55. RV Mythbusting

August 18, 2018
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On today's show, we tackle some of the biggest myths circling the RV community! Does a bag of water with pennies in it keep flies away? Does a pink flamingo mean you're looking for a campground rendezvous? Does your rig need to be under 30' to stay in national parks? All that and more on this week's RV Miles!

54. Quad Cities and Kids in Parks

August 11, 2018
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On this RV Miles, we journey to the Quad Cities, right off I-80 on the Illinois/Iowa border for fun, history, and pizza! Plus, we have a follow up on our hiking with kids episode, and a whole lot of news!

Show notes: http://rvmiles.com/episode-54-quad-cities-and-kids-in-parks/

53. Roadschooling 101

August 4, 2018
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Roadschooling — or homeschooling on the road — is how we educate our three boys, and on this episode of RV Miles, we dive into how it works and the ups and downs of this lifestyle. We give you the ins and outs of curriculum-based schooling, unschooling, and everything in between, and then we take you through how roadschooling works in our family. Plus, we have some news, a new brain teaser, and more!

52. Hiking With Kids and RV Batteries

July 28, 2018
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On this episode, we talk about everything you need to know about running your RV off your batteries. Don't know the difference between lead acid, lithium ion, and AGM? We've got you covered. Plus, we'll help you keep your batteries lasting as long as possible. Then Abby has some tips for taking your kids on hikes. We've got some big news items, a gear recommendation, and a whole lot more!

Show notes are available at rvmiles.com/podcast

51. Setting up the Campsite

July 21, 2018
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On today's RV Miles, we cover the ins and outs of setting up the campsite with your RV. Everything from arrival to cracking open the first tasty beverage! Use our checklist to make sure you get set up quickly and have more time to relax and enjoy the scenery. 

 

50. Small Towns and Campground Reviews

July 14, 2018
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On this week's RV Miles, our tips for finding campground and RV park reviews, some great small-town America destinations, a gear review, news, and so much more!

Resources:

LocalFit - New gym membership for Travelers. Access to 6000 health clubs nationwide for $10 a month. Half off for pre-enrolls ($5 a month if you pay for 12 months. https://localfitusa.com/

America's National Parks Podcast - Unleashing a Tamed River, the removal of the dams on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. http://nationalparkpodcast.com/elwha/

Gear of the Week - GearTie from Nite Ize. https://amzn.to/2LaLJQz

TripAdvisor - Trip destination reviews. https://www.tripadvisor.com/

Allstays - Campground and RV park listings and reviews. https://www.allstays.com/

Campendium - Better campground and RV park listings and reviews. https://www.campendium.com/

Road Food book - find the best roadside food destinations to take your RV. https://amzn.to/2mhwRC5

Our experience at Bacon Bash in River Falls, WI: https://youtu.be/AlH-UaIgzcc

49. Avoiding Crowds at National Parks

July 7, 2018
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On this week's RV miles, we discuss getting the most out of a National Park visit. How you can beat the system to avoid the crowds and have wilderness experiences all to yourself! Plus a new brain teaser, a new "app of the week" and so much more!

48. Beating the Heat in an RV and All Things S’Mores

June 30, 2018
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On this RV Miles, we give you our best tips for staying cool in an RV, whether you're at a place you can use your air conditioner or are out boondocking. Then, we'll run down some wild new s'mores creations you can try the next time you're around the fire pit. Plus news, a new brain teaser, and the app of the week.

Show notes and more info at www.rvmiles.com.

47. RV Driving Tips

June 23, 2018
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On this week's RV Miles, we're talking tips and tricks for new RV drivers. How to get out there and drive that new rig safely! It's not as intimidation as it can seem. Plus, we have news about how you can win a new RV, and a great GPS app you should check out. 

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Resources: 

Participate in the Great American Campout for a chance to win a Keystone RV and a stay at Jellystone park: https://www.nwf.org/Great-American-Campout

inRoute GPS and route planning app: http://carobapps.com/products/inroute/

Trailer Sway Demonstration: https://youtu.be/i2fkOVHAC8Q

 

 

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/