46. The Federal Parks Episode

June 16, 2018
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On this week's RV Miles podcast, the ins and outs of federal campgrounds. We're talking National Parks, Forest Preserve, BLM, Army Corps of Engineers, and more. How to book, what to expect, and all the tips and tricks you need to know! 

Resources:

Binder with centuries-old family documents found in Keys RV park: https://wsvn.com/news/local/binder-with-centuries-old-family-documents-found-in-keys-rv-park/

FMCA's "Wanted in Wyoming" Expo is coming up: https://site.fmca.com/rvers-wanted-in-wyoming

RV industry plans to build tech institute in Elkhart: https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/rv-industry-plans-to-build-tech-institute/article_55694941-e94d-5bc0-98b5-1460243685c7.html

Bood federal campsites: Recreation.gov

Campsite photos resource: https://www.campsitephotos.com/

 

45. Get Your Kicks on Route 66

June 9, 2018
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On today's RV Miles, tips an tricks for an RV road trip down the classic Chicago-to-LA Route 66. Then we'll cover some great things to do in the surprisingly hip town of Oklahoma City. Plus plenty of big RV industry news, a new brain teaser, and more!

Show notes at www.rvmiles.com.

44. Tales from the Road: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

June 2, 2018
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On this week's RV Miles, we're taking some time to check in on some of our best and worst experiences in our nearly two years on the road. We also have some news about summer RV travel stats, and a story about a small trailer manufacturer's battle against the giant Airstream brand.

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Resources:

Airstream Seeks to Block New Silver Streak Manufacturer

43. Weather Safety

May 26, 2018
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Pictured: Texas homestead during a 1935 dust storm

On today's RV Miles, we talk weather facts and weather safety. Severe weather can pop up anywhere at any time and it is important to stay alert and stay safe. Plus, we'll catch you up on all the amazing deals to be found this Memorial Day weekend, and as gas prices rise, GasBuddy predicts summer travel will drop. 


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42. The State Parks Episode

May 18, 2018
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On today's RV Miles, we talk the ins and outs of state parks. If you avoid them, you shouldn't! But there's a lot to know about the pros and cons of state park campgrounds. Plus, we'll catch you up on the E.coli outbreak at Canyonlands National Park, and a new Winnebago model that boasts an electric system that can run an air conditioner all night on batteries. 

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Resources:

Winnebago Partners with Volta for Electric Vehicle-Grade Power System in 2019 Travato

DontMoveFirewood.org

St. Bernard State Park

Bottomless Lakes State Park

Buccaneer State Park

Pere Marquette State Park

City of Rocks State Park

41. Petrified Forest and Entertaining in an RV

May 11, 2018
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On today's RV Miles, we journey through Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park, and give you all the tips and tricks for visiting in an RV. Then, we discuss the ins an outs of having a gathering or party at your campsite. But first, ticks and mosquitos and the diseases they carry are on the rise this year, and some ways to save fuel dollars on the road. 

Resources:

Gasbuddy.com

Keeping Ticks and Pests from Crashing Your Campsite

Entertaining from Your RV? These Tips Will Help You Host a Great Time.

Food Safety Tips for Outdoor Eating

Petrified Forest National Park

Break Time!

May 4, 2018
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RV Miles is taking a needed week off! We’ll see you next week with an all new episode!

40. Zion National Park

April 27, 2018
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Today on RV Miles, we give you all the insider tips for exploring Zion National Park, whether in an RV, tent, or staying in one of the fabulous lodgings. It's a tricky park to navigate, because of the massive amount of people in a small area. We'll let you know how to avoid the crowds and make the best of your Zion experience.

Resources: 

America's National Parks Podcast — Roosevelt, Muir, and Yosemite

Zion National Park — NPS Website

39. Campground Etiquette and Lee’s Ferry

April 21, 2018
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On today's episode of your favorite RV Podcast, we talk about our top tips for keeping your neighbors happy with campground etiquette. Then we cover our short stay at an amazing place, the Lee's Ferry area of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, where we were able to experience Arizona's towering red rocks, vermillion cliffs, the Colorado River, Marble Canyon, the Navajo Bridge, wild horses, and Horseshoe Bend...all in the span of two days!

Resources:

America's National Parks Podcast — California Condors 

National Park Week Resources — NPS Website

Dontmovefirewood.org

Four Corners Monument — Trip Advisor

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area — Lee's Ferry

Navajo Bridge

Horseshoe Bend

38. Santa Fe and Bandelier National Monument

April 13, 2018
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On this episode of RV Miles, we explore our final New Mexico podcast destination, the artsy-yet-historic town of Santa Fe, and the nearby Bandelier National Monument, which offers so much more than we expected. In the news, KOA has released their annual study of the camping lifestyle, and you'll be amazed at how many new RV travelers and tent campers are out there.

Resources:

KOA's 2018 North American Camping Report

Santa Fe Railyard District

Santa Fe Plaza/Downtown

Cochiti Lake Recreation Area

Bandelier National Monument