one thing, with so many new RVers coming on the scene, it’s getting more difficult each day to find an open site at a campground. But for another, new technology lik...Show More
Episode 157: How to find the perfect boondocking spot

1:13:58 | Sep 11th, 2017

Episode 157: How to find the perfect boondocking spot   Boondocking just may be the biggest trend affecting the RV Lifestyle these days. For one thing, with so many new RVers coming on the scene, it’s getting more difficult each day to find an open s...Show More
Episode 156 – RVing in Europe: Campskunk’s Big Adventure

1:04:58 | Sep 6th, 2017

In this week’s podcast we catch up with our friend Campskunk, who shipped his RV to Europe and has been touring as many different countries as possible. He tells us what RVing is like over there, the differences he’s encountering and the surprises – ...Show More
Episode 156 - RVing in Europe: Campskunk’s Big Adventure

1:04:58 | Sep 5th, 2017

Episode 156 - RVing in Europe: Campskunk’s Big Adventure   In this week’s podcast we catch up with our friend Campskunk, who shipped his RV to Europe and has been touring as many different countries as possible. He tells us what RVing is like over th...Show More
Episode 155: How to Make Your Fulltime RV Dreams Come True

1:09:01 | Aug 29th, 2017

Have you ever dreamed about fulltiming in an RV? Quitting your job, moving from a sticks and bricks house to an RV, taking your family on the road and becoming location independent? It’s happening every day. In fact, our guest in the interview segmen...Show More
Episode 155: How to Make Your Fulltime RV Dreams Come True

1:09:01 | Aug 29th, 2017

Episode 155: How to Make Your Fulltime RV Dreams Come True Have you ever dreamed about fulltiming in an RV? Quitting your job, moving from a sticks and bricks house to an RV, taking your family on the road and becoming location independent? It’s happ...Show More
Episode 154  Wanna Be an Author? Telling Your Stories On the Road

1:13:37 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Have you a story to tell, a book to write, a blog to do? This week, we are going to meet an on-the-road author, an RVer who likes to say she tells lies for a living. Writer Judy Howard will be our guest. Judy teaches creative writing to RVers at gath...Show More
Episode 154 Wanna Be an Author? Telling Your Stories On the Road

1:13:37 | Aug 22nd, 2017

RT154  Wanna Be an Author? Telling Your Stories On the Road   Have you a story to tell, a book to write, a blog to do? This week, we are going to meet an on-the-road author, an RVer who likes to say she tells lies for a living. Writer Judy Howard wil...Show More
Episode 153 The Biggest RV Event of the Year: The Total Eclipse

1:02:53 | Aug 16th, 2017

This week we are talking about THE outdoor and RV event of the year, and that is Monday’s total solar eclipse. We’ll tell you why this is so important, why it’s perfect for RVers, how to view it safely, how to find a place to watch it and why, even i...Show More
Episode 153: The Biggest RV Event of the Year: The Total Eclipse

1:02:54 | Aug 15th, 2017

Episode 153: The Biggest RV Event of the Year: The Total Eclipse This week we are talking about THE outdoor and RV event of the year, and that is Monday’s total solar eclipse. We’ll tell you why this is so important, why it’s perfect for RVers, how t...Show More
Episode 152: What every camper needs to know before heading out on the trails!

1:07:04 | Aug 9th, 2017

One activity every RVer loves to take part in is hiking. Whether it’s a long day trip, a short hour long loop or a half-day picnic hike, exploring the wilderness by foot is one of the joys of camping and our mobile lifestyle. But staying safe needs t...Show More
Episode 152: What every camper needs to know before heading out on the trails!

1:07:04 | Aug 7th, 2017

Episode 152: What every camper needs to know before heading out on the trails!   One activity every RVer loves to take part in is hiking. Whether it’s a long day trip, a short hour long loop or a half-day picnic hike, exploring the wilderness by foot...Show More
RV Podcast Episode 151: Downsizing Your RV!

1:07:58 | Aug 2nd, 2017

There’s a new trend sweeping the RV industry: Downsizing. In involves trading in big Class A or Supersized Class C motorhomes for something smaller, most usually a Class B. Today we meet a couple who have done just that: Jim and Chris Guld, otherwise...Show More
Episode 151: Downsizing Your RV!

1:07:58 | Aug 1st, 2017

There’s a new trend sweeping the RV industry: Downsizing. In involves trading in big Class A or Supersized Class C motorhomes for something smaller, most usually a Class B. Today we meet a couple who have done just that: Jim and Chris Guld, otherwise...Show More
RV Podcast Episode 150: Snakes Alive!

1:10:52 | Jul 26th, 2017

Snakes. They are out there. And RVers, campers and hikers are much more likely to encounter them than the average person, especially this time of the year, when warm weather has these cold blooded reptiles slithering around. And their territory is...Show More
Episode 150: Snakes Alive!

1:10:52 | Jul 26th, 2017

What RVers, campers and hikers need to know about the venomous snakes they may encounter in North America... plus regular listener RV Q&A, RV tips, RV news and a great off the beaten path report.
Episode 149: The Changing Face of Camping

1:07:29 | Jul 19th, 2017

Camping in North America is changing rapidly. In this episode of the podcast, we’ll learn in our interview segment from the most comprehensive camping study ever done, from the industry’s most influential camping organization. Toby O’Rourke, the Chie...Show More
Episode 149: The Changing Face of Camping

1:07:29 | Jul 18th, 2017

Episode 149: The Changing Face of Camping Camping in North America is changing rapidly. In this episode of the podcast, we’ll learn in our interview segment from the most comprehensive camping study ever done, from the industry’s most influential cam...Show More
Episode 148: On to the Next 30,000!

0:00 | Jul 12th, 2017

Up in Kitchener Ontario at the factory where the Erwin Hymer Group of North America builds Roadtrek Motorhomes, they just celebrated a momentous event – the building of the 30,000th Roadtrek since the company’s founding more than 40 years ago. We ...Show More
Episode 148: On to the next 30,000 Roadtreks!

1:00:54 | Jul 11th, 2017

Up in Kitchener Ontario at the factory where the Erwin Hymer Group of North America builds Roadtrek Motorhomes, they just celebrated a momentous event – the building of the 30,000th Roadtrek since the company’s founding more than 40 years ago. We wer...Show More
Episode 147: A Bucket List Guide from “the RV Guy”

0:00 | Jul 5th, 2017

This week we meet “the RV guy.” That’s the nickname Jason Kimbrell has as the head of LaMesa RV, a chain of RV dealerships in Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and California. But Jason didn’t always live up to that name. In fact, he wasn’t even sure h...Show More
Episode 147: A Bucket List Guide from “the RV Guy”

1:09:45 | Jul 4th, 2017

Episode 147: A Bucket List Guide from “the RV Guy” This week we meet “the RV guy.” That’s the nickname Jason Kimbrell has as the head of LaMesa RV, a chain of RV dealerships in Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and California. But Jason didn’t always live...Show More
Episode 146: What is the RV Lifestyle?

0:00 | Jun 28th, 2017

We talk a lot about the RV Lifestyle? But what is it? This week, we hear from a whole bunch of different RVers, from all across North America. I bet the answers we got when we posed this question to a group of RVers we met up near Glacier National Pa...Show More
Episode 146: What the RV Lifestyle is all about

1:08:17 | Jun 28th, 2017

Episode 146: What the RV Lifestyle is all about   We talk a lot about the RV Lifestyle? But what is it? This week, we hear from a whole bunch of different RVers, from all across North America. I bet the answers we got when we posed this question to a...Show More
Episode 145: The Power of a Dream

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2017

This week in our interview of the week, we meet Alicia Crabbe, a retired woman and solo traveler who is living her dream as a guide and naturalist, leading people on hikes and wilderness experiences for an organization known as Road Scholar, which is...Show More
Episode 145: The Power of a Dream

1:05:09 | Jun 20th, 2017

Episode 145: The Power of a Dream This week in our interview of the week, we meet Alicia Crabbe, a retired woman and solo traveler who is living her dream as a guide and naturalist, leading people on hikes and wilderness experiences for an organizati...Show More
Episode 144: Dark Sky Places for your RV Bucket List

0:00 | Jun 14th, 2017

If you’ve ever looked up at the night sky while on a camping or RV trip and marveled at the beauty of the universe, you know how hard it is to find places where light pollution hasn’t limited night sky visibility. This week, we learn about special pl...Show More
Episode 144: Dark Sky Places for your RV Bucket List

1:03:32 | Jun 14th, 2017

Episode 144: Dark Sky Places for your RV Bucket List   If you’ve ever looked up at the night sky while on a camping or RV trip and marveled at the beauty of the universe, you know how hard it is to find places where light pollution hasn’t limited nig...Show More
Episode 143: How Technology is Changing the RV Lifestyle

0:00 | Jun 7th, 2017

Technology is changing the RV World and Lifestyle faster than any of us could imagine. Terms like electrical independence, Voltstart, Ecotrek and technologies like lithium ion batteries and solar power generation are revolutionizing the way we camp a...Show More
Episode 143: How Technology is Changing the RV Lifestyle

1:03:28 | Jun 6th, 2017

Episode 143: How Technology is Changing the RV Lifestyle Technology is changing the RV World and Lifestyle faster than any of us could imagine. Terms like electrical independence, Voltstart, Ecotrek and technologies like lithium ion batteries and sol...Show More
Episode 142: The New Trends Shaping the RV Park and Campground Industry

0:00 | May 31st, 2017

As the demand for recreational vehicles continues to grow, the RV Park and Campground industry is working hard to add new camping sites, new pricing and new amenities. This week’s guest is Paul Bambei, the President and CEO of the National Associatio...Show More
Episode 142: The New Trends Shaping the RV Park and Campground Industry

1:11:14 | May 30th, 2017

Episode 142: The New Trends Shaping the RV Park and Campground Industry   As the demand for recreational vehicles continues to grow, the RV Park and Campground industry is working hard to add new camping sites, new pricing and new amenities. This wee...Show More
Episode 141- Lise’s Story: Finding Empowerment and a New Life in an RV

0:00 | May 24th, 2017

They say that up to 20% of all RVers are solo travelers, many of them single women who find fun, friends and great adventure out on the road. So it is for our interview guest this weekend, a woman named Lise, who, after three decades of marriage and ...Show More
Episode 141- Lise’s Story: Finding Empowerment and a New Life in an RV

59:54 | May 23rd, 2017

Episode 141- Lise’s Story: Finding Empowerment and a New Life in an RV   They say that up to 20% of all RVers are solo travelers, many of them single women who find fun, friends and great adventure out on the road. So it is for our interview guest th...Show More
Episode 140:What to Pack in your RV First Aid Kit

0:00 | May 17th, 2017

As millions of RVers are planning their summer adventures and making lists of what to bring to add to their fun, stocking first aid kits and doing some emergency preparation planning also needs to be on all our To-Do lists. This week, we talk to a...Show More
Episode 140: How to Be Prepared for RV Emergencies

1:11:51 | May 16th, 2017

Episode 140: How to Be Prepared for RV Emergencies As millions of RVers are planning their summer adventures and making lists of what to bring to add to their fun, stocking first aid kits and doing some emergency preparation planning also needs to be...Show More
Episode 139: Paying Jobs for RVers

0:00 | May 10th, 2017

Would you like to leave your current job and fulltime in an RV? Or perhaps you’re retired and would like to travel more in your recreational vehicle but need to have some income to offset the costs of living on the road. In this episode, we talk a...Show More
Episode 139: Paying Jobs for RVers

1:00:36 | May 10th, 2017

Episode 139: Paying Jobs for RVers   Would you like to leave your current job and fulltime in an RV? Or perhaps you’re retired and would like to travel more in your recreational vehicle but need to have some income to offset the costs of living on th...Show More
Episode 138: Straight Talk from Jim Hammill about the RV Industry

0:00 | May 3rd, 2017

The RV industry is booming, no doubt about it. But it’s also changing and facing new challenges and opportunities. In this week’s interview, we sit down with Jim Hammill, the CEO of the Erwin Hymer Group of North America, the corporate owners of R...Show More
Episode 138: Straight Talk from Jim Hammill about the RV Industry

1:07:13 | May 3rd, 2017

The RV industry is booming, no doubt about it. But it’s also changing and facing new challenges and opportunities. In this week’s interview, we sit down with Jim Hammill, the CEO of the Erwin Hymer Group of North America, the corporate owners of Road...Show More
Episode 137: What to do when encountering a newborn animal alone in the wild

0:00 | Apr 26th, 2017

With the return spring and warm weather, many RVers are making their first trips to the great outdoors this time of year. And seeing wildlife in or adventures is always exciting, especially when we encounter newborn animal babies out in the wild. ...Show More
Episode 137: What to do when encountering a newborn animal alone in the wild

1:05:42 | Apr 25th, 2017

Episode 137: What to do when encountering a newborn animal alone in the wild   With the return spring and warm weather, many RVers are making their first trips to the great outdoors this time of year. And seeing wildlife in or adventures is always ex...Show More
Episode 136: How the RV Lifestyle Enhances Your Favorite Interests and Activities

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2017

In this episode we meet a couple who have been RVing for 40 years! They started in a popup and now have a Class B RV and they share how RVing has allowed them to enhance and enjoy other interests and hobbies, like discovering antiques, old cars, trai...Show More
Episode 136: How the RV Lifestyle Enhances Your Favorite Interests and Activities

59:13 | Apr 18th, 2017

Episode 136: How the RV Lifestyle Enhances Your Favorite Interests and Activities Show Notes for Episode #136 April 19,2017 of Roadtreking - The RV Podcast: In this episode we meet a couple who have been RVing for 40 years! They started in a popup an...Show More
Episode 135: Campskunk Goes RVing in Europe

0:00 | Apr 12th, 2017

Our longtime boondocking buddy Campskunk has shared lots of information on the blog and podcast about traveling North America as a fulltime RVer. But he’s now expanding his territory and is about to embark on a six month RV tour of Europe. His RV is ...Show More
Episode 135: Campskunk Goes RVing in Europe

1:04:41 | Apr 11th, 2017

Our longtime boondocking buddy Campskunk has shared lots of information on the blog and podcast about traveling North America as a fulltime RVer. But he’s now expanding his territory and is about to embark on a six month RV tour of Europe. His RV is ...Show More
Episode 134: What you Need to Know About Blacktop Boondocking

1:10:59 | Apr 5th, 2017

In Episode 134 of the RV Podcast, we talk about Blacktop Boondocking, free or very low cost self-contained overnight camping on blacktop, specifically parking lots at businesses and places that welcome RVer, like casinos, Walmarts, Cracker Barrel res...Show More
Episode 134: What you Need to Know About Blacktop Boondocking

1:10:59 | Apr 4th, 2017

In Episode 134 of the RV Podcast, we talk about Blacktop Boondocking, free or very low cost self-contained overnight camping on blacktop, specifically parking lots at businesses and places that welcome RVer, like casinos, Walmarts, Cracker Barrel res...Show More
Episode 133: Everything You Wanted to Know About How We Sleep in our RV

1:14:46 | Mar 29th, 2017

In this episode of the Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Podcast we answer one of the most asked questions we get – what are our sleeping arrangements in the RV? We talk about how we set up our RV bed, what we use for bedding and comfort and how and where we ...Show More
Episode 133: Everything You Wanted to Know About How We Sleep in our RV

1:14:46 | Mar 28th, 2017

Episode 133: Everything You Wanted to Know About How We Sleep in our RV  In this episode of the Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Podcast we answer one of the most asked questions we get – what are our sleeping arrangements in the RV? We talk about how we set...Show More
Episode 132: Why You Need to be Camping on Aug. 21, 2017!

1:05:18 | Mar 22nd, 2017

On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the...Show More
Episode 132: Why You Need to be Camping on Aug. 21, 2017!

1:05:19 | Mar 22nd, 2017

On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the...Show More
Episode 131: Why Canada Needs To Be On Your 2017 RV Travel Bucket List

1:05:19 | Mar 15th, 2017

Are you planning your 2017 RV travels? Be sure to include Canada this year. There’s no better time to visit our neighbor to the north as the nation proudly celebrates its 150th birthday. And Canada’s amazing National Parks are making it particularly ...Show More
Episode 131: Why Canada Needs to be on your 2017 RV Travel Bucketlist

1:05:19 | Mar 14th, 2017

Are you planning your 2017 RV travels? Be sure to include Canada this year. There’s no better time to visit our neighbor to the north as the nation proudly celebrates its 150th birthday. And Canada’s amazing National Parks are making it particularly ...Show More
Episode 130: Before you visit this year, take the “Yellowstone Pledge”

1:03:30 | Mar 8th, 2017

On everyone’s bucket list is Yellowstone National Park. But after record crowds and a series of unfortunate incidents last year, this year, before you go, park officials are asking you to take the “Yellowstone Pledge.” What is it? Listen to our in...Show More
Episode 130: Before you visit this year, take the “Yellowstone Pledge”

1:03:30 | Mar 7th, 2017

Episode 130: Before you visit this year, take the “Yellowstone Pledge”   On everyone’s bucket list is Yellowstone National Park. But after record crowds and a series of unfortunate incidents last year, this year, before you go, park officials are ask...Show More
Episode 129: How One Couple Uses their RV to Bring Comfort and Support for Gold Star Families

1:02:22 | Feb 28th, 2017

We love hearing how other people use their RV. In this episode of the Roadtreking RV Podcast we meet Jim and Carolyn Diepenbruck who have one of the most inspirational stories we’ve ever encountered about how they use their RV to help them bring supp...Show More
Episode 129: How One Couple Uses their RV to Bring Comfort and Support for Gold Star Families

1:02:23 | Feb 28th, 2017

Episode 129: How One Couple Uses their RV to Bring Comfort and Support for Gold Star Families   Show Notes for Episode #129 March 1, 2017 of Roadtreking - The RV Lifestyle Podcast: We love hearing how other people use their RV. In this episode of the...Show More
Episode 128: Tiny Tick – Major Menace

1:05:20 | Feb 22nd, 2017

With warmer weather, we are spending more and more time outdoors again and that means more exposure to a tiny creature that poses big problems. I’m talking about ticks, a biting, blood-sucking bug not much bigger than a pinhead. But they are nothing ...Show More
Episode 128: Tiny Tick – Major Menace

1:05:20 | Feb 21st, 2017

Episode 128: Tiny Tick – Major Menace  Show Notes for Episode #128 2/22/17 of Roadtreking - The RV Lifestyle Podcast: With warmer weather, we are spending more and more time outdoors again and that means more exposure to a tiny creature that poses bi...Show More
Episode 127: Can Two People and a Dog Really Live in a 24-foot Motorhome?

1:11:31 | Feb 15th, 2017

On the Valentine’s Day episode of the Roadtreking RV Podcast, Mike and Jennifer answer your questions about their relationship, living for long periods in a 24-foot camper van and how two people so different can get along so well. I’ve been saving...Show More
Episode 127: Can Two People and a Dog Really Live in a 24-foot Motorhome?

1:11:31 | Feb 14th, 2017

Episode 127: Can Two People and a Dog Really Live in a 24-foot Motorhome? On the Valentine’s Day episode of the Roadtreking RV Podcast, Mike and Jennifer answer your questions about their relationship, living for long periods in a 24-foot camper van ...Show More
Episode 126: RV fire safety info you need to know

1:16:02 | Feb 8th, 2017

One of the biggest fears many RVers have is fire. Each year, RV fires cause deaths, many injuries and tens of millions of dollars in damages. So to help us fireproof our RVs, this week we interview one of our friends, Mark Polk of RVEduction101.co...Show More
Episode 126: RV fire safety info you need to know

1:16:03 | Feb 7th, 2017

One of the biggest fears many RVers have is fire. Each year, RV fires cause deaths, many injuries and tens of millions of dollars in damages. So to help us fireproof our RVs, this week we interview one of our friends, Mark Polk of RVEduction101.com. ...Show More
Episode 125: The Real Costs of Fulltime RVing

1:10:07 | Feb 1st, 2017

Have you ever dreamed about fulltiming, or at least spending extended periods of time in your RV, traveling the country, seeing the sights, free and easy down the road? Well we have news for you: It’s not free. Just how much will it cost to liv...Show More
Episode 125: The Real Cost of Fulltime RVing

1:10:08 | Jan 31st, 2017

Episode 125: The Real Cost of Fulltime RVing Have you ever dreamed about fulltiming, or at least spending extended period of time in your RV, traveling the country, seeing the sights, free and easy down the road? Well we have news for you: It’s not f...Show More
Episode 124 -What to do with all those photos you take on your RV trips?

1:09:54 | Jan 25th, 2017

RVers love to take photos and these days, it’s more apt to be with our smartphones. But what do you do with them? How do you keep from running out of space? And what’s the best way to share those great memories? To help us answer those questions we t...Show More
Episode 124 -What to do with all those photos you take on your RV trips?

1:09:55 | Jan 25th, 2017

Episode 124 -What to do with all those photos you take on your RV trips? RVers love to take photos and these days, it’s more apt to be with our smartphones. But what do you do with them? How do you keep from running out of space? And what’s the best ...Show More
Episode 123: What you need to know to plan an RV trip to Alaska

1:03:41 | Jan 18th, 2017

Survey any group of RVers about what’s number one on their bucket list and inevitably, one destination will be at the very top: Alaska, a wilderness land of majestic mountains, spectacular scenery and wildlife and grand adventure. Every RVer needs...Show More
Episode 123: What you need to know to plan an RV trip to Alaska

1:03:42 | Jan 17th, 2017

Episode 123: What you need to know to plan an RV trip to Alaska   Survey any group of RVers about what’s number one on their bucket list and inevitably, one destination will be at the very top: Alaska, a wilderness land of majestic mountains, spectac...Show More
Episode 122 – What you need to know before buying a used RV

1:09:07 | Jan 11th, 2017

It’s RV shopping season and for a lot of shoppers, finding used RVs can be a daunting experience, especially for the high demand Class B campervan style motorhomes. But once you locate one, how do you make sure you are getting a good deal? What are t...Show More
Episode 122 - What you need to know before buying a used RV

1:09:08 | Jan 10th, 2017

Episode 122 - What you need to know before buying a used RV It’s RV shopping season and for a lot of shoppers, finding used RVs can be a daunting experience, especially for the high demand Class B campervan style motorhomes. But once you locate one, ...Show More
Episode 121: Must visit ideas for Your 2017 RV Travel Bucket List

1:06:48 | Jan 4th, 2017

It’s a New Year and RVers have made their bucket lists and are ready to take on 2017. And in this episode of the podcast. We hear from lots of our fellow RV travelers who share what’s on their bucket list for this year. And in the process, they offer...Show More
Episode 121: Must visit ideas for Your 2017 RV Travel Bucket List

1:06:48 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Episode 121: Must visit ideas for Your 2017 RV Travel Bucket List It’s a New Year and RVers have made their bucket lists and are ready to take on 2017. And in this episode of the podcast. We hear from lots of our fellow RV travelers who share what’s ...Show More
Episode 120: The Largest RV Gathering in the World

58:47 | Dec 28th, 2016

When it comes to snowbird getaways, one place stands out… Quartzsite, AZ. It is a gathering spot so huge that sometimes – and we are not exaggerating - as many as 100,000 RVers set up camp there. Some think attendance is often even more than that. It...Show More
Episode 120: The Largest RV Gathering in the World

58:48 | Dec 27th, 2016

Episode 120: The Largest RV Gathering in the World   When it comes to snowbird getaways, one place stands out… Quartzsite, AZ. It is a gathering spot so huge that sometimes – and we are not exaggerating - as many as 100,000 RVers set up camp there. S...Show More
EPISODE 119: The Evolution of Recreational Camping

1:01:39 | Dec 21st, 2016

Modern campgrounds are replete with delightful irony: an increasingly sophisticated range of utilities and conveniences services them, yet they are marketed to perpetuate the cherished American ideal of the backwoods camp.   This week, we meet Martin...Show More
EPISODE 119: The Evolution of Recreational Camping

1:01:40 | Dec 20th, 2016

EPISODE 119: The Evolution of Recreational Camping Show Notes for Episode #119 Dec. 21 2016 of Roadtreking - The RV Lifestyle Podcast: Modern campgrounds are replete with delightful irony: an increasingly sophisticated range of utilities and convenie...Show More
Episode 118: Get Ready for Self-Driving RVs

1:06:27 | Dec 14th, 2016

An autonomous or self-driving RV may be in your future. And not that far off, either. That’s what we learn this week from Joel Adams, Director of Engineering and Innovation for the Erwin Hymer Group of North America, who talks with us about self-driv...Show More
Episode 118: Get Ready for Self-Driving RVs

1:06:28 | Dec 13th, 2016

Episode 118: Get Ready for Self-Driving RVs An autonomous or self-driving RV may be in your future. And not that far off, either. That’s what we learn this week from Joel Adams, Director of Engineering and Innovation for the Erwin Hymer Group of Nort...Show More
Episode 117: A Pet Detective Reveals What RVers Need to Know about Pet Safety

1:11:28 | Dec 7th, 2016

About 70% of all RVers travel with pets and while they bring great joy to us, taking care of them on the road presents some unique challenges. This week we talk to a certified Pet Detective who offers us some critical tips for pet safety. Plus RV ...Show More
Episode 117: A Pet Detective Reveals What RVers Need to Know about Pet Safety

1:11:29 | Dec 7th, 2016

About 70% of all RVers travel with pets and while they bring great joy to us, taking care of them on the road presents some unique challenges. This week we talk to a certified Pet Detective who offers us some critical tips for pet safety. Plus RV New...Show More
Episode 116: Get out there and Hike the Florida Trail

59:06 | Nov 30th, 2016

In this episode of the podcast we talk about one of the best kept secrets in the nationwide system of hiking trails – the Florida Trail, a 1,300 mile trail that runs across the state and is very accessible to RVers. Plus news about a rowdy bull mo...Show More
Episode 116: Get out there and Hike the Florida Trail

59:06 | Nov 29th, 2016

In this episode of the podcast we talk about one of the best kept secrets in the nationwide system of hiking trails – the Florida Trail, a 1,300 mile trail that runs across the state and is very accessible to RVers. Plus news about a rowdy bull moose...Show More
Episode 115: A Roadtreking Thanksgiving

1:05:10 | Nov 23rd, 2016

It's Thanksgiving Week in the U.S. and the roads are full with lots of travelers heading home for the big holiday. In this Thanksgiving edition of the podcast we’re joined by a whole bunch of our friends from the Roadtreking community and RV industry...Show More
Episode 115: A Roadtreking Thanksgiving

1:05:10 | Nov 22nd, 2016

Episode 115: A Roadtreking Thanksgiving Show Notes for Episode #115 Nov. 23, 2016 of Roadtreking - The RV Lifestyle Podcast: It's Thanksgiving Week in the U.S. and the roads are full with lots of travelers heading home for the big holiday. In this Th...Show More
Episode 114: Camp overnight for free at wineries, ranches farms and attractions

56:14 | Nov 16th, 2016

Had it with overcrowded campgrounds? Looking for something more unique and scenic? Then listen up to this week’s podcast as we learn about Harvest Hosts, a membership service that lets you camp for free overnight at some of the most beautiful winerie...Show More
Episode 114: Camp overnight for free at wineries, ranches farms and attractions

56:15 | Nov 15th, 2016

Episode 114: Camp overnight for free at wineries, ranches farms and attractions Had it with overcrowded campgrounds? Looking for something more unique and scenic? Then listen up to this week’s podcast as we learn about Harvest Hosts, a membership ser...Show More
Episode 113: What You Need to Know About Being Safe in Bear Country

1:04:37 | Nov 9th, 2016

If you camp in bear country, you need to listen to this interview. So much that has been written about bear safety is wrong. In this episode we talk to perhaps the foremost expert in bear attacks and he shares foolproof advice on how to stay safe and...Show More
Episode 113: What You Need to Know About Being Safe in Bear Country

1:04:37 | Nov 8th, 2016

Episode 113: What You Need to Know About Being Safe in Bear Country If you camp in bear country, you need to listen to this interview. So much that has been written about bear safety is wrong. In this episode we talk to perhaps the foremost expert in...Show More
Episode 112: How to Get The Best RV at the Best Price

1:05:30 | Nov 2nd, 2016

In this week’s podcast we answer your questions about staying connected on the road with the Internet and Satellite TV, plus tips about how to rodent-proof your RV. And we talk about how to get the best RV at the best price, learning from Steve Fretz...Show More
Episode 112: How to Get The Best RV at the Best Price

1:05:30 | Nov 1st, 2016

Episode 112: How to Get The Best RV at the Best Price  In this week’s podcast we answer your questions about staying connected on the road with the Internet and Satellite TV, plus tips about how to rodent-proof your RV. And we talk about how to get t...Show More
Episode 111: What You Need To Know About Traveling Solo

1:03:02 | Oct 25th, 2016

Episode 111: What You Need To Know About Traveling Solo Estimates place the number of solo RVers at between 20 to 30 percent of all the RVers on the road. In this episode, we talk to a recent solo traveler, a widow who has crisscrossed North America ...Show More
Episode 110: Slow Down, You’re Moving Too Fast!

1:00:39 | Oct 18th, 2016

Episode 110: Slow Down, You’re Moving Too Fast! The biggest mistake many RVers make is they stay in Walmart parking lots, cover too much ground, too fast, and overplan! To maximize the RV experience we all need to slow down and enjoy the journey. In ...Show More
Episode 109: Quit your job, sell your house and become an RV Entrepreneur

1:12:23 | Oct 10th, 2016

Episode 108: Quit your job, sell your house and become and RV Entrepreneur Living and traveling in an RV used to be only for retirees or the annual family vacation. But over the past few years there has been a new movement of young RVers who have int...Show More
Episode 108: On Your Fall Camping Trips, Look Up at the Night Sky!

1:01:32 | Oct 5th, 2016

In this episode of the podcast Jennifer offers some resources to help you appreciate those dark fall skies. There are meteor showers you should be able to see on several days this month. Aso this week, we field a bunch of listener questions on everyt...Show More
Episode 107: RV Lifestyle Q&A, Tips, News and More

1:09:39 | Sep 27th, 2016

In this episode, we tackle a whole bunch of audience questions, on everything from camping in cold weather, to showering in an RV to staying connected to the Internet while traveling. Plus we have lots of news, tips and travel suggestions. Jennifer a...Show More
Episode 106: The World is Our Backyard

1:07:06 | Sep 20th, 2016

The title for this week’s episode “The World is Our Backyard” comes from the sign our special guests put out on the back of their RV. A little later on you’ll meet Jim and Rhonda Phipps, two recent retirees, whose lifestyle has dramatically changed f...Show More
Episode 105: How the RV Lifestyle Offers “Unsurpassed Freedom”

1:05:36 | Sep 12th, 2016

In this episode, we have lots of tips, suggestions, alerts and RV news and a special interview with a couple we first met a little over a year ago when they had just sole their sticks and bricks home and were about to embark on a life of fulltiming i...Show More
Episode 104: How to photograph the Night Sky

1:00:26 | Sep 6th, 2016

In this episode of Roadtreking the RV Podcast, we come to you from the Bruce Peninsula National park in Ontario, Canada and share lots of RV tips, audience questions, suggestions and ideas – including Mike’s instructions on how to photograph the Milk...Show More
Episode 103: Protecting your house while away on RV trips

1:07:17 | Aug 30th, 2016

Episode 103: Protecting your house while away on RV trips  This week we offer tips and suggestions on what do about your sticks and bricks house when you are off traveling in your RV. We share the ways Jennifer and Mike make sure things are safe and ...Show More
Episode 102: The Roadtreking RV Guide to Fun Fall Events

1:07:21 | Aug 23rd, 2016

In this episode we talk about fall fun and RV travel… plus we discuss seat belt laws and sleeping in the back of a motorhome while driving, choosing the right vehicle to tow a travel trailer. There’s lots of tips, interesting RV news and a fun off th...Show More
Episode 101: The 10 Ways RV Travel Has Spoiled Us

1:01:41 | Aug 17th, 2016

In this episode of the Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Podcast, we talk about how RV Travel has spoiled us, especially when it comes to automobile travel. Ten reasons immediately come to mind. Plus, we have reader questions about emptying RV waste water tan...Show More
Episode 100: Why Jennifer Had Her Doubts

1:02:16 | Aug 9th, 2016

This is the 100th episode of the Roadtreking RV Podcast and in it, Mike and Jennifer reflect on what they’ve learned in putting the hour-long program together each week. Jennifer shares a secret – namely, that she didn’t think it would last or be pop...Show More
Episode 99: The Evolution in RV Air Conditioning

1:04:49 | Aug 2nd, 2016

The hot and humid days of summer are coinciding with peak RV travel time and one thing almost ever RVer out there is keenly interested in this time of year if the air conditioning unit for their rig. In this episode, we talk about the latest innovati...Show More
Episode 98: How to Budget for Life on the Road in an RV

1:07:13 | Jul 27th, 2016

In this weeks podcast, we tackle the question of  just what it costs for enjoying the RV lifestyle. What should you budget for fuel? Food? Fun? Mike and Jennifer, aided by lots of input from the Roadtreking Facebook community, share their experience....Show More
Episode 97: What the RV Industry Can Learn from Pokémon GO

59:21 | Jul 20th, 2016

In this Episode of the podcast we talk about thePokémon GO phenomenon and what the RV industry can learn from it about community, getting people outdoors and creating relationships built around shared experiences. Less than a  month after its release...Show More
Episode 96: Santa's got a new ride

1:06:52 | Jul 13th, 2016

We meet a lot of interesting people out on the road. Not long ago, we met Sa